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NeoNova Launches YourStream TV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2014) – NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos, today announced that the company’s latest live broadcast streaming solution for Roku gives affiliate customers a new way for their subscribers to watch local television. YourStream TV from...Learn More

Cox Expands Smart Home Footprint

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ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications announced today that it is continuing its expansion of home security and automation services by offering Cox Home Security to the Las Vegas market. Cox started offering Home Security three years ago in Arizona and has since...Learn More

AT&T Powers Whopper Wi-Fi

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MIAMI, April 16, 2014 – Burger King Corp. (BKC) has expanded its long-standing relationship with AT&T* by launching AT&T Wi-Fi services for all of its U.S. restaurants. The upgraded platform, “WHOPPER® Wi-Fi” replaces and upgrades current restaurant Wi-Fi networks to provide BURGER KING® guests an...Learn More

Carolina Telco Consortium Deploys Shared IPTV Middleware

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ATLANTA, GA – April 14, 2014: Enhanced Telecommunications, Inc. (dba ETI Software Solutions, www.etisoftware.com) announced today that Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. will license their existing ETI software to integrate a shared Mediaroom IPTV headend (aka “multi-tenant”) among multiple telecommunications services providers. “We discovered that neighboring...Learn More

Texas Telco Selects Skitter for IPTV

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ATLANTA and QUITMAN, Texas, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Skitter Inc., a leading provider of converged media services over broadband and IP networks, announced today that Peoples Communication, Inc. (PCI), a subsidiary of Peoples Telephone Cooperative, Inc. of Quitman, TX, will deploy Skitter TV, offering...Learn More

Windstream Accelerates Cloud Migration

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Apr 11, 2014 — Little Rock, Ark.— Windstream Hosted Solutions, part of Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), and one of the nation’s premier providers of enterprise-class cloud and managed hosted solutions, has partnered with Racemi, a Software as a Service (SaaS) provider, to enable business to quickly...Learn More

NRTC Adds TV Everywhere Content

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April 10, 2014 — HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) announced today the debut of Disney/ESPN Media Networks, Turner Networks and AMC Networks on its MyTimeTV℠ authentication platform. Disney/ESPN, Turner and AMC represent the latest in a series of programmer additions to the...Learn More

Comcast Reaches One Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Nationwide

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April 09, 2014 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has surpassed one million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. The company’s Xfinity WiFi network, the largest in the U.S., allows customers to connect more devices and do more online, in more places and at any time....Learn More

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Completes Multi-Terabit Capacity Trial

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South Boston, VA., – April 9, 2014 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale fiber-optic open-access network transport provider, completed a trial last week delivering multi-terabit capacity on its existing network across southern Virginia. The trial demonstrated MBC’s ability to deliver multi-terabit capacity...Learn More

NISC Wins Customer Service Recognition

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Lake Saint Louis, Mo., April 7, 2014 National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of information technology products and services, has been recognized by Help Desk International (HDI) as one of the CSAT Elite Top 50, recognizing technical service and support centers worldwide based...Learn More

RCN Earns MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

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Princeton, NJ – April 8, 2014 – RCN Business, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, voice, video and network solutions, announces today that it has achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification. Achieving MEF CE 2.0 certification indicates the...Learn More

National Lifeline Accountability Database Up and Running

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Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission has launched a database designed to eliminate waste from duplicative subscriptions in the Lifeline phone service subsidy program nationwide. The National Lifeline Accountability Database, a cornerstone of the FCC’s comprehensive efforts to combat waste fraud and abuse in...Learn More