Windstream has agreed to pay $600,000 to settle a suit with the Georgia Governor's Office of Consumer Protection over claims that the service provider did not deliver the advertised DSL speeds to its users, reports WGCL-TV, a CBS affiliate based in Atlanta.
Netflix and Comcast have reached what could be seen as a landmark interconnection deal that will give the streaming video provider what it says is a "more direct connection" to Comcast's broadband network. Interestingly, not long after Comcast made its announcement, AT&T and Verizon said they are negotiating similar deals with the streaming video company.
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.
Hawaiian Telcom is the latest incumbent telco to jump on the higher broadband speed bandwagon with the debut of a new 500/50 Mbps tier.
AT&T has unveiled its new user-defined network cloud concept, which it says will give customers more control and the ability to add services on-demand.
Windstream is laying off about 400 employees by March in an effort it says will increase its operational efficiency as it continues to sharpen its focus on becoming a bigger player in the enterprise services space.
Level 3 Communications is giving customers another private connection option to the cloud by offering a direct network connection to Microsoft's Window Azure.
The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
Google Fiber plans to explore the idea of bringing its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service to an additional 34 cities across 9 U.S. metro areas, a move the provider decided to make in the wake of the experience it gained through deployments in Kansas City, Austin and Provo.
GENBAND has added another element to its growing services portfolio by reaching an agreement to purchase uReach Technologies, a deal that gives it a broad portfolio of voice, video and unified messaging solutions.