Carrier Evolution

As telecom carriers evolve, Carrier Evolution tracks the important developments in telecom and broadband which drive that evolution, including IP voice, unified communications, collaboration and consumer applications. Carrier Evolution offers original and curated content from external sources.

Frontier Says Video Bundle is Still Important, Doubles Down on IPTV

Frontier will soon launch a new ‘home grown’ traditional linear and VOD pay-TV bundle, bucking the trend of retreating from video services as a margin challenged business line. The new service, currently called Frontier TV, takes lessons learned from Frontier’s growing video business in acquired...Learn More

CAF Broadband Support for Rural Carriers Could Vary Based on Density

Small rate-of-return communications service providers with less than 10 locations per square mile would have more time to build out high-speed broadband in comparison with service providers serving denser areas, according to USF reform recommendations made by telecom association ITTA, which represents mid-size service providers. ITTA...Learn More

Video Programming Costs: “Pass Them On,” Says Cable ONE CEO

The idea that broadband providers have to offer video is a myth, said Tom Might, chairman and CEO of Cable ONE, at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom conference today, which was also webcast. “Our experience [is that ] there is very little...Learn More

Broadband Provider Consolidation: Hargray Buys Plantation Cablevision

Tier 2 and 3 broadband provider consolidation is happening on multiple fronts – from telcos buying telcos and cable companies buying cable companies to telcos buying cable companies. An example of the latter came this week from South Carolina-based telco Hargray Communications, which said it...Learn More

Windstream 100 Mbps Broadband Expands to 1 Million Locations, Hopes to Beat Back Cable

Windstream announced a plan to bring 100 Mbps broadband to 600 markets across 12 states under their Project Excel plan. Combined with previous Windstream 100 Mbps broadband expansion plans, Windstream says, when complete, the program will reach approximately 1 million residential and small business locations....Learn More

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