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

NeoNova Launches YourStream TV

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 15, 2014) – NeoNova, an industry leader in cloud-based services for regional telcos, today announced that the company’s latest live broadcast streaming solution for Roku gives affiliate customers a new way for their subscribers to watch local television. YourStream TV from...Learn More

Cox Expands Smart Home Footprint

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ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications announced today that it is continuing its expansion of home security and automation services by offering Cox Home Security to the Las Vegas market. Cox started offering Home Security three years ago in Arizona and has since...Learn More

NPD: Growth in Mobile Broadband May Push Greater Tablet Subsidies

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The number of active mobile broadband devices in Americans’ hands will increase 50 percent to 34 million by year-end 2015, and two-thirds of them will be tablets, according to new market research from The NPD Group. USB stick modems were the #1 mobile broadband device...Learn More

AT&T Powers Whopper Wi-Fi

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MIAMI, April 16, 2014 – Burger King Corp. (BKC) has expanded its long-standing relationship with AT&T* by launching AT&T Wi-Fi services for all of its U.S. restaurants. The upgraded platform, “WHOPPER® Wi-Fi” replaces and upgrades current restaurant Wi-Fi networks to provide BURGER KING® guests an...Learn More

AT&T Gigabit Broadband Likely Coming to North Carolina

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AT&T took the unusual step late last night of announcing that it is “in advanced discussions” to bring a gigabit network to parts of the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions of North Carolina. Normally companies like AT&T wait until a deal is iron-clad before announcing...Learn More

NTCA Report Quantifies Broadband Benefits, Adoption Challenges

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Three in 10 U.S. adults do not use the Internet at home – and getting them online will be considerably more challenging than connecting the first seven, notes a paper released this week from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. But the effort would be...Learn More

Comcast Reaches One Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Nationwide

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April 09, 2014 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has surpassed one million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. The company’s Xfinity WiFi network, the largest in the U.S., allows customers to connect more devices and do more online, in more places and at any time....Learn More

Survey: Broadband Seniors See Internet as Hard to Give Up

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More than half of senior citizens who use broadband (56%) would find it “very hard” to give up the Internet, according to new research from Older Americans Technology Services (OATS) and New York Law School. Perhaps surprisingly the Internet was the only communications means or...Learn More

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Completes Multi-Terabit Capacity Trial

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South Boston, VA., – April 9, 2014 – Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation (MBC), a successful wholesale fiber-optic open-access network transport provider, completed a trial last week delivering multi-terabit capacity on its existing network across southern Virginia. The trial demonstrated MBC’s ability to deliver multi-terabit capacity...Learn More

IHS: Rocketing Bluetooth Penetration Key to “Internet of My Things”

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Bluetooth penetration is on the rise, with 90 percent of all mobile phones Bluetooth-enabled, says research firm IHS.  That will rise to 96 percent by 2018, according to the latest forecast and excerpts from the IHS Technology Connectivity in Consumer, Mobile and IT Market Tracker...Learn More

Cincinnati Bell/ Verizon Deal Involves AWS, PCS, 700 MHz Spectrum

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A spectrum sale agreement announced yesterday between Verizon Wireless and Cincinnati Bell is unusual in that Verizon will not retain the spectrum but instead will assign its rights to acquire the licenses to private equity firm Grain Management and then lease the spectrum it wants...Learn More

AT&T HBO Bundle Targets Potential Cord Cutters for $40 per Month

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There is an ongoing debate about the true impact of video cord cutting. One side of the argument says consumers are actively cutting the cord to save money or because they consume video differently than the traditional ‘smorgasbord’ channel line-up model. The counter argument points...Learn More