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World Cup shatters online viewing, sports coverage expectations

Online video once again played a starring role in this year's World Cup event, where it not only shattered streaming records, but also surpassed expectations about online sports coverage. 

AT&T, CenturyLink and competitors are divided on dark fiber potential

Interest in dark fiber has reemerged in telecom due to the escalating demands for business services and by wireless operators that need bigger backhaul pipes to keep up with the insatiable demand for wireless data.

Verizon's copper-to-fiber transition faces District of Columbia PSC investigation

Verizon's ongoing copper-to-fiber migration in the District of Columbia is now the subject of a Public Service Commission (PSC) investigation on how it will affect local consumers and businesses.

Metro optical revenues to hit $9B by 2018, says Dell'Oro

Service providers' ongoing transition from SONET to DWDM will drive metro optical transport equipment revenues to $9 billion by the year 2018, reports Dell'Oro in its newest industry forecast.

Frontier, CWA Nebraska hammer out new labor agreement

Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Nebraska Local 1471 have ratified a new labor agreement for customer service-focused employees who work in Kearney and Columbus, Neb.

Report: Brazil equipped country with 15,000 km of fiber to support the World Cup

While Internet pundits continue to measure the large amount of Internet traffic the World Cup created, none of that traffic would have been possible without a robust fiber-based network foundation.

FCC's Wheeler creates USF 'strike force' to battle program waste and abuse

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking on waste, fraud and abuse in the FCC's funding programs by creating a Universal Service Fund (USF) "Strike Force."

Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse trail Frontier and CenturyLink on Netflix's June speed index

Verizon may have moved to resolve network congestion issues that impact the quality of experience for its FiOS users that access Netflix's service, but the service provider instead dropped two places in Netflix's monthly speed index.

Wireline telecom earnings in the second quarter of 2014

The Q2 2014 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the second-quarter reporting season for updates...

FCC enacts online video clip captioning rules

Online video providers will soon have to abide by a new FCC rule to caption online video clips. The new measure is an extension of a 2012 captioning requirement that applied to long-form videos posted online, such as television shows and movies.