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Consolidated Communications Launches DDoS Mitigation Solution

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MATTOON, Ill. – April 23, 2018 – Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNSL), a leading broadband and business communications provider, today launched its Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Mitigation solution. Using an innovative, multi-stage approach to monitor, detect and mitigate the most complex DDoS attacks, businesses partnering with Consolidated...Learn More

Arvig Moves Illustrate Rural Carrier E-rate Opportunities, Includes Expansion into Twin Cities

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Minnesota-based regional carrier Arvig said today that during the first quarter of 2018, more than 30 schools or school districts chose the company to provide high-speed internet, transport and voice services funded, in part, through the Universal Service Fund (USF) E-rate program, also known as...Learn More

Benaroya’s $14M Investment Will Help FTTH Firm GigabitNow Expand

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The Benaroya Companies have made a $14 million equity investment in GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion that builds FTTH networks in municipalities and private communities. The funds will be used for network development and deployment and other project financing purposes for projects in the western...Learn More

Zayo Closes Acquisition of Neutral Path

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BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Neutral Path Communications and Near North Partners. The acquisition adds 452 owned route miles, plus additional leased route miles, to Zayo’s...Learn More

FCC Tackles Rural Carrier Issues Including Business Data Services, Call Completion

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The FCC took action today on three issues impacting rural carriers. At today’s monthly FCC meeting, the commission adopted new call completion rules and proposed others. In addition, the commission proposed to deregulate business data services provided by certain rate-of-return (ROR) carriers and proposed to...Learn More

Comcast Introduces Gigabit Internet Service In Vermont

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MONTPELIER, Vt., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast today announced that it is launching a new internet service that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers in Vermont,  These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available and include access...Learn More

ADTRAN Intros Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Platform

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ADTRAN has introduced a cloud-managed whole home mesh Wi-Fi platform, another sign that the broadband industry is recognizing both the opportunities and challenges in supporting Wi-Fi and the services it supports. The ADTRAN Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi platform is part of the company’s Mosaic Subscriber...Learn More

O’Rielly: RUS Should Consult with the FCC on $600 Million Rural Broadband Pilot

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When it comes to federal rural broadband funding, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly wants to make sure the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. Now that Congress has allocated $600 million in new funding to the Rural Utilities Service for a RUS rural...Learn More

With 50% of X1 Subscribers Accessing Netflix, Comcast and Netflix Expand Their Business Relationship

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Comcast and Netflix intend to expand their interesting business relationship, highlighting a shifting video landscape. Comcast integrated Netflix into their X1 operating system back in 2016 and now plans to offer “[n]ew and innovative Xfinity packages, including a Netflix subscription.” The relationship is going well....Learn More

Ohio Broadband Grants Would Total $50M Annually, Joins Growing State Level Focus on Broadband

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Ohio could be the next state to implement a broadband grant program if a bill that passed the state House of Representatives this week becomes law. The proposed Ohio broadband grants would total up to $50 million annually to cover some of the costs of...Learn More

Pass the Pancakes says Comcast with Major Managed Services Deal Reaching More Than 2,850 Restaurants

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Comcast Business Services has been selected by Dine Brands Global to provide a number of managed services to Dine Brand’s Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants in the United States. The Comcast Dine Brands deal encompasses more than 2,850 locations. The services include...Learn More

Blackfoot Launches C2M beta Innovation Lab Targeting Business Startups

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Montana-based regional carrier Blackfoot has launched a new innovation lab, C2M beta, to provide startup companies with access to Blackfoot’s technology infrastructure, expertise and its nearly 20,000 customers across 16 states. C2M beta is already in full recruitment mode for its 2018 cohort of startups,...Learn More

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