Cable overbuilder WideOpenWest dominated a Consumer Reports survey of the top cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone providers. In addition to being ranked the trop triple-play provider, WOW tied Verizon FiOS as the No. 1 TV provider, and it was ranked the second-best phone provider.
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.
AT&T laid out the terms of a tentative agreement with 6,500 Illinois and northwestern Indiana workers represented by the IBEW System Council T-3 in wireline contract negotiations.
Where do ILECs stand in the Ethernet space? All four of the largest U.S. telcos--AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and Windstream--continue to expand their Ethernet portfolios and reach for their customers. In the latest entry in our Ethernet series, FierceTelecom provides a breakdown of each ILEC's performance in the Ethernet space and charts their on-net buildings.
In his latest column, Jim Barthold of FierceIPTV examines how it's going to be hard for service providers to use "20th Century copper infrastructure trying to serve consumers with state-of-the-art 21st Century devices."
Listening to a technological relic--an old cassette tape--spurred thoughts on how telcos are stuck with 20th-century copper infrastructure in a 21st-century world. The prospects for old technology, in the face of demand for IPTV and other services, aren't pretty.
AT&T is getting ready to extend its higher speed DSL offerings using a mix of pair bonding and VDSL2, and will reportedly begin a trial of 45 Mbps service in Dallas this month. But this first wave of speed upgrades initially won't include the 75 Mbps speeds it has promised through its Project VIP initiative.
AT&T said Monday that its U-verse TV subscribers can access the WatchESPN app on smartphones, tablets and Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console.
AT&T Mobility said it will effectively double the number of markets where it will initially launch its Digital Life home automation service from eight to 15. However, the company has not named the markets or said when exactly the service will begin.
AT&T is apparently going ahead with plans to use bonded pairs to bring U-verse broadband speeds more in line with what other carriers are offering, although, according to DSL Reports, this doesn't necessarily mean the carrier will offer 75 Mbps this go-around.