Competitive Watch

Frontier Communications Introduces Carrier Ethernet Internet Access (EIA)

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July 30, 2015 — NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) is introducing its Ethernet Internet Access (EIA) product to the Carrier channel. The company recently released Ethernet Virtual Private Line (EVPL) Silver, Gold and Platinum enhancements to the Frontier Ethernet Solutions product portfolio. Frontier’s Wholesale...Learn More

Nemont Expands Gigabit Footprint

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Williston, ND — July 29, 2015 —   Nemont announced today that it is launching Gigabit Broadband services in Williston, North Dakota. Nemont’s fiber network is now capable of delivering affordable broadband speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) to both businesses and...Learn More

Iowa Communications Network Partners With CenturyLink for Hosted UC

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MONROE, La. and DES MOINES, Iowa, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and Iowa Communications Network (ICN) today announced that ICN added CenturyLink’s unified communications-as-a-service (UCaaS) solutions to its product portfolio. ICN is the State of Iowa government agency that operates a fiber...Learn More

Time Warner Cable Business Class Expands Its Global Calling Plan

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July 28, 2015 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Time Warner Cable Business Class (TWCBC) today announced more enhancements to its Business Class Phone (BCP) Global Calling Plan. The service has been enhanced to include more mobile destinations and expanded to include calls to Israel, Romania, and Thailand....Learn More

TDS Cites VoIP Growth for New ManagedIP Promotion

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July 23, 2015 — New research from Transparency Market Research predicts that the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services market will expand nearly 10 percent each year until 2021––nearly doubling the market’s size. To help more organizations transition to VoIP, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) is...Learn More

CenturyLink Expands Data Centers Globally

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July 22, 2015 MONROE, La., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the growth of its global data center footprint to meet continued market demand. In the first half of 2015, CenturyLink completed data center expansion projects in six markets: Boston, London,...Learn More

PEG Bandwidth Acquires Fiber Network from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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DALLAS – (July 21, 2015) – PEG Bandwidth, a leading provider of bandwidth and wireless infrastructure solutions, has acquired a 48-mile fiber network from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., a privately held, Newark, DE-based enterprise well known for GORE-TEX® fabric. PEG Bandwidth operates a 15,000-route...Learn More

T-Mobile to Pay $17.5 Million to Resolve 911 Outage Investigation

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Washington, D.C., July 17, 2015 – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau has reached a $17.5 million settlement with T-Mobile, resolving an investigation into two 911 service outages that occurred on the company’s national network last year. The separate but related outages, which together lasted approximately three...Learn More

CenturyLink Continues Open-source Momentum With Contribution of Docker, Chef and vSphere Projects

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MONROE, La. — July 20, 2015 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has contributed three projects to the open-source community designed to improve the way developers use Docker, Chef and vSphere technologies. The projects are: Chef provisioning driver for vSphere simplifies the process to provision Chef...Learn More

HTC Selects Entone for IOT Service Assurance

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Cupertino, California — July 14, 2015 — Entone, Inc., a global leader of Cloud TV and Connected Home solutions, today announced that Horry Telephone Cooperative (HTC) has selected its Engage™ hosted service assurance platform to support their hybrid IPTV services. Engage is Entone’s multi-device (IoT)...Learn More

Windstream Launches Fixed Wireless Solution in Boston

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — July 15, 2015 — Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, today announced the launch of its Fixed Wireless solution in Boston, Mass., providing a high-speed access alternative to businesses looking for even more robust network connectivity. Windstream’s Fixed...Learn More

T-Mobile Amps Up Family Plan

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BELLEVUE, Wash.– July 14, 2015 –In the latest in its series of Un-carrier Amped announcements, T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) again took direct aim at the carriers’ shared data schemes and punitive overages. Today, T-Mobile unveiled yet another industry-rocking move, serving up 10GB of 4G LTE for...Learn More