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Lightower's 400-mile network expansion strengthens Washington, D.C., metro presence

Lightower Fiber Networks has wrapped up a 400-mile fiber network expansion that will give it greater presence in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

Cloud and Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity: A Perfect Fit

The nature of the cloud approach accomplishes the distribution of assets and de facto redundancy that DR/BC experts have always advocated.

Coming Soon: CommLawBlog Live!

A chance for you to hear directly from CommLawBlog contributors and friends. CommLawBlog is pleased to announce the debut of a new feature: CommLawBlog Live! From time to time, we will present our bloggers, and maybe even some outside guests, discussing communications law issues in a live online format. Show More Summary

AT&T wins multi-site Ethernet, unified communications deal with SCHOTT

AT&T has put another multi-site business contract into its win column by securing an $8 million deal to provide SCHOTT AG network connectivity to all of its production plants, data centers and corporate offices.

Tracking Q1 2014 wireless earnings trends

The first-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway and FierceWireless is capturing all of the action. Tune in to stay up to date as the FierceWireless team covers the earnings of wireless carriers, handset makers, network infrastructure providers and chipset vendors.

Integra secures seat on GSA Region 8 contract

Integra has added another arrow to its growing government contract quiver by winning a Local Integrated Services Acquisition (LISA) contract from the General Services Administration (GSA).

Lightpath surpasses 7,000 on-net building milestone in New York metro area

Lightpath has further solidified its growing presence in the New York metro Ethernet services market by announcing that its fiber network now reaches more than 7,000 buildings and spans more than 5,800 route miles.

Verizon's wireline business trails AT&T, Comcast, others, says Seeking Alpha report

Verizon has made some solid innovations to its wireline network by enhancing the FiOS product line with its Quantum TV product, which offers enhanced DVR features. However, a new Seeking Alpha report argues that its overall wireline business "lags the major wireline operators" such as AT&T, Comcast and Cablevision.

Verizon lures new subs with $50 HBO, FiOS broadband bundle

Verizon is appealing to new potential FiOS subscribers with a new $50 video, broadband promotional bundle, but customers will need to be prepared for the price jump when the promotional period ends.

Google Fiber to conduct small business pilot in Kansas City

Google Fiber's initial focus of its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service has been on the residential market, but it looks like it is going to finally begin testing a new small business product in Kansas City, reports the Kansas City Business Journal.

Ciena’s 200G Tested on Japan-US

While 100G is still settling in on transpacific routes, the underlying technology continues to jack up the speeds. Yesterday, Ciena and the Japan-US Cable Network trialed 200G on a part of its network. … [visit site to read more]

Akamai Gives DE-CIX a Shot In the Arm

As the various European-style peering efforts really start to get rolling in the US, the key will obviously be getting a critical mass of networks hooked up. DE-CIX’s New York internet exchange now has its first active interconnection customer, and it’s a biggie. They turned up service for Akamai yesterday at 111 8th Ave. … […]

Metro Roundup: Fibertech, Integra, Verizon, RCN, LightPath

Lots of other metro network news from this week that is worth a quick look, here’s a quick rundown: … [visit site to read more]

Apple Joins Forces with Other Tech Companies and Carriers to Implement Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones

To fight smartphone theft, several states and municipalities are considering various mandatory “kill-switch” laws for mobile devices. Now, they have the support of top manufacturers and carriers, as the wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on smartphones as early as next year. The joint effort was announced Tuesday, and it [...]

Rescheduled Webinar on Swedish Broadband Consumers

The webinar that was scheduled this week on the Swedish Broadband Consumer study ran with the FTTH Council Europe had to be postponed due to a platform failure outside of our control. We apologise for those who waited in vain until we figured out we couldn’t go forward. Everything is fixed now, so we are […]

Blackberry Admits Defeat, Renews Focus on Enterprise

It was news so minor that it barely made a blip on the tech media radar, but as Wired writer Issie Lapowsky puts it, purchasing a minority stake health tech start-up NantHealth this week may be the first good idea that Blackberry has had in years. Truly its hard to fathom the missteps, poor decisions, [...]

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