Competitive Watch

AT&T Adds Cupertino to its Gigabit Plans

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Cupertino, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Cupertino. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

AT&T Picks Jacksonville to Expand Gigabit Footprint

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Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Jacksonville. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

C Spire Installs Wi-Fi at University of Mississippi Stadium

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August 20, 2014 — OXFORD, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the 2014 college football season just around the corner, Ole Miss fans will soon be flocking to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with smartphones and other connected devices in hand to capture and share the experience with friends and family. To...Learn More

GE Introduces Smartphone-Controlled Stove

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August 20, 2014 — LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Think you accidentally left the oven on? Switch it off while on the go. The new free-standing Profile™ Series gas and electric ranges are GE’s second cooking appliances, following the wall oven, to allow consumers to preheat, set the...Learn More

Cox Extends Low-Income Internet Program

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications today announced a two-year extension of its participation in Connect2Compete, the broadband adoption program that offers discounted high speed internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Cox pledged $15...Learn More

Canby Telcom to Use Adtran for Gigabit Deployment

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August 18, 2014  — HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced as part of its Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program, that it is enabling Canby Telcom to deliver Gigabit services to the town of Canby, Oregon. Canby, located...Learn More

DISH Accepts Its First Bitcoin Payment

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August 14, 2014 – ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DISH® accepted its first bitcoin payment today as the payment option is now available for all DISH customers through mydish.com. Today’s inaugural bitcoin transaction follows DISH’s recent announcement that DISH customers could pay their monthly bill with bitcoin...Learn More

Sprint Re-vamps its Business Brand

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August 13, 2014 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–How we work, the technology tools we use and the ways we collaborate with teams and co-workers are rapidly transforming in a workforce that will soon be dominated by Millennials. This group, which has grown up entirely in...Learn More

Missouri Telco Converts IPTV Middleware

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August 13, 2014 — Breckenridge, MO – A methodical exchange by exchange conversion over a 5 month period was the key to a successful conversion for Green Hills Companies to the APMAX IPTV Middleware solution, according to Green Hills Controller, Renee Reeter. Green Hills was...Learn More

AT&T Announces Gigabit for Miami

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MIAMI, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Miami. The all-fiber network will provide services featuring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced...Learn More

AT&T Enhances Push-to-Talk Offering

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DALLAS, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) is more versatile and feature-rich than ever before for field workers. AT&T EPTT offers businesses a larger selection of accessories and devices, more flexibility when migrating from older legacy CDMA push-to-talk systems, and greater control...Learn More

Dish Rolls Out New TV Everywhere App

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August 07, 2014 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH rolled out the latest update for its DISH Anywhere™ app on iPad, Android and Kindle tablets. DISH Anywhere gives Hopper® with Sling customers the ability to view live, recorded and Video On Demand content at home or on-the-go...Learn More