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    1. Windstream announces Carrier Switched Ethernet expansion, names new chairman

      Explore FierceTelecom (Mar 11 2013)

      Windstream announces Carrier Switched Ethernet expansion, names new chairman

      Windstream Communications ended last week on a negative note with a defeat in its effort to limit municipal broadband networks, but has started this week with two positive bits of news: At the COMPTEL PLUS conference, the telco announced a nationwide expansion of its Carrier Switched Ethernet service. In addition, an on an unrelated note, the company named a new chairman.

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      Mentions:   NuVox

    2. Alpheus brings dark fiber to Fidelity Communications

      Explore FierceTelecom (Mar 11 2013)

      Alpheus brings dark fiber to Fidelity Communications

      Alpheus Communications on Monday completed a dark fiber indefeasible right of use (IRU) deal with independent competitive provider Fidelity Communications, enabling it to expand transport between Dallas and Memphis to better serve its broadband customer base.

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      Mentions:   Alpheus Communications

    3. FairPoint extends wholesale Ethernet reach into Boston

      Explore FierceTelecom (Mar 8 2013)

      FairPoint extends wholesale Ethernet reach into Boston

      FairPoint (Nasdaq: FRP) on Thursday introduced a new wholesale Ethernet service option that will give businesses access from Boston to the company's northern New England network footprint in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Offered out of the One Summer Street carrier hotel at One Summer Street in Boston, Carrier Ethernet Service (CES) Extended Connect will provide an access point for wholesale carrier customers who need an interconnection into northern New England.

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      Mentions:   sidera   Comcast Business Services

    4. Consolidated's Udell carves out new broadband, Ethernet business services strategy

      Explore FierceTelecom (Mar 7 2013)

      Consolidated's Udell carves out new broadband, Ethernet business services strategy

      We're doing a metro Ethernet-based product growth strategy across the commercial or business-to-business markets. We're seeing that even though we started with multi-site businesses a few years back that  that's picked up momentum and more and more businesses are finding that a preferred platform because it allows us to layer on more sophisticated and user-driven type services on top of it.

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      Mentions:   Consolidated Communications   SureWest

    5. FairPoint's Q4 revenue driven by broadband, Ethernet services

      Explore FierceTelecom (Mar 7 2013)

      FairPoint's Q4 revenue driven by broadband, Ethernet services

      FairPoint (Nasdaq: FRP) reported on Wednesday that revenue was $240 million, down from $242 million in Q3 2012, as gains in broadband and business-grade Ethernet were offset by ongoing declines in voice revenues and the impact of Hurricane Sandy. 

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      Mentions:   FairPoint Communications

    6. Zayo lights up new Chicago-to-Memphis 100G route

      Explore FierceTelecom (Mar 6 2013)

      Zayo lights up new Chicago-to-Memphis 100G route

      Zayo on Tuesday announced that it has built a 100G wavelength network on its Memphis to Chicago route, enabling it to offer wavelength and Ethernet services between these two markets. Prior to this network upgrade, this route was only available to Zayo's dark fiber customers.

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      Mentions:   Zayo

    7. FairPoint extends broadband to 3 additional NH towns

      Explore FierceTelecom (Mar 4 2013)

      FairPoint extends broadband to 3 additional NH towns

      FairPoint Communications has begun rolling out its broadband services to three more communities in New Hampshire as part of its ongoing initiative to expand services in the state.  

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      Mentions:   FairPoint Communications

    8. CenturyLink, Windstream rise in Carrier Ethernet market

      Explore FierceTelecom (Mar 4 2013)

      CenturyLink, Windstream rise in Carrier Ethernet market

      U.S. incumbent telcos have taken charge of the U.S. retail Ethernet market as they continue to expand their respective portfolios and footprints to serve their SMB and enterprise customers, but they all face a challenging economic reality that's slowed revenue growth. 

