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AT&T Launches Free Movie Ticket Offer

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Dallas, Texas —  June 30, 2016  — We’re thankful for you being our customer, and to show our gratitude, we’re giving you some tokens of our appreciation. AT&T is rewarding customers with free movie tickets through AT&T THANKSSM – an appreciation program that does what other...Learn More

Verizon and Samsung unveil 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and businesses

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Basking Ridge and Ridgefield Park, New Jersey —  June 29, 2016 — Verizon and the Networks Division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today unveiled a new 4G LTE Network Extender designed to enhance wireless voice communications and deliver robust data coverage for residential and business locations. Adding to...Learn More

CenturyLink Acquires Active Broadband Network Assets

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MONROE, La., June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has acquired certain strategic assets of the company formerly known as Active Broadband Networks, a provider in software-based broadband networking. These assets will help accelerate CenturyLink’s efforts to automate its network,...Learn More

Windstream Launches Cloud Connect

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, is making it easier for companies to access the cloud and use it as a foundational element of their IT strategy with its new Cloud Connect solution....Learn More

Equinox Provides TeleLink Solution For Midco

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(NASHVILLE, TN) June 28, 2016—Today, Equinox Information Systems announced that Midco, recognized as one of the fastest internet service providers in America, has deployed the TeleLink application. Equinox first became a solutions provider to Midco in late 2014 when the company selected the Protector fraud...Learn More

Detroit-based Rocket Fiber Revs Motor City’s Gigabit Broadband with ADTRAN

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 27, 2016– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that Rocket Fiber has joined the company’s Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives program to continue pushing Detroit’s resurgence forward after a significant economic recession. Rocket Fiber is...Learn More

GigabitNow Pioneers Community Network Model With Calix in Northern California

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PETALUMA, CA–(Marketwired – June 27, 2016) – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in gigabit fiber deployments and Seattle-based GigabitNow are deploying their first community network together at The Sea Ranch in northern California. A popular vacation destination located along a 10-mile stretch of...Learn More

Talen Energy Partners with RCN Business

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Lehigh Valley, PA – June 27, 2016 – RCN Business, a communications provider offering a full suite of Internet, voice, video and network solutions to businesses of all sizes, announces today that it has partnered with Talen Energy, a local electricity supplier in Pennsylvania, to...Learn More

Rye Telephone Certified Gig-Capable Provider by NTCA

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Colorado City, CO (June 15, 2016) –Rye Telephone Company (RTC), a USConnect company, was today recognized by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, the premier association representing nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America, as a Certified Gig-Capable Provider...Learn More

BTC Broadband is Expanding its Fiber Network and Commercial Services

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Bixby, OK – June 23, 2016 – BTC Broadband is undergoing a major fiber optic expansion, broadening its commercial service area to even more communities within Green Country. The growth areas span from Bixby to the South, into Glenpool, Mounds, Kiefer, Kellyville, Twin Hills schools...Learn More

NRTC Begins New Era, Continues Ongoing Commitment to Members

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Jun 17, 2016  — NRTC has a new look. Go to www.nrtc.coop and you will see a new logo and a totally redesigned website with a modern look, vibrant colors and reflecting a rededication to advancing new technologies in rural America. At the same time,...Learn More

CenturyLink Unveils Fully Managed SD-WAN Service

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MONROE, La., June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the market introduction of CenturyLink® SD-WAN, a fully managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution. CenturyLink SD-WAN, the latest solution in the company’s advanced networking services portfolio, unifies network management across disparate...Learn More