Competitive Watch

ZCorum and Alianza Partner for Cloud VoIP

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Alpharetta, GA and Lindon, UT (May 21, 2015) – ZCorum and Alianza announced today they have formed a new, strategic partnership to deliver a future-proof cloud-based VoIP solution for broadband service providers via ZCorum’s VoiSelect brand. Powered by the Alianza Cloud Voice Platform and ZCorum’s...Learn More

Bandwidth Manages 9-1-1 Services for Top 5 VoIP Provider Nationwide

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Raleigh, North Carolina – (BUSINESS WIRE) – May 20, 2015 – Bandwidth, one of the nation’s leading communications companies, today announced that iTalkBB, the leading VoIP provider to North America’s Asian community, has chosen Bandwidth to provision and manage its 9-1-1 emergency services capabilities. iTalk Global...Learn More

Charter and Advance/Newhouse Re-Affirm Commitment To Bright House Transaction

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STAMFORD, Conn. and SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries “Charter”) and Advance/Newhouse (the parent company of Bright House Networks, LLC) jointly announced that the companies remain committed to completing their previously announced transaction on the same...Learn More

JAB Broadband Re-Brands Acquired Wireless ISPs Under Rise Name

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May 15, 2015 — DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rise Broadband is the new brand name for JAB Broadband – the nation’s leading fixed wireless Internet service provider – and its five divisions which offer Internet and phone service to rural and suburban areas throughout 15 states in the...Learn More

All West Communications Launches Utah Gigabit Service

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Kamas, UT, May 12, 2015 — All West Communications, the leading provider of Fiber-to-the-Home services in Summit County, UT and Wasatch County, UT is excited to announce that they are the first to deploy 1 Gig services to residential customers within their Fiber footprint. All...Learn More

Amazon Web Services Launches Cloud Offering for Schools

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May 14, 2015 — SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the launch of AWS Educate, a program that helps educators and students use real-world cloud technology in the classroom to graduate students ready to enter the cloud workforce. AWS...Learn More

CenturyLink adds hydro-electric-powered data center services in Washington

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MONROE, La., May 13, 2015 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the opening of a new data center in central Washington, adding hydro-electric-powered data center services to CenturyLink’s hybrid IT services portfolio. The facility offers global enterprises low power costs, and its high resiliency and geographic...Learn More

Verizon, Sprint to Pay $158M to Settle Illegal Billing Investigations

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May 12, 2015 — Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau announced today that Verizon Wireless will pay $90  million and Sprint Corporation will pay $68 million to settle investigations that revealed the companies billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party premium...Learn More

Baja Broadband Officially Becomes TDS Today

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MADISON, Wis. (May 11, 2015) – It isn’t just a name change. It’s a promise of what’s to come. Baja Broadband is changing its name to reflect that of its parent company, TDS Telecom (TDS). As part of a rebrand effort, the cable company will...Learn More

Alaska Communications to Acquire North Slope Fiber Network

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May 07, 2015 – ANCHORAGE, Alaska–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alaska’s North Slope oil and gas industry customers will soon have access to reliable, high-speed broadband service thanks to an investment in fiber optic networks by a partnership between Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK), Alaska’s leading broadband and IT solutions...Learn More

Lumos Networks Corp. Introduces Dark Fiber Offering

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WAYNESBORO, Va.– May 6, 2015 –Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, today introduced a dark fiber product offering to meet the growing demand for high-capacity, customizable...Learn More

Montana Opticom and Calix Bring Gigabit Services to Belgrade, Montana

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BELGRADE, MT – May 5, 2015 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that Montana Opticom will deliver gigabit broadband services to residents and businesses in Belgrade, Montana via the Calix Unified Access portfolio. Powered by the Calix E7-20 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP), 844G...Learn More