Carrier Evolution

As telecom carriers evolve, Carrier Evolution tracks the important developments in telecom and broadband which drive that evolution, including IP voice, unified communications, collaboration and consumer applications. Carrier Evolution offers original and curated content from external sources.

Telergee: Rural Telco Financials See Flat Revenues and Declining Margins

The typical small rural telco financials saw margins decrease about 3% between 2012 and 2013 as their revenue mix shifted toward non-regulated lines of business, according to the 2014 Telergee Alliance Benchmarking Study. Telergee is an alliance of accounting firms specializing in rural telecom. The...Learn More

Windstream REIT Spin-Off May Ignite Structural Separation Debate

Windstream announced today their intention to spin off many of their network assets into a separate publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT). The separate company will own Windstream’s existing fiber and copper networks, as well as other real estate assets. The transaction will allow...Learn More

AT&T Gigabit Nashville Plans Revealed; Comporium Gigabit Expands

See update at end of post added later on July 29. We’ve seen two gigabit announcements already this week and it’s only Tuesday. AT&T said it will bring its gigabit broadband service, dubbed GigaPower, to the City of Nashville. And cable operator Comporium, which announced...Learn More

FCC Approves Frontier Purchase of Connecticut AT&T Lines

STAMFORD, Conn. July 25, 2014 – Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its proposed acquisition of AT&T’s local wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut.  The company is currently also seeking approval from the Connecticut Public Utilities...Learn More

Dallas/Fort Worth GigaPower Expansion Outlined by AT&T

AT&T is moving quite quickly with its plans to deploy GigaPower service to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding cities. GigaPower is the name that AT&T has given to the fiber-to-the-home infrastructure it plans to deploy in various communities nationwide. That infrastructure can support...Learn More

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