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Verizon's symmetric FiOS speeds take upper hand over cable's upstream DOCSIS limitations

Verizon may be reaching the upper limit of penetration for fiber to the home (FTTH), but its move to provide symmetric speeds across all of its service offerings shows its desire once again to beat cable with fiber--particularly in the upstream direction.

Frontier taps Paul Quick to head up Connecticut operations, progresses with AT&T wireline acquisition

Frontier Communications has named Paul Quick as the senior vice president and general manager of its Connecticut operations in anticipation of completing its pending $2 billion acquisition of AT&T's Connecticut wireline business and statewide fiber network.

AT&T's U-verse successes help drive total wireline revenues to $14.6B

AT&T's U-verse continues to be the darling of the telco's wireline portfolio, helping to offset lower revenue from legacy voice and data products and increase residential customer revenues 3 percent to $5.7 billion.

Sprint to serve up Google Apps for small businesses, enterprise customers

Sprint is appealing to the growing mobile nature of its business customer base by establishing a partnership with Google where it will provide the Internet search giant's apps to its business customer base.

BCE takes Bell Aliant subsidiary private, plans to continue fiber-based broadband push

BCE, the parent company of Bell Canada, is going to privatize its Atlantic Canada affiliate Bell Aliant by acquiring the interest of its public minority shareholders while supporting its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband growth initiatives.

Canadian government allocates $284M to bring broadband to rural areas

The Canadian government is moving to bridge the broadband divide with a pledge to bring up to 5 Mbps download speeds to an additional 280,000 households that either have no access or can only get dial-up service.

Level 3 lays out its management structure after tw telecom acquisition closes

Level 3 Communications has put together the pieces of what will be the new management team once it closes its pending $5.7 billion acquisition of tw telecom later this year. The new team will include a collection of executives from both Level 3 and tw telecom.

Time Warner Cable answers Los Angeles' call for Gigabit broadband

Time Warner Cable may be one of the holdouts in the 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband game, but the cable MSO may finally be making its move in Los Angeles by responding to a request for information (RFI) put out by the city for ultra broadband service.

America Movil's pay TV additions drive up wireline-revenue generating units to 71.8M

América Móvil's second-quarter 2014 wireline segment revenues saw the benefit of increases in both pay TV and broadband access subscriber increases.

Hibernia Networks, TE SubCom begin work on Express submarine cable system

Hibernia Networks is advancing its standing in the submarine cable market race, announcing that it is working with its network partner TE Connectivity to begin work on its Hibernia Express cable system.