President: Unite Private Networks Small Cell Expansion is Latest Example of Success Based Fiber Build Strategy

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A Unite Private Networks small cell expansion announced today is the latest example of the company’s success based fiber build strategy, explained Unite President Jason Adkins in an interview with Telecompetitor. “We don’t just build fiber and hope [customers] will come,” said Adkins. Instead, the...Learn More

Report: Destination Television Boosts Pay-TV Viewing, Despite OTT Gains

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New research from J.D. Power provides evidence that pay-TV subscribers’ behavior is growing in complexity. The bottom line is that there is good news for everybody and that viewership share likely is not a zero-sum game. Key to traditional pay-TV popularity is what researchers called...Learn More

J.D. Power: Business Telecom Satisfaction Highest for Largest Companies, Highlighting SMB Opportunity

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Business telecom satisfaction is highest among large companies with 500 or more employees, according to new J.D. Power research. While those companies had overall internet and telephone satisfaction levels of 815 on a 1,000-point scale, the average score for very small businesses with 19 employees...Learn More

Cox and American Library Association Partner to Narrow Digital Divide for Low-Income Families

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Tucson, Arizona — Low-income students and their families who lack digital literacy skills and an internet connection at home struggle to keep pace with their peers in the classroom, as nearly all students (96.5 percent) say they are required to use the internet to complete homework...Learn More

Lifeline Broadband Problems: Big Carriers Opt Out, Rural Carriers Struggle with Pricing

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The FCC’s decision to allow qualified low-income households to use funding from the Universal Service Lifeline program toward broadband service was welcomed back in March when it was made, but problems with the program are mounting. Key Lifeline broadband problems: big carrier participation and rural...Learn More

Consumer Electronics Energy Efficiency Sees Gains

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A groundbreaking consumer electronics energy efficiency agreement among U.S. ISPs is paying dividends across U.S. society, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Nearly 90 percent of home Internet modems, routers and other consumer electronic (CE) equipment bought...Learn More

RCN, Verizon Top List of Best ISPs for Business

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PC Magazine readers rated RCN at the top of the list of the best ISPs for business, followed closely by Verizon Fios. This was the second year PC Magazine ranked the best ISPs for business. Last year Verizon Fios earned top honors. Verizon Fios’s 2016...Learn More

Cox Communications Gigabit Internet Service Now Available in Wichita

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WICHITA, KS – July 28, 2016 – Cox Communications today announced that its gigabit internet service for residential customers has launched. Marketed under the brand name “G1GABLASTSM,” Cox now offers speeds 100 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today. In an announcement...Learn More

Carriers Seek Reversal of Business Data Services Regulation, Citing Flawed Analysis

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Six of the nation’s largest telecom service providers are seeking big changes to the current plans for FCC business data services regulation. At issue is the huge volume of data on which the FCC based its plans and which the carriers says is “irretrievably flawed.”...Learn More

Smart Home App Reviews: Researchers Find a Mixed Bag

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Industry enthusiasm and sentiment are high, but it has been rough going for Smart Home tech developers and vendors as they try to bridge the gap between consumer expectations and device/app performance, according to an analysis of smart home app reviews conducted by Argus Insights....Learn More

Cox Business Adds Mobile Functionality to Hosted Voice Solution

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ATLANTA – May 24, 2016 – Cox Business has expanded its hosted voice Solution, IP Centrex, giving business customers enhanced connectivity capabilities with voice, instant messaging and more through their smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. Using the BroadSoft UC-One® platform, Cox Business has strengthened its...Learn More

Cox Extends Low Cost Internet for ConnectHome Program

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PHOENIX, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications today announced a major investment in its efforts to narrow the digital divide through its support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative. Cox Communications is extending its Connect2Compete low-cost Internet offering to any HUD-assisted...Learn More

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