Verizon reported that despite seeing a slowdown in overall customer additions due to weather issues in the Northeast, FiOS revenues still rose 15.5 percent to $3 billion.
Infinera bucked the seasonal first-quarter optical industry decline trend, reporting that its first-quarter 2014 revenues were $142.8 million, up sequentially from $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $124.6 million in the first quarter of 2013.
Juniper reported that first-quarter 2014 revenue rose 10 percent year-over year-to $1.17 billion, slightly surpassing its expectations. The vendor initially forecast first-quarter revenue of $1.12 billion to $1.16 billion and adjusted gross margin of 64.0 percent plus or minus 0.5 percent.
EarthLink is playing into the mobile nature of its multi-site business customers with its Secure Wi-Fi service that it is coupling with its wireline-based MPLS network.
AT&T's $500 million agreement to launch an over the top (OTT) video venture with The Chernin Group reflects the telco's move to enhance its growing video business with another option that plays into the consumer desire for content and higher bandwidth broadband services.
Alaska Communications has jumped into the superfast broadband game by offering local businesses up to 1 Gigabit speeds in Anchorage thanks to an ongoing expansion of its fiber network.
tw telecom continues to make progress with its nationwide network expansion effort, making Utah's Salt Lake Valley the latest market to bring its services to both businesses and wholesale data center customers.
Google Fiber has taken another step forward in its proposed move to bring its 1 Gbps service to Portland, Ore., by crafting a tentative franchise agreement with the city, reports The Oregonian. This is one of the first major cities where it has signed such an agreement.
The idea of community broadband as a way for municipalities to drive broadband into lightly serviced areas is again flaring up across the country. Citing a Government Technology article, FierceCable reports that five states in particular--Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah and Tennessee--are worth watching. Read more
Lightpath has further solidified its growing presence in the New York metro Ethernet services market by announcing that its fiber network now reaches more than 7,000 buildings and spans more than 5,800 route miles.