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

Pew Research Center Tests Our Collective Web IQ

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As ubiquitous and pervasive as Internet technology has become, “knowledge of the modern technology landscape varies widely across a range of topics,” according to an analysis of responses to a knowledge quiz conducted by the Pew Research Center (PRC). Web IQ Released as part of...Learn More

Telecom Network Analytics Key to Successful West Carolina Tel Marketing Campaign

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It may not exactly have been “big data.” But a recent targeted marketing campaign conducted by West Carolina Tel illustrates how a relatively small company was able to use big data concepts to increase customer satisfaction and achieve substantial revenue gains. The company has been...Learn More

Latest Verizon Netflix Bundle Includes HBO, Showtime, and 50 Mbps FiOS

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Count Verizon in as the latest service provider to leverage the popularity of Netflix for their own gain. They are featuring Netflix in a new $60 month bundle. It’s quite the interesting relationship, considering the very public spat Verizon and Netflix had regarding the quality...Learn More

LRG: Broadband Subscriber Growth Accelerates for Largest Carriers

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The 17 largest cable companies and telcos in the U.S. added more than 700,000 net high-speed Internet subscribers in 3Q 2014. Accounting for about 94 percent of the market, broadband subscribers numbers for the largest cable companies and telcos in the U.S. totaled 86.6 million...Learn More

TDS Telecom brings 1Gig Internet to Monroe, Wis.

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November 17, 2014 — Customers gain access to fiber network; company expands TDS TV service within city limits. Residents in Monroe now have access to 1Gbps Internet speed, announces TDS Telecom. The city is among just a handful of Wisconsin communities where TDS is introducing 1Gig...Learn More

Carriers Offering Cloud Services: Survey Finds Link Between Sophisticated Cloud and Network Services

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Nearly half of communications service providers worldwide (47%) and more than half of North American communications service providers are offering cloud services to small and medium size businesses, according to the Allot Cloud Trends Report released today. But as cloud offerings become more sophisticated, the...Learn More

Smaller Wireless Carriers and Net Neutrality: No Title II, Please

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Several smaller wireless network operators sent a letter to the FCC asking the commission not to classify broadband — at least not mobile broadband — as a telecommunications, or Title II, service and asking the commission not to apply the same Net Neutrality guidelines to...Learn More

Silver Star Gigabiz Aims to be Wyoming’s First Gigabit Community

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Northwestern Wyoming based Silver Star Communications has another first in their long history. Launching “Wyoming’s first gigabit community,” dubbed Gigabiz, Silver Star’s gigabit-fiber network will deliver broadband speeds of up to 1-Gbps to both businesses and residents in Jackson, according to a Calix press release....Learn More

Ambitious Midcontinent Communications Gigabit Plan for the Northern Plains Region Revealed

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Regional cable MSO Midcontinent Communications (Midco) plans to bring gigabit service to the Northern Plains region, eventually covering approximately 600K homes and 55K businesses with ultra-broadband services. Midco’s Gigabit Frontier Initiative outlines plans to upgrade their network in hundreds of communities across South Dakota, North...Learn More

Lightower Dramatically Expands All-Fiber Network in Mid-Atlantic with Finish of Virginia Expansion

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BOXBOROUGH, MA — November 17, 2014 — Lightower Fiber Networks, the premier provider of custom, high-capacity network services that ensure optimal application and business performance, announced today the completion of a major 1,100-mile expansion of its all-fiber, high-performance network throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C....Learn More

Census Finds 75% of Metro, 63% of Non-Metro Households With Fast Internet

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A bit slow in coming they may be, but the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey series of reports provide perhaps the most comprehensive and granular view of Internet connectivity and usage across the country. Released November 13, Census’s latest ACS reveals that 78.1 percent...Learn More

Details Revealed Regarding Sony OTT Video Package

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We’ve known for some time that Sony has been busy building an OTT video product that they hope will rival traditional pay-TV packages. We now have much more detail regarding these efforts. Sony will begin testing the service this month and plans a staggered roll...Learn More