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Leichtman: Telcos, cable companies added 2.6M broadband subs in 2013 but cable dominates the market

Big telephone and cable companies both added multiples of new broadband subscribers in 2013 but, in the end, the cable companies were the big winners because 82 percent of those new subs lined up on the cable side of the equation, data from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicates.

AT&T extends one year of free 6 Mbps U-verse broadband to Missouri-based SMBs

AT&T is giving its small and medium business (SMB) customers that reside in its Missouri serving areas up to 12 months of free 6 Mbps AT&T U-verse Internet service.

FirstLight Fiber employs Cisco ASR for core upgrade, aligns New England, upstate NY presence

LAS VEGAS-- FirstLight Fiber has completed the upgrade of its IP-based core, which it built both organically and through acquisitions such as  TelJet  in recent years to serve business and wholesale customers in upstate New York and northern New England.

UNSi establishes interconnection agreement with Alpheus, deepens Texas Ethernet presence

LAS VEGAS-- UNSi has signed an External-Network to Network Interconnection (E-NNI) agreement with Alpheus Communications, giving it immediate access to  129,000 Ethernet-qualified locations  in Texas.

IP video to take center stage at upcoming NAB show

IP-based video, while still a nascent development, could potentially shape the way pay TV providers like Comcast deliver services to consumers. Steve Donohue, editor of  FierceCable, will address this issue at his " Profiting from IP video " session during a breakfast panel he'll host on April 8 during the upcoming NAB show in Las Vegas.  Read more

San Antonio creates foundation to work with Google Fiber

San Antonio has signed an agreement with Google Fiber for the preliminary placement of "fiber huts" throughout the city, reports the  San Antonio Express-News.

Michigan House passes bill to ease AT&T's POTS shutdown

AT&T has another ally on its side in its aim to shut down POTS as a new bill passed in the Michigan House that will make it easier for large wireline telcos to shut down traditional TDM-based wireline phone service in 2017, reports mlive.com.

Alca-Lu, Ciena, Infinera score with OTN, says Infonetics

Service provider adoption of optical transport network (OTN) switching and transport equipment became a large growth engine for three of the largest optical vendors in 2013: Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Infinera, according to Infonetics Research.

AT&T's IP transition trial should consider impact on business customers

When AT&T Wholesale customer  Granite Communications  said last week it would participate in upcoming  TDM-to-IP trials  serving towns in Alabama and Florida, it illustrated the need to understand how this transition will affect small to medium businesses (SMBs) whose livelihoods hinge on getting consistent phone service.

Sizing up top U.S. wireless operators in Q4 2013

As the fourth-quarter earnings season draws to a close,  FierceWireless  is taking a look at how the top wireless operators performed. In tandem with research firm Strategy Analytics, the report tracks all of the major metrics including churn, ARPU and revenue of each operator.  Read more