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