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Towerstream Launches Wholesale Fixed Wireless Targeting Carriers

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Aug. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Towerstream Corporation (OTCQB:TWER), a fixed wireless fiber alternative provider, today announced it has created a new wholesale division that will provide last-mile services to telecommunications carriers in North America. The wholesale services will leverage Towerstream’s existing building footprint in 12...Learn More

Bluebird Network Launches The Connected World SaaS Platform

Columbia, Missouri –August 17, 2017 — Connected2Fiber, the leading SaaS go-to-market platform for connectivity companies, announces today that Bluebird Network has implemented The Connected World SaaS platform. Bluebird Network, has also adopted the Building List Manager, an automated software module for creating and distributing OnNet and...Learn More

BCN Telecom partners with Windstream Wholesale for SD-WAN adoption

Little Rock, Arkansas — August 17, 2017 — Windstream, (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that BCN Telecom – a New Jersey-based technology service provider specializing in multi-location, multi-product aggregation – will soon be adding Windstream Wholesale’s Software Defined Wide Area...Learn More

Sprint LTE Plus Data Speeds Up 28% in Seven Months

August 11, 2017 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Can you hear that? Sprint (NYSE:S) customers are having a better network experience than ever with national average download speeds up 28 percent in seven months, according to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data. Ookla data also shows Sprint now...Learn More

CenturyLink Signs Cybersecurity Sales Agreement with King & Union

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/– CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell King & Union’s Avalon, a cyber analysis collaboration platform and service, to the company’s commercial and government clients. King & Union’s Avalon platform gives customers better situational awareness and a contextual picture...Learn More

NY Service Provider Changes IPTV Middleware Vendors

August 9, 2017 – Delhi, NY – DTC General Manager Jason Miller stated that while their IPTV video service may not be the cheapest, they wanted it to be the best, and for that reason they have converted to the Innovative Systems IPTV Middleware solution. With a mission...Learn More

Cox Communications Acquires Blueprint RF

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications today announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Blueprint RF, a leading managed network solutions provider serving major hotel brands and hotel properties across the United States. The acquisition of Blueprint RF, based in Norcross, Ga., immediately expands Cox Business’...Learn More

INDATEL™ Services, LLC Launches The Connected World SaaS Platform

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Connected2Fiber, the leading SaaS go-to-market acceleration platform for connectivity companies, announces today that INDATEL™ has signed an agreement to implement The Connected World SaaS platform.  INDATEL has also adopted the Building List Manager, an automated software module for creating and distributing OnNet and NearNet building lists...Learn More

Verizon Launches New Rewards Program, Verizon Up

NEW YORK – You asked, and we listened. You want a rewards program that’s simple, personalized and gives you real value and experiences. We think you deserve the best – the best network, the best customer service and rewards you really, really want. That’s why there’s Verizon...Learn More

MaxxSouth Broadband Completes Expansion of Gigabit Internet in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss., Aug. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Just in time for the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University students to return, MaxxSouth Broadband finalized the upgrade of its network to provide up to 1 Gigabit internet broadband services to all of Oxford and to...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Now Offers TV Streaming in the Spanish Language

CONROE, Texas – July 21, 2017 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading business and broadband communications provider, announces the launch of VEMOX™, an Olympusat, Inc., product. VEMOX™ is an Internet-based streaming video service entirely in Spanish that only requires a high-speed Internet...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Achieves MEF CE 2.0 Certification

MATTOON, Ill. – Aug. 2, 2017 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, announced today that it has achieved MEF CE 2.0 certification, the stringent requirements set by MEF, the global body that oversees standards for carrier grade, interoperable Ethernet services....Learn More

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