Competitive Watch

Zayo Group Announces Expanded Connect to the Cloud Platform

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BOULDER, Colo. – August 28, 2014 – Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”) today announced its Connect to the Cloud platform, a program enabling connectivity to multiple cloud providers and over 500 data centers worldwide. The expanded program offers a direct connect option to many leading cloud...Learn More

FirstLight Fiber Acquires G4 Communications

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ALBANY, NY – August 27, 2014 – FirstLight Fiber, a facilities-based telecommunications service provider operating fiber optic networks in Upstate New York and Northern New England with connectivity to Canada, announced today it has signed a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire substantially all of...Learn More

Kentucky’s EPB Begins Offering Gigabit Service

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RUSSELLVILLE, KY (August 8-27-14) EPB smartnet, Russellville’s municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network announced at yesterday’s 11th Annual Kentucky Cable and Telecommunications Conference in Lexington, KY that the first 1 Gigabit broadband service in Kentucky will now be available for both residential and business customers beginning September 1,...Learn More

CenturyLink Opens Canadian Data Center

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August 27, 2014 — MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the grand opening of its new data center in the greater Toronto area. Designed to serve growing demand for access to secure colocation, managed hosting and cloud services, the data center is...Learn More

TDS Expands IPTV, Gigabit Service to Wisconsin Market

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August 22, 2014 — Customers gain access to Internet speeds up to 1 Gigabit and new choice when selecting a TV provider. TDS Telecom (TDS®) will be introducing TDS TV®, an Internet Protocol (IP)-based TV service, and new, faster Internet speeds of up to 1...Learn More

MegaPath Launches Unified Communications Offering

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August 25, 2014 — PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, today announced the launch of its Unified Communications service, integrating its IP voice telephony capabilities with enhanced collaboration features such as...Learn More

AT&T Adds Cupertino to its Gigabit Plans

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Cupertino, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Cupertino. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

AT&T Picks Jacksonville to Expand Gigabit Footprint

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Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Jacksonville. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

C Spire Installs Wi-Fi at University of Mississippi Stadium

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August 20, 2014 — OXFORD, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the 2014 college football season just around the corner, Ole Miss fans will soon be flocking to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with smartphones and other connected devices in hand to capture and share the experience with friends and family. To...Learn More

GE Introduces Smartphone-Controlled Stove

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August 20, 2014 — LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Think you accidentally left the oven on? Switch it off while on the go. The new free-standing Profile™ Series gas and electric ranges are GE’s second cooking appliances, following the wall oven, to allow consumers to preheat, set the...Learn More

Cox Extends Low-Income Internet Program

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications today announced a two-year extension of its participation in Connect2Compete, the broadband adoption program that offers discounted high speed internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Cox pledged $15...Learn More

Canby Telcom to Use Adtran for Gigabit Deployment

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August 18, 2014  — HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced as part of its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, that it is enabling Canby Telcom to deliver Gigabit services to the town of Canby, Oregon. Canby, located...Learn More