This week FierceTelecom offers a new feature chronicling the performance of the top four ILECs--AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream--in the Ethernet market. Each of these incumbent players come to the market with a diverse set of services and approaches.
Where do ILECs stand in the Ethernet space? All four of the largest U.S. telcos--AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream--continue to expand their Ethernet portfolios and reach for their customers. In the latest entry in our Ethernet series, FierceTelecom provides a breakdown of each ILEC's performance in the Ethernet space and charts their on-net buildings.
At the first meeting of the FCC's Technology Transitions Policy Taskforce on March 18, the workshop will consider various topics around the final transition to IP. One suggestion that has received considerable support is that the process should protect consumers by including a few pilot trials to ensure that any issues that surface do so within a limited and safe environment.
In her new role as VP of wholesale, Martha Tate is helping the newly rebranded Integra focus on both traditional carriers and a host of data center, cloud and content providers that need higher-speed connectivity. Sean Buckley, Senior Editor of FierceTelecom , spoke with Tate about the trends she's seeing in the wholesale space.
Hargray Communications, an independent ILEC and cable provider operating in South Carolina and Georgia, has added managed services to its growing business services roster on Wednesday by reaching a deal to acquire Savannah-based iTech.
How did key players in the IPTV industry perform in the third quarter of 2012? Check here throughout the Q3 earnings season for news on providers of IP television, including the status of their IPTV deployments, triple- and quadruple-play subscribers and technology like IP multimedia subsystems (IMS). Online video providers are included in this continuously updated summary.
Ritter Communications on Tuesday reached an agreement to acquire west Tennessee-based Millington Telephone Company and Millington CATV.
With the Q2 2012 earnings season coming to an end, FierceTelecom has put together a summary of the performance of the top incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs).
HickoryTech, a regional Midwest independent ILEC, reported on Wednesday that while Q2 2012 revenue rose, ongoing local and long-distance voice service revenue declines contributed to lower company net income.
FairPoint Communications ( Nasdaq: FRP ) has reached a deal to sell off its northern New England payphone business--a dying business for traditional wireline operators--to Pacific Telemanagement