Sean Buckley

Windstream sees growing acceptance of 50, 75, 100 Mbps broadband speeds

Windstream may not be completely done with its Project Excel initiative, one that will bring higher speed broadband services of up to 100 Mbps over its existing copper network, but the service provider is seeing more customers take higher speeds.

CenturyLink-Level 3: A $34 billion deal that creates a global fiber powerhouse, threatening AT&T, Verizon

CenturyLink confirmed its $34 billion purchase of Level 3 Communications this morning, a move that will create arguably the third largest domestic enterprise service player and threaten AT&T and Verizon – two providers that have enjoyed their

Frontier’s supplemental CAF-II funding request faces protests from Comcast, Charter

Frontier’s request to the Federal Communications Commission to modify its CAF-II phase one incremental broadband deployment plans is facing a protest from Charter and Comcast, who said that the telecommunication company is asking for funds to buil

AT&T takes swipe at Google Fiber’s buildout woes, touts its community outreach approach

AT&T isn’t wasting any time taking a swipe at Google Fiber’s move to halt further fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) builds due to network installation costs and local ordinances that that make fiber builds a challenging prospect.

Spirit Communications, partners launch GigUp South Carolina initiative

Spirit Communications and its 11 independent incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) partners have taken a page out of the Google Fiber playbook by launching a “GigUP South Carolina” campaign, illustrating the utility of 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (

SHLB Coalition says FCC’s special access proposal should adopt technology neutral regime

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s business data services proposal is facing opposition from the Schools, Health, Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition who say that the proposal needs to regulate Ethernet pricing, a key factor

EPB says public demand will help change municipal broadband laws

Chattanooga’s EPB says that while it is still limited by Tennessee law to selling 1 Gbps FTTH service within its defined borders, the municipal fiber provider is confident that growing demand for higher speed broadband could drive a change to curr

EPB's gigabit challenge to Comcast, AT&T a win for Chattanooga, exec says

Comcast may have been one of the most vocal opponents to the fiber-to-the-home moves by Chattanooga, Tennessee-based utility EPB, but the company’s efforts over the past year to wire the city with fiber-based 2 Gbps services for residential and bu

AT&T launches fixed wireless trial, targets apartment complexes

AT&T has begun a hybrid millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless and wireline technology trial, targeting apartment complexes outside of its wireline service area to deliver up to 100 Mbps in areas where it has not been able to reach potential broadb

Georgia lawmakers conduct survey to identify rural market broadband gaps

Georgia’s lawmakers are working together to find a way to enhance broadband service in the state’s rural areas by asking residents to take an online survey about their service experience.