AT&T says that as the FCC looks to analyze the data it has collected in the special access proceeding, it will see that there are plenty of alternatives to incumbent players that CLECs can choose from to purchase wholesale circuits to extend their service into areas where they can't reach today.
EarthLink continued to see challenges in the fourth quarter of 2014, reporting that business revenues declined 4.2 percent to $225.7 million from $235.7 million.
Birch Communications has tapped David Gibson to lead its product development teams and its emerging wholesale service business as its new vice president of business development.
Zayo has completed its $52 million acquisition of the carrier and enterprise segments of Buhler, Kan.-based IdeaTek, a deal that immediately bolsters its fiber network to serve new carrier and on-net building locations in Kansas.
Global Capacity has put the final touches on its acquisition of MegaPath's wholesale business, enhancing its wholesale and Dedicated Access customer base.
Telefónica and Telenor now have the potential to reach 400 million LTE subscribers across the globe after their wholesale divisions agreed an IP Exchange (IPX) deal.
Shentel continued to find gold in its fiber lease segment as revenues rose 15.7 percent year-over-year to $8.1 million, helping to offset declines in legacy voice and drive up overall wireline revenues.
Consolidated Communications reported that in the third quarter of 2014, Ethernet services were a star performer in its portfolio, rising 14 percent year-over-year, but that was not enough to completely offset the drag of legacy service declines. Commercial and wholesale revenues rose 4.7 percent year-over-year.
Granite Telecommunications has reached an agreement to extend its commercial agreement with AT&T through 2017, a move that will give it confidence to continue supplying its POTS voice and other data services to its business customers.
DALLAS—Global Capacity is enhancing its effort to extend services into harder to reach rural areas by establishing a new arrangement with INDATEL, a middle mile network consortium that provides fiber-based Ethernet services in Tier 2 and 3 markets.