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Report: In-Home IoT Device Ownership Could Reach 69% by 2019

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Able to perceive, measure and transmit data across an increasingly wide range of parameters and conditions, sensors and computing capacity are being installed across a widening range of household and consumer, as well as commercial and industrial, devices and equipment. Though in its infancy, the...Learn More

Rural Gigabit Boom Expected Thanks to GPON Upgrades

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Gigabit network announcements involving Tier 2 and Tier 3 carriers have been coming out more and more frequently – and we may be seeing just the tip of the iceberg. Adtran, a company that makes a variety of equipment underlying fiber-to-the-home networks, expects to see...Learn More

ViaSat “Virtually” Eliminates Satellite Broadband Caps

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Update August 20- ViaSat later yesterday said the virtually unlimited offer will also be available in Hawaii and parts of Alaska ViaSat made a big move today that could help the company overcome one of the biggest limitations of its satellite broadband offering. The company...Learn More

AT&T Adds Cupertino to its Gigabit Plans

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Cupertino, Calif., Aug. 20, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Cupertino. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

AT&T Picks Jacksonville to Expand Gigabit Footprint

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Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 19, 2014 — AT&T today confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to the City of Jacksonville. The all-fiber network will bring symmetrical upload and download broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, and AT&T’s most advanced TV services...Learn More

C Spire Installs Wi-Fi at University of Mississippi Stadium

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August 20, 2014 — OXFORD, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With the 2014 college football season just around the corner, Ole Miss fans will soon be flocking to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with smartphones and other connected devices in hand to capture and share the experience with friends and family. To...Learn More

GE Introduces Smartphone-Controlled Stove

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August 20, 2014 — LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Think you accidentally left the oven on? Switch it off while on the go. The new free-standing Profile™ Series gas and electric ranges are GE’s second cooking appliances, following the wall oven, to allow consumers to preheat, set the...Learn More

Cox Extends Low-Income Internet Program

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications today announced a two-year extension of its participation in Connect2Compete, the broadband adoption program that offers discounted high speed internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Cox pledged $15...Learn More

Cincinnati Bell Gigabit Service Launching Soon

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Cincinnati Bell has joined the roster of network operators who have announced plans to offer broadband at speeds up to 1 Gbps. Service will be available beginning September 8, the company said yesterday. The company did not disclose pricing or how many customers would be...Learn More

Sprint Wireless Pricing War: Are The Price Cuts Deep Enough?

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Sprint has taken the wireless pricing war up a notch, announcing new Sprint Family Share Pack pricing that offers 20 gigabytes of shared data, unlimited talk and text for up to 10 lines for $100 a month through 2015. Customers also will get an additional...Learn More

Cable Operator Revenues Approach Historic Shift

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Leichtman Research Group (LRG) says the largest U.S. cable TV operators now have more high speed access customers than they do video customers, according to  Bruce Leichtman, LRG president and principal analyst. And, sometime in 2015, it is possible AT&T will have more fixed network...Learn More

Canby Telcom Gigabit Plans Include Change of FTTH Vendors

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Canby Telcom is one of the latest examples of a small rural network operator that has made the decision to offer service at speeds up to a gigabit per second. The network will serve the operator’s home market of Canby, Oregon. Rural network operators tend...Learn More