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

Standing Rock Builds Out FCC-Funded Mobile Network Using NewCore

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Rock Wireless, a division of Standing Rock Telecom, was an FCC Mobility Fund Auction 901 award winner and is announcing they have successfully delivered a state-of-the-art broadband communications solution with a new 3G and 4G/LTE technically advanced network offering voice and enhanced fixed/mobile broadband experiences...Learn More

Small Telco Gigabit Launch from Pinnacle Communications

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The latest gigabit network launch comes from Pinnacle Communications, a small telco serving Lavaca, Arkansas. The company several years ago deployed fiber-to-the-home throughout its serving area, which simplified the process of upgrading the network to support gigabit service, explained Pinnacle Communications General Manager John Zeller...Learn More

Homeland Security Telecom Needs Met by Texas Telco

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The opening last year of the Boquillas Crossing between the U.S. and Mexico after a decade-long closure was made possible by fiber optic communications provided by Big Bend Telephone, the rural telco serving the Texas side of the border. The U.S. side of the crossing is...Learn More

Alcatel-Lucent TWDM-PON Targets Converged Services

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A new approach to fiber-to-the-premises from Alcatel-Lucent announced today aims to boost capacity to as high as 40 Gbps and to enable the local access network to support multiple services – or even multiple service providers. The offering, dubbed TWDM-PON for “time and wavelength division...Learn More

Next Century Cities Aims to Share Broadband Best Practices

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The Next Century Cities initiative launched yesterday aims to further the availability of high-speed broadband nationwide by collaborating and sharing best practices.  Among the initiative’s 32 “inaugural partners” were several communities that already have scored major high-speed wins, some of whom shared their success stories...Learn More

Frontier West Virginia Lawsuit Attacks Company’s Broadband Service

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Frontier has some big headaches in West Virginia, where it faces a class action lawsuit about its broadband service. A report from local media outlet Charleston Gazette quotes from the lawsuit, which states that Frontier “has a monopoly on Internet services in most of West...Learn More

NTIA: Broadband Usage at Home Climbs to 72%, Non-Adopters Say Why

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Nearly three –quarters (72%) of U.S. households used broadband at home as of October 2012, according to a report released last week by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). That was an increase of three percentage points from 2011. The NTIA also looked at...Learn More

Smart Home Device Ownership Measured at 13% of Broadband Households

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Americans will purchase more in the way of smart home products and systems within the next year, according to a new market research report from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and Parks Associates released October 16. This momentum will drive healthy growth for a range of...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Expands Business Services Portfolio to Include 10 Gigabit Metro Ethernet Service

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October 16, 2014 — QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 13th largest cable operator and premier Business Services provider, today announced enhancements to its Metro Ethernet service offering for businesses looking for greater flexibility, scalability and a customizable high-performance network. This service is available across...Learn More

IHS: Gateways, Faster Wi-Fi, Will Boost Broadband CPE Revenue

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The worldwide market for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) will grow at a faster rate in 2014 than it has since 2010, rising 20 percent year-over-year to reach nearly $11 billion, according to the latest market research from IHS Technology. Global broadband CPE market revenue...Learn More

CBS OTT Channel, CBS All Access, Includes Live TV From Local Affiliates

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Add CBS to the growing list of traditional media companies who are now embracing OTT distribution of their content. CBS All Access is a new subscription based OTT offer that features live and on-demand programming. Included in the offer is a live feed of the...Learn More

FiberLight Upgrades Florida Network Using Ciena

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ATLANTA, GA — 10/14/2014 — FiberLight, LLC, an industry leader in providing high- performance fiber-optic network solutions, today announces a substantial investment in its South Florida fiber optic network, which will be powered by Ciena’s converged packet optical and packet networking platforms.  Once complete, businesses...Learn More