Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.
Windstream has received all of the state regulatory approvals it needs from state public service commissions in its territory to move ahead with its planned real estate investment trust spinoff. Among the state agencies that granted approvals was the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley has a full report here.
Windstream has received all of the state regulatory approvals it needs from state public service commissions (PSC) in its territory to move ahead with its planned real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff.
Windstream is shoring up its customer experience and legal teams, naming two of its executives to senior positions.
Windstream has officially become the latest telco to enter the still growing IPTV race by securing a video franchise agreement in Lincoln, Neb., where it will compete directly with local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable.
Windstream has won a five-year multi-million dollar contract from the National Weather Service (NWS) to supply Ethernet-based services to the agency's Weather Forecast Offices (WFO) that are housed in various locations throughout the United States.
Windstream is taking the next step in its 100G journey, selecting Cyan's Z-Series packet-optical hardware to upgrade its regional and metro networks to 100G.
Windstream's proposed buildout of its new Kinetic IPTV service in Lincoln, Neb., is facing protest from local cable incumbent Time Warner Cable, which says the telco is getting a better franchise deal.
Windstream has taken another step forward with its real estate investment trust (REIT) structure by announcing that it will retain 19.9 percent of the shares in the REIT and distribute the remaining 80.1 percent to Windstream stockholders.
Frontier Communications acknowledges that while there are clearly going to be challenges in meeting the FCC's new requirement to deliver 10 Mbps of broadband service in rural areas under Phase II of the Connect America Fund (CAF), the service provider is confident it can meet the challenge.