Competitive Watch

Comporium to Offer Advanced Digital Signage Product — Hypersign

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November 21, 2014 — ROCK HILL, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gone are the days of posting paper notices on bulletin boards, changing letters on a marquee, or setting up poster boards on easels around a business. According to Comporium, sophisticated software and high-speed Internet now provides businesses with...Learn More

Two Missouri Providers Move to APMAX IPTV Middleware

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November 19, 2014 — Green City & Macon, MO – Lower scalable maintenance costs and simplicity of use for administrators and consumers motivated two Missouri communications providers to switch their IPTV Middleware solution to the APMAX hardware platform. One of the companies making the switch...Learn More

TDS Telecom brings 1Gig Internet to Monroe, Wis.

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November 17, 2014 — Customers gain access to fiber network; company expands TDS TV service within city limits. Residents in Monroe now have access to 1Gbps Internet speed, announces TDS Telecom. The city is among just a handful of Wisconsin communities where TDS is introducing 1Gig...Learn More

Lightower Dramatically Expands All-Fiber Network in Mid-Atlantic with Finish of Virginia Expansion

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BOXBOROUGH, MA — November 17, 2014 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today the completion of a major 1,100-mile expansion of its all-fiber, high-performance network throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C....Learn More

Comcast Leans on Ethernet for New Cloud Connectivity

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Nov 17, 2014 — PHILADELPHIA, PA — Comcast Business today announced a data center and cloud program designed to provide customers with more efficient access to their own cloud solutions. This new initiative will give businesses more freedom and added flexibility to perform critical processes...Learn More

DirecTV Begins Delivering 4K Ultra HD Programming

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November 13, 2014 — EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DIRECTV continues its two-decade legacy of TV innovation this week by becoming the first multi-channel video provider to offer 4K Ultra HD programming direct to customers’ TVs. Tomorrow, DIRECTV will begin offering a variety of new releases, popular...Learn More

C Spire Lights Up First Gigabit Subscriber

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Quitman, Miss. (November 10, 2014) – Quitman, a small 2,300 population town in rural Mississippi, may soon be one of the nation’s most technologically advanced cities as C Spire activates the first customers on its ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) broadband Internet network....Learn More

Nokia Networks and HP Partner to Accelerate Operator Deployment of Telco Clouds

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12 November, 2014 — Espoo, Finland and Palo Alto, Calif. – Nokia Networks and HP are collaborating on a joint telco cloud solution compliant with ETSI NFV* principles, designed to provide operators with an open source-based cloud that meets their demanding reliability and availability requirements...Learn More

CoBank Joins Frontier and Dish on Rural Revitalization Contest

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November 10, 2014 –STAMFORD, CT AND ENGLEWOOD, CO AND DENVER, CO, Nov 10, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Frontier Communications and DISH Network today welcomed CoBank as a new sponsor of their America’s Best Communities contest, an innovative $10 million prize competition to stimulate growth...Learn More

Seven New Hampshire Communities to Get TDS Gigabit Service

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November 07, 2014 — Before Concord and Manchester get it, New Hampshire residents in Antrim, Bennington, Chichester, Deering, Henniker, Hillsborough, and Hopkinton will have access to 1Gbps Internet service announces TDS Telecom (TDS®). The company says Gig service is now available for immediate installation in...Learn More

Lumos Networks Reaches 28 Connected Data Centers

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November 07, 2014 — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, is now connected to 28 data centers within its footprint. This increase reflects the combination...Learn More

Zayo Announced as Google Cloud Platform Authorized Services Partner

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Boulder, Colo. – November 5, 2014 – Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), a global provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced Google Cloud Interconnect (GCI) has been added to Zayo’s Connect to the Cloud program. Zayo is offering its customers connections to Google Cloud Platform via...Learn More