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Dish warns key 5G spectrum 'will be controlled almost exclusively by Verizon' if XO deal approved

Dish Network is lobbying the FCC to deny Verizon's proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications' spectrum assets and fiber business, claiming among other things that the deal would have an adverse impact on competition in multiple markets.

Dark fiber is back in vogue, especially for wireless backhaul

Dark fiber has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline telecom industry, and is primarily targeted at wireless backhaul, enterprise customers and traditional carriers. For wireless carriers, dark fiber lets them maintain complete control over their service experience, meaning if they want to increase capacity, they can do it on their own timeline. Special report

Gigabit Wars: The best prices for 1 Gbps service from ILECs, MSOs and municipal providers

Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service has had a rippling effect in the telecom industry, as a growing host of providers are now planning or offering gigabit service. But what price do subscribers pay? We take a look at pricing trends across this segment.

Europe's business fiber access grows, still trails U.S., says Vertical

European service providers' ongoing effort to install more fiber into buildings to accommodate business services drove up availability to 20.5 percent of commercial buildings throughout the region.

Zayo adds 162 miles of fiber to EAGLE-Net's Colorado network footprint

Zayo is putting more fiber in EAGLE-Net Alliance's (Educational Access Gateway Learning Environment Network) diet as part of an effort to help the cooperative middle mile provider reach its network

NTT Communications builds fiber network targeting Indonesia businesses

NTT Communications' (NYSE: NTT) Indonesian unit has lit its own fiber network service to serve business customers in the East Jakarta Industrial Park near Jakarta. Targeting multisite businesses that

Google fiber edging device could help it rapidly connect homes in Kansas City to 1-Gig network

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has developed a fiber deployment method and device that could allow it to rapidly connect homes to its 1 Gigabit network in Kansas and Missouri without having to dig trenches in

Knology expands in Sioux Falls, challenging Midcontinent

Prompting incumbent cable operator Midcontinent Communications to offer discounts to subscribers, cable overbuilder Knology (Nasdaq: KNOL) is expanding its footprint in Sioux Falls, S.D.

'Good old competition' flares between Frontier and Comcast over video claims

Frontier (NYSE: FTR) has taken umbrage with a Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) marketing campaign that claims "Frontier pulled the plug on FiOS" and encourages Frontier customers to switch to Xfinity. The

Cox expands wireless in Oklahoma, fiber network in Rhode Island

Cox Communications has always marched to the beat of a different drummer than the rest of its cable brethren (think Ginger Baker versus John Densmore). Thus, it should be no surprise that the