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Report: CenturyLink's cloud chief Higginbotham to depart

CenturyLink's key cloud guru Andrew Higginbotham is going to be leaving the telco after a 14-year tenure with the company, according to a Gigaom report.

Big Week at the FCC: New Net Neutrality Rules, Power to the Munis

News this week included net neutrality, municipal broadband, iOS and Android (near) total dominance, dire mobile app security and super-fast wireless.

CenturyLink, Frontier, TDS and others remain divided on new net neutrality rules

CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS, three telcos that have a long heritage of serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, are taking diverging paths on what they think about the FCC's passing of new rules to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act and Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Windstream CEO: We're ready to deliver 1 Gbps FTTP service

Windstream has not officially unveiled any specific plans for delivering a 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, but according to new CEO Tony Thomas, the company is ready to deliver it in various markets.

CenturyLink's Phoenix fiber network restored after being compromised by vandals

CenturyLink said it has restored service in north Phoenix and northern Arizona after repairing a fiber line that it said was "deliberately cut" in the New River area.

AT&T, Verizon and other carriers debate merits of new net neutrality rules

Amidst a great protest within the agency and by large telcos like AT&T and Verizon, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed Open Internet order passed in a 3-2 vote this week. Now that the order has been approved, it's likely going to see a number of legal challenges from the largest carriers.

AT&T brings on-demand Ethernet service to five new markets

AT&T is expanding the availability of its Switched Ethernet Service via Network on Demand to five new markets, with a particular focus on serving businesses in its fiber-ready buildings.

Grande beats AT&T, Google Fiber with 1 Gbps launch in San Antonio

Grande Communications, a Texas-based cable overbuilder, is leapfrogging competitors AT&T and Google Fiber with plans to launch its new 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in San Antonio on March 3.

Friday Bytes: GTT, HE, NTT, Akamai, Ciena, CENX, XKL

Next week it will be March at last, and perhaps we'll even see some snow actually melt.  In the meantime, here is a quick look at a bunch of items from this week -- assuming of course that Title II doesn't cause an immediate end to the world.  News from two global networks, one CDN, and […]

The Internet is Now a Public Utility: FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules in 3-2 Vote

After years of legal wrangling and bureaucratic bungling the fight for Net Neutrality hit an important milestone this week, the Internet will finally be regulated as a public utility. In a close but never really disputed 3-2 vote, the Federal Communications Commission approved the utility-style rules to govern the Web, adopting the Net Neutrality standards [...]

Federalism Versus Balkanization and Muni Wi-Fi

While most attention today focused on the FCC’s Open Internet, I was intrigued with the discussion—make that righteous indignation—presented by Commission’s Pai on the FCC’s partial preemption of state laws restricting territorial build outs by municipal Wi-Fi networks. Show More Summary

LTE’s Meteoric Growth Not Slowing Down

LTE leads to the use of more data and the purchase of bigger data plans.

AT&T, Verizon say FCC net neutrality move will stifle broadband investment, raise prices

The FCC voted to pass new net neutrality rules for wireless and wireline networks that would bar blocking and throttling of content and ban carriers and ISPs from striking deals with content companies, a move that incumbent telcos AT&T and Verizon say will stifle innovation and drive up costs for consumers.

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