Frontier sides against special access, says the ‘Ethernet market is competitive’

Frontier Communications is confident that when the FCC completes its analysis of the special access and local Ethernet markets, the regulator will find that the market is competitive and businesses have a bevy of service options.

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Frontier to deepen wholesale Ethernet in East, Western regions following Verizon deal

When Frontier Communications completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider will have an even larger Ethernet footprint, one which will allow Frontier to deepen its retail and wholesale customer relationships.

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CenturyLink’s Post: We’re not threatened by the Charter/Time Warner Cable merger

CenturyLink is aware that when Charter Communications completes its acquisition of Time Warner Cable the merger will give CenturyLink a larger threat in its residential and business service capabilities, but the telco says it has the right weapons to compete.

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McCarthy: Frontier will expand FiOS in markets it purchased from Verizon

A top Frontier executive sees an opportunity to increase its fiber and copper-based broadband share when it completes its purchase of Verizon's wireline properties in three states later this year.

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Report: tw telecom executives to get an estimated $88M when Level 3 deal wraps

When Level 3 completes its

NTS connects first PRIDE network customer in Iowa Park, Texas

NTS, a competitive telco owned by Xfone, on Friday lit up its first customer in Iowa Park, Texas. When NTS completes its PRIDE FTTP network, it will reach 19 communities in Texas and Louisiana, passing a total of 50,000 homes and businesses. Similar to its rollout in

NTS connects first PRIDE network customer in Iowa Park, Texas

NTS, a competitive telco owned by Xfone, on Friday lit up its first customer in Iowa Park, Texas. When NTS completes its PRIDE FTTP network, it will reach 19 communities in Texas and Louisiana, passing a total of 50,000 homes and businesses. Similar to its rollout in

NTS connects first PRIDE network customer in Iowa Park, Texas

NTS, a competitive telco owned by Xfone, on Friday lit up its first customer in Iowa Park, Texas. When NTS completes its PRIDE FTTP network, it will reach 19 communities in Texas and Louisiana, passing a total of 50,000 homes and businesses. Similar to its rollout in

Google Won’t Favor Motorola, Says Schmidt

Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, yesterday reiterated that Google has no plans to charge for Android in the future, and that it does not intend to change its strategy for Android after it completes its acquisition of Motorola. For some the latter point was the more important item. Android Will Remain Free, And So Will Motorola The worry in the Android community, especially among licensees of Android, is that despite Google saying otherwise, it might favor its own “in-house” devices, made by Motorola, and thereby damage the businesses of other Android device manufacturers. Schmidt’s most-recent comments are consistent with earlier Google assurances that it would not do so, reinforcing the contention that the primary reason for acquiring Motorola was to buy Motorola’s patent trove. That has become more important for Google and other Android licensees as patent litigation has heated up.

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AT&T furthers hotel WiFi presence with Superclick Networks acquisition

AT&T ( NYSE: T ) will soon have an even bigger stake in the hotel WiFi market when it completes its proposed $15 million acquisition of Montreal-based Superclick Networks. Hoping to close the deal in Q4 2011, Superclick became a desirable target for Ma Bell because the company develops software that handles WiFi registration and manages wireless LAN data. Running on small 1U or 2U servers for wireless and wireline-based networks, Superclick’s Internet Management System (SIMS) is a Linux-based gateway product that provides real-time reporting, monitoring, analytics and management of an IT network environment, as well as individual customer billing for hotel-based wireless LAN networks. Since being co-founded by Sandro Natale in 2001 SIMS has been installed in a number of the largest hotel chains, including the Fairmont, Marriott and Four Seasons. While the announcement of the deal is new, it took over a year to finally come to fruition with Superclick’s M&A committee rejecting AT&T’s initial bid last November as being too low.

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PAETEC bond holders won’t require Windstream to conduct early buyout

PAETEC ( Nasdaq: PAET ) cleared another hurdle in its move to be acquired by Windstream ( Nasdaq: WIN ) as the majority of the CLEC’s bondholders said they will not require Windstream to conduct an early buyout. If the bondholders elected to have Windstream do the early buyout, the ILEC would have paid current bond holders a lower price for what the bonds are actually worth. Due in 2015, 2017 and 2018, the notes have interest rates of 9.5 percent, 8.875 percent and 9.875 percent. With this vote in hand, Windstream will take over $1.4 billion of PAETEC debt when it completes its $891 million stock acquisition of PAETEC. Windstream’s deal to acquire PAETEC is part of a broader strategy set by its CEO and President Jeff Gardner to expand its “focus on business and broadband services.” Of course, PAETEC is only one stool in building its business and broadband vision as it follows previous acquisitions of the former NuVox and Q-Comm .

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Zayo’s Cincinnati network expansion targets wholesale, business opportunities

Zayo, in response to one of its large wholesale customer’s service needs, has put its backhoe in action to expand its fiber network in Cincinnati, Ohio. Unlike the 1990s “build-it-and-they-will-come” mantra to build fiber networks, Matt Erickson, President of Zayo Fiber Solutions, said that its Cincinnati expansion reflects its “approach is to extend the reach of its fiber network to support the needs of its customers.” Through the Cincinnati network, Zayo’s wholesale and enterprise customers will be able to access bandwidth services throughout its Northeast and Midwest regional network, which include Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Besides serving its wholesale customers’ needs, when Zayo completes its Cincinnati expansion, it will add several miles of new network to its existing network in Cincinnati’s central business district. With businesses being along the path of that fiber, Zayo will also double the amount of on-net, fiber-fed buildings and enhance network route diversity. For more: – see the release Related articles: Zayo launches new managed services unit Telecom’s fiber network feeding frenzy: Top mergers and acquisitions Zayo expands Fiber to the Cell presence in Memphis and Northern Mississippi Zayo balances acquisitions with customer service

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CenturyLink will maintain Qwest’s local look and feel

When Monroe, La.-based CenturyLink completes its acquisition of Qwest next year, there’s an obvious fear by both customers and employees that the company will lose its connection with the local communities it serves, but it appears that won’t be the case. Although the combined company, which will continue to be known as CenturyLink, will be based in Monroe, La., CEO Glen Post wants to maintain a locally focused model that is in tune with the markets it serves.

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