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CBS Corporation Blacks Out DISH Subscribers

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November 21, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tonight DISH reported that CBS Corporation chose to black out DISH customers’ access to 28 local channels in 18 markets across 26 states (view full list here). CBS is blocking consumers in an effort to raise carriage rates for...Learn More

100% Fiber Network Powered by AT&T Fiber Now Available in Central Kentucky Area

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November 16, 2017 –  Georgetown, Kentucky  — AT&T is now offering a 1 gigabit connection1 on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM to customer locations in parts of Central Kentucky, including in parts of Georgetown and surrounding communities. 2 “A regular point of discussion in Frankfort...Learn More

WISPA and CBRS Alliance to Work Together on 3.5 GHz CBRS Band

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SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 15, 2017) – The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) and the CBRS Alliance have signed an agreement to cooperate closely in the advancement of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum band. Under the new agreement, the organizations will work...Learn More

Calix AXOS Gfast Has Over 100 Service Provider Deployments

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PETALUMA, CA – November 15, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced it has accelerated past the 100 service provider deployment milestone for its industry-leading AXOS Gfast solutions faster than any other vendor. Armed with Calix AXOS Gfast solutions, which simplify the delivery of new services, service providers globally are cost-effectively upgrading their offerings...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Offers In-Vehicle Wi-Fi, Vehicle Management Tool

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November 14, 2017 — CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. Cellular customers can easily manage their vehicles and keep tabs on the safety of their drivers using CruiseConnect, an easy-to-install vehicle connectivity device developed by ZTE and accompanying mobile app developed by Modus. CruiseConnect offers safety notifications for families, serves as...Learn More

DISH Goes All in on Voice Control; New Voice Remote Ships with All Hopper DVRs

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November 14, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH today released a new voice remote that ships with all Hopper DVRs. Upgraded with motion-activated backlighting and two customizable buttons, the remote interprets natural language to control navigation, search and content selection on compatible set-top boxes. New DISH...Learn More

Cox Brings Netflix To Cox Contour, Providing Seamless Video Experience

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ATLANTA, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today Cox Communications and Netflix announced the integration of Netflix on Cox Contour nationwide.  Accessing Netflix movies and shows is now as easy as speaking into the remote for Cox Contour video customers. Cox customers with a Netflix subscription can access Netflix...Learn More

Hammer Fiber Chooses Rahway New Jersey as Introductory Market for New Gigabit Internet Service

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a New Jersey based wireless and fiber network operator and wholly owned subsidiary of Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that it has chosen its existing market in Rahway New Jersey to launch Gigabit Internet...Learn More

AT&T to Invest an Additional $1 Billion in the United States if Competitive Tax Rate Enacted

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Dallas, Texas — November 8, 2017 — Since 2012, AT&T has invested more in the United States than any other public company. Today, the company committed to step up its 2018 U.S. investment by an additional $1 billion if Congress passes — and the President signs...Learn More

Sling TV Becomes First Live and On-demand Streaming Service on Samsung Smart TVs

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November 7, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV today became the first live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) service available on select Samsung Smart TVs. The launch of Sling TV on this new platform enables Sling TV to expand its leadership in device compatibility, currently supporting...Learn More

AT&T to Launch Edge Computing Test Zone in Silicon Valley in Early 2018

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November 6, 2017 — DALLAS, Texas — AT&T is building an edge computing test zone in Palo Alto, California, where developers and other companies can test connected applications like self-driving cars, augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), and drones. The test zone will go live...Learn More

Frontier Communications Offers Amazon Alexa Voice Control on FiOS® Quantum TV

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Norwalk, Connecticut — November 3, 2017 — Frontier Communications’ FiOS Quantum TV subscribers can now enjoy a hands-free video experience using Amazon Alexa. The integration of Amazon Echo devices — Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Show and more –...Learn More

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