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Midcontinent plans to extend 1-Gig service to 3 Midwest states

Midcontinent Communications, a regional cable operator based in the Midwest, has become the latest service provider to enter the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) game, with plans to offer the service in various communities in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota.

CenturyLink proposes TDM-to-IP transition trial in Las Vegas

CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to conduct its own TDM-to-IP trials with a particular focus on business customers replacing their traditional POTS voice services with VoIP. The service provider expects the proposed trial in Las Vegas to last approximately six months in 12 wire centers.

Is Sprint's wireline division heading for the auction block?

Emerging news that Sprint is considering selling off its struggling wireline business should be of no real surprise, particularly as its new owners at Softbank have made it clear that becoming a bigger threat to AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless in the wireless market is their key priority.

FairPoint's Q3 Ethernet revenue gains help offset local, long-distance voice losses

For FairPoint Communications, Ethernet continues to be a key element in its financial results, and the third quarter of 2014 was no exception.

Cincinnati Bell's Fioptics jumps 39% to $37M on strong subscriber adds

Cincinnati Bell has taken a bet that fiber-based broadband should be its focus, one that continued to pay off in the third quarter as the demand for its Fioptics service suite totaled $37 million, up 39 percent year-over-year.

Google Fiber brings super-fast connection to Kansas City Starbucks

Google Fiber has equipped a Kansas City Starbucks coffee shop, located at the corner of 41 st  and Main Street, with a direct fiber connection to provide patrons with in-store Wi-Fi Internet access.

Frontier's Q3 revenue decline eased by gains in residential, business

Frontier Communications' slight gains in residential and business service segments helped the service provider offset its overall revenue decline during the third quarter.

Pacnet taps BTI Systems to connect metro data centers with 100 GigE

Pacnet, an Asia-Pacific-based service provider, has selected BTI Systems 7800 Series Intelligent Cloud Connect platforms to interconnect data centers in Hong Kong and Tokyo to keep up with growing demand for cloud-based services.

Birch revamps brand identity, unveils new product portfolio

Birch Communications, which has been rapidly expanding its portfolio through a series of tuck-in acquisitions, has established new company branding for a new set of product offerings targeting its business customer base.

BT Global to extend Ethernet VPN service to 15 new markets

BT Global Services is enhancing the reach of its flagship Ethernet-based VPN and Internet services across multiple countries, a move that will further boost its competitive stance against front runners like Orange Business Services and other global players.