The fate of Burlington Telecom is in the hands of Vermont's Public Service Board (PSB), which is mulling a city-backed proposal to sell off the publicly owned company's assets to a private investor.
Facing the inevitability of new rules aimed at breaking its grip on Mexico's telecommunications industry, Carlos Slim's América Móvil announced that it would sell off "certain assets … to a new and solid carrier independent from América Móvil with experience in the telecommunications sector."
Telecom New Zealand, which will officially become Spark on Aug. 8, is beefing up the types of services it offers to high-speed broadband customers who can live without a basic phone package and who are part of the carrier's growing fiber network.
Google and Facebook are apparently leaving start-ups on their own to wage war with proposed FCC rules that would permit Internet fast lanes.
An FCC proposal to raise the definition of broadband will skew penetration statistics, according to a report from MoffettNathanson made available to FierceTelecom.
Verizon's copper-to-fiber migration and increased focus on broadband wireless have allowed the existing wireline copper infrastructure to dangerously deteriorate, says a consortium of elected officials and consumer advocates who have petitioned the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to investigate why the company is raising prices while its wireline infrastructure allegedly deteriorates throughout the state.
Santa Fe, N.M., frustrated with what it considers slower broadband speeds than surrounding communities like Albuquerque, is launching a $1 million municipal fiber optic network to increase both broadband access and competition among existing service providers.
FCC general counsel Jonathan Sallet will ride herd over a steering committee charged with reviewing merger applications from AT&T-DirecTV and Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter Communications, the agency said.
Windstream Communications will be providing enhanced fiber connectivity to Fort Campbell and Dover Air Force base thanks to a $3 million contract it signed with the Department of Defense's Defense Information System Agency (DISA).
The Overland Park, Kan., City Council is ready to open the doors for Google Fiber to come in and bring super-fast Internet and accompanying services to the city--and Google is apparently finally ready to take that step forward.