Equinix has named Karl Strohmeyer as president of its Americas operation where he will be tasked with the management, strategy and growth plan for the region.
In the latest edition of our Top Wireline Telecom Turkeys, we are serving up a healthy portion of companies' failed initiatives, products, strategies, and executive mishaps of 2013.
Walter Scott, Jr., the chairman of Level 3 Communications' board of directors, announced he will retire when the service provider holds its annual stockholder meeting next May by not standing for reelection.
AT&T continues to make headway with the fiber to the building portion of its Project VIP initiative, lighting up 232 multi-dwelling units in Nevada and San Jose, Calif.
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with extending broadband DSL services to more communities with two recent drives to bring connectivity to nearly 600 households in Maine and New Hampshire.
Google has introduced Project Link, a new fiber-based broadband initiative targeting Kampala, Uganda that it says will allow any local service provider or ISP to get access to higher speed metro network connections.
Transtelco has completed its acquisition of XC Networks, enhancing its fiber and wireless assets to serve its growing customer base in Texas and in Mexico.
Verizon continues to make progress with migrating what it calls "chronic" copper customers to its FiOS fiber to the home network, an effort that helped it eliminate 600,000 repair dispatches in 2013 alone.
Tim Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos Networks, may have spent much of his career in the wireless industry, but that experience prepared him to help transform the once rural-only telco into a major provider of fiber-based services for enterprises and wireless operators.
Australia's NBN Co. has invited the country's retail service providers to take part in a three-month fiber to the building pilot that it plans to start in January.