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Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Little Rock

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Mar 22, 2017 —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Little Rock. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless...Learn More

1 Gigabit Internet Speed Now Available in Massachusetts from RCN

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BOSTON, MA – March 20, 2017 – RCN Boston, a leading provider of Internet, digital TV and phone services announced today the launching of 1 Gigabit Internet speed service for only $69.99 per month. The 1 Gigabit service also comes with no contract required, easy...Learn More

AT&T Offers DIRECTV NOW Customers One Year Of HBO Included with Service

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Dallas, Texas — March 20, 2017 — DIRECTV NOW, the AT&T live TV streaming service, just got a lot livelier for new customers. Starting today, new customers who subscribe to the DIRECTV NOW “Go Big” or “Gotta Have It” packages will have HBO included in their...Learn More

Windstream Taps Synacor to Power Hosted Email Offering

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BUFFALO, N.Y. & LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Synacor Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNC), the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises, and Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications and managed services, today announced that...Learn More

Uniti Fiber Announces Multimillion-dollar Dark Fiber Expansion

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SHREVEPORT, La., March 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Uniti Fiber, a leading provider of communication infrastructure solutions for the telecommunication industry, announced today an expansion of network capabilities in the Shreveport – Bossier City region – greatly enriching communication infrastructure resources in the market to...Learn More

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company Announces Expanded Relationship with Sprint

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EDINBURG, Va., March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) (NASDAQ:SHEN) announced that it has signed an agreement to expand its relationship with Sprint. Shentel has amended its Affiliate Agreement with Sprint to expand its affiliate service territory, adding approximately 500 thousand additional...Learn More

European Commission Approves AT&T Acquisition of Time Warner

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March 15, 2017 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has approved AT&T’s* pending acquisition of Time Warner. “We appreciate the skilled work of the European Commission’s team for their timely effort to analyze and clear the AT&T-Time Warner merger,”...Learn More

MaxxSouth Broadband Expands Gigabit Footprint

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STARKVILLE, Miss., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MaxxSouth Broadband announced over the weekend the ongoing expansion of its broadband services to provide up to 1 Gigabit internet technology to Starkville’s surrounding areas. This latest upgrade, scheduled to launch first in the Highland Plantation community east of Starkville,...Learn More

Hawaiian Telcom Introduces World-Class DDoS Mitigation Solution for Businesses

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HONOLULU, March 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ:HCOM) announced today that it has enhanced its existing array of Managed Network Security Services with a new cloud-based solution called Secure Internet Protection that safeguards businesses against distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks have surged...Learn More

Sling TV Gives Amazon Customers ‘First Look’ at Cloud DVR

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March 9, 2017 —  “Many customers have requested Cloud DVR since our launch, and as more consumers cut the cord, we know Cloud DVR is a must-have feature for many consumers” ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV today widened availability of its Cloud DVR to new customers...Learn More

Zayo Selected by Wireless Carrier for Small Cell Solution

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A major wireless carrier has selected Zayo for a small cell solution to densify its network in Napa Valley, California. The solution will consist of 23 new route miles of network that will connect more than 50 new small cell sites. Napa...Learn More

FirstLight to Acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group

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Albany, New York — March 6, 2017 — FirstLight Fiber (“FirstLight”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, today announced its intent to acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”), a subsidiary of Trumansburg Telephone Company (TTC). FLTG provides data, Internet and voice solutions to...Learn More