Competitive Watch

Sprint Teams with Google to Offer Google Apps for Business

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), July 23, 2014 – As a major mobility provider, Sprint (NYSE: S) will be offering Google Apps for Business in a move that will allow the company to seamlessly support business adoption of Google’s cloud-based productivity solutions so they can...Learn More

Comporium to Offer TV Everywhere Using ARRIS

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SUWANEE, Ga., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced that Comporium will sell the ARRIS MS4000™ under the name “Moxi Sling” to its Whole Home Solution subscribers. This new solution enables Comporium subscribers to access live and recorded content on up...Learn More

Bluegrass Cellular Announces Completion Dates of 4G LTE Network

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Elizabethtown, KY (July 22, 2014) – If it’s not already there, it’s coming. Bluegrass Cellular announced today it will complete the build-out of its high-speed 4G LTE network by late next year. The accomplishment is a milestone for Bluegrass and puts the Kentucky-based company in...Learn More

TDS Launches 1Gig High-speed Internet Service in New London, NH

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July 17, 2014 — TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces 1Gig high-speed Internet service is now available in New London, New Hampshire. This follows the recent introduction of TDS TV availability in New London. New London becomes the second city in New Hampshire where TDS is rolling...Learn More

Foundation for Rural Service and Foundation for Rural Education and Development to Merge

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Arlington, Va. (July 21, 2014)—The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS)  and the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) are pleased to announce that the two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding indicating intent to merge. FRED is the foundation formerly associated with Organization...Learn More

C Spire Gigabit Network to Support IPTV Using Amino

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21 Jul 2014 — C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has selected Amino’s high-end Intel® based IPTV platform for the rollout of entertainment services across its ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) consumer broadband Internet access network. The company will deploy...Learn More

AT&T Inks Another North Carolina Gigabit Deal

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CARRBORO, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Carrboro.  AT&T will provide U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower℠ over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per...Learn More

Rural Broadband Operator Selects ADVA for Optical Networking

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA. July 15, 2014. ADVA Optical Networking announced today that Rural Broadband Services Corporation (RBSC) is using ADVA Optical Networking’s Ethernet Services Suite (ESS) to bring broadband connectivity to extremely underserved areas of the USA. Focusing initially upon Tahlequah, a city in Cherokee...Learn More

FairPoint Expands Northeast Broadband Footprint

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (July 10, 2014) – FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications in northern New England, has expanded broadband to 890 homes and businesses in Albany, Barnet, Royalton, Sharon, Clarendon, Shrewsbury, West Rupert and Sandgate, Putney and Westminster. FairPoint’s...Learn More

CBeyond Launches Cloud File Storage

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ATLANTA – July 14, 2014 – Cbeyond Inc(NASDAQ: CBEY), the Technology Ally™ for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), announced today the availability of TotalCloud® File Storage, a secure and compliant cloud file storage, sharing and backup service for business media and data, which provides a...Learn More

CenturyLink Wins 10-year NIH Colocation Contract

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July 10, 2014 — WASHINGTON – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a colocation contract from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that could be worth nearly $63 million over the next 10 years. CenturyLink will provide colocation, network connectivity and disaster recovery services to...Learn More

NTCA Launches Rural Broadband Ad Campaign

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Arlington, Va. (July 9, 2014)—NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association this week unveiled a new advertising campaign touting rural telecommunications providers’ long and successful history of solving the challenges of distance and density in deploying networks and delivering quality, affordable services to the country’s most rural and...Learn More