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    1. FCC approves move to revamp E-rate funding program

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 19 2013)

      FCC approves move to revamp E-rate funding program The Federal Communications Commission will be seeking comments from the public on the myriad issues revolving around E-rate, the government's 18-year-old subsidy program that brings Internet services to schools and libraries, following a Friday vote in favor of modernizing the program. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   NuVox

    2. Global Capacity adds 30 Gbps to its core PoPs

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 18 2013)

      Global Capacity adds 30 Gbps to its core PoPs Global Capacity has expanded the its core network with over 30 Gbps of bandwidth between its One Marketplace Points of Presence as a way to better respond to its carrier and enterprise customers' growing needs. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Overture Networks

    3. Verizon's wireline consumer revenue and Carrier Ethernet up

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 18 2013)

      Verizon's wireline consumer revenue and Carrier Ethernet up

      Business services: Verizon's revenues were a mixed bag in Q2, down year-over-year to $3.6 billion--from $3.8 billion in Q2 2012--due to a decline in legacy services and CPE sales. Strategic services sales, including cloud and Ethernet, rose 4.8 percent and represented 57 percent of total enterprise revenues.

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    4. Southern Telecom extends dark fiber to Tower Cloud's Ga. wireless backhaul network

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 11 2013)

      Southern Telecom extends dark fiber to Tower Cloud's Ga. wireless backhaul network Southern Telecom, the telecom subsidiary of power utility Southern Company, is leasing more dark fiber to help wireless backhaul specialist Tower Cloud increase network capacity in Florida and Georgia. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Tower Cloud

    5. TelePacific extends product set to Texas business customers

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 10 2013)

      TelePacific extends product set to Texas business customers With the integration of the Tel West assets now complete, TelePacific is bringing its wider set of services to Texas' small to medium business services market. The provider will offer its product line, including Hosted PBX and various cloud-based services, to existing Tel West and new TelePacific customers in the state. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   XO Communications   TelePacific

    6. Alpheus extends cloud footprint via CyrusOne's data centers

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 9 2013)

      Alpheus extends cloud footprint via CyrusOne's data centers

      Alpheus, a growing Texas-based competitive telecom provider, has established a number of connections in CyrusOne's data centers in the state as a way to expand its cloud service reach. The expansion of its data center footprint complements its MPLS IP VPN and high-bandwidth fiber services, two methods that its customers already use for their cloud environments. Customers also have the option to use its Ethernet LAN (E-LAN) Layer 2 managed network service to connect all of their data and voice services.

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      Mentions:   Alpheus Communications

    7. Tech Valley gets cash infusion from GE Capital, Webster Bank

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 9 2013)

      Tech Valley gets cash infusion from GE Capital, Webster Bank

      One of Tech Valley's latest service initiatives is its 10 Gbps Carrier Ethernet and optical wavelength services in 10 days promotion for new and existing customers that are located in the 1,300 on-net fiber buildings it has in upstate New York and northern New England.

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    8. Tier 2 telcos hunt for new fortunes in wireless backhaul segment

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 9 2013)

      Tier 2 telcos hunt for new fortunes in wireless backhaul segment

      Wholesale wireless backhaul services have become a growing revenue source for Tier 2 telcos, a number of which don't have a wireless operation and have spent much of their lives selling voice services. The timing to wire cell towers with fiber and Carrier Ethernet services comes as the largest wireless operators, including Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and Sprint (NYSE: S), are forecasting continued 4G LTE service growth.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Frontier   FairPoint Communications

    9. Frontier, FairPoint, others find new wholesale life with wireless backhaul

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 9 2013)

      Frontier, FairPoint, others find new wholesale life with wireless backhaul As wireless operators expand their 4G LTE rollouts into secondary and tertiary markets, where they tend to have little, if any, wireline facilities, they have turned to a host of independent telcos for wireless backhaul services. How are carriers like Frontier, Shentel, and Hawaiian Telcom taking advantage of the backhaul opportunity? (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Hawaiian Telcom   Frontier

    10. Fibertech wraps up Conn. fiber network expansion; may be acquisition target

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jul 1 2013)

      Fibertech wraps up Conn. fiber network expansion; may be acquisition target Fibertech Networks, a competitive fiber-centric provider serving businesses in the eastern and central United States, has added over 850 miles of fiber to its network in Connecticut, giving it over 3,500 of its own fiber route miles in the state. The provider's service reach has sparked some speculation as to whether it is an acquisition target as the market consolidates. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Time Warner Cable   Metro Ethernet Forum   Cincinnati Bell

    11. tw telecom introduces 40 Gig and 100 Gig connectivity for enterprises

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 28 2013)

      tw telecom introduces 40 Gig and 100 Gig connectivity for enterprises

      tw telecom introduces 40 Gig and 100 Gig connectivity for enterprisesFierceTelecomFor instance, a large financial services company can use tw telecom's 40 Gig or 100 Gig Business Ethernet services for higher speed connections to meet their growing bandwidth needs and for specific applications like storage management, virtualization ...and more »

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   tw telecom   Intelligent Network

    12. Tech Valley targets Tier 2, 3 markets with its 10 Gbps service drive

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 27 2013)

      Tech Valley targets Tier 2, 3 markets with its 10 Gbps service drive

      Tech Valley Communications, a fiber-centric competitive provider, has introduced a new capability that will enable it to deliver 10 Gbps Carrier Ethernet and optical wavelength services in 10 days.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Lightower

    13. AT&T touts Carrier Ethernet services to K-12 schools

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 26 2013)

      AT&T touts Carrier Ethernet services to K-12 schools

      AT&T's Carrier Ethernet services are finding utility with a number of K-12 local schools and school districts that need higher bandwidth to comply with statewide online assessments and satisfy the growing presence of mobile devices and distance learning programs.

