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Wireline network performance: How CenturyLink, Consolidated and Verizon compared in Q4 2015

How do Verizon, Consolidated Communications and CenturyLink, among others, compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.

FairPoint's Tomae to step down as part of company-wide reorganization

Tony Tomae, chief revenue officer for FairPoint, is going to be leaving the company at the end of the month as part of a company-wide reorganization effort.

FairPoint eyes Maine, Vermont as next data center targets

FairPoint is looking at a number of new markets to take its data center services, with an eye on Maine and Vermont as its two next targets.

FairPoint's quality of service settlement gets Vermont's approval

FairPoint's proposed agreement with the Vermont Department of Public Service has been approved by the state's Public Service Board, closing the service quality investigation that began last December in the midst of a strike by its union workers.

FairPoint lights up 1 Gbps service for Portsmouth, N.H. customers

FairPoint Communications has entered the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises game, announcing that it will deliver the higher speed service in Portsmouth, N.H., and a number of nearby communities over its existing last-mile network.

FairPoint's Ethernet, IP services growth offset voice declines, hints at M&A possibilities

FairPoint is seeing its investment in Ethernet services continue to become a key revenue driver to offset ongoing voice service and legacy data services declines, a trend that continued into the third quarter.

FairPoint appoints Leary to lead business service sales

FairPoint has named Lisa Leary as its new VP of business sales where she will oversee the telco's efforts in the enterprise and business market segments.

Frontier wins four NG911 contracts to serve New York counties

Frontier Communications has won four contracts to supply next-generation 911 systems in New York, serving six counties within and outside of its service footprint in the state.

FairPoint opens repurposed Manchester, N.H. central office facility as data center

FairPoint Communications has opened its latest data center in downtown Manchester, N.H., at a facility that was a Central Office that was designed to deliver traditional voice service. Business customers can use the new data center or its Laconia facility as primary or secondary data center sites or as part of a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy.

Genband's Walsh: ILEC TDM voice Central Offices find new lives as data centers

ORLANDO, Fla.--Traditional telcos may be seeing their voice service revenues continue to decline every quarter, but the cost of running and maintaining these aging networks continues to rise. Speaking during the Genband Perspectives 15 conference, David Walsh, CEO of Genband, said that service providers have an opportunity to cut those costs, while creating new business models like data center services out by migrating to an all-IP platform.