Los Angeles may be home to movie stars and rock stars, but according to residents, it lacks enough high-speed broadband options. City officials have launched an initiative to bring service to all of its residents, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.
RCN Business, a competitive business service provider, added another potential element of differentiation by gaining the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.
Marc Lefar, Vonage's CEO, said that he is going to retire from the VoIP provider once a replacement is found.
Frontier Communications has invested more than $326 million, including $80 million in 2013, upgrading its network facilities New York over the past three years to improve consumer broadband and enhance the availability of Ethernet to more businesses.
Cincinnati Bell confirmed that it will sell its wireless spectrum licenses to Verizon Wireless for $210 million, a move that should allow it to more effectively focus on its growing wireline-based Fioptics broadband offerings for consumers and small to medium businesses.
Telecom Italia's CEO Marco Patuano found that AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson gave him the best advice on how to turn around his struggling company out of all the high-tech executives he met on a recent trip to the U.S., reports Bloomberg.
AT&T continues to make progress with expanding its local network capabilities and its latest announcement that it invested almost $2.95 billion in its Illinois wireline and wireless networks between 2011 and 2013 is a testament to that trend.
Online video subscribers today may be happy that time spent buffering dropped 12.4 percent, from 39.3 to 26.9 percent, according to a Conviva report. However, sports fans, particularly those who stream live sporting events, continue to grow impatient. Conviva said that "viewing time for live action television plummets from over 40 minutes in HD to just one minute if the viewer encounters buffering."
TDS Telecom is going to deliver broadband service to more of its rural customer base through three ongoing projects in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Set to be completed this spring, these buildouts will enable a combined 2,750 more households to gain access to high-speed Internet service.
Bernard Daines, one of the early commercial Ethernet pioneers, passed away last Thursday morning after a long illness, reports The Spokesman-Review. According to his brother Dan Daines, he would have been 70 on April 12.