Chicago's plans to provide some parts of the city with gigabit-capable fiber broadband service came closer to reality as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office put forward requests for qualifications from service provider partners, the Chicago Tribune reported.
DE-CIX North America, an emerging Internet exchange provider, continues to make progress in establishing a foothold in the U.S. market by expanding its Apollon technology platform to service 111 access points in Manhattan, New Jersey and Long Island.
AT&T and Google Fiber soon won't be the only 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) game in Austin, Texas, as Grande Communications says it's going to offer its own fiber-based service.
Sprint's wireline revenues were a bit of a mixed bag in the fourth quarter of 2013, rising to $859 million sequentially but down year-over-over year from $949 million in the same period a year ago.
Aeroflex, a microelectronics and test and measurement equipment provider, is strengthening its software defined networking (SDN) capabilities by purchasing Dublin, Ireland-based Shenick Network Systems.
Verizon will finally take the covers off its "One Verizon" initiative, a combination of Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless, later this month. But what exactly will One Verizon do that Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications cannot? Mike Dano, executive editor for FierceMarkets' Telecom Group, examines that question in his latest Editor's Corner.
Bell Canada doubled the amount of net broadband customer additions, adding 15,690 subscribers during the fourth quarter, up from the 7,269 customers it added in the fourth quarter of 2012. At the end of 2013, Bell had a total 2.18 million broadband customers, a 2.7 percent increase over 2012.
The fourth-quarter earnings season is underway and FierceCable is tracking how the triple-play providers, programmers and online video providers fared during this period.
Zayo reported that its fiscal quarter revenue grew 14 percent year-on-year to $273.6 million due to organic growth and acquisitions of other regional fiber-based providers throughout the past year.
Fibertech Networks has reached another milestone in its wireless backhaul service drive, activating an outdoor fiber-based metro small site for a wireless operator carrying commercial traffic.