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DISH’s Pocket-Sized HopperGO Lets Customers Take DVR on the Road

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May 26, 2016  — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH’s HopperGOTM, a revolutionary new personal mobile video drive, today debuted to customers nationwide for $99. The 64 GB, rechargeable battery-powered device gives customers the ability to securely transfer up to 100 hours of recorded TV shows and movies...Learn More

Aureon Acquires Des Moines-based Midwest Projects Partners

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WEST DES MOINES, IA (May 25, 2016) — Aureon announced today the acquisition of Midwest Project Partners (MPP), a Des Moines-based company specializing in project management and management consulting services, primarily for financial services firms throughout Iowa and nationwide. Midwest Technical Partners, LLC and Midwest...Learn More

Cox Business Adds Mobile Functionality to Hosted Voice Solution

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ATLANTA – May 24, 2016 – Cox Business has expanded its hosted voice Solution, IP Centrex, giving business customers enhanced connectivity capabilities with voice, instant messaging and more through their smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. Using the BroadSoft UC-One® platform, Cox Business has strengthened its...Learn More

CableONE Launches Gigabit Markets

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5/17/2016 Cottonwood, AZ  — ​​​​Cottonwood and Clarkdale residents can now lay claim to the title “Gigabit city” with the recent launch of GigaONE, Cable ONE’s new Gigabit service. Cable ONE​ will host a GigaONE launch party at the company’s Cottonwood office on Friday, May 20,...Learn More

Lumos Networks Lights up RagingWire Data Center Campus

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May 24, 2016  — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced today that it has extended its fiber optic network to the RagingWire data center campus in Ashburn, VA. The...Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Richmond

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May 23, 2016 – RICHMOND, Va. — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in the Richmond area. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless...Learn More

ANPI Residential VoIP Solution Now Available for Resell

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May 23, 2016 — ANPI, a provider with a 20 year history of partnering with rural carriers, announced today the Wholesale Residential Service, homeXtend, is now available as part of the Private Label UCaaS Package. homeXtend allows carriers to bring VoIP service to the homes...Learn More

Comcast Business Begins Selling Microsoft Office 365 Through Its Cloud Marketplace

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May 19, 2016  — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced that Microsoft Office 365 is now available through its cloud application marketplace for small- and medium-sized businesses; Comcast Business Cloud Solutions (formerly Upware). Businesses can sign up today for the leading cloud-based office software and quickly...Learn More

Charter, Bright House, Time Warner Cable Deal Completed

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STAMFORD, Conn., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries, “Charter”) today announced that it has closed its previously announced transactions whereby legacy Charter, the previous public company (“legacy Charter”), has combined with Time Warner Cable Inc. (“TWC”).  Subject...Learn More

AT&T Launches Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds in the Bay Area

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Mountian View, California  — May 17, 2016 — AT&T today launched ultra-fast Internet service in parts of San Francisco, San Jose, Dublin, Mountain View, Santa Clara and San Ramon.  These communities are in addition to the parts of the Cupertino area where we initially launched...Learn More

WOW! Deploys Evolution Digital Hybrid IP Set-Top-Box

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Centennial, Colorado — May 17, 2016 — Evolution Digital today announces that WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone is the first broadband operator to offer Evolution Digital’s acclaimed eBOXTM IP hybrid set-top box, powered by TiVo®. eBOX is being deployed for WOW!’s newly developed SW!VEL service, which...Learn More

CenturyLink Foundation Awards Technology Grants in 33 States

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MONROE, La., May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently announced the recipients of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation’s Teachers and Technology grant program. The program, now in its ninth year, recognizes innovative teachers through grants to fund up to $5,000 each...Learn More