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.
HickoryTech reported that its fiber and data segment was once again the shining star, with revenues rising 6 percent year-over-year to $17.7 million due to an increase in high capacity fiber and data sales to both retail businesses and wholesale carrier customers.
Zayo is enhancing its fiber reach in the California market by starting the buildout of an additional 550 miles of dark fiber in the San Francisco Bay Area.
FairPoint Communications is capitalizing on next week's COMPTEL PLUS Spring 2014 Convention & EXPO to show off three new enhancements for its wholesale E-Line Carrier Ethernet Services (CES) product line.
Verizon is passing the leadership torch in its global wholesale division by promoting Eric Cevis as the unit's new president. Prior to his new role, he most recently served as the senior vice president of sales for Verizon's Americas wholesale sales unit.
Shentel continued to see strong wireline fiber lease sales as affiliate and non-affiliate revenue rose collectively year-over-year to $21.8 million, up from $21.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Lumos Networks reported that fourth-quarter 2013 strategic data services sales to both businesses and wholesale customers drove up data revenues 11.3 percent to $31.2 million and now make up 61 percent of its total revenue.
tw telecom reported that fourth-quarter revenues rose 5.9 percent to $400 million due to strong enterprise service growth, but it foresees some rocky spending patterns taking place in 2014.
Birch Communications has made another move to sharpen its sales operations by promoting company veterans Brad Smith to vice president of Dealer Sales and Mike Otting to vice president of Telesales.