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   NuVox   Qwest

    9. Cable MSOs: A phoenix rising in the Ethernet industry

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 28 2013)

      Cable MSOs: A phoenix rising in the Ethernet industry

      Cable companies have a long heritage of providing television services for consumers, but over the course of the last decade MSOs have been making a name for themselves in the business services sector, providing a set of higher speed data services, including Ethernet.

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   Cablevision   Time Warner Cable

    10. TelePacific announces Enhanced Ethernet over Copper Speeds up to 200 Mbps

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 28 2013)

      TelePacific announces Enhanced Ethernet over Copper Speeds up to 200 Mbps

      TU.S. TelePacific Corp., which does business as TelePacific Communications (TelePacific), announced it is doubling its current 100 megabits per second (Mbps) data rates up to 200 megabits per second (Mbps) via its Enhanced Ethernet over Copper (EEoC)

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      Mentions:   TelePacific   TelePacific Communications

    11. Integra Telecom rebrands itself as "Integra," expands focus to enterprise market

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 27 2013)

      Integra Telecom rebrands itself as "Integra," expands focus to enterprise market

      Integra Telecom on Wednesday announced during the Channel Partners show in Las Vegas that it has renamed itself "Integra" to illustrate its flexibility to serve the large business customer market segment. Harding (Image source: Integra) The CLEC said that removing "Telecom" from its brand name has two benefits: It defines its stance as a broader solutions-based service provider, and maintains the reputation of the Integra name it has built with its existing SMB (small to medium business) customer base.

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      Mentions:   Integra Telecom   Level (3)

    12. 10G wavelength prices continue to drop, says TeleGeography

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 26 2013)

      10G wavelength prices continue to drop, says TeleGeography

      As businesses and wholesale carrier customers migrate away from lower-capacity SDH/SONET services to optical wavelengths, wavelength service prices are dropping fast while lower-capacity circuit prices are moderating.  But as seen with the prices of Carrier Ethernet Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) services, for example, 10G and SDH/SONET service pricing varies by region.

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      Mentions:   TeleGeography

    13. Verizon's Ihab Tarazi on the potential of Carrier Ethernet 2.0

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 26 2013)

      Verizon's Ihab Tarazi on the potential of Carrier Ethernet 2.0

      Ihab Tarazi, VP of Global Network Planning for Verizon ( NYSE: VZ ), last July took on another role as the chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). One of the major initiatives that Tarazi is driving at both the MEF and at Verizon is the emergence of the forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) standard. Following the recent MEF meeting where 20 telecom equipment ...

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      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum

    14. Virtual Network Interface Device - Top wireline technologies in 2013

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 21 2013)

      Virtual Network Interface Device - Top wireline technologies in 2013

      The Virtual Network Interface Device (vNID) may still be a relatively new concept, but it is emerging as a tool that service providers can use to effectively control QoS (Quality of Service) and OAMP (operations, administration, maintenance and provisioning) when service providers have to deliver Ethernet services leveraging a service provider partner's last mile network.

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      Mentions:   SLA   ERP   Quality of Service

    15. Ethernet over Copper - Top wireline technologies in 2013

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 21 2013)

      Ethernet over Copper - Top wireline technologies in 2013

      Fiber may be the best method to deliver Carrier Ethernet, but proving a business case and gaining the associated rights of way to build fiber to every location is unrealistic for even the largest service provider. This has created what Vertical Systems Group calls a "fiber gap." At the end of 2011, fiber facilities still reached only 20.5 percent of commercial buildings in Europe and 31.8 percent in the United States, indicating a large contingency of businesses that have a near-term opportunity to be served by Ethernet over Copper (EoC), a method of delivering Carrier Ethernet over existing ...

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      Mentions:   Vertical Systems Group   MegaPath   Consolidated Communications

    16. Carrier Ethernet 2.0 - Top wireline technologies in 2013

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 21 2013)

      Carrier Ethernet 2.0 - Top wireline technologies in 2013

      Whereas CE 1.0 only defined three services, CE 2.0, the MEF provides specifications for 8 services, including two of each respectively in E-Line, E-LAN, E-Tree, and E-Access. What CE 2.0 addresses is the ongoing need for service providers to either sell or purchase interconnectivity for their Ethernet services networks to fulfill off-net opportunities for their multi-site business customers.

