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FCC's Wheeler: IP transition is not a license to limit competition

DALLAS—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, like his commission colleagues, is a champion of the IP transition and the capabilities it will bring to service providers but wants to ensure it does not affect competition.

MegaPath's Global Capacity sale poses new managed service opportunities, challenges

MegaPath's sale of its wholesale business to Global Capacity may not be the largest deal in the competitive service provider industry, but it's notable in that it allows it to become a managed and cloud services specialist.

Alpheus to add 3,000 near-net fiber locations in Houston and Dallas

Alpheus Communications is going to spend up to $12 million to increase its fiber network footprint in Houston and Dallas, a move that will enable it to better respond to multi-site businesses that are looking for alternative sources to connect their office locations and data centers.

Integra extends fiber reach to 92 data centers

Integra continues to find a strong role in the data center market, announcing that it has connected 30 facilities since October 2013, bringing its total on-net data center footprint to 92.

Integra adopts common Ethernet network architecture

Integra is giving its customers a common Ethernet foundation for the services it delivers to its business customer base by upgrading its network to deliver Ethernet over what it says is a single architecture.

TelePacific expands Texas EoC coverage via Alpheus partnership

TelePacific has taken another step forward in its expansion into the lucrative Texas telecom market by expanding its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) footprint into 134 additional Central Offices (COs) through an agreement with fellow CLEC Alpheus Communications.

Integra EoC footprint surpasses 460,000 businesses

Integra is continuing its aggressive Ethernet buildout strategy, expanding its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) network to another 43 fiber-fed ILEC Local Serving Offices (LSOs).

MegaPath extends its EoDS1 service to 280 new central offices

MegaPath is continuing its aggressive buildout of Ethernet over Copper, extending the service to an additional 208 ILEC central offices.

Overture receives $10 million to fund product expansion, software vision

Carrier Ethernet provider Overture secured a $10 million venture loan from Horizon Technology Finance Corp., which it will use to continue expanding its Ensemble Open Service Architecture and its Ethernet product portfolio.

Week in research: Copper lives in niche role; attack traffic spikes 718 percent

An estimated $1.5 billion will be spent on EFM-bonded, copper-based Ethernet access devices in the next five years, an Infonetics Research report forecasts. Much of that will be spent to increase capacity for businesses and some mobile backhaul networks.