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All things broadband — our latest coverage regarding news, trends, developments, and implications for the broadband ecosystem.

AT&T/DirecTV Approval Expected to Include Broadband Deployment Condition

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AT&T may be required to commit to deploying higher-speed broadband to more rural customers and to offering stand-alone broadband as a condition of its acquisition of DirecTV, which could receive Justice and FCC approvals as soon as next week, according to news reports. According to...Learn More

Mobile Subscriber Forecast Calls for 128% Penetration by 2020

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The U.S. mobile market is entering a new evolutionary phase as consumer adoption of mobile and wireless devices and services nears, or has reached, saturation, according to Strategy Analytics. With the base of new customers shrinking, U.S. wireless network operators are now focusing on promoting...Learn More

Broadband and Home Values: FTTH Council Study Looks at Fiber Impact

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How is gigabit service like a fireplace? Both amenities can increase an average home’s value by about $5,437, according to a new report released today. The report, written by researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Carnegie Mellon University, was funded — in...Learn More

Tennessee Carrier Selects ADTRAN for Gigabit, ADTRAN Reaches 100 Gigabit Markets

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced more than 100 communities across the U.S. are reaping the benefits of Gigabit broadband as part of ADTRAN’s Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives campaign. United Communications is the most recent ADTRAN...Learn More

RCN Business Deploys 110 Mbps Internet Tier Across all of its Markets

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Princeton, NJ – June 30, 2015 – RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces today it has deployed 110 Mbps Internet service across all of its business markets, including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Lehigh Valley, Pa., New York...Learn More

Regional Wireless Carrier Selects Interop for Wi-Fi Calling

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FORT MYERS, FL—June 30, 2015—Interop Technologies, a provider of innovative,  virtualized IP networks and next-generation communication solutions, today announced that Union Wireless, headquartered in Mountain View, Wyoming, has selected the Interop Technologies CorePlusXSM VoWiFi solution to offer WiFi calling service to subscribers throughout Wyoming, Colorado,...Learn More

FCC’s Pai: A One-Page Rule Change Could Enable Stand-Alone Broadband

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The rule changes required to enable rural carriers to use Universal Service funding to support stand-alone broadband can fit on a single page, argued FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in a statement released yesterday. To support his assertion, Pai included a single page appendix to his...Learn More

10 Gigabit Broadband Gains Further Momentum with Calix News

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Ultra-high-speed broadband gained further momentum today with an announcement from Calix that the company will support increased capacity and 10 Gbps connectivity on its popular E-Series broadband access equipment. To enable the capability, based on the ITU/FSAN NG-PON2 standard, customers will install new line cards for...Learn More

Pew: Internet Penetration Reaches Saturation Levels – For Some

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Internet penetration in the U.S. has reached saturation levels, at least for some groups, according to an analysis of 15 years of data collected by a Pew Research Center unit that has been tracking and studying Internet adoption and use in the U.S. since 2000....Learn More

Bell Canada Investing More than $1 Billion in Toronto Gigabit Fibe Build-Out

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Bell Canada is investing more than $1 billion in building a fiber network that will deliver gigabit-per-second (Gbps) network connectivity to some 1.1 million homes and businesses in Toronto. In addition, building out its “Gigabit Fibe” service will create some 2,400 direct jobs, Bell Canada announced...Learn More

Akamai: Average Broadband Speeds Increase in All U.S. States, But Still Below New 25 Mbps Definition

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Akamai’s “First Quarter, 2015 State of the Internet Report” reveals that average broadband speeds rose 10 percent quarter-to-quarter globally to reach 5 Mbps for the first time. Average Internet speeds increased in 131 of a total 144 qualifying countries/regions in 1Q’15. At 11.9 Mbps, the...Learn More

Wireless ISP Vivint Pushes Wireless 100 Mbps Broadband for $60/month

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Vivint, a provider of smart home technology, is pushing their way into the broadband Internet access business with a  fixed wireless Internet product that promises symmetrical 100 Mbps. The offer is delivered via a unique hybrid wireless solution, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Vivint...Learn More