Well, that didn't take long. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom and a small Texas-based ISP, Alamo Broadband, filed lawsuits challenging the FCC's recently approved net neutrality rules. However, the petitions are likely going to be tossed out for being filed too early.
Verizon is moving ahead with plans to incorporate 100G optical technology into its U.S. metro network, naming Ciena and Cisco as its packet optical network system (P-OTS) suppliers.
AT&T may be one of the loudest opponents of the FCC's effort to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act as part of new net neutrality rules, but a ruling about a voice services dispute with two rural telcos shows that Title II could work in its favor.
Verizon Communications, AT&T, Comcast and other carriers and ISPs are likely going to let industry trade associations take up the legal fight against the FCC and sue the agency over its net neutrality rules, according to a Reuters report.
It's clear that the U.S. wireline broadband market is in a state of transition. On one side, Google Fiber is turning the broadband industry on its head with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) offerings, and on the other side major players like AT&T and Verizon are selling off their wireline assets. A key component of this transition centers on price. In this new report, we look at the cheapest and most expensive prices for broadband service across the country. To be clear, this is a ranking of telco providers, not wireless carriers or cable operators. Technologies covered include fiber and DSL.
Verizon is giving its multinational business customers more options to get its Unified Communications and Collaboration as a Service (UCCaaS) solution by extending the service into Europe and Asia-Pacific while adding Cisco Collaboration Meeting Rooms to its portfolio.
Verizon's plan to deploy more small cells could provide a bevy of backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos like Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.
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, such as Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.
Level 3 Communications has taken the top rank in Vertical Systems Group's 2014 U.S. Competitive provider Ethernet Leaderboard, surpassing XO, Cogent and Zayo.
AT&T and Verizon may be facing new challenges from a host of new cable and CLEC competitors, but out of the incumbent telcos the pair continues to be the dominant duo in the Ethernet services market, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Incumbent Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard.