The New York Public Service Commission went ahead with granting Verizon "limited approval" to replace Hurricane Sandy-damaged wireline voice networks with its VoiceLink wireless service on Fire Island, one of a few areas in New York and New Jersey where Verizon said repairs to the PSTN will be too expensive or difficult.
Vodafone Ireland is posing a challenge to incumbent telco eircom with the launch of its fiber-based broadband service, offering consumers and businesses speeds of up to 70 Mbps. Beginning at €30 ($39) a month, eligible users can opt to purchase a standalone or bundled voice/data option.
Cincinnati Bell is taking careful steps in building its Fioptics network, its president and CEO said, setting a modest goal of 15 percent penetration within six months of building into a new neighborhood.
Dish Network and its Hopper DVR, DirecTV and its Genie, and Comcast's XG1 set-top box can all expect to receive a boost from a home networking device market in which MoCA-enabled equipment is increasingly sought after.
TDS Telecom is now offering ADSL2+ data services to some residents in Wind Lake, Wis., via its partially-completed broadband stimulus project in the area. It plans to bring more Wind Lake customers and others in nearby Waterford online.
eircom, Ireland's incumbent telco, has officially launched its new open access fiber-based broadband network, enabling speeds of up to 70 Mbps for, initially, more than 300,000 premises.
Lumos Networks is beefing up its management team again by naming Jeffrey "Jake" Miller as its senior vice president of business development.
CenturyLink's chief financial officer said that its aggressive fiber to the tower plans will help it stabilize revenue and reduce maintenance costs.
Cisco reported that while its bread-and-butter next-generation routing revenues remained flat, switching and service provider video revenues rose 2 and 30 percent to $3.6 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively, in fiscal Q3 2013.
Acacia Communications, an emerging 100G optical transceiver vendor, closed $20 million in its latest round of funding that was led by Summit Partners.