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 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 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 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 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.
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.
FairPoint Communications may be facing increased competition from aggressive cable operators like Comcast Business encroaching on its northern New England turf, but the service provider says that the $700 million investment it made over the past seven years gives it the tools to effectively address the region's wholesale and retail services needs.
FairPoint Communications may be continually expanding its residential broadband data services throughout northern New England and other territories it serves in the United States, but the service provider remains tight-lipped about how it prices its DSL and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services.
Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England wireless backhaul plans, announcing during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it has reached 1,100 cell towers with fiber while preparing for new small cell opportunities.