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Online video providers seek out ways to provide personalized content

The notion of personalized video content has become the latest buzzword in the OTT video space as users demand more content that suits their own viewing habits and interests.

New York mayors chime in on Verizon-CWA union negotiations, FiOS rollouts

A group of mayors in New York have joined the Communications Workers of America (CWA) in their current union labor negotiations with Verizon, while asking the telco to bring FiOS service to their communities.

Alcatel-Lucent prepares to complete Nokia merger, names interim management team as Combes departs

Alcatel-Lucent is moving ahead with its merger with Nokia, announcing that CEO Michel Combes will be leaving the company on Sept. 1. Meanwhile, the vendor reported that the Core Networking segment saw positive results in the second-quarter 2015.

AT&T designates Kentucky's 4-Star Industrial Park as 'Fiber Ready'

AT&T has designated 4-Star Industrial Park in Robards, Ky., as "Fiber Ready," illustrating that it is making progress with driving fiber into more commercial buildings to deliver IP-based Ethernet and cloud services.

Zayo wraps dark fiber route build between NYSE and Equinix NY5 data centers

Zayo has completed the buildout of a dark fiber route between the New York Stock Exchange data center facility at 1700 MacArthur Blvd in Mahwah, N.J., and Equinix's International Business Exchange data center at 800 Secaucus Road (NY5), enabling it to better respond to financial companies' desire for low-latency network services.

Cincinnati Bell adds 25K Fioptics addresses, sees increased sales to single-family homes

Cincinnati Bell continues to be aggressive in expanding in its fiber-to-the-home Fioptics business by passing more multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and single-family homes in its territory.

Wheeler: net neutrality rules are not chilling telco network investment

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler maintains that the new net neutrality rules are not causing traditional telcos or cable operators to put a hold on new network investments.

CenturyLink to provide UCaaS service for ICN's government customers

CenturyLink has reached an agreement to provide its unified communications-as-a-service to Iowa Communications Network (ICN), furthering its presence in the growing wholesale cloud-based services market.

Calix says Connect America Fund II will produce benefits over next two years

Calix says that since service providers are still in the process of choosing how much money they will accept from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund, it won't begin to see real revenue benefits until sometime next ye...

Verizon, CenturyLink don't want interim special-access pricing for commercial Ethernet

Verizon and CenturyLink may be in support of giving their CLEC wholesale customers fair pricing as they transition from legacy TDM to IP-based services, but any rules should only be applied to DS1 and DS3 special access services, they say.

Level 3 says it has advantage over AT&T, Verizon in the enterprise market

Level 3 Communications' EVP and CFO, Sunit Patel, maintains that as AT&T and Verizon focus more of their attention on wireless and entertainment, the company will benefit as it pursues new growth opportunities in the enterprise services space.

RG Fiber equips Baker University with low-cost GPON fiber solution

RG Fiber, a Baldwin City, Kan.-based provider, is giving its first commercial customer, Baker University, a cost-effective method to take advantage of a fiber-to-the-premises network by using a GPON-based architecture.

Women in Wireline 2015: U.S. leaders shaping telecom services, innovation, and policy

Welcome to our sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, where FierceTelecom's editors recognize important women executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.

G.fast, VDSL gain market share in broadband CPE market, says research firm

Driven by deployments in China, North America and EMEA, a new report from IHS Infonetics revealed that DOCSIS 3.1 and G.fast will drive momentum to the cable and DSL CPE market segments.

Colo Atl partners install 6,000 dark fiber strands at its Atlanta data center

Colo Atl, a neutral colocation and interconnection provider, is quickly becoming a dark fiber hub as its customers have installed over 6,000 dark fiber strands at its 55 Marietta Street facility in downtown Atlanta.

Telus completes $11M fiber network serving Northern Vancouver Island

Telus continues to make progress with its fiber rollout, announcing that it has completed an $11 million fiber network build connecting business and residential customers on Northern Vancouver Island.

Cisco's Robbins names new CTO and chief digital officer

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has put more elements of his leadership team in place, naming Zorawar Biri Singh as senior VP and CTO of Platforms and Solutions and Kevin Bandy SVP and chief digital officer.

Verizon, CenturyLink say abandoning copper network is a "myth"

Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans.

Frontier, CWA sign labor deal in California

Frontier Communications has reached an agreement with California workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 union, clearing another obstacle to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline business in the state.

CenturyLink calls prison phone rate cap proposed by Pay Tel, Alabama PSC "grossly unrealistic"

CenturyLink said in an FCC regulatory filing that the proposed framework for inmate calling service (ICS) reform from a Pay Tel Communications consultant and the Alabama Public Service Commission is not feasible.

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