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AT&T dedicates $7.1B to expand California U-verse, business fiber footprint

AT&T is doubling down on its network buildout in California, announcing that it has invested more than $7.1 billion to expand its local wireline and wireless capabilities throughout the state between 2011 and 2013.

Level 3's Storey: M&A is an option, not a necessity

Level 3 Communications has a reputation for being one of the aggressive consolidators of the wireline service provider market, but CEO Jeff Storey told investors that the company has the right mix of assets and products to compete.

Verizon entices customers to purchase FiOS, LTE bundles with 'double up' promotion

Verizon has introduced its new "double up" promotion as a way to drive more of its customers to bundle FiOS with its growing 4G LTE wireless service. Having closed its acquisition of Vodafone's piece in Verizon Wireless last month, the promotion is one of many new marketing initiatives combining its wireless and wireline divisions.  

Verizon's Shammo: We'll look at FiOS expansions once it returns the cost of capital

Verizon Communications has made it clear that it won't bring FiOS to any new markets, but CFO Fran Shammo told investors it would consider expansions once the current buildouts have given it the best return on its investment.

Cincinnati community group vies for Google Fiber

Cincinnati is the latest city to lobby Google Fiber to be the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, reports  WLWT News 5.

Broadband speed becomes key factor in UK home purchases, says Rightmove

In the UK, a slow broadband connection could drive would-be buyers away from purchasing a new property, reports  TechWeek Europe,  citing  a  survey conducted by Rightmove, an online property portal.

Granite Telecom ready to take part in AT&T's IP transition trials

Granite Telecommunications, a competitive provider focused on providing services to multi-location businesses in the United States and Canada, said it plans on participating in AT&T's upcoming  TDM-to-IP trials.

AT&T's Stephenson names Dallas as next FTTH stop

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson reiterated to investors this week how pleased the company is with the cost dynamics for its initial fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment in  Austin, Texas, and said it is going to roll the service out in other markets this year.

Verizon promotes Eric Cevis as its new global wholesale chief

Verizon is passing the leadership torch in its global wholesale division by promoting Eric Cevis as the unit's new president. Prior to his new role, he most recently served as the senior vice president of sales for Verizon's Americas wholesale sales unit.

AT&T expands U-verse, business fiber footprints in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio

AT&T continues to make progress fulfilling the tenets of its Project VIP initiative, announcing multi-billion dollar investments to expand both its consumer U-verse and business fiber service to more locations in Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.