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Alabama residents sue Windstream to get higher wireline broadband speeds

A number of Windstream's customers in Alabama aren't happy about the wireline DSL speeds they are getting from Windstream, and they are suing the company in the hopes the telco will respond by upgrading its wireline infrastructure.

Plastic optical fiber shows potential as inexpensive home networking option

As consumers' appetite for over-the-top video and music streaming continues to expand, broadband providers see plastic optical fiber (POF) as a potential short-range option in the home network.

Sizing up funding for COMPTEL, TIA, USTelecom and other trade groups

Given the diverse needs of the telecom and cable industries, a number of industry trade groups have emerged to provide advocacy and standards support. What are these groups' yearly revenues and tradeshow income?

Cisco acquires MaintenanceNet for $139M, adds data analytics, automation to cloud portfolio

Cisco is acquiring privately held MaintenanceNet for $139 million, enhancing its cloud portfolio with a set of software data analytics and automation to manage renewals of recurring customer contracts.

Frontier wins four NG911 contracts to serve New York counties

Frontier Communications has won four contracts to supply next-generation 911 systems in New York, serving six counties within and outside of its service footprint in the state.

Hudson Fiber Network creates alternative fiber service option with Manhattan buildout

Hudson Fiber Network has completed the installation of bulk cable throughout Manhattan, bringing a new fiber service source to New York City's major commercial buildings and data centers.

AT&T will offer low-cost broadband to get DirecTV deal approved

AT&T plans to offer low-cost Internet service of $5 to $10 per month to lower income consumers who receive food stamps if the FCC approves its pending acquisition of DirecTV.

Verizon transitions more New York City wireline customers from copper to fiber

Verizon continues to make progress with its copper to fiber migration, replacing copper facilities in two more of its central office facilities in New York City.

Frontier will use CAF II funding to expand broadband in acquired Verizon territories

When Frontier completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider will leverage its eligible funding from the Connect America Fund's second phase (CAF II) to bring broadband services to underserved areas of California and Texas.

Agile Networks delivers 1 Gbps to Ohio businesses via hybrid microwave, optical network

Agile Networks, an emerging competitive provider serving Ohio, has built a hybrid microwave and optical network that can deliver 1 Gbps Internet access services to business customers.

Google, Microsoft, Apple execs among those topping the wireless industry's pay scale

While executives at AT&T and Verizon Wireless were traditionally the highest paid in the wireless industry, a new report from FierceWireless reveals that the compensation trend in 2014 shifted toward Google, Microsoft, Apple and Qualcomm.

CenturyLink to hold big data, cloud security forums for CIOs

CenturyLink is going educate more of the IT community about the emerging cloud services trends that are affecting IT departments inside businesses via a multi-city tour that will feature industry analysts and the telco's customers.

Granite, MetTel argue for wholesale ILEC voice access, say it ensures business service choice

Granite Telecommunications and MetTel, two competitive service providers that focus on serving multi-site business customers, have asked the FCC to ensure that ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon provide an equivalent TDM-based voice service post IP transition.

Boise becomes 100th city to join Next Century Cities broadband coalition

Boise, Idaho has become the hundredth city to join Next Century Cities, a city-to-city collaborative of mayors who see the availability of fast, affordable, and reliable Internet as a critical piece of their community.

NYU, Surrey, TU Dresden rank as the top 5G research schools

While wireless operators have 4G wireless LTE up and running, a number of major universities, including New York University, the University of Surrey and TU Dresden are leading research in what will make up the 5G wireless network.

Frontier enacts two-part OSS, customer transition plan for Verizon wireline acquisition

Frontier told the FCC in a filing that it has devised a cutover strategy with Verizon for its purchase of the ILEC's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, one that it says will ensure there will be no service disruptions to its retail and wholesale customers.

Cisco invests in 6WIND, furthers focus on NFV and SDN

Cisco has made an investment in 6WIND, a networking software vendor with a focus on network functions virtualization and software defined networking. Coinciding with the visit this week between Cisco CEO John Chambers, his replacement...Show More Summary

SaskTel deploys Zhone's MXK platform as part of voice network upgrade

SaskTel is leveraging Zhone Technologies' MXK platform as part of its ongoing movement to migrate its legacy voice network from TDM to IP.

WiredWest to connect 22 Western Mass. towns with 1 Gig service

WiredWest, a cooperative of municipal light plants (MLPs) that are authorized to finance the buildout of networks, has gained the support of 22 Western Massachusetts towns to build a fiber network that will support up to 1 Gbps broadband services.

SBA: Broadband choices should be preserved for small businesses

As the FCC moves forward with its review of special access rates that incumbent telcos charge to CLECs, the U.S. Small Business Administration has asked the regulator in a letter to consider the impact such transitions have on small businesses.

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