Verizon, Incompas Business Data Services Filing Reveals Wide Rift with AT&T, Other ILECs

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Some stakeholders may have been surprised several weeks ago when Verizon acted independently of AT&T and other major telecom providers with regard to business data services, instead making a joint filing with competitive carrier association Incompas. But a new Verizon, Incompas filing yesterday reveals a...Learn More

CAF II Winners Eyeing DSL Rings to Boost Copper Bandwidth

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Seven winners of Connect America Funding, including some of the largest U.S. carriers, are exploring DSL Rings technology developed by Genesis Technical Systems as a means of boosting the bandwidth of installed copper telephone wiring. Genesis has spearheaded the creation of an industry group, to...Learn More

Verizon is PC Magazine’s Fastest Mobile Network

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Verizon Wireless operates the fastest mobile network in the nation, according to PC Magazine’s latest rankings. It was the third consecutive year Verizon Wireless won top honors. T-Mobile ran a close second. Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have effectively staked out lead positions in the premium...Learn More

Carriers Seek Reversal of Business Data Services Regulation, Citing Flawed Analysis

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Six of the nation’s largest telecom service providers are seeking big changes to the current plans for FCC business data services regulation. At issue is the huge volume of data on which the FCC based its plans and which the carriers says is “irretrievably flawed.”...Learn More

AT&T North Carolina Gigabit Spreads Fast

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AT&T North Carolina gigabit service is spreading fast, according to the company. The company’s 1 Gbps-100 percent fiber network service, dubbed GigaPower, now reaches customers in five major metro areas and more than 15 communities in the state. This was achieved after the service launched...Learn More

Investors Urge FairPoint Sale to CSAL

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A major investor is urging FairPoint Communications to consider a sale. The investor’s top choice would be a FairPoint sale to CSAL – Communications Sales & Leasing, the telecom real estate investment trust (REIT) that was spun out of Windstream Communications. The news came in...Learn More

Comcast Launches Nashville Gigabit Trial Using DOCSIS 3.1

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Comcast today announced the launch of a Nashville gigabit trial using DOCSIS 3.1 technology. The cable company is calling the launch an ¨an advanced consumer trial of Gigabit Internet service.” Nashville is the second city in which Comcast is leveraging its investment in new-generation DOCSIS...Learn More

Report: Cable Broadband Market Share Surging, Now at 62% of Total Fixed Broadband Market

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Cable broadband market share is seeing substantial gains in the U.S. market, according to Strategy Analytics. Cable broadband subscriber adds were 3.3 million new subscribers in the 12 months from April 2015, researchers said. Cable broadband market share growth is helping drive overall U.S. fixed...Learn More

AT&T Foresees Opex Savings from SDN and NFV of 40% to 50%

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AT&T expects to see opex savings from SDN and NFV in the range of 40% to 50% but it will take a few years to reach that goal, said Krish Prabhu, president of AT&T Labs, yesterday.  Prabhu discussed the prospects for software defined networking (SDN)...Learn More

Smart Home App Reviews: Researchers Find a Mixed Bag

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Industry enthusiasm and sentiment are high, but it has been rough going for Smart Home tech developers and vendors as they try to bridge the gap between consumer expectations and device/app performance, according to an analysis of smart home app reviews conducted by Argus Insights....Learn More

AT&T Lets Customers Put Connected Cars on Wireless Plans

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Wireless customers have become accustomed to adding tablets, hotspots and other devices to smartphone price plans. AT&T is hoping customers also will put connected cars on wireless plans, announcing new options today in that area. Also today the carrier announced a new ad campaign called...Learn More

AT&T Launches Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds in the Bay Area

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Mountian View, California  — May 17, 2016 — AT&T today launched ultra-fast Internet service in parts of San Francisco, San Jose, Dublin, Mountain View, Santa Clara and San Ramon.  These communities are in addition to the parts of the Cupertino area where we initially launched...Learn More