Competitive Watch

Indiana Telco Selects ADTRAN for FTTP

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 2, 2015– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced as part of its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives campaign that New Lisbon Telephone Company (NLTC) is deploying the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 Gigabit services architecture. NLTC is...Learn More

Sprint Offers Switch Business Phone System Replacement

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Switch Communications announced today that it has joined with Sprint to offer Switch, the unified communications system for businesses. Switch unleashes the productivity potential of mobility, a key factor in attracting millennials and supporting BYOD preferences among employees. Switch...Learn More

Oxford/ Bay Ring Merger Completed

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September 1, 2015 — Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Lewiston, Maine – Oxford Networks and BayRing Communications have received state and federal approval to merge, creating the largest competitive telecommunications provider headquartered in Northern New England. The new organization operates approximately 2,000 route miles of high-capacity fiber...Learn More

Sling TV Launches on Amazon Fire Tablets

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August 31, 2015 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV released its app for Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablets, rounding out its live Internet TV offering on Fire devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablet device owners can...Learn More

T-Mobile Joins Competitive Carriers Association Data Services Hub

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Washington, DC – August 27, 2015 – Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced today T-Mobile has joined CCA’s Data Services Hub (Hub) to help expand its relationships with competitive carriers across the United States.  T-Mobile joins over a dozen participating rural and regional carriers in a...Learn More

Kansas Telco Selects ADTRAN for Gigabit Broadband

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 26, 2015– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced that Twin Valley of Kansas is joining its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives campaign. Recognized by NTCA- The Rural Broadband Association as a Smart Rural Community – which recognizes...Learn More

Verizon Connected Car Service Launched, Renamed Hum

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ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon Telematics today announced the commercial availability of hum, an aftermarket vehicle technology and subscription service that enables drivers on the road to make their car smarter through a simple solution regardless of their wireless service provider. First announced in...Learn More

NTS Communications Provides Gigabit Fiber Internet to Downtown Midland

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MIDLAND, TX–(Marketwired – Jun 11, 2015) – NTS Communications, Inc. (“NTS”) today announced it has launched a new, state-of-the art Gigabit Fiber Network in Midland, TX. Effective immediately, local business customers in serviceable areas, including the downtown business district in Midland, will have access to...Learn More

DirecTV Expands 4K Video Capability

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A new set-top box from DIRECTV, now part of the AT&T family, makes it possible for more customers to watch 4K Ultra HD (UHD)* programming on nearly any 4K TV. The new 4K Genie Mini, which is about...Learn More

Windstream Partners With HP to Deliver New Cloud-Ready Solutions

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and managed cloud services, today announced that it has joined the HP PartnerOne Program for service providers and will team with HP to provide innovative hosted solutions,...Learn More

Integra to Acquire opticAccess

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VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Integra, a provider of fiber-based, enterprise-grade networking, communications and technology solutions has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire opticAccess, LLC. Founded in 2012, opticAccess provides high-capacity, fiber-based connectivity solutions for large enterprise and domestic and international carrier...Learn More

Zayo Touts Fiber-to-the-Tower Gains

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August 18, 2015 — BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO), a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure, continues to expand on its mobile infrastructure strategy in major U.S. markets. The company’s approach leverages initial anchor fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) sales to major wireless carriers. This positions...Learn More