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Level 3's Storey: Lock-up agreements are stalling company's growth

The way incumbent providers structure their wholesale agreements is impeding future growth for Level 3 Communications, according to a top executive.

Suddenlink teams with Arris to offer Wi-Fi networks to business customers

Suddenlink said it will expand its offerings to business users with Arris' Service Provider Wi-Fi solution. Suddenlink said it will sell the product throughout its 17-state area.

Frontier plans to grow FiOS, business services in Verizon markets it is acquiring

Frontier Communications says it sees potential revenue opportunities to expand FiOS and business services in California, Florida, and Texas-- three markets where it will enter next year when it completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in those states.

Cable operators taking greater share of large businesses, says analyst firm

U.S. cable operators may not have the established brand recognition of large telcos in the business space, but that's starting to change as providers like Comcast have made gains in providing voice and data to businesses with over 100 employees during the past two years.

EarthLink to aggressively sell dark fiber to carriers, content companies

EarthLink's dark fiber business continues to be a bright star in its struggling wholesale business as more of its carrier and content provider company customers are showing interest in purchasing the service.

Granite, MetTel argue for wholesale ILEC voice access, say it ensures business service choice

Granite Telecommunications and MetTel, two competitive service providers that focus on serving multi-site business customers, have asked the FCC to ensure that ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon provide an equivalent TDM-based voice service post IP transition.

Charter's acquisitions make it legit ILEC and CLEC business threat

Charter Communications' $56.7 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable, and simultaneous $10.4 billion grab of Bright House Networks immediately vaults the company into the No. 2 position among U.S. broadband service providers, and the No. 3 slot for U.S. pay-TV suppliers.

Gracenote pays $54M to buy sports data firms, launches Gracenote Sports

Gracenote, a prominent provider of metadata services to the pay-TV industry, has announced the $54 million purchase of to several sports data services and the launch of its new Gracenote Sports division.

CenturyLink hunts for $150M profit in 2015, banking on businesses, FTTT strategy

As CenturyLink looks to build its revenue back into profitability, R. Stewart Ewing, the carrier's executive vice president and chief financial officer, said that he sees three opportunities to add $140 million to $150 million to its profit in the second half of 2015.

Comcast vendor CSG says TWC merger would have cost it up to $20M in annual billings

Count backend business services provider CSG International among those who are pleased that the $45 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable didn't occur.