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Altice Provides Fiber Connectivity to New Jersey Schools

New York – April 27, 2017 – Altice USA announces today that its Lightpath division has connected an additional 47 New Jersey schools and school districts to its 100 percent fiber network for high-speed broadband services. This effort is through the company’s participation in a...Learn More

Zayo Achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) today announced it has achieved Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF), the global body that oversees standards for carrier grade, interoperable Ethernet. The certification strengthens Zayo’s ability to deliver standards-based local, national...Learn More

FCC Fines Company $1 Million for Illegally Switching Consumers’ Long Distance Carriers

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2017 – The Federal Communications Commission today announced a $1 million fine against a Florida-based long distance carrier, Advantage Telecommunications, for “slamming” and “cramming.”  The company’s telemarketers violated Commission rules by impersonating representatives of customers’ existing long-distance providers and switching the customers’...Learn More

TDS Launches 1 Gigabit High-speed Internet Service for Businesses

April 24, 2017 — Today, TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces the availability of 1Gig high-speed internet service for commercial customers in six states, including: Georgia: St. Marys Indiana: Roachdale, Tipton Minnesota: Monticello, Winsted New Hampshire: Chichester, Contoocook, Farmington, Hollis, New London, Wilton Tennessee: Farragut, Halls, LaVergne,...Learn More

US Pay TV Providers Launch First Linear Consumer Ultra HD Services with SES

April 24, 2017 — LUXEMBOURG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) today announced that two innovative MVPDs in the US have launched the first commercial linear Ultra HD services to cable and IPTV subscriber homes using SES’s satellite-delivered, pre-packaged, Ultra HD solution. Marquette-Adams of Oxford, Wisconsin and...Learn More

Consolidated Connects with Hurricane Electric

Houston, Texas – April 20, 2017 – Consolidated Communications’ welcomes Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, to its Houston-based Walker Meet Me Room (MMR) at 811 Louisiana, which offers fiber assets and provides regional, national and international access. “Our new connection with Hurricane...Learn More

NCTC Members Adopt Evolution Digital’s eVUE-TV Platform

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 19, 2017 – Evolution Digital today announced the deployment of its fully-managed eVUE-TV™ IP Video on Demand Solution with seven additional member operators in the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC). The seven operators deploying eVUE-TV on the NCTC’s VU-IT!™ platform include Docomo Pacific,...Learn More

BTC Broadband Selected MRV’s OptiDriver® for its Fiber Backbone Build-out

CHATSWORTH, CA —April 18, 2017—MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a global provider of innovative packet and optical solutions for service providers, data center operators and enterprises, announced that fiber-optic based regional broadband telecommunications service provider, BTC Broadband, has selected MRV to build out a...Learn More

EPIX and Frontier Communications Renew Distribution Agreement

New York — April 17, 2017 — Premium entertainment network EPIX today announced that it has renewed its distribution agreement with Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR), a leader in providing communications services to urban, suburban, and rural communities in 29 states. Terms of the agreement were not...Learn More

Crown Castle Announces Agreement to Acquire Wilcon

HOUSTON, April 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) (“Crown Castle”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Wilcon Holdings LLC (“Wilcon”) for approximately $600 million (subject to certain limited adjustments) from Pamlico Capital and other...Learn More

Verizon Digital Media Services to Supply Cinedigm

April 12, 2017 — LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) today announced that Cinedigm has selected Verizon Digital Media Services to power the streaming and syndication of linear content for its portfolio of over the top digital networks. The move to the Verizon Digital Media Services...Learn More

Megapath Offers SD-WAN Uptime Guarantee

April 11, 2017 — PLEASANTON, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MegaPath, a leading provider of voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, today announced the availability of MegaPath RED, a premium customer program for businesses that cannot afford downtime and require a premium level of support. Customers...Learn More

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