Competitive Watch

AT&T Sale of Connecticut Lines to Frontier Completed

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October 24, 2014 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) today announced completion of its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE: T) wireline business, statewide fiber network, and U-verse operations in Connecticut. As part of the acquisition, Frontier also acquired AT&T’s DISH satellite TV...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Offers Family-Oriented Smartphones, Tablets

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Tel Aviv, October 17th 2014 – Starting today, KIDOZ technology is now available on select U.S. Cellular devices. The platform, a rich parent-controlled environment for mobile devices, allows children to engage with pre-approved content independently while maintaining a safe and fun mobile experience. KIDOZ will...Learn More

Standing Rock Builds Out FCC-Funded Mobile Network Using NewCore

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Rock Wireless, a division of Standing Rock Telecom, was an FCC Mobility Fund Auction 901 award winner and is announcing they have successfully delivered a state-of-the-art broadband communications solution with a new 3G and 4G/LTE technically advanced network offering voice and enhanced fixed/mobile broadband experiences...Learn More

New Mexico Wireless Carrier Chooses ClearSky for Traffic and Policy Management

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ORLANDO, FL — October 21, 2014 — Leaco Rural Telephone Cooperative chooses ClearSky Technologies for real-time traffic and policy management ClearSky Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of hosted mobile data infrastructure and managed services to wireless operators, today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement...Learn More

World’s First 16-port G.fast Demonstration Shown by Sckipio at Broadband World Forum

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Broadband World Forum – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – October 21, 2014  – Sckipio Technologies today demonstrated the first commercial G.fast chipset connecting at rates of up to 700Mbps on 16 ports simultaneously at the Broadband World Forum. The demonstration shows the real-world potential of G.fast...Learn More

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering of Common Stock

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October 16, 2014 — BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) (the “Company”) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering of 21,052,631 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $19.00 per share. The Company is offering 16,008,679...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Expands Business Services Portfolio to Include 10 Gigabit Metro Ethernet Service

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October 16, 2014 — QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 13th largest cable operator and premier Business Services provider, today announced enhancements to its Metro Ethernet service offering for businesses looking for greater flexibility, scalability and a customizable high-performance network. This service is available across...Learn More

FiberLight Upgrades Florida Network Using Ciena

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ATLANTA, GA — 10/14/2014 — FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high- performance fiber-optic network solutions, today announces a substantial investment in its South Florida fiber optic network, which will be powered by Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking platforms.  Once complete, businesses...Learn More

CenturyLink opens Cloud Development Center in Seattle

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October 15, 2014 — MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the opening of the CenturyLink Cloud Development Center, the company’s new Seattle-area home for cloud platform development and innovation. The new facility serves as another cloud milestone for the company since the...Learn More

The City of New Braunfels, Texas Selects Magellan Advisors to Develop a Comprehensive Broadband Feasibility Study

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Denver, CO; October 13, 2014 – Magellan Advisors, one of the nation’s leading broadband planning and telecom consulting firms, has been selected to assist the City of New Braunfels, Texas in developing a Comprehensive Broadband Feasibility Study. The study will help the City of New...Learn More

Enventis Shareholders Approve Merger with Consolidated Communications

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MANKATO, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 8, 2014– Enventis Corporation (NASDAQ: ENVE), formerly HickoryTech, today announced that Enventis shareholders overwhelmingly approved the proposed merger with Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNSL) at their special meeting held earlier today. The voting results indicate more than 92 percent of votes...Learn More

Georgia Telecom Chooses APMAX IPTV Middleware

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October 7, 2014 – Pembroke, GA – A longtime player in the IPTV space, Pembroke Advanced Communications has deployed the APMAX Middleware as their fourth solution since entering the IPTV space in 2001. According to PAC’s Network Administrator John Hoskins the APMAX IPTV Middleware solution...Learn More