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Filed Under:Utilities / Communication
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Archived Since:May 27, 2011

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Frontier lures residential customers with triple-play holiday promotion

Frontier Communications is looking to lure more sticky residential customers by serving up its "Threebie" triple-play broadband, TV and voice service bundle.

Parks: Roku leads the streaming video device market

A new Parks Associates survey reveals that 10 percent of U.S. households purchased a streaming video device this year, with Roku being the top choice amongst consumers.

Southern Telecom enhances dark fiber, on-net building reach in Georgia, Alabama

Southern Telecom, the telecom subsidiary of electric utility Southern Company, has added more dark fiber to its service diet with an expansion of its existing network and additions to the number of on-net buildings in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala.

Alaska Communications sells wireless assets to GCI, enhances focus on broadband, business services

Alaska Communications (ACS) has reached a deal to sell off its remaining wireless assets for $300 million to GCI Communications in a move that it says will help it deleverage its balance sheet while sharpening its focus on residential and business broadband services.

Comcast to challenge AT&T, Cox Business with 10 Gig service in Atlanta

Comcast Business is taking on AT&T and Cox Business in Atlanta's metro fiber service market with plans to offer 10 Gbps services to area businesses.

Comcast Business deepens fiber-based Ethernet presence in Vermont

Comcast Business is broadening its presence in Vermont, extending its fiber-based Ethernet services throughout five communities in Bennington County.

CenturyLink serves up cloud data for GSA Networx contract customers

CenturyLink has added cloud data center services, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service product, to the list of available services it can provide to its federal government agency customers via General Services Administration (GSA)'s Networx Universal contract.

AT&T steps up protest against Kansas town's fiber plans

AT&T is continuing in its ongoing battle to stamp out would-be municipal broadband competitors with its latest move to challenge Chanute, Kan., from building a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network that could deliver 1 Gbps service to residential and business customers.

Verizon's battle with N.J. town shows strong thirst for rural wireline broadband

Verizon's ongoing war of words with Hopewell Township, N.J.'s officials over telephone service quality and lack of fruitful broadband service shows that consumers' desire for high speed wireline broadband is just as prevalent in rural markets as it is in large cities.

Sizing up Comcast and Charter's user guide approaches

Comcast and Charter have been actively rolling out new cloud-based user guides for their users, but their approaches vary widely.

Moody's: Wireline revenue will continue to decline, but TV, broadband will offset trend

Wireline revenue will continue to decline by 1 percent in 2014 and 2015, according to credit rating firm Moody's. However, the rate of decline should improve as telcos like AT&T and Verizon see growth in residential TV and broadband services.

Zayo finds success in Indianapolis' small cell network market

Zayo has begun deploying small cell sites in Indianapolis for a large wireless operator, a win that illustrates the service provider's aggressive movement into this growing space is paying off.

CenturyLink: Comcast/TWC merger poses cost challenges for telco TV providers

CenturyLink has become the latest service provider to protest against the pending Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger, saying that if the deal is approved, it will increase content costs for emerging telco TV players like itself that don't have the same scale and impede competition.

SummitIG brings dark fiber connection to QTS' Richmond, Va., data center

SummitIG will provide dark fiber connectivity services to QTS Realty Trust's data center campus in Richmond, Va., a sign of the growing trend to extend fiber-based services to colocation centers.

Carrier Ethernet switch revenues rise 32%, but SDN hesitation drives routers down in Q3, says Infonetics

Router revenue growth continued to be slow in the third quarter of 2014 due to what Infonetics Research calls "SDN hesitation," with service providers taking more time to research new investments in network infrastructure.

TDS Telecom adds Mt. Juliet, La Vergne, Tenn., to its 1-Gig roster

TDS Telecom is now offering its growing 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) product in Mt. Juliet and La Vergne, Tenn., two markets where it had already offered fiber-based 100 Mbps broadband service.

Zayo adds dark fiber route connecting Omaha and Dallas

Zayo has completed the buildout of a new 1,000 mile intercity dark fiber route between Omaha, Neb., and Dallas, enabling it to respond to a mix of Tier 1 and Tier 2 market opportunities.

AT&T, MetTel extend wholesale service agreement

MetTel, a competitive provider focused on serving business customers, has reached a new agreement with AT&T to extend their wholesale voice services agreement through 2017, enabling it to continue offering services to customers without fear of disruption.

CenturyLink seeks Uptime Institute's M&O certification for 57 data centers

CenturyLink is looking to enhance its standing in the data center market by having its 57 global data centers evaluated by the Uptime Institute for Management and Operations (M&O) certification, an element that could become a key requirement for enterprises looking to outsource storage and other functions to a data center provider partner.

Synergy: U.S., Japan, UK and China drive worldwide retail colocation revenues

Colocation revenues continue to rise, a trend that Synergy Research Group said continued into the third quarter with the United States, Japan, United Kingdom and China being the dominant regions of growth.

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