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Verizon's stalled FiOS expansion will drive consumers to cable

If you reside in a part of Verizon's territory where it does not yet offer FiOS service, you will never get it. You'll have better luck with your local cable operator.

Lightower expands Chicago fiber network presence

Lightower Fiber Networks is making itself more valuable to Chicago-based businesses and carrier customers by building out new fiber rings throughout downtown Chicago and the surrounding communities of Oak Brook, Elk Grove and Franklin Park.

GTA TeleGuam's dispute with IT&E puts damper on CNMI expansion plans

GTA TeleGuam has been forced to halt its plans to enter the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) market, after it could not reach an agreement with CNMI's incumbent telco IT&E.

Aspera, EVS, and Nevion drive video transport market

Netflix and You Tube may continue to drive up Internet bandwidth usage in the United States, but a number of companies such as Aspera, EVS, and Nevion are working behind the scenes to make sure video content is transported efficiently.

AT&T's $70 a month FTTH service comes with a privacy catch

AT&T officially launched its U-verse with GigaPower 1 Gbps fiber to the home service in Austin, but customers who want the $70 a month option must agree to have their Internet searches tracked.

NFV will help service providers reduce opex, capex, survey says

Network functions virtualization (NFV) may be the latest buzzword in telecom, but according to a new survey by telecom equipment vendor Dialogic it could provide them with a host of opex and capex savings.

Frontier's Jureller: We won't spend a lot of capital expanding FiOS

Frontier may be seeing some signs of FiOS video and broadband growth, but don't expect the telco to make a big update or expansion of its fiber anytime soon.

FCC delays AT&T's special access request

The FCC is halting AT&T's request to stop offering long-term contracts and the associated discounts on TDM-based special access circuits it sells to CLECs and wireless operators, at least for five months.

AT&T's Stephenson: IP transition will start showing cost savings in 3 years

AT&T may have set 2020 as the year when it will transition its TDM network to all IP, but Randall Stephenson, CEO and chairman, says that the provider will start seeing cost savings by 2016.

TDS builds broadband to 10,000 homes via ARRA-funded projects

TDS Telecom is now providing broadband to 10,000 additional households in its serving territory thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants it is using to conduct 44 expansion projects.