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Report: Frontier is eyeing Connecticut as next 1 Gig market

As Frontier gets more comfortable with deploying 1 Gbps services in markets like Durham, N.C., rumors have emerged that Connecticut could be the next target for its fiber-based broadband service.

AT&T says 1-year TDM technology discontinuance requirements will delay IP transition

AT&T has joined the growing chorus of ILECs that say requiring them to give wholesale customers a year-plus notice before they discontinue service will delay the IP transition.

SoftBank's Arora promises progress at Sprint: 'I'm here for at least the next 10 years'

Nikesh Arora, the former Google executive who is now president of SoftBank, said that he's not worried about the continued concerns over the future Sprint, of which SoftBank is the majority owner. "I'm very relaxed," Arora told Bloomberg. "I'm here for at least the next 10 years."

Windstream ramps fiber, wavelength connectivity to data center providers

Windstream may be in the process of selling off its data center business, but the service provider will still play a prominent role in that industry segment by providing fiber and related wavelength services via its Carrier Solutions group.

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Dycom sees potential revenue opportunities in CAF-II builds

While AT&T, Frontier, Windstream and other telcos have accepted funds from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), the network builds won't start really getting underway until early next year, but when they do move forward Dycom is ready to be a big part of those projects.

CNX tapped to provide broadband expertise to Kentucky's middle mile network

Connected Nation Exchange (CNX) won a Master Services contract to provide broadband expertise to the State of Kentucky and its Kentucky Wired middle mile network program.

Operators carefully vet installers following contractor crime wave

Do a Google search with the basic term "pay-TV installer," and you'll get a veritable rap sheet of recent crime reports by pay-TV customers involving installation contractors.

Alcatel-Lucent wins Orange Romania 4G network upgrade contract

Alcatel-Lucent said Orange Romania will be able to provide enhanced 4G services to its subscribers, after the infrastructure provider won a contract to upgrade the operator's long-haul microwave backhaul transport network.

Norway kicks off 1800 MHz spectrum auction

Norway started an auction of 1800 MHz frequencies on Wednesday, resuming a process that was postponed because of TeliaSonera's bid to acquire Tele2 Norway.