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4G LTE Service Now A Reality In Rural Coos County, NH

Groveton, New Hampshire — December 2, 2016 — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced that the new 4G LTE network built and operated by Wireless Partners, LLC in Coos County, NH has launched broadband data and voice services as part of Verizon’s LTE in Rural America (LRA)...Learn More

Sprint Becomes First U.S. Partner of Pokémon GO

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), December 07, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE:S) and Niantic Inc., publisher and developer of Pokémon GO in partnership with The Pokémon Company International, are collaborating to create a special Pokémon GO experience in more than 10,500 Sprint, Boost Mobile and Sprint...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Sells its IT Services Equipment Business to ePlus

Mattoon, Illinois —  December 06, 2016  —  Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) (“Company”) today announces it has entered a definitive agreement with ePlus Technology inc., and closed on the sale of its Enterprise Services equipment and IT Services business.  As part of this transaction, Consolidated...Learn More

Home Telecom Brings Gigabit to South Carolina’s Charleston Peninsula

Charleston, SC December 5, 2016  Home Telecom, an independent telecommunications company based out of Moncks Corner, is launching “GigUP Charleston” designed to improve business and residential internet speeds by 100 times current standards. Home Telecom will phase the introduction of fiber and gigabit service,...Learn More

Citizens Fiber Selects Metaswitch for Strategic Network Transformation

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – December 1, 2016 – Cloud-native communications software leader Metaswitch today announced that Citizens Fiber of Pennsylvania has selected a full suite of advanced software switches and applications as the basis for its network transformation to an all-IP future. Citizens Fiber is...Learn More

iPass and Telrite Corporation Partner to Bring Unlimited Wi-Fi Access to Lifeline Program Subscribers

Atlanta, Georgia  —  November 29, 2016  —  iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS), the leading provider of global mobile connectivity, and Telrite Corporation, through its Lifeline supported wireless service, Life Wireless™, today announced a partnership to bring unlimited Wi-Fi access to qualifying subscribers of the Lifeline program. The...Learn More

Level 3 Brings Direct Cloud Connectivity to AWS

Broomfield, Colorado — Nov. 30, 2016 — This year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual cloud computing conference, re:Invent, will be delivered completely over the AWS Cloud thanks to direct cloud connectivity provided by Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT). In addition to serving as the official AWS...Learn More

TiVo and Netflix Enter Into Product and Intellectual Property Agreements

November 28, 2016 — SAN CARLOS, Calif. & LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO), the global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), the world’s leading Internet TV network, today announced they signed licensing agreements that allow both companies to...Learn More

Muni Broadband Provider TUA Upgrades Fiber Network with Calix

TULLAHOMA, TN — (Marketwired) — 11/29/16 — Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in subscriber driven access, today announced that municipal utility broadband pioneer Tullahoma Utilities Authority (TUA) is moving its fiber future forward with Calix. Since introducing LightTUBe fiber services in 2008, TUA...Learn More

TDS Implements Analytics Using Equinox

Nashville, Tennesee —  November 22, 2016 —  Leading telecom solutions supplier Equinox Information Systems announced today that TDS Telecom, the 7th largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S., has deployed the TeleLink usage analytics and reporting platform. The decision to select and implement TeleLink...Learn More

AT&T Partners with Best Western Hotels for DIRECTV

AT&T is working with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts to offer exceptional in-room entertainment. All Best Western hotels across the U.S., which includes over 150,000 hotel rooms, will be able to sign-up for DIRECTV. DIRECTV currently offers service in nearly 50,000 Best Western hotel rooms,...Learn More

Bluegrass Cellular begins rollout of LTE Advanced

Elizabethtown, Kentucky — November 18, 2016 – Bluegrass Cellular customers in select areas now have access to LTE Advanced, the next evolution of 4G LTE – the fastest and most advanced network available – on their mobile devices. LTE Advanced is the nation’s largest and...Learn More