Competitive Watch

GVTC Launching Next Phase of Fiber Network Expansion

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SMITHSON VALLEY, July 31, 2014 — GVTC is bringing more fiber to more people. The Hill Country based communications provider is expanding its fiber network to 15 subdivisions in its service area. When complete in summer 2015, an additional 3,300 rooftops, in proximity to San...Learn More

Nokia Networks First to Trial LTE for National TV Broadcasting

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July 29, 2014 — Espoo, Finland – Nokia Networks is pioneering the technology needed to efficiently use LTE for nationwide TV broadcasting. The company is working with a range of partners* in the world’s first field trial of wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE...Learn More

Nebraska Carrier Selects Entone for Hybrid CATV

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Cupertino, California (July 29, 2014) – Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, announced today that Three River Telco has selected its Hybrid CATV solution to power their Pay TV service. Three River Communications has been serving Northern Nebraska for...Learn More

PTCI and Prime Media Partner for Regional Cable TV Advertising Superzone

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7/28/2014 — At the Independent Cable Show, Kansas City, Missouri. Prime Media has partnered with PTCI to represent local and national cable TV advertising, in the Oklahoma Panhandle. The partnership increases Prime Media’s reach to 14 states and deploys its proprietary insertion solution, capable SD...Learn More

White House Announces $10 Billion Rural Economic Development Fund

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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the White House Rural Council will host the inaugural Rural Opportunity Investment Conference (ROI) to promote potential investment opportunities that exist throughout rural America. Top leaders from the business community and financial institutions, senior government officials, rural economic development experts...Learn More

Bright Houses Launches Unified Communications for Businesses

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TAMPA, Fla., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions today introduced Unified Communications (UC), an innovative, cost effective, cloud-powered communications service geared for the way organizations work and their workforces connect – in the office, on the road, in real time. Unified...Learn More

NCTC and Comcast Wholesale Renew NAS Agreement

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Denver, Colo and Lenexa, KS, July 28, 2014 – The Comcast Wholesale division of Comcast Cable, and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) today announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement for the HITS National Authorization Service (NAS). NAS compliments other services from HITS by...Learn More

FCC Approves Frontier Purchase of Connecticut AT&T Lines

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STAMFORD, Conn. July 25, 2014 – Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved its proposed acquisition of AT&T’s local wireline, broadband and video operations in Connecticut.  The company is currently also seeking approval from the Connecticut Public Utilities...Learn More

Sprint Teams with Google to Offer Google Apps for Business

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 23, 2014 – As a major mobility provider, Sprint (NYSE: S) will be offering Google Apps for Business in a move that will allow the company to seamlessly support business adoption of Google’s cloud-based productivity solutions so they can...Learn More

Comporium to Offer TV Everywhere Using ARRIS

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SUWANEE, Ga., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced that Comporium will sell the ARRIS MS4000™ under the name “Moxi Sling” to its Whole Home Solution subscribers. This new solution enables Comporium subscribers to access live and recorded content on up...Learn More

Bluegrass Cellular Announces Completion Dates of 4G LTE Network

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Elizabethtown, KY (July 22, 2014) – If it’s not already there, it’s coming. Bluegrass Cellular announced today it will complete the build-out of its high-speed 4G LTE network by late next year. The accomplishment is a milestone for Bluegrass and puts the Kentucky-based company in...Learn More

TDS Launches 1Gig High-speed Internet Service in New London, NH

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July 17, 2014 — TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces 1Gig high-speed Internet service is now available in New London, New Hampshire. This follows the recent introduction of TDS TV availability in New London. New London becomes the second city in New Hampshire where TDS is rolling...Learn More