Competitive Watch

Windstream Applies to Bring Its Kinetic TV Service to North Carolina

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Little Rock, Arkansas — Aug. 25, 2016 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, submitted a formal bid on a cable TV franchise agreement with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State to bring its Kinetic television service to more...Learn More

Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches City Wi-Fi Roaming Project

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Singapore, 23 August 2016 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance today launches the City Wi-Fi Roaming project, part of the World Wi-Fi Day initiative to accelerate affordable wireless connectivity around the world. The initiative allows consumers and visitors of major cities, including New York, San Francisco,...Learn More

AT&T Wins Dept. of Labor Contract

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VIENNA, Va., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is the awardee of a 5-year contract by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. AT&T will serve as its primary mobility provider. AT&T will deliver a broad range of mobility devices and services to...Learn More

Sprint Launches Unlimited Plans

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 18, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE: S) is giving customers unprecedented value and simplicity with the launch of Unlimited Freedom: two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for the incredible price of $100 a month. Simple and straight-forward with...Learn More

T-Mobile Offers Unlimited Data With T-Mobile One

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New York, New York — August 18, 2016 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is at it again. With its 12th iconic Un-carrier move, the renegade wireless company today smashed the biggest wireless barrier yet – the data plan. Declaring his company was going “ALL IN on...Learn More

AT&T Introduces Mobile Share Advantage

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Dallas, Texas — August 17, 2016  — AT&T is continuing to simplify pricing with new plans that eliminate data overage charges for our wireless customers. The new Mobile Share Advantage plans are available Aug. 21. Consumers and businesses alike can gain a wireless experience, without...Learn More

Strome Fiber Holdings Acquires Former Assets of AF-Southeast, LLC

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Atlanta, Georgia — August 18, 2016 — Strome Fiber Holdings, LLC announced today that it has acquired all of the network and colocation assets of AF-Southeast, LLC.  The acquired network and colocation assets consist of a contiguous dark fiber network, constructed along secure private right-of-ways,...Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Chicago

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Aug 15, 2016 — CHICAGO — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in the Chicago area. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure...Learn More

AT&T Launches Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds in Cleveland

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AT&T today launched ultra-fast internet service in parts of Cleveland, Bedford Heights, Bedford, Shaker Heights  and surrounding communities. Customers in those areas will be able to get speeds up to 1 gigabit per second3 (Gbps) in homes, apartments and businesses. Internet speeds up to 1Gbps...Learn More

Agri-Valley Communications, Inc. selects NewCore Wireless to host new LTE Network

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St. Cloud, Minnesota — August 11, 2016 —  Edwin H. Eichler, President and CEO of Agri-Valley Communications, Inc. has announced a partnership with NewCore Wireless of Saint Cloud, MN, to provide equipment and hosting of a 4G/LTE network. This new partnership provides Agri-Valley Services (AVS),...Learn More

Sprint Demos LTE Plus, Reaches 295 Mbps

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Overland Park, Kansas — August 12, 2016 — Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced it reached peak speeds of 295 Mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the HTC 10, one of the first devices on the market to support the functionality. Sprint is testing...Learn More

NFL Network and NFL RedZone Launch on Sling TV

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August 10, 2016  — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Sling TV launched NFL Network and NFL RedZone on its live and on-demand Internet TV service. All Sling Blue customers will automatically receive NFL Network, while NFL RedZone is available to Sling Blue customers as part of the...Learn More