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Ofcom lays out BT's open access fiber plans

U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom put forth its proposal that requires incumbent phone company BT to open its new $2.3 billion last mile fiber network to drive competition in the emerging fiber-based

Comptel 2010: XO plays international network matchmaker

XO continues to make progress with its international market expansion goals, and the debut of its International Customer Referral Program, which enables international service providers to give their

Virgin tests viability of aerial-based FTTH connections

Virgin Media is increasing its push to challenge BT in the broadband race by testing the effectiveness of Fiber to the Home (FTTH) by running fiber cable in aerial telephone pole deployments. The

Windstream stems landline bleeding with double-play offering

Wireline voice erosion is an ongoing reality for every traditional telco, but Windstream thinks that the right weapon to battle this problem is its $49.99 double-play data/local and long-distance

Telefonica considers joint bid on Mexican fiber auction

To challenge Mexico's telecom monopoly Telmex for network backbone capacity, Telefonica is considering an alliance with other competitive and even regional cable operators to bid on the Mexican

Mass.-based OpenCape wins $32 million broadband grant

Businesses, schools and public safety providers that reside in the Southeast, Massachusetts region will soon be getting a new bandwidth infusion as the OpenCape Corp. has been awarded $32 million in

Windstream expands its Ethernet over Copper reach with Hatteras

With a commitment to spend $20 million on expanding its fiber network, it's clear that fiber is a big part of Windstream's Ethernet push into retail and wholesale customers, but the ILEC is not

NTIA awards 10 more broadband funding grants

Another 10 broadband funding grants have been doled out by the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to fund broadband projects in eight states under

Sprint fiber pioneer Fred Lawrence heads up ClearAccess' board

Home networking management vendor Clear Access has recruited 40-year telecom veteran Fred Lawrence as Chairman of the Board of directors. Currently a partner at RSquared Associates, Lawrence's

Fayetteville, NC PWC tests the Triple Play waters

Smart grids and broadband, what a combination! This is the tact Fayetteville, NC Public Works Commission is considering for its electric customers as it constructs a fiber-based "smart grid." The new