The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has initiated the Connect America Phase II challenge process for price cap territories.
Telecom New Zealand will become Spark New Zealand as of Aug. 8, a move that the service provider says better reflects its ongoing movement away from being just another provider of home telephone service to a multi-element service provider.
Verizon is sweetening the FiOS user experience by giving users access to a two-month virtual concert on demand through a partnership with Music Choice and supplemented with additional concert content from AXS TV and Concert TV.
Involta has secured $50 million in an equity financing round from M/C Partners, enabling it to make acquisitions, provide shareholder liquidity and support the growth of its colocation and managed services throughout the United States.
Frontier Communications may not be a wireless operator, but the telco has launched a new service that allows its business customers to send and receive text messages using their existing phone numbers via a partnership with Zipwhip.
The WAN Optimization (WANOP) market declined 12 percent sequentially in the first quarter of 2014 due to seasonality and softening demand for equipment, Dell'Oro Group reports.
America Movil's shareholders Inmobiliaria Carso and Control Empresarial de Capitales are going to purchase AT&T's 8.27 percent stake in the company for $5.57 billion.
Consolidated Communications has reached an agreement to acquire all 13.8 million shares of Enventis, formerly HickoryTech, for about $350 million, marking yet another element in the ongoing consolidation of the independent telco market.
Birch Communications has enhanced its business services capabilities in eastern Kentucky by wrapping up its buildout and integration of 11,520 strand fiber miles.
Frontier Communications officials told Connecticut utility regulators that if they approve the pending acquisition of AT&T's operations, the company would extend U-verse service initially to an additional 100,000 customers, reports the New Haven Register.