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Windstream completes fourth Charlotte, N.C., data center build, brings total to 27

Windstream has lit up its fourth data center in Charlotte, N.C., giving it a total of 27 U.S.-based centers where it can offer a mix of colocation, cloud and managed services to its growing business customer base.

TeleGeography: Ethernet VPLS, EoDWDM interest grows, while IP/VPN expansion dips

Ethernet may be the data technology of choice for large and small businesses, but the rising stars in this segment are Ethernet VPN/VPLS and Ethernet over DWDM (EoDWDM), says TeleGeography in a new report.

AT&T to conduct TDM-to-IP transition tests in Alabama, Florida

AT&T is targeting Alabama and Florida as the first two areas where it will conduct tests on all-IP services as part of its broader initiative to shut down its copper and TDM-based network in 2020.

SaskTel to invest $55M on residential, business fiber-based broadband networks

SaskTel is doubling down on fiber-based broadband, announcing plans to invest $55 million on its fiber to the premises (FTTP) consumer and fiber to the business (FTTB) program.

Shentel's Q4 2013 wireline fiber sales rise to $21.8M

Shentel continued to see strong wireline fiber lease sales as affiliate and non-affiliate revenue rose collectively year-over-year to $21.8 million, up from $21.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

TDS progresses with broadband stimulus projects in Kentucky, Maine

TDS Telecom continues to make headway with its broadband stimulus program, completing a project in Hyden, Ky., and part of another in Maine.

Windstream serves up enhanced cloud partner strategy, enhances SMB reach

Windstream is deepening its reach to target underserved small to medium business (SMB) markets with a new program that will help channel partners establish their position in the cloud services segment.

Cogent realigns its channel partner program, sets focus on master agents

Cogent Communications has introduced a new channel partner program to enable it to focus on establishing relationships with national telecom master agents to sell its suite of Ethernet services.

Nokia, Samsung and ZTE top MWC 2014's smartphone list

There was no shortage of new smartphones announced at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Mike Dano, executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, counts down the best and worst smartphones of this year's show in the following slide show.  Read more

Time Warner Cable Business gains MEF CE 2.0 certification for eight wholesale Ethernet types

Time Warner Cable Business Class may be the latest service provider to gain the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its wholesale E-Access services, but what's different is it has earned it for all eight service configurations.