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Filed Under:Utilities / Communication
Posts on Regator:5397
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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

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FCC's Wheeler: E-Rate reforms should address 'closing the rural fiber gap'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told attendees during an education event in Washington, D.C., that more schools and libraries, particularly those in rural areas, need access to more fiber-based network facilities.

Windstream begins the second phase of its 100G network build

Windstream has started work on the second phase of its 100G long-haul optical network covering nearly 4,100 miles that's set to be completed by the end of the year.

Alcatel-Lucent reinforces plan to take submarine network division public

Alcatel-Lucent has confirmed that it will launch an initial public offering for its submarine cable network unit in the first half or 2015, but the exact timing will be driven by market conditions.

AT&T lights up U-verse in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

AT&T is serving up its U-verse product suite to New Hanover County, N.C., residents thanks to its Project Velocity IP (VIP) network build initiative to expand and enhance IP wireline networks.

CenturyLink establishes managed hosting, cloud presence in China

CenturyLink is extending its global managed hosting service set into China, an effort it says is driven initially by U.S.-based multinational corporations (MNCs) that want to establish a presence in the country.

Cisco commits $1B to build Intercloud network, adds 30 new partners

Cisco is making a serious bet on the cloud market, announcing that it will invest $1 billion over the next two years to expand its Intercloud offering, while linking to over 30 partner cloud providers' data centers.

Sizing up the Comcast Media Center

Comcast's Media Center in Centennial, Colo., just outside Denver, has emerged as one of the largest facilities for shooting, producing, originating, uplinking and storing high-definition video for cable television.

Frontier taps Edward O'Connor Jr. to lead Connecticut sales

Frontier Communications has put another piece of its pending AT&T Connecticut deal in place by naming Edward H. O'Connor Jr. to lead that state's sales efforts as vice president of sales for Connecticut.

Ericsson continues OSS buying spree with GEOSS deal

Ericsson is moving to purchase Germany-based operations support systems (OSS) consulting company GEOSS, a move that it says will further strengthen its position in providing OSS products for service providers.

GVTC lights over 40,000 San Antonio-area homes with fiber broadband service

GVTC continues to make progress with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout, announcing that it has connected over 40,000 homes to its network with plans to extend service to another 2,600 homes in select residential neighborhoods.

eircom's CEO Hribar steps down; CFO Moat takes on interim CEO role

Herb Hribar, CEO of eircom, has told the company's board of directors he will not seek to renew his contract and will leave the company. The announcement comes after the Ireland-based company abandoned plans for an initial public offering.

VSG: 1M carrier Ethernet ports will be in service by 2018

More small and large businesses continue to migrate away from legacy T-1 services to Ethernet, a factor that a new Vertical Systems Group report says will drive up customer installations to 1 million ports in 2018.

Frontier, Mitel move Illinois Wesleyan University into the cloud

Frontier Communications and Mitel have jointly brought Illinois Wesleyan University into the cloud-based voice world by upgrading its existing communications systems.

FCC's Rosenworcel: We can't have a two-tiered Internet

The net neutrality debate continued to heat up during a Congressional Forum on Net Neutrality hosted by Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui (D-Calif.) this week when two Democratic FCC commissioners voiced their concerns on creating so-called...Show More Summary

AAG submarine cable to go back into service Oct. 3 following cable break

Vietnam's incumbent telco Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) has announced that the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable will be back up and running on Oct. 3 following a cable cut that occurred earlier this mon...

Hurricane Electric enhances West Coast reach with new San Francisco PoP

Hurricane Electric is deepening its presence in the San Francisco Bay Area by establishing a new point of presence (PoP) at Digital Realty's 365 Main facility.

DirecTV shareholders give thumbs up for AT&T merger

AT&T cleared a large hurdle in its quest to purchase DirecTV as the satellite TV provider's shareholders have given the green light for the proposed deal.

OTT revenues to climb to $42.3B, says Digital TV Research

Online video revenues are on the cusp of a revenue windfall. Led by advertising, over-the-top video service revenues will reach $42.3 billion by 2020, according to a new Digital TV Research report.

CentriLogic debuts technology services unit, enhances portfolio with virtualization, managed IT services

CentriLogic, an emerging cloud and data center provider, is broadening its reach outside of its data center roots by creating an Advanced Technology Services unit that it says will offer a host of virtualization, data center consolidation and managed IT solutions.

BT achieves 1 Gig rates with G.Fast copper trial, creates new broadband lab

BT revealed that during its trial of G.FAST, a technology that allows service providers to gain higher speeds over existing copper on short loop lengths using a fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architecture, it achieved combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

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