Competitive Watch

Windstream introduces Fixed Wireless service in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY — Sept. 22, 2016 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, has launched Fixed Wireless access in Salt Lake City, Utah. The introduction gives local businesses – including those in the region’s important financial services, real estate, tourism and...Learn More

Vyve Broadband Launches Gigabit Service in Oklahoma

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[Rye Brook, NY] (September 21, 2016)— Vyve Broadband’s mission is to provide rural communities with world-class broadband Internet service that levels the playing field. Today, Vyve has taken the next step in that mission with the launch of 1 Gigabit-per-second Internet service to customers in...Learn More

Louisiana Telco Selects Innovative Systems for VoD

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September 20, 2016 —  Sulphur LA – As more IPTV companies see their legacy VOD servers hit manufacturer discontinued status, a need for a reliable, well supported replacements has been a challenge for companies like Louisiana based Cameron Communications. According to Robert Large, Cameron’s Director...Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network In Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 21, 2016 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Minneapolis. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure that connects even...Learn More

Lightower Awarded GSA IT Schedule 70 Contract for Nationwide Sales to All Federal Government Agencies

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BOXBOROUGH, MA —September 19, 2016 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of all-fiber, high-performance networking solutions delivered over its own network, announced today it was awarded a U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract, #GS35F465DA. This long-term IT contract adds...Learn More

Announcing NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

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(Washington, D.C.) – NCTA President & CEO Michael Powell announced today that the association has launched a modernized brand that better reflects the makeup of the industry that NCTA represents and the consumer services its members deliver. The new brand and descriptor is “NCTA –...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband is First to Market with Gigabit Internet Service in Connecticut

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September 16, 2016 — WATERFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 9th largest cable operator, today announced the first Gigabit internet service in Connecticut. Effective immediately, both GigaEdge (residential) and Pro GigaEdge (business) internet services are available to more than 37,000 homes and businesses passed in...Learn More

CDN Provider Selects CenturyLink for Data Center Services

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MONROE, La., Sept. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that Highwinds, a global content delivery network (CDN) provider, has chosen CenturyLink to help the company continue optimizing its global content delivery platform. Businesses worldwide depend on Highwinds CDN to stream video,...Learn More

ADTRAN Acquires CommScope’s Active Fiber Access Product Lines

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Huntsville, Alabama — September 14, 2016 –ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, announced today that it has acquired key fiber access products, technologies and service relationships from subsidiaries of CommScope, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMM). This acquisition will enhance ADTRAN’s solutions for the...Learn More

AT&T Lands Extensions to Its Networx Contracts

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VIENNA, Va. — Sept. 13, 2016 — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded AT&T extensions to 2 Networx contracts. Both contracts now extend into 2020: Networx Universal – March 2020 Networx Enterprise – May 2020 Networx is GSA’s network services buying program. The...Learn More

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

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September 13, 2016 – Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS). The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, gaining...Learn More

Verizon to Acquire Smart Community Vendor Sensity Systems

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NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Seeking to add a leading comprehensive suite of smart city solutions enabled by its ThingSpace internet of things (IoT) platform to help communities increase economic development, drive citizen engagement and enable sustainability, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today...Learn More