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Blog Post Archive

Level 3, AT&T establish network interconnection agreement

Level 3 has signed a new bilateral IP interconnection network agreement with AT&T, one of the latest pacts the competitive provider has made with a Tier 1 U.S. telco.

Electric Lightwave serves up dark fiber alternative service for business, content provider customers

Electric Lightwave, Integra's wholesale and large business services arm, is serving up a new 100G managed optical Spectrum service that it says will serve as an alternative to a wholly-owned dark fiber solution.

Alaska Communications, Quintillion purchase North Slope dark fiber network

Alaska Communications and Quintillion Holdings, a regional service provider, are purchasing a fiber network from ConocoPhillips that they say will enable them to target business service opportunities in the region's growing oil and gas industry.

Comcast presents competitive 2 Gig challenge to AT&T in Chicago

Comcast isn't wasting any time responding to AT&T's recent move to bring services to the Chicago region, announcing that it will offer its 2 Gbps service to more than 2.4 million customers throughout several markets in the region this month.

Sizing up the highlights of the INTX trade show floor

Now that the INTX show has come to a close, FierceCable has compiled an anecdotal tour of what editors saw on the show floor in Chicago.

Consolidated's Udell: 1 Gbps service gains traction, boosting interest in other speed tiers

Consolidated Communications says that while it's still very early days with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service rollout in Kansas City, the service is resonating with eligible users and it expects to see take rates continue to ramp throughout the rest of the year.

Cincinnati Bell passes additional 22,000 addresses with fiber-based Fioptics service

Cincinnati Bell's strategy to become a fiber-based broadband company continued to bear fruit in the first quarter as the service provider passed an additional 22,600 addresses with its Fioptics fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service.

Alcatel-Lucent sees access revenues rise 13% despite slowing U.S. sales

Alcatel-Lucent reported that it saw first-quarter access unit revenues rise 13 percent year-over-year to $2 billion.

Understanding Netflix, YouTube and HBO's role in OTT video industry

Media and entertainment companies are putting more attention and money into over-the-top video solutions every day. FierceOnlineVideo takes a closer look at the various business models that are in play.

Windstream reaches 200,000 users with VDSL2, sees further broadband growth opportunities

Windstream is progressing with its VDSL2+ deployment, announcing that during the first quarter it reached 200,000 customers in its ILEC territory.

USTelecom taps GVTC's Hunt to be board chairman, replaces CenturyLink's Davis

USTelecom has appointed Robert Hunt, vice president of regulatory and business operations for Texas-based independent telco GVTC, as chairman of its board of directors.

FairPoint will consider M&A opportunities, CEO says

After coming off a union strike that posed several challenges for the telco, FairPoint Communications is considering its future as a telco and part of that story could include some kind of merger or acquisition with another telco or other company, CEO Paul Sunu told investors during the company's first-quarter earnings call.

Lumos CEO: We expect our backhaul revenue stream to be TDM-free in 2016

Lumos Networks says that as it moves forward with its fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) initiative, it expects that legacy TDM-based T-1 revenue will fade out of its wholesale wireless backhaul revenue at some point in 2016.

Cogent asks regulators to place Internet traffic conditions on AT&T/DirecTV tie-up

Cogent Communications has asked federal regulators to reject AT&T's pending acquisition of DirecTV if it does not put restrictions on the new company to ensure it does not charge large fees for exchanging Web traffic.

North America to contribute 46% in home automation revenue by 2020, says ABI Research

Smart home automation systems may still be a nascent market segment, but according to ABI Research, it is going to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent between 2015 and 2020.

Comcast, Cox Gbps expansions further disrupt the broadband status quo

Comcast and Cox Communications are enhancing their Gbps broadband reach with plans to bring their services to multiple markets in the Midwest, Southeast and West. In doing so, they will increasingly do battle with traditional telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink, which are selectively moving into the fiber broadband game.

Frontier's McCarthy: We'll migrate more broadband customers to speeds above 6 Mbps

Frontier Communications sees a large opportunity to drive more of its residential broadband users--the majority of which are still on a low-speed 6 Mbps connection--to the higher speeds that it's making available across its network footprint.

CenturyLink to bring 1 Gbps broadband to 700,000 homes by end of year

CenturyLink has set an aggressive goal with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) initiative, signaling that it plans to reach 700,000 residential homes with the service by the end of the year.

Shentel's wireline fiber lease revenues drop to $8M in Q1

Shentel reported that its steady wireline fiber lease revenues dipped to $8 million in the first quarter 2015, down from $8.1 million in the same period a year ago.

Hawaiian Telcom sees reduced churn as a result of increased TV subscribers

Hawaiian Telcom may still be a nascent player in the TV space, but like its larger incumbent telco brothers AT&T and CenturyLink, it is finding that its TV service is producing two benefits: reducing churn and driving up broadband attachment rates.

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