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TDS Telecom adds Monroe, Wis., to its growing 1-Gig broadband list

TDS Telecom is extending its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) Internet product to Monroe, Wis., the latest town in its home state to get the new service.

Consolidated poses challenge to Google Fiber with 1-Gig residential offering in Kansas City

Consolidated Communications (CCI) has finally responded to Google Fiber's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) call in Kansas City, Mo., with its own 1 Gbps Internet package for residential customers.

CenturyLink proposes TDM-to-IP transition trial in Las Vegas

CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to conduct its own TDM-to-IP trials with a particular focus on business customers replacing their traditional POTS voice services with VoIP. The service provider expects the proposed trial in Las Vegas to last approximately six months in 12 wire centers.

Software-Defined Networks: Nervous Time for IT Departments

It is important to remember that SDNs represent great change, though change is often hard and in some cases risky.

LRG: Pay-TV providers saw largest subscriber declines ever in Q3

Pay-TV operators had a tough third-quarter period, losing nearly 150,000 subscribers during the period, according to a new Leichtman Research Group (LRG) report.

Sprint CEO Hints at Big Things to Come

For years Sprint has been America’s perennial third place finisher in the wireless market, a nationwide competitor larger than the regional prepaid companies, but dwarfed by the likes of Verizon and AT&T. But over the past year that ironclad third place position has been in jeopardy, not only because fourth place T-Mobile has been aggressively [...]

Meet Us in Brussels

Diffraction Analysis CEO/CRO will be in Brussels on November 19th-20th, speaking at a number of events: On November 19th, Benoit will be one of the speakers at the Swedish Municipalities event entitled Maximizing Fiber Infrastructure Investment in Europe. He will discuss the importance of broadband for the future of cities, the challenges of the current […]

The Empire Strikes Back: AT&T threatens to pull Paltry US Fibre Investment

In a sure sign that net neutrality won’t be instituted in the US without one hell of a struggle, AT&T CEO, Randall Stephenson, has announced an “investment pau… Source: www.telecomtv.com Not much to add to this, except to say that the very fact that they are willing to stop an infrastructure investment plan because there’s […]

More on Getting Sued For Playing the Oldies

Sirius XM loses another ruling in California litigation about digital performance of pre-1972 recordings. As I reported in September, Sirius XM (and, by extension, just about any other provider of streamed digital music) suffered a setback...Show More Summary

Fashion house selects CenturyLink to improve network, add in-store Wi-Fi

Fashion house BCBG Max Azria Group has tabbed CenturyLink to connect more than 400 retail boutiques with a fully managed and monitored VoIP network and in-store Wi-Fi service for shoppers.

Level 3's Waters on integrating tw telecom, SDN and deepening the metro network footprint

Now that Level 3 has completed its acquisition of tw telecom, the next phase of the deal comes as the service provider begins integrating the former's operations into its own fold. Jack Waters, CTO of Level 3, recently talked with Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, about the value the tw telecom assets bring to his company.

GCI, WellAware partner on remote oil and gas field monitoring

Alaskan telecommunications provider GCI is partnering with oil and gas monitoring and optimization provider WellAware on a deal to provide oil and gas field operators access to advanced analytics of their remote operations. The partnership will be managed by GCI Industrial Telecom.

FairPoint strikers take their case to Wall Street

Union activists took to the streets of New York City to make the case for striking northern New England FairPoint workers. The demonstrators made their case outside a New York conference attended by executives from Wall Street hedge fund Angelo, Gordon, the telco's biggest stakeholder.

ShoreTel board rejects Mitel's latest buyout offer

ShoreTel's board of directors has unanimously rejected Mitel's latest buyout bid because it "significantly undervalues ShoreTel and its strong prospects for continued growth and value creation," the carrier said in a press release.

Wave Broadband plots Gigabit broadband for Seattle neighborhoods

Wave Broadband is jumping ahead of the competition with plans to offer broadband speeds up to 1 Gbps to Seattle neighborhoods starting in December.

Cisco's Chambers slams Obama's net neutrality stance

Cisco CEO John Chambers used his quarterly results call with analysts to blast President Barack Obama's net neutrality stance, promising to be "very aggressive (in opposition to Title II regulation of the Internet) and try to educate people on all sides about why this is not right," according to a story in Computer Weekly.

Google Fiber dips into Kansas City's business market, but expansion is not a slam dunk

Google Fiber finally provided a further glimpse of hope that businesses will be able to get their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service at least in the Kansas City area, but broader expansion is hardly a given.

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