AT&T is looking to add 250 more new members to its workforce in North Carolina who will serve about 30 sites to fulfill growing demand for wireline and wireless services.
Frontier Communications told investors on Tuesday that since most of its customers are in rural areas where there's less population density, a 6 Mbps DSL connection is sufficient.
Alpehus Communications is giving service provider and enterprise customers that need access to Mexico an additional connectivity option via a new Network to Network Interface (NNI) agreement with Monterey, Mexico-based Marcatel.
DukeNet Communications, a regional fiber-centric provider, has completed its core network upgrade to 100G, enabling it to deliver both 40G and 100G wavelength services to carrier and enterprise customers throughout its service area.
Telus reported that while first-quarter 2013 external wireline revenues rose CAD 36 million (USD 35.6 million) or 2.9 percent year-over-year to CAD 1.8 billion (USD 1.78 billion) due to an uptick in data service revenue, those results were partially offset by expected declines in legacy consumer and business voice revenues.
To some industry observers, wireline voice is about as relevant today as two cans tied with a string. That's not the case for Sian Morgan, senior director of telephony and multimedia networks for Canadian cable operator Videotron. She talked with Jim Barthold about where the service, which launched in 2004, is going.
AT&T and the Communications Workers of America District 1 have established a tentative four-year union agreement covering about 3,000 wireline employees in Connecticut.
MTS Allstream reported in Q1 2013 that broadband and converged IP revenues rose 3.2 percent year-over-year to CAD 54.2 million (USD 53.5 million) due to strong IPTV and broadband revenue gains.
Verizon will offer only wireless-based services in remote areas such as Fire Island, N.Y., and parts of New Jersey, plans that are drawing fire from the CWA and IBEW unions as well as local residents. The move is part of the carrier's plan to do away with its copper network in areas of the Northeast ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.
AT&T may have been one of the latest traditional service providers to reveal plans to launch a 1 Gbps fiber plan, specifically in the Austin, Texas market, but an executive maintains the carrier is not just responding to Google Fiber's move into the city.