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Verizon's symmetric FiOS speeds take upper hand over cable's upstream DOCSIS limitations

Verizon may be reaching the upper limit of penetration for fiber to the home (FTTH), but its move to provide symmetric speeds across all of its service offerings shows its desire once again to beat cable with fiber--particularly in the upstream direction.

AT&T's U-verse successes help drive total wireline revenues to $14.6B

AT&T's U-verse continues to be the darling of the telco's wireline portfolio, helping to offset lower revenue from legacy voice and data products and increase residential customer revenues 3 percent to $5.7 billion.

Sprint to serve up Google Apps for small businesses, enterprise customers

Sprint is appealing to the growing mobile nature of its business customer base by establishing a partnership with Google where it will provide the Internet search giant's apps to its business customer base.

Arris plans to enter TiVo's turf with OTT-ready set tops

Equipment vendor Arris appears to be moving in the same direction as TiVo, partnering with startup Wurl to create a "standards-based" platform for its Whole Home set-top boxes that includes access to a broad selection of online streaming services.

Verizon's FiOS revenues rise 14.4% to $3.1B on strong broadband, video adds

Verizon's FiOS results bounced back in the second quarter, with revenues rising 14.4 percent year-over-year to $3.1 billion due to an uptick in both broadband and video subscriptions.

Netflix revenue climbs to $1.34B, company reaches 50M subscriber mark globally

Netflix's overall revenues surged around 25 percent year over year to $1.34 billion in the second quarter, and the company's profits more than doubled during that period, from $29 million to $71 million. 

BT, CWU hammer out new 33-month labor contract

BT and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) reached a deal on Friday to establish a new 33-month labor agreement, with 72 percent voting in favor of the pact.

Sizing up the cable industry in Q2 2014

The second-quarter 2014 earnings season is underway and  FierceCable  is tracking the performance of pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies. 

Birch wraps up its Cbeyond purchase, enhances reach to nearly 200,000 U.S. businesses

Birch Communications has put the  final touches on its $323 million acquisition  of fellow competitive service provider Cbeyond, creating what it says is a nationwide service provider with about $700 million in annual revenue.

Verizon makes all of its FiOS broadband tiers symmetrical, upgrades new, existing users for free

Verizon Communications is giving its FiOS data customers another reason to smile about their experience by upgrading all of its existing data tiers to symmetrical speeds.