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.
TNCI, an emerging national telecom provider focused on wholesale and business services, has taken another step forward in evolving its network from TDM to IP by deploying Genband's series of session controller, gateway and session border controllers.
MegaPath's sale of its wholesale business to Global Capacity may not be the largest deal in the competitive service provider industry, but it's notable in that it allows it to become a managed and cloud services specialist.
EarthLink reported that its business service revenues once again declined sequentially 3.7 percent to $234 million, down from the 4.3 percent decline that took place in the previous quarter.
Enventis, which is in the process of being acquired by fellow independent ILEC Consolidated Communications, saw that the fiber and data segment played a starring role in its portfolio, with revenues rising 5 percent year-over-year to $17.8 million.
Verizon's FiOS results bounced back in the second quarter, with revenues rising 14.4 percent year-over-year to $3.1 billion due to an uptick in both broadband and video subscriptions.
Windstream is aware that the pending Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger could potentially have implications in the competitive business market, but in the near-term the hybrid telco/CLEC says it will have the upper hand in the multi-site enterprise market where cable has little experience in serving.
Windstream reported that its business service segment revenues remained flat year-over-year at $748 million, but the company is confident that a new marketing program and pricing initiatives will drive improved business revenue trends.