Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Rollout to Cover Utah

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The Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit rollout continues with the news that Comcast is leveraging its investment in DOCSIS 3.1 technology to deliver residential broadband service as fast as 1 Gbps throughout the state of Utah over its existing network infrastructure. Comcast is on track to double its network capacity every 18-24 months in order to...Learn More

AT&T Fixed Wireless Service for Rural Markets Will be Capped and Start at $60/month

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AT&T fixed wireless services for rural markets launched in Georgia, the company announced today. The 10 Mbps fixed wireless service will serve 400K locations by the end of the year, and 1.1 million locations across 17 additional states by 2020. The fixed wireless service will help AT&T achieve their FCC Connect America Fund (CAF) commitment...Learn More

Verizon Makes Aggressive Gigabit Moves with Fios Gigabit Service

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Verizon has joined the gigabit trend today, with the launch Fios Gigabit Connection. The service will offer up to 940 Mbps downstream and 880 Mbps upstream to select Fios markets for $69.99/month. Verizon has resisted the gigabit trend for some time, with a 750 Mbps tier as their fastest offer recently, despite being the first...Learn More

Report: Nearly One-Third of Free OTT Video Trials Converted into Paid Subscriptions

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Just shy of one-third of those who take advantage of free OTT video trials, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu, go on to sign up for paid subscriptions, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Zooming in on U.S. broadband households, Parks found that nearly half (47%) of the one-quarter that signed up...Learn More

FreedomPop Lifeline Database Makes Lemonade Out of Lemons

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Just a few months after having its credentials for participation in the FCC’s low-income Lifeline program revoked, FreedomPop has found a new Lifeline-related revenue stream: The company is licensing a database system originally developed for its own use to service providers approved to offer Lifeline service. In an interview with Telecompetitor, FreedomPop CEO Steve Stokols...Learn More

Report: Growing Concern Regarding Healthcare IT Security

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Security awareness and culture, or the lack thereof, is overall the greatest concern of nearly 8 in 10 U.S. healthcare industry executives and healthcare IT professionals when it comes to healthcare organizations’ exposure to IT security threats, according to a new healthcare IT security survey conducted by HIMSS Analytics for Level 3 Communications. Nearly half...Learn More

Video Sharing Survey: 40% of Broadband Households Use Sites Weekly

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Just shy of 4 in 10 U.S. broadband households (39%) visit a video sharing site, such as YouTube, at least once a week, according to a video sharing survey from Parks Associates. Furthermore, nearly 6 in 10 (59%) visit an online video site on a regular basis. That said, a substantial proportion of U.S. broadband...Learn More

FCC Won’t Regulate Most Business Data Services Pricing, Aims to Speed Copper Retirement

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The FCC today opted not to regulate pricing for most business data services and began a process aimed at making it easier for service providers to retire copper networks. The moves on business data services pricing and copper retirement came during the commission’s monthly meeting. Business Data Services Pricing FCC officials said the new business...Learn More

Windstream Diverse Connect Wants to Bring Peace of Mind to Cloud Connectivity

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Seizing on business customers increasing reliance on the cloud and the critical applications resident there, Windstream is bringing a new business continuity solution to the market, Windstream Diverse Connect. According to the company, Windstream Diverse Connect guarantees end-to-end connectivity and ensures performance of “mission-critical” business functions for enterprise-scale businesses reliant on the cloud even when...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Locations Approach 5 Million, Launches 8 New Markets

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AT&T fiber locations now reach 52 major metro markets, with the addition of 8 new markets, the company announced today. AT&T markets their gigabit service as AT&T Internet 1000 in these fiber fed locations, which began in Austin, Texas in 2013. The new markets include Dayton, Ohio; Macon, Georgia; Madison, Wisconsin; Monterey-Salinas, California; Savannah, Georgia;...Learn More

Huawei: Video is Broadband’s Dial Tone

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Video is now equivalent to ‘basic service’ according to Huawei, who outlined a growing vision for the video opportunity at their recent Global Industry Analyst Summit last week in Shenzhen, China. Huawei sees a carrier global video market opportunity of over $1 trillion (USD). That opportunity includes traditional entertainment video services as the biggest opportunity,...Learn More

Report: Fiber Gap Dropping, Fiber-Connected Buildings on the Rise

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Fiber-connected buildings represented 49.6 percent of U.S. commercial buildings as of year-end 2016, according to the latest market data from Vertical Systems Group. The so-called commercial building “fiber gap” – those without fiber network access – has been dropping steadily since 2004. Nine in 10 U.S. commercial buildings lacked fiber network access in 2004. That...Learn More

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