Blog Profile / Fierce Telecom


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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

Blog Post Archive

New York City audit says Verizon failed to deliver on FiOS promise

An audit conducted by New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has found that Verizon Communications failed to deliver on its promise to provide fiber-optic service for television and broadband to anyone who wants them by 2014.

FairPoint workers to protest company's planned layoffs

FairPoint union workers will picket the company's headquarters today in Portland, Maine, to protest FairPoint's plans to lay off more than 200 employees in northern New England. FairPoint announced in May that it was going to lay off nearly 260 workers across its 17-state footprint and that the majority of the layoffs would occur in its northern New England territory.

Pittsburgh startup to 'democratize' broadband with free wireless Internet

Meta Mesh, a Pittsburgh startup, is hoping to bring free wireless broadband service to neighborhoods through its PittMesh network, which lets anyone join the network using consumer-grade, off-the-shelf Wi-Fi hardware.

Telus says Netflix, video services are driving more broadband usage

Telus is not afraid of Netflix eating away at its growing Optik IPTV business, but rather sees it as a complement and a way to drive further broadband growth.

AT&T Donovan: We'll virtualize more FTTP hardware functions in 2016

As AT&T moves forward with its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) roll out, the service provider plans to virtualize its GPON optical line terminals (OLTs) it deploys in each Central Office to deliver GigaPower 1 Gbps service to residential and business customers.

Broadband Forum completes G.fast standard plugfest with 14 CPE, network equipment vendors

The Broadband Forum has wrapped up its G.fast equipment plugfest as part of its ongoing program to drive widespread G.fast certification.

FCC's new net neutrality order could drive up pole attachment rates for cable MSOs

One of the potential drawbacks of the FCC's new neutrality rules is that cable MSOs could see the cost of pole attachment rates rise.

U.S. mayors urge FCC to develop broadband performance information

A group of 35 mayors and city officials from various states have sent a letter to the FCC asking the regulator to create a uniform and accessible reporting structure on service provider broadband performance.

Comcast to target 1.5M Michigan homes with 2 Gbps Gigabit Pro service

Comcast is ramping up its 2 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) campaign, announcing that it will bring its Gigabit Pro service to about 1.5 million homes in Michigan.

AT&T lures property owners, developers to adopt 1 Gig services

AT&T is targeting property owners, management groups and developers to extend its 1 Gbps U-verse with GigaPower FTTP service into new and existing multi-dwelling units.

Frontier takes $283M in Connect America Funding to bring broadband to 650,000 unserved sites

Frontier has agreed to accept $283 million in annual Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II support from the FCC that it says will enable it to build out broadband service to over 650,000 rural locations that it could not economically reach before.

Report: Time Warner Cable says it can address Los Angeles' 1 Gig desires with DOCSIS 3.1

Time Warner Cable is confident that the advent of DOCSIS 3.1 technology will enable it to address Los Angeles' 1 Gbps desires that were set out in a recent request for participants (RFP) for its CityLinkLA project.

IHS: Carrier Ethernet drops 2% in 2014, will grow slightly to $29B in 2019

In 2014, the global Ethernet equipment market declined 2 percent from the previous year to $27 billion due to declines in the VDSL, EPON and SONET/SDH segments and a slowdown in microwave sales, said IHS in a new report.

FCC names Desai as net neutrality ombudsperson

With the FCC's new net neutrality rules now in effect, the regulator has named Parul Desai to serve as the Open Internet ombudsperson, the public's primary point of contact for questions and complaints related to the new rules.

Hawaiian Telcom taps Barber to be next president and CEO

Hawaiian Telcom has named Scott Barber, who currently serves as the telco's COO, as its new president and CEO, taking over the reins from Eric Yeaman, who is leaving the company.

Southern Light sees growing opportunities in dark fiber, small cell backhaul

Dark fiber may be the latest fashion statement in the wholesale provider market, but to Southern Light, the service is something it based its initial business case on when it founded the company.

Ovum: TR-69 protocol to play major role in service providers' IoT, smart home strategies

The Broadband Forum's TR-69 protocol may have initially came to prominence in the telco network to monitor and resolve problems on the DSL network, but it is finding new utility in the emerging smart home concept.

Internet2 deploys ONOS as part of its SDN migration

Internet2 has deployed the Open Network Operating System (ONOS) on its R&E network, a move that illustrates the service provider's initial migration to software defined networking.

AT&T ups 1 Gbps to 12 markets with Charlotte, N.C. launch

AT&T has launched its U-verse with Gigapower 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service in Charlotte, N.C., marking the twelfth area where it has launched service.

NTS, Ting enhance 1 Gbps reach in Texas and Virginia

While AT&T and Comcast continue to grab headlines with their 1 and 2 Gbps plans, alternative providers NTS and Tucows' Ting are also hot on the FTTH expansion trail, announcing that they are bringing 1 Gbps service to more areas of Texas and Virginia.

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