CFO Touts Benefits of AT&T Broadband Bundles, Sees Broadband as a Growth Area Again

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AT&T broadband will be a growth area again, said John Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for the carrier, at an investor conference today. He added that AT&T broadband bundles have helped the company minimize churn substantially. Stephens attributed AT&T’s improved broadband...Learn More

Report: Gigabit Broadband Availability Reaches Over 200M Globally, 56 Million in the U.S.

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Just shy of 220 million people worldwide have gigabit broadband availability, according to the latest Gigabit Monitor from test and measurement vendor Viavi. That’s roughly 3 percent of the world population. Seventeen percent of the population – 56.4 million people – have gigabit broadband access...Learn More

BARC Connects Turns to Alianza for Cloud-based VoIP Solution

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May 10, 2017 — CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alianza Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that BARC Connects, a wholly owned broadband subsidiary of Virginia-based BARC Electric Cooperative, has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform to launch a full suite of residential and commercial phone services....Learn More

Verizon Makes Aggressive Gigabit Moves with Fios Gigabit Service

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Verizon has joined the gigabit trend today, with the launch Fios Gigabit Connection. The service will offer up to 940 Mbps downstream and 880 Mbps upstream to select Fios markets for $69.99/month. Verizon has resisted the gigabit trend for some time, with a 750 Mbps...Learn More

Accipter is Pinpoint Holdings’ Latest Distressed Telecom Assets Purchase

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The news that Nebraska-based Pinpoint Holdings had purchased Arizona-based Accipter Communications, which operates as Zona Communications, is the latest example of telecom provider consolidation, but with a twist. Pinpoint bought Zona out of bankruptcy – a strategy Pinpoint has been using successfully. You could think...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Expansion Continues with 50 New Communities Across 17 Markets

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The race is on to achieve 12.5 million locations across 67 markets by 2019, which are the stated goals for AT&T fiber expansion. AT&T announced that 50 additional communities now have access to their gigabit capable fiber service, expanding their reach in 17 existing metro...Learn More

FTTH Council Rebrands as the Fiber Broadband Association

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Recognizing the broader application of fiber broadband, the FTTH Council has changed their name to the Fiber Broadband Association. It’s a smart move, given the relative limited focus of the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) descriptor. Indeed fiber broadband powers so much more than just home connections, including...Learn More

CFO: TDS Telecom Fiber Take Rates Exceed Expectations

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TDS Telecom fiber take rates are exceeding expectations in the 28 markets where the company has deployed fiber to support broadband service at rates up to 1 Gbps, said Vicki Villacrez, chief financial officer for the company, in a presentation at a financial conference yesterday....Learn More

FirstLight to Acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group

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Albany, New York — March 6, 2017 — FirstLight Fiber (“FirstLight”), a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, today announced its intent to acquire Finger Lakes Technologies Group (“FLTG”), a subsidiary of Trumansburg Telephone Company (TTC). FLTG provides data, Internet and voice solutions to...Learn More

Mayors Offer Ideas for Including Broadband in Trump Infrastructure Investment Plans

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Mayors and other elected community leaders representing 62 cities and counties sent a this week to President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) emphasizing the importance of broadband in  Trump infrastructure investment plans, which were part of...Learn More

Calix AXOS G.fast Solution Targets Gigabit over Copper for MDUs

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PETALUMA, CA– February 22, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced the expansion of its industry-leading family of AXOS G.fast solutions to support a true gigabit experience to copper-fed subscribers in MDUs. Cutting-edge Collective Dynamic Timing...Learn More

Iowa Municipality Turns to Innovative Systems for IPTV

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February 20, 2017 — Muscatine Power and Water announced that it has selected Innovative Systems to provide the “middleware” that will power new customer features for video subscribers when MP&W converts the cable system to Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) later this year as part of...Learn More

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