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AT&T expands Ethernet availability in legacy TDM T-1 service markets

AT&T has taken another step in advancing its TDM-to-IP transition, particularly for business and wholesale customers, by expanding its Ethernet service presence.

Obama's phone record proposal gets mixed response

Telcos could bear the burden of collecting phone records if a proposed National Security Agency's U.S. phone-data surveillance program is approved by Congress, reports the  Wall Street Journal.

Video consumption will be a key driver in fixed-mobile convergence

Fixed-mobile convergence is set to begin a second chapter, but this time it will be driven by the increase in video consumption on both wireline and wireless networks. Keith Mallinson, a regular  FierceWireless  columnist, addresses the FMC concept in his latest column.

Equinix, NTT dominate North America, APAC colocation markets, says Synergy

Equinix continues to be a frontrunner in the colocation market, taking charge of both the North America and EMEA market, while NTT took the top spot in the APAC region in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a Synergy Research Group report.

Verizon focuses on data analytics at Palo Alto facility

Verizon has made Palo Alto, Calif., as the main site to conduct research and development for its growing data analytics practice.

Zayo serves up 100G wavelengths between New York and Ashburn, Va.

Zayo is enhancing its 100G presence in the busy Northeast region by deploying a 100G wavelength network from New York to Ashburn, Va.

Commentary: Net neutrality should focus on the Internet peering points, not the last mile

While much of the attention of the net neutrality debates between Netflix and major carriers like Comcast and AT&T have focused on having enough last mile bandwidth to the home, the real problem actually resides in the Internet peering backbone points. Sam Bookman, editor of  FierceOnlineVideo, examines this issue in her latest Editor's Corner.  Read more

Copper retirement, cable wholesale, international expansion and small cells took center stage at COMPTEL Spring 2014

The COMPTEL Plus Spring 2014 showed itself again to be the flagship event for the competitive service provider industry. According to show organizers, the spring event attracted about 1,700 attendees, 70 percent of which were senior-level executives that were ready to conduct deals with other members of the competitive provider industry.

Verizon grows California, Massachusetts FiOS footprint to 2.4M homes and businesses

Verizon may have no immediate plans to enter new markets with FiOS, but in existing markets like California and Massachusetts, the service provider extended the service to a total of 2.4 million homes and businesses in 2013.

Verizon leads Consumer Reports satisfaction survey while Comcast plummets

Verizon may still be a relative newcomer in the consumer TV race, but its efforts have paid off as its FiOS came in first in Consumer Reports' overall satisfaction survey, beating out Comcast, which came in 15 th  out of 17 service providers in the category.