Competitive Watch

Power & Telephone Supply Co. announces WBE Certification from The Supplier Clearinghouse

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Memphis, TN – September 2, 2014:  Power & Telephone Supply Co. (Power & Tel) has received certification as a Women Business Enterprise from the Supplier Clearinghouse, formed by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). “We are honored to represent the Supplier Clearinghouse as one of...Learn More

EPB SmartNet Turns to Calix for Gigabit Network

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RUSSELLVILLE, KY – September 15, 2014 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that EPB SmartNet, Russellville’s municipally owned fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, has deployed the Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) for its new residential and...Learn More

FidelityLink Completes Fiber Ring and WAN Services to Pattonville School District

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St. Louis, MO, September 16, 2014 – FidelityLink, LLC has announced completion of a metro-fiber ring serving portions of Maryland Heights, St. Ann, Bridgeton and Creve Coeur, Missouri, and providing wide area network (WAN) services to Pattonville School District’s ten locations. “We are pleased to...Learn More

ATX LAUNCHES VersAtive®Pro License-free, Pro-quality, Transcoding Platform

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Las Vegas, NV: ATX Networks (booth # 130) has launched its new VersAtivePro professional quality transcoding platform. In contrast to other transcoders, this game-changing product line is not license-based, and as a result, eliminates the many hassles involved with those licenses. With VersAtivePro, the hassles...Learn More

Rural Health Telecom Sees Rural IT Shortage

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SAN ANTONIO, TX (Sept. 16, 2014) – Critical shortages of health care IT skillsets are creating health and economic disparities especially in rural America where residents are poorer, sicker and more likely to be uninsured and threaten sustainable health care across the country, Rural Health...Learn More

City of Santa Clara Offers Google Fiber Update

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2014 – The City of Santa Clara and Google are entering the second phase of planning to determine if and when Google will bring affordable ultra high-speed Internet connectivity to neighborhoods. The first phase of preparation involved numerous meetings...Learn More

ZTE Leads Next Generation PON Development

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15 September 2014, Las Vegas, USA – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), today announced that the industry’s first ASIC based XG-PON1 (10 Gigabits per second passive optical network) solution has been launched this year, and the...Learn More

CCA Members to Get LoopPay Mobile Payment Solution

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September 10, 2014 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LoopPay, Inc., the world’s first ubiquitously accepted mobile payment platform provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Competitive Carriers Association (CCA – with more than 100 carrier members including Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and dozens of other carriers) to...Learn More

DSL Extreme Launches Their Fastest Internet Offering Ever With trueSTREAM

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — DSL Extreme, a leading broadband Internet access provider nationwide, today announced the launch of trueSTREAM in 21 states across the U.S. trueSTREAM is the company’s fastest Internet offering ever, with speeds up to 75 Mb per second. George...Learn More

Sprint Joins T-Mobile in Offering Highest Value on Trade-Ins

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today Sprint announced it will meet or beat all competitors’ pricing to ensure the best trade-in values. Sprint will match all major U.S. carrier buyback pricing (Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile) on all new lines of service starting immediately. Last year, Sprint put...Learn More

Amazon Fire Phone Now 99 Cents with Two-Year Contract

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September 08, 2014 — SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Dynamic Perspective, Firefly, world-class customer support with Mayday, free unlimited cloud storage for photos, 32GB of storage—and, for a limited time, customers get 12 months of Prime membership with Fire phone, which includes unlimited streaming of tens of thousands...Learn More

Level 3 and tw telecom Receive U.S. Department of Justice Approval

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BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) and tw telecom (NASDAQ: TWTC) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has cleared Level 3′s pending acquisition of tw telecom. The clearance completes the process under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act...Learn More