      (Read Full Article)

    14. PEG Bandwidth lands 473-site Carrier Ethernet backhaul expansion deal

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 25 2013)

      PEG Bandwidth lands 473-site Carrier Ethernet backhaul expansion deal

      PEG Bandwidth, an alternative wireless backhaul specialist, has secured an Carrier Ethernet backhaul agreement supporting an additional 473 sites for an unnamed major 4G wireless operator.

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    15. Mary Stanhope, Global Capacity: Women in Wireline 2013

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 20 2013)

      Mary Stanhope, Global Capacity: Women in Wireline 2013

      Getting new services to competitive providers that can be delivered to both enterprises and service providers is something Mary Stanhope, vice president of product and marketing for Global Capacity, has developed a knack for. With One Hub, Global Capacity offers service provider customers the option of 1 or 10 Gig external-network to network interconnections (E-NNIs) that connect to over 3 million addresses in the United States with native Carrier Ethernet services.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   EarthLink   Sidera Networks

    16. Joti Balani, Lumos Networks: Women in Wireline 2013

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 19 2013)

      Joti Balani, Lumos Networks: Women in Wireline 2013

      Joti Balani, Lumos Networks: Women in Wireline 2013FierceTelecomIn the past year, Lumos' Ethernet services gained the Metro Ethernet Forum's 1.0 certification for EPL and EVPL services and later Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for E-Access and E-LAN services. These services are used to address both retail business and ...

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      Mentions:   Zayo Group   Zayo

    17. tw telecom promotes Tina Davis, Mike Rouleau to regulatory posts

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 19 2013)

      tw telecom promotes Tina Davis, Mike Rouleau to regulatory posts tw telecom is adding new regulatory duties to two of its top executives, Mike Rouleau and Tina Davis, to accommodate the upcoming retirement of Paul Jones, EVP of General Counsel and Regulatory Policy. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   tw telecom   Level (3)

    18. Zayo completes Anoka County, Minn., middle mile network

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 18 2013)

      Zayo completes Anoka County, Minn., middle mile network

      Zayo has put the final touches on the "Connect Anoka County" project, a middle mile network that will provide connectivity across unserved and underserved northwest, northeast, and southeast areas in Anoka County, Minn.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Zayo

    19. Verizon brings Private IP service to Equinix data centers

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 14 2013)

      Verizon brings Private IP service to Equinix data centers

      Verizon is extending its Private IP service to Equinix's International Business Exchange data centers worldwide to accommodate the growth of cloud computing and software-as-a-service applications.  One of the value-added capabilities Verizon can bring to the table will be 100 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities it recently added to the Private IP service.

      (Read Full Article)

    20. tw telecom brings fiber connection to Sentinel's NC data center

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 12 2013)

      tw telecom brings fiber connection to Sentinel's NC data center tw telecom is extending its fiber network to Sentinel Data Centers' NC-1 carrier neutral data center in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Sentinel began building the 420,000 square foot facility late last year, and the first phase will be commissioned this month. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Metro Ethernet Forum   tw telecom

    21. Alpheus gets $135 million in new funding

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 11 2013)

      Alpheus gets $135 million in new funding Alpheus Communications, a competitive provider focused on Texas' DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market, has received $135 million in new funding from Bank Street Group LLC to refinance its current debt and fund growth. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Oracle   Alpheus Communications

    22. Tier 1 incumbents AT&T, Verizon, others meet wireless backhaul demand

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 11 2013)

      Tier 1 incumbents AT&T, Verizon, others meet wireless backhaul demand

      If the advent of Apple's iPhone is any indication, the proliferation of easy-to-use smart phones and tablet computers is driving a host of new bandwidth-hungry data and multimedia services. The rise in bandwidth-hungry traffic that users are accessing from their phones means that wireless operators require a higher speed wireless backhaul network.

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      Mentions:   NuVox   Zayo   Level (3)

    23. Birch acquires Ernest Communications, expands business service reach across U.S., Canada

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 10 2013)

      Birch acquires Ernest Communications, expands business service reach across U.S., Canada Birch Communications is expanding its multisite business service capabilities by acquiring Ernest Communications, a voice and data services aggregator, for an undisclosed amount. The new assets will allow Birch to reach business customers across the United States and Canada. (Read Full Article)

    24. Zayo serves up U.S. West Coast 100G wavelength service

      Explore FierceTelecom (Jun 7 2013)

      Zayo serves up U.S. West Coast 100G wavelength service Zayo has added a Seattle-to-Los Angeles fiber route offering 100G wavelength network services for its growing base of media content and internet companies that reside on the West Coast. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Zayo   tw telecom   Level (3)

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