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AT&T Blends Communication Technologies with Enhanced Mobile Offering

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DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Thanks to AT&T CollaborateTM – Enhanced Mobile, businesses can now provide a superior experience to customers by having a unified voice presence – no matter if employees are in the office or on-the-go. Businesses can now improve customer service, brand image and employee productivity...Learn More

Southern Telecom Announces Network Fiber Initiative in Southeast US

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ATLANTA – October 16, 2017 – Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company, announces new underground fiber routes and colocation facilities are being planned and constructed as part of a network fiber strategy across the Southeast. Existing cables will be replaced with new underground fiber featuring...Learn More

Brazos Valley Council of Governments Improves Broadband Access to Critical Services with Ciena and CenturyLink

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October 11, 2017 — HANOVER, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seeking to bridge the digital divide between rural and metropolitan areas, the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) has deployed a new private network with Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) and CenturyLink that is now live and providing services. Funded in...Learn More

Major Carrier Selects Zayo for Small Cell Densification

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October 12, 2017 — BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A major wireless carrier has selected Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) for deployment of more than 500 small cell sites in two major metro areas. The multimillion-dollar agreement includes small cell siting, placement and installation, part of Zayo’s portfolio...Learn More

International Hyperscale Cloud Provider Selects Windstream’s Waves Solution

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has been selected by a worldwide, hyperscale cloud services provider to install twenty-one 100G optical Waves, supporting the cloud operator’s efforts to strengthen and expand...Learn More

Schurz Completes Agreement to Acquire Hiawatha Broadband Communications

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(Mishawaka, IN) – On October 3, Schurz Communications completed the purchase agreement to acquire Winona-based, Hiawatha Broadband Communications serving communities in Southeast Minnesota. The acquisition is consistent with Schurz’ focus on expanding its broadband operations in communities that are growing and committed to deploying the...Learn More

iPhotonix Completes Integration with NeoNova

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RICHARDSON, TX (PRWEB) OCTOBER 05, 2017 — iPhotonix, an industry innovation leader for high-speed fiber-optic technology, announced today that its iVolve ONT solutions have been fully integrated with NeoNova, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRTC. The iVolve platform supports NeoNova’s network management service offerings and solutions. NeoNova’s TR-069-compatible...Learn More

New York IPTV Provider Moves to Innovative Systems Middleware

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October 5, 2017 — Germantown, NY – As G-Tel presses forward with an aggressive fiber expansion into new areas of the Hudson River Valley of New York, the decision was made to switch to the Innovative Systems IPTV Middleware service. According to General Manager Jason Shelton, as the...Learn More

RWA Joins Broadband Access Coalition

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October 3, 2017 — Washington, D.C., – The Rural Wireless Association has joined the Broadband Access Coalition, a group of 30+ broadband providers, technology companies, trade associations, and non-profit public advocacy groups working to close the digital divide by seeking access to 3.7 – 4.2 GHz...Learn More

GTT Acquires Transbeam

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October 03, 2017 — MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the acquisition of Transbeam, a provider of managed data and voice services, for $28 million in cash. This strategic combination: Adds marquee U.S. clients in...Learn More

Hammer Fiber Set To Launch Wireless Internet, Phone And Television Services In Baltimore

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ–(Marketwired – Oct 3, 2017) – Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a New Jersey-based wireless and fiber network operator and wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR), announces that is set to launch Internet, phone and...Learn More

DISH Introduces Whole-Home 4K Netflix Experience

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Englewood, Colorado — September 29, 2017 — DISH is now the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to offer a whole-home 4K Netflix experience. After offering Netflix Ultra HD titles on its Hopper 3 DVR since April 2016, the company added the app to its 4K Joey...Learn More

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