Windstream Gigabit Launches in North Georgia, Price Will Be $59.99

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Windstream gigabit service is now available in 15 north Georgia communities, the carrier said today. In an email to Telecompetitor, a Windstream spokesperson said the company will announce new pricing at the end of the month, at which time gigabit service will be available for...Learn More

Calix: Telcos Need to Adopt Tactical Strategies for Strategic Broadband Goals

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Calix is holding its first ever Media and Analyst event this week in San Francisco and CEO Carl Russo, in his opening remarks, offered some advice to telcos who find themselves losing ground in broadband to cable and other competitors. In response to my question...Learn More

With Verizon-CWA Copper Settlement, Union Forces Verizon’s Landline Hand

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A complaint filed with the Pennsylvania public utilities commission has driven a Verizon-CWA copper settlement involving maintenance of the company’s traditional landline network infrastructure. Verizon union workers represented by the CWA argued that the company was in violation of statutory obligations to provide adequate service...Learn More

Donovan: AT&T Gigabit Technology Could Include AirGig, 5G, G.fast

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Gigabit access is now a primary goal for AT&T and they see multiple technology paths to achieve it. “We need to evolve our entire network to a gigabit,” said AT&T Group President and Chief Strategy Officer John Donovan today.  Donovan expects AT&T gigabit technology to...Learn More

ACSI: Pay-TV Customer Satisfaction Remains “Abysmal”

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American pay-TV customer satisfaction was even worse in the roughly 12 months from May 17, 2016 to April 25, 2017 than it was in the period prior, according to the latest ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index). Overall customer satisfaction with their pay-TV subscription services dropped...Learn More

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

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