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Bluebird Network Announces Its First 100G Services

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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI — June 25, 2018 — Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, today announces it has built its first customer-facing 100G diverse circuits.  The customer circuits, totaling 200G overall, will be installed along two existing fiber routes from a metropolitan center to a rural area...Learn More

AT&T To Acquire AppNexus

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AT&T announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AppNexus. AppNexus will become a part of AT&T advertising & analytics, led by Brian Lesser, CEO.  AppNexus is a technology company that operates a leading global advertising marketplace and provides enterprise products for...Learn More

Frontier Communications Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer

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Jun 21, 2018 — NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 21, 2018– Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) announced today that R. Perley McBride, its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be resigning from the company for personal reasons, and to return to Atlanta where his family resides. Mr. McBride will remain in his...Learn More

U.S. Department of Defense Completes Verizon-Led Unified Communications Integration

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June 20,  2018 — ASHBURN, VA– Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has taken a significant step forward in its Everything Over IP initiative by migrating one if its key agencies to a unified communications (UC) platform. In doing so, the...Learn More

Cincinnati Bell-Hawaiian Telcom Combination Receives Final Regulatory Approval

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June 19, 2018 — CINCINNATI & HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) announced today that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Cincinnati Bell’s acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCOM). The FCC’s approval of the merger follows the unanimous approvals of the merger by...Learn More

C Spire Introduces Free Public Safety Data Priority Service for Emergency First Responders

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Ridgeland, Miss. (June 15, 2018) – With the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season just underway, C Spire is introducing a new public safety data priority service today designed to help local and state emergency first responders send and receive critical mobile data communications during a crisis or...Learn More

DISH EVOLVE Platform to Deliver Netflix to Hotels

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HOUSTON, June 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DISH is advancing in-room entertainment by integrating Netflix into its EVOLVE® television solution for hotels in the coming months. Guests staying in hotels powered by EVOLVE will be able to access their personal Netflix account directly from their room’s TV. DISH is the...Learn More

Comcast Makes Superior All-Cash Proposal to Acquire 21st Century Fox After Spinoff of ‘New Fox’

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Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) issued the following statement: Today, Comcast Corporation (“Comcast”) delivered a letter to the Board of Directors of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“21CF”) setting forth the terms of a superior proposal by Comcast to acquire the businesses that 21CF has agreed to...Learn More

Consolidated Communications Launches Cloud Peer Connect

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MATTOON, Ill. – June 13, 2018 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today announced the launch of Cloud Peer Connect, a connectivity solution that provides Consolidated’s business customers direct, private access to major cloud providers including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft...Learn More

Georgia Cable Provider Going IPTV with Innovative Systems Middleware

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June 12, 2018 — Alma, GA – For ATC Broadband in Alma Georgia, running three video plants is not something you would wish on your worst enemy, but for ease of operation and maintenance IPTV has far and away been the best of the three....Learn More

CenturyLink Helps Connect Customers to Google Cloud Globally

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MONROE, La., June 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced support for Google Cloud Partner Interconnect, a service from Google Cloud that allows customers to connect to Google Cloud Platform from anywhere. With Partner Interconnect, customers can now choose CenturyLink Cloud Connect Solutions to provide connectivity from their...Learn More

Nokia and T-Mobile Achieve Nation’s First 3GPP-compliant Bi-directional 5G New Radio Data Transmission

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Bellevue, Washington – June 7, 2018 – Nokia and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced a major milestone in delivering true mobile 5G with the successful completion of the nation’s first bi-directional over-the-air 5G data session on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system in T-Mobile’s Bellevue lab. The...Learn More

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