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FCC's wireline bureau launches Connect America Phase II challenge process

The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has initiated the Connect America Phase II challenge process for price cap territories.

Telecom New Zealand to officially change name to Spark on Aug. 8

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 serves up on-demand virtual music festival for FiOS users

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.

Data center provider Involta gets $50M in equity funding from M/C Partners

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 text-enables landline phone numbers for business customers

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.

WAN optimization market drops 12% due to slow demand, says Dell'Oro

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.

AT&T sells off America Movil stake for $5.6B as part of DirecTV deal

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 to acquire Enventis for $350M in stock, enhancing fiber network reach

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 completes installation of 11,520 fiber strand miles in Kentucky

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 says it will enable 100,000 more Connecticut homes with U-verse

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.