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Disney to Acquire Fox Assets for $52.4 Billion

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December 14, 2017 — The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable...Learn More

Cablecos Partner on New York Advertising Platform

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December 13, 2017 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Comcast Cable (Nasdaq: CMCSA) today announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement to form a new Interconnect in the New York market that will provide a one-stop advertising solution to...Learn More

Panoramic WiFi from Cox Communications Surpasses 1 Million Customers

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ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2017 – Today, Cox Communications announced the achievement of one million customers for Panoramic WiFi, the premier home network experience. In less than 14 months, Panoramic WiFi from Cox attained this notable milestone. After a successful trial in San Diego, Panoramic WiFi...Learn More

Clear Creek Communications Brings Next-Gen Video Experience To Customers with Espial Elevate SaaS Cloud

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OTTAWA, Canada — Dec. 11, 2017 — Espial announced that Clear Creek Communications is powering its video services with Espial’s Elevate Cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Clear Creek is a leading operator in Oregon providing television, broadband, voice, home automation and security services. With Elevate,...Learn More

CenturyLink Selected As Network Provider for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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MONROE, La., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has signed a five-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide data networking products to the Commonwealth’s agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards. As part of the terms of the contract, CenturyLink is collaborating with...Learn More

Huawei and NTT DOCOMO Achieve 4.5 Gbps in 5G mmWave Field Trial

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[Tokyo, Japan, December 7, 2017] Huawei, the world’s leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s largest mobile communications carrier, marked a milestone in their joint 5G trials by succeeding in high-speed data transmission over a distance of 1.2km on...Learn More

Hammer Fiber Completes Testing of Next Generation Fixed LTE Wireless Platform

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Wireless and fiber network operator, Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a subsidiary of Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HMMR) announced today that the initial development phase of their advanced LTE fixed wireless system is concluded. Given...Learn More

DISH Names New CEO, Group Presidents, CHRO; Announces Organizational Framework

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DISH Network Corp. today announced that Chairman Charlie Ergen has relinquished his post as Chief Executive Officer to devote more attention to the company’s emerging wireless business. The company promoted Erik Carlson to President and CEO from his...Learn More

ARRIS Completes Acquisition of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch Business

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Suwanee, Georgia — December 1, 2017 — ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) has completed its acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless® and ICX® Switch business from Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO). With this acquisition, ARRIS® builds on a leadership position in networking and entertainment for service providers while...Learn More

Hiawatha Broadband Selects Espial Elevate SaaS Cloud Platform for Video

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November 30, 2017 — OTTAWA, Canada–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Espial announced that Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) is powering its video services with Espial’s Elevate cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. HBC is a leading operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin providing television, broadband, and voice services to its customers. By...Learn More

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone Expands Knoxville 1 Gig Network to Powell, Tenn.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), one of the nation’s leading broadband providers, today announced the availability of broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) in Powell, Tenessee following continued expansion of the company’s Knoxville network. WOW! residential and business services are...Learn More

Sprint Continues Expansion in Major U.S. Carrier Hotels

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November 29, 2017 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) announced that it is continuing its strategy to expand in major carrier hotels to broaden its network and provide access at the lowest cost. The latest effort in this expansion added a new Point of Presence (PoP)...Learn More

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