Blog Profile / Fierce Telecom


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Windstream's CS&L appoints Wallace to be CFO, treasurer

Windstream's Communications Sales & Leasing (CS&L) has put another executive of its management team in place, naming financial veteran Mark Wallace to be the company's senior VP, CFO and treasurer.

Spain allocates $322M to equip schools with 100 Mbps connections

Spain's ministry of industry is taking a radical approach to solve the connectivity problem for its country's education system by dedicating $332 million to equip all of the country's schools with broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

CenturyLink says 1 Gig has great potential for schools, telecommuters

CenturyLink says that in Utah and other communities where it is deploying its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, it is gaining strong traction with local school districts and residential users who telecommute for major corporations like eBay and Microsoft.

TV Everywhere is still used by a minority of pay-TV users, says Adobe

?TV Everywhere may be a growing phenomenon in the pay-TV industry, but according to a new study from Adobe, only 12.5 percent of cable, satellite and IPTV customers actually use the service.

Verizon to deploy Alcatel-Lucent's wavelength routing technology on its long-haul network

Verizon is moving to beef up its long-haul network in the United States by deploying Alcatel-Lucent's wavelength routing technology, a move that it says will give it more flexibility to scale its network while automating its ability to seek out network faults.

Comcast Business brings 10G Ethernet to New London County, Connecticut, businesses

Comcast Business is bringing its Gigabit Ethernet services to six communities in New London County, Connecticut, bringing the total number of towns and cities in the state to 66 that have access to its services.

Google Fiber files business paperwork in Colorado, but says it's not a 1 Gbps target

Google Fiber has filed business registration paperwork with Colorado's secretary of state, reports The Denver Post, a sign that it may be looking to shake up Colorado's broadband market dominated by CenturyLink and Comcast.

AT&T lights up 1 Gig service in Cupertino, Calif.

AT&T has named Cupertino, Calif., as the latest destination that will get its emerging 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service U-verse with GigaPower.

CenturyLink plans to equip 505 Utah housing developments with FTTH

CenturyLink may be facing new competition from Google Fiber in Salt Lake City, but the telco has some ambitious plans to expand its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service by bringing it to 505 new multi-unit housing developments this year in Utah.

Kentucky governor Beshear green lights telecom deregulation bill heralded by AT&T

AT&T has won what could be a victory in Kentucky as Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a law that will limit a service provider's obligation to provide POTS service to consumers and businesses.

SIP trunking helped enterprise session border controller market hit $271M in 2014

Businesses' ongoing adoption of SIP trunking continues to be a boom for enterprise session border controller (SBC) vendors, a market segment that saw worldwide revenue rise to $271 million in 2014, says Infonetics in a new report.

CenturyLink expands IPTV service in Denver

CenturyLink is moving forward with its plans to bring its Prism IPTV service to Denver residents after the City Council approved a 10-year video franchise agreement with the telco earlier this week.

Windstream's board grants final approval for REIT spinoff CS&L

Windstream's board of directors has given its thumbs up for the company to proceed with the tax-free spinoff of its telecom assets into its real estate investment trust (REIT) Communications Sales & Leasing (CS&L).

AT&T appeals to U-verse SMB customers with Small Site Wi-Fi service

AT&T is looking to strengthen the bond it has gained with its growing base of small to medium business (SMB) customers that use its U-verse and wireless services, particularly restaurants and retailers, with its new Wi-Fi Small Site service.

Report: Google Fiber says Oregon tax bill will make serving Portland 'extremely unlikely'

Google Fiber has come into another local community tangle in Oregon, where it has told lawmakers that the state's proposed tax changes will make it "extremely unlikely" the service provider will bring its service to the Portland are...

Bare metal switches to accelerate in data centers, says Infonetics

Bare metal switches, which decouple hardware from software and offer other benefits including agility and cost savings over traditional data center switches, are making a bigger dent in the data center market, rising 11 percent in 2014, says Infonetics in a new report.

Cable becomes emerging special access source for CLECs, but trails AT&T and CenturyLink's ubiquity

Cable operators are in an interesting position to drive new competition in the wholesale special access market, giving CLECs the ability to connect their multi-site business customers in areas where they can't economically reach with their own facilities today.

Clinton, Miss., qualifies for C Spire's 1 Gbps FTTH service

C Spire said that Clinton has become the fourth Mississippi city to reach the homeowner pre-registration threshold, enabling the service provider to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband data, HDTV and phone services to the community.

AT&T steps up competition against Comcast by bringing 75 Mbps U-verse service to Houston

AT&T is bringing new heat to Comcast in the Houston market by serving up its 75 Mbps U-verse tier for residential and small to medium business (SMB) customers.

Verizon faces pressure from unions to expand FiOS into new markets

Verizon has been adamant that it has no plans to expand FiOS service outside of the areas where it has established agreements with local communities, but that's not stopping the Communications Workers of America (CWA) from launching a campaign called "Where's My FiOS?" to bring the service to more cities.

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