Cogent Communications may not be exactly where it wants with its NetCentric service business, which sells service to large over the top providers like Netflix and Amazon, but as it makes progress in getting last mile providers to upgrade their infrastructure that connects to the internet, revenues will continue to rise, its CEO says.
EarthLink and its predecessor companies may have been part of the speculative fiber buildout boom of the late 1990s, but the provider still feels that its alternative construction approach will set it apart in the wholesale services industry segment.
CenturyLink is taking another shot in the special access war, saying that Windstream's request for the FCC to mandate that ILECs continue to unbundle next-gen DS1/DS3 loops should be denied.
Openreach, the wholesale arm of BT that runs the telco's last mile network, confirmed this week that its fiber network has passed 25 million homes in the UK. About 4 million of the 25 million premises have been reached as a result of the government's Broadband Delivery UK program.
UK telecom giant BT got good news and some not-so-good news as the country's regulator, Ofcom, recommended that it maintain control of its wholesale broadband unit, Openreach. However, the regulator suggested the provider assist its competitors that want to roll out fiber along its existing copper network infrastructure.
TDS Telecom's CLEC arm, TDS Metrocom, says that delivering Ethernet services to customers, particularly to smaller businesses that want 20 Mbps and above where it does not have its own facilities, is challenged by high-priced wholesale ILEC access services.
EarthLink may have revenue challenges with its carrier transport business, but its large set of fiber-based assets has given it the tools to sell lit and dark fiber services to not only carriers, but also content companies and large enterprises.
Windstream is advancing its 500G network push, announcing that it has extended the long-haul core network into Miami to fulfill greater demands from its cloud and content provider customers.
PEG Bandwidth is enhancing its Midwestern network footprint by adding a 100G route from Peoria to Chicago via Bloomington and Champaign, Ill.
Frontier Communications is looking to enhance its wholesale Ethernet portfolio further with an Ethernet Private Line and new off-net offerings in the next phase of its service expansion effort.