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Altice Announces New Global Strategy: One Group, One Brand

New York, New York — May 23, 2017 –Altice NV (Euronext: ATC, ATCB) today announces a new unified global strategy, representing a new step in the Group’s evolution to strengthen its industrial and operational platform. This follows Altice’s transformation into a leading transatlantic telecoms, content and advertising company serving more than 50 million customers around...Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Knoxville

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Knoxville, Tennessee’s third-largest city. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure that connects even more local data centers...Learn More

DISH Debuts Hands-Free TV on Hopper DVR with Amazon Alexa

Englewood, Colorado —  May 22, 2017 –DISH is changing the way that people watch TV with Amazon Alexa. Available today, DISH customers with a Hopper or Wally and an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap can watch hands-free TV with Alexa. DISH is the first TV provider to offer direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa....Learn More

FCC Halts Rural Phone Rate Hike

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 – The Federal Communications Commission today stopped a federally mandated rate increase for certain rural phone customers, pending review of an FCC policy known as the “rate floor.” The FCC froze the current minimum rate for local voice services at $18 per month for customers of companies that receive support from...Learn More

AT&T Awarded $119M, 5-year Contract to Support Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

May 16, 2017 — AT&T will help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) modernize its communications and reduce costs. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded AT&T a task order valued up to $119 million to support the CDC. We will help improve CDC’s local area network, in-building cellular coverage and Wi-Fi with...Learn More

Hargray Communications Sale Closes

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina — May 16, 2017 — Hargray Communications Group, Inc. (“Hargray”) announced today the closing of its previously announced acquisition by Tom Pritzker Family Business Interests advised by The Pritzker Organization (“TPO”), Redwood Capital Investments, Stephens Capital Partners, and management. The transaction had been expected to close during the third quarter but...Learn More

Midco Xstream Gig Comes to Grand Forks

May 10, 2017 – Grand Forks, ND: Devoted to providing innovative services to the Midwest, Midco is now offering Midco Xstream® Gig to the Grand Forks service area. 35 times faster than the average high-speed internet, Midco Xstream Gig is now available in Grand Forks and 16 surrounding communities at an affordable price. “Midco Xstream...Learn More

Windstream Wholesale Unveils 5 New Strategic Fiber Routes on Its Nationwide 100G Network

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today at ITW 2017 in Chicago, the opening of five strategically located fiber routes on its nationwide long-haul fiber transport network. This marks another milestone in Windstream’s commitment to be a premier nationwide provider of large bandwidth solutions, providing customers...Learn More

South Dakota Telco Turns Off Cable and Turns On IPTV

May 10th, 2017 — Bison SD – A combination of fiber deployment, bundling and local customer service are helping West River Coop Telephone in South Dakota to grow their video business as they switch from RF Cable to IPTV. According to WRCTC GM Colle Nash, in a short time without any outside promotion, they have...Learn More

BARC Connects Turns to Alianza for Cloud-based VoIP Solution

May 10, 2017 — CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alianza Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that BARC Connects, a wholly owned broadband subsidiary of Virginia-based BARC Electric Cooperative, has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform to launch a full suite of residential and commercial phone services. BARC is one of the latest electric cooperatives to better...Learn More

MCNC Boosts Cybersecurity on North Carolina Research and Education Network

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina — May 9, 2017 — MCNC, the non-profit owner and operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), has successfully completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II examination. Accountancy firm Assure Professional performed the rigorous audit of MCNC’s organizational security controls and processes. The SOC 2 Type II standard...Learn More

Rocket Fiber To Provide Managed Network Services For QLINE

DETROIT, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Complimentary Wi-Fi service on the QLINE will be provided by Detroit-based gigabit internet and technology service provider Rocket Fiber.  The services include network-based technology to incorporate into the QLINE main office at the Penske Technical Center and public Wi-Fi at the stations and trains. After conducting an open competitive selection...Learn More

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