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      Mentions:   SLA   Metro Ethernet Forum   Comcast Business Services

    17. The 10 hottest wireline technologies in 2013

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 20 2013)

      The 10 hottest wireline technologies in 2013

      Take the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 specification. A key piece of CE 2.0 specification is centered on developing an interconnection process for eight standard service types when service providers have to establish a connection with a carrier partner to fulfill a service order. Meantime, Ethernet has become an accepted wide area technology used by service providers for backhauling traffic and as a service that service providers offer to their large enterprise and SMB clients.  

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      Mentions:   Deutsche Telekom   LAN

    18. Legacy declines drag down MTS Allstream - Ethernet and IP bright spot

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 15 2013)

      Legacy declines drag down MTS Allstream - Ethernet and IP bright spot

      Taking out declines in its legacy lines of business, the service provider said revenue actually increased by 2.2 percent year-over-year due to sales of IP-based consumer IPTV and business-grade Carrier Ethernet services.

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    19. AT&T takes leadership position on Gartner's Asia Pacific Magic Quadrant

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 15 2013)

      AT&T takes leadership position on Gartner's Asia Pacific Magic Quadrant

      Gartner said that while AT&T "is making good progress expanding its [Carrier] Ethernet WAN coverage in Asia/Pacific... it still lacks full regional coverage."

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      Mentions:   China Telecom   Level (3)

    20. Consolidated ramps up its business services strategy with Ethernet

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 14 2013)

      Consolidated ramps up its business services strategy with Ethernet

      With the integration of SureWest well underway, Consolidated Communications has set a goal of advancing its business service set to extend into the Sacramento, Calif. and Kansas City areas it entered through that deal. 

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      Mentions:   Consolidated Communications   SureWest

    21. Zayo lays out fiber plans for Jacksonville

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 13 2013)

      Zayo lays out fiber plans for Jacksonville

      Leveraging the USCarrier assets it purchased last year, Zayo on Wednesday announced it is going to expand its overall network into the Jacksonville, Fla., Market. Targeting the city's greater metro area, Zayo will offer its suite of dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and IP-based services. 

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      Mentions:   Zayo

    22. tw telecom Q4 2012 revenue rises to $377.9 million on enterprise data service growth

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 12 2013)

      tw telecom Q4 2012 revenue rises to $377.9 million on enterprise data service growth

      For the year 2012, tw telecom revenue grew 7.6 percent year to $1.47 billion.  The CLEC's product line saw data and Internet services revenues increased 4.6 percent sequentially to $197.8 million as the result of an increase in strategic Carrier Ethernet and VPN-based product sales and other services. However, these results were partially offset by churn and repricing.  

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      Mentions:   tw telecom   Level (3)

    23. Windstream's virtual LAN services get MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 7 2013)

      Windstream's virtual LAN services get MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications

      Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN) on Wednesday reached another milestone in its migration as a business service provider by gaining both MEF 9 and MEF 14 technical specifications for its MPLS-enabled Virtual LAN services.  Having these certifications in hand means that when Windstream pitches potential enterprise customers, they will know they are working with a service provider that is following accepted Ethernet standards.

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      Mentions:   NuVox   Frontier Communications   Metro Ethernet Forum

    24. Sprint's Q4 wireline revenues rise to $949 million sequentially on IP/Ethernet

      Explore FierceTelecom (Feb 7 2013)

      Sprint's Q4 wireline revenues rise to $949 million sequentially on IP/Ethernet

      Sprint (NYSE: S) reported on Thursday that its Q4 wireline revenues rose 1 percent sequentially to $949 million due to an increase of IP volumes. One key area for Sprint is providing Carrier Ethernet access for enterprises. While Sprint clearly trails many of the established Ethernet players, it is making progress in expanding its Carrier Ethernet footprint. To date, Sprint Ethernet Access is available today in 147 markets domestically and 64 countries.

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