Researchers Find Double-Digit Carrier Ethernet Growth

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Growth of Carrier Ethernet services will continue in coming years, with the number of ports expanding to surpass 3 million by 2018. That includes retail Ethernet services that offer speeds ranging from under 10 Mbps to over 10 Gbps, according to new market research from Vertical Systems Group. The U.S. will account for over 1...Learn More

Connecticut Gigabit CTgig Project Could Impact Half of its Population

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Half of the people in Connecticut could have access to gigabit service as the result of a public/private initiative launched by a consortium of 46 cities in the state. The group has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) seeking “information and dialogue with interested parties” according to a press release issued today. As envisioned, one...Learn More

Commerce Broadband Report: Competition Drops Off at Higher Speeds

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There’s more competition in U.S. broadband markets at lower speeds than at higher speeds, according to a new Commerce Department report – the first to analyze competition across the full range of Internet service speeds across the U.S. That asymmetry threatens to worsen the digital divide, the Commerce Department warns. “This report gives policymakers a...Learn More

CEO: Charlottesville is Just the Beginning of Ting Gigabit Plans

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Add Ting Fiber to the list of companies planning gigabit networks. And add Charlottesville, Virginia to the list of cities slated to receive gigabit service – a market Ting Fiber plans to enter by purchasing 70% of fiber-to-the-home network operator Blue Ridge InternetWorks. Ting Fiber’s gigabit ambitions don’t end with Charlottesville, however. The company is...Learn More

Windstream REIT Spinoff: New CEO Now Wants to Own Part of the REIT

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Windstream said today that it plans to retain 19.9% ownership of the real estate investment trust that it plans to spin off next year. Retaining partial ownership was not in the company’s initial plans for the REIT announced in July, but the company said it was making the change in order to free up additional...Learn More

On-line Video Habits: Survey Finds Preference for On-Demand Viewing

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Online video professionals in North America and Europe prefer to use a variety of devices when consuming media and they’re “equally concerned with pricing in CDN (content-delivery networks) service models as with the need to maintain multi-screen delivery to existing and emerging media consumption devices,” according to a market research report from Akamai Technologies and...Learn More

Behind Time Warner Cable/ Boingo Seamless Wi-Fi Roaming

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Time Warner Cable and Boingo have implemented what they said is the wireless industry’s first Passpoint roaming integration. Customers of either company will be able to seamlessly roam onto the other company’s Wi-Fi hotspots, with some caveats. Initially Time Warner Cable customers wanting to use Boingo hotspots will have to have an iOS device that supports...Learn More

DISH-Netflix Integration Illustrates Growing Influence of Netflix

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DISH Network is the latest, and largest to date, video service provider to integrate Netflix into their channel line-up. Other service providers have also made this move, but until now, it’s been limited to regional cable MSOs who use the TiVo or ARRIS STB platforms. DISH will integrate Netflix into their Hopper DVR platform. The...Learn More

Gigabit or GigaWhat? There is Work to Do Regarding Ultra-Broadband Services

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Many prevailing questions regarding the Gigabit services trend revolve around consumer perception and acceptance. Do prospective customers want Gigabit services? Do they really understand what Gigabit can do for them? What are they willing to pay for it? In partnership with Pivot Group, we recently published some market research that examines these issues, entitled GigaWhat?...Learn More

Moss Adams’ CHR Acquisition Consolidates Tier 3 Telecom Suppliers

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Moss Adams LLP’s plan to acquire the regulatory compliance and financial consulting portion of CHR Solutions, announced yesterday, will bring together two key suppliers with a strong focus on the Tier 3 telecom market. Moss Adams is one of the largest accounting and business consulting firms in the nation – and its communications and media...Learn More

Cable Industry Preps Its Gigabit Future, DOCSIS 3.1 Interoperability Passes First Test

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The cable industry has watched the telco and municipal industry leverage the Gigabit Internet trend for great visibility and PR value. In some ways Gigabit and other FTTH products (Verizon FiOS for example) have skewed the perception of broadband speed king – a title that the DOCSIS technology helped the cable industry secure, but may...Learn More

T-Mobile Data Stash Lets Customers Bank Unused Monthly Data

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 8.0 strategy, announced today, will give customers the ability to bank unused monthly mobile data allowances for future use. To kick off the offering, dubbed Data Stash, the company is giving all customers 10 gigabytes at no charge. On a webcast announcing Un-carrier 8.0 today T-Mobile CEO John Legere quoted the slogan the...Learn More