Greenlight, a municipally-owned service provider in Wilson, N.C., will make its service even more competitive with three area service providers--AT&T, CenturyLink and Time Warner Cable--when it debuts its 1 Gbps service this July.
IPTV is now only a fraction of what service providers are delivering across their networks. As technology and consumer preferences change, is the term "IPTV" approaching the point where it will be about as accurate as the old "CATV?"
Local officials are hoping that CenturyLink's impending Prism TV service launch in Douglas and Sarpy Counties, Neb., along with metro Omaha, will ignite a price competition with incumbent cable providers Cox Communications and Charter Communications.
Savvis, CenturyLink's cloud and data center subsidiary, was named as one of the top managed hosting providers in North America on Gartner's Magic Quadrant where it is directly competing with AT&T and Verizon.
CenturyLink and CyrusOne, two service providers that have been broadening their presence in the data center market, have separately signed deals with Ingram Micro to sell its colocation space to clients.
Three of the largest independent wireline telcos--CenturyLink, Frontier, and Windstream--have sent a letter to the FCC asking them to provide additional Connect America Fund Phase I money to extend broadband into more rural locations.
As the major telcos migrate toward IP-based services and their legacy wireline voice service revenues decline, it has cut into revenues that would be used to pay for union health and retirement benefits--leading to sometimes-acrimonious negotiations between the two sides. Where do carriers and wireline unions stand in the latest contract negotiations? ( Image source: CWA )
AT&T, according to a Gartner report focused on the U.S. business services market, took home the highest product service rating for its wireline business service product suite.
AT&T is one of the early adopters of broadband usage caps, but only subscribers to its legacy DSL services are targeted, not its U-verse broadband service.
This week FierceTelecom offers a new feature chronicling the performance of the top four ILECs--AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream--in the Ethernet market. Each of these incumbent players come to the market with a diverse set of services and approaches.