Competitive Watch

Fidelity Communications Brings 1 Gig Internet Speeds to Benton Subdivision

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Benton, AR, February 23, 2015—Fiber to the Home (FTTH) is the undisputed leader in Internet technology today, and Fidelity Communications is now offering it in a subdivision in Benton, AR. FTTH is the only way to provide virtually unlimited bandwidth to consumers and businesses, enabling...Learn More

CenturyLink Completes 1 Terabit Speed Field Trial

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February 23, 2015 — MONROE, La. and HANOVER, Md. – CenturyLink, Inc.(NYSE: CTL) and Ciena Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) today announced that CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the U.S., has successfully delivered superchannel transmission speeds of one terabit per second (1 Tb/s) on a...Learn More

MegaPath Sells Managed Service Business to Focus on Cloud

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Pleasanton, Calif. – February 19, 2015 – MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of voice, data, security and cloud services in North America, today announces that the company is selling its managed services business division to GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), a leading global...Learn More

FairPoint, Unions Reach Tentative Agreement

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP); System Council T-9 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (AFL-CIO) Locals 2320, 2326, and 2327; and the Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) Local 1400 are pleased to announce that today they have reached...Learn More

FairPoint to Open New Data Center in Manchester, NH

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Feb. 19, 2015  — FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP), a leading provider of advanced communications technology in northern New England, today announced plans to open a new data center in Manchester, N.H. FairPoint opened its first data center in Laconia, N.H., in...Learn More

INS Expands Fiber Network

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DES MOINES, IA — (February 19, 2015) – While recent announcements from President Obama and Iowa Governor Branstad have garnered attention to the importance of broadband expansion, Iowa Network Services (INS) has pioneered efforts to provide communication services to Iowa communities to promote the growth...Learn More

As Foretold, Ohio City Issues Gigabit RFP

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February 19, 2015 — FAIRLAWN, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The City of Fairlawn announces the availability of the FairlawnGig Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFP solicits proposals relating to the creation and implementation of a new municipal broadband utility to provide wireless and fiber optic internet services to...Learn More

Frontier Completes Network Upgrades

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Pullman, Wash., February 17, 2015 – Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) today announced completion of the first phase of its upgraded broadband network in East Washington and North Idaho. The upgrade doubles the available bandwidth, enables faster broadband speeds and provides multi-path routes for both commercial...Learn More

Frontier Launches Identity Security Suite

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February 17, 2015 — STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Frontier Secure, a service of Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR), today announced the launch of the Identity Security Bundle. Just in time for tax season, the new bundle includes Frontier Secure’s Identity Protection, providing comprehensive, around-the-clock identity monitoring and personal...Learn More

U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower(SM) Launches Today in Cities across the Kansas City Area

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Imagine downloading 25 songs in less than one second or before you can even crank up the volume. Imagine loading your favorite HD movie in less than 36 seconds, a fraction of the time it takes to pick...Learn More

Broadband Forum Holds Industry’s First G.fast Plugfest

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February 12, 2015 — DURHAM, N.H.– During January 26-30, seven companies implementing chipsets based on the ITU-T’s new G.fast specifications met at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) to perform the first interoperability testing of the new technology. The ITU-T’s G.9701 (G.fast) specification was...Learn More

Bill Would Force FCC to Study Wi-Fi Spectrum Sharing

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 — WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, along with Reps. Bob Latta (R-OH), Vice Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee,...Learn More