FairPoint reported that during the fourth quarter of 2013, it achieved what it said was positive momentum for its growth-oriented services, particularly data and broadband Internet services like Ethernet, which rose 13 percent to $42 million.
AT&T continues to progress with its Project VIP initiative, announcing that it invested $675 million in its wireline and wireless networks in Nevada between 2011 and 2013 to enhance its residential U-verse and next-gen business services.
TelePacific has taken another step forward in its expansion into the lucrative Texas telecom market by expanding its Ethernet over Copper (EoC) footprint into 134 additional Central Offices (COs) through an agreement with fellow CLEC Alpheus Communications.
Orange Business has regained its standing as the top global Ethernet provider from BT Global Services on Vertical Systems Group's 2013 Global Provider Ethernet Leaderboard.
AT&T recently announced plans to implement what it calls its user-defined network cloud concept, which it says will give customers more control and the ability to add services on-demand. During the recent Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, Mike Dano, executive editor of FierceWireless, spoke with Kris Rinne, senior vice president of network architecture and planning at AT&T Labs, to get an overview of the service provider's cloud strategy.
Cincinnati Bell has set an ambitious target to pass 60-70 percent of the city's homes with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based Fioptics product. "We see a path to about 60-70 of the city being covered and that's within our return thresholds today," said Leigh Fox, CFO of Cincinnati Bell, during the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference.
Cable operators may still be testing the IPTV waters, but now they will have a place to try on services for size with a new IPTV Innovations Lab in Colorado. A key participant in this lab is Cisco, which is supplying its series of video and software products. Cable operator members such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications will be able to access the lab to develop pay-TV products that could be delivered on an all-IP platform, reports FierceCable. Read more
Verizon insists that despite recent reports it has no plans today or in the future to limit the amount of bandwidth that its FiOS customers use every month.
CenturyLink has added more firepower to its small and mid-sized business (SMB) arsenal by naming Vernon Irvin as the new vice president of sales for its Business Solutions Group.
TDS Telecom is putting broadband service into the hands of another 850 residential and business customers by completing a stimulus project around Monroe, Browntown, South Wayne and Woodford, Wis.