Moffett: Telcos May Get Some Revenge Over Cable in Broadband Wars

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In recent years, cable companies have gained broadband market share against the telcos except in areas where the telcos have upgraded their traditional copper-based network infrastructure to support speeds competitive with the cablecos’ hybrid fiber coax-based service. But according to researchers at Moffett Nathanson, that’s...Learn More

Midwest Energy & Communications Upgrades Broadband Phone with Alianza VoIP Solution

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September 26, 2017 — ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alianza Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform for its next-gen FTTH VoIP solution. With Alianza’s solution, MEC is delivering a better overall user experience to its...Learn More

Windstream Rebrand Introduces Kinetic Across Consumer & SMB Product Portfolio

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An announced Windstream rebrand will introduce Kinetic across its broader consumer and SMB product portfolio as a new premium brand. Windstream has been using the Kinetic brand since 2014 for its IPTV service. The new Kinetic brand will now be featured across Windstream’s entire 18...Learn More

NTCA on Rural Fiber Deployment: 31% of Rural Telcos Have 100% FTTH Coverage

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Small, rural telecom providers increasingly are serving their subscribers with deep fiber infrastructure despite concerns about the cost of deploying such services, according to a rural fiber deployment survey released by the NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents said that the cost...Learn More

CenturyLink G.fast Strategy Begins with Largest North American G.fast Deployment to Date

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A CenturyLink G.fast strategy began in Platteville, Wisconsin, where the broadband carrier has deployed what it claims to be the largest G.fast deployment in North America. That strategy will include deploying G.fast to MDUs, MTUs, and neighborhoods where fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) is present. In Platteville, CenturyLink...Learn More

Zayo is Awarded 1,800 Site National Mobile Infrastructure Contract

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Boulder, Colorado — September 6, 2016 — Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has signed its largest mobile infrastructure contract to date. Zayo will upgrade and expand the customer’s fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) network, which includes dark fiber to more than 1,800 cell sites in 26 markets...Learn More

NTCA Report Highlights 15 Year Rural Broadband Progress

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Rural broadband has come a long way in the last 15 years, according to new research from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. One hundred percent of NTCA’s small rural telco members who responded to a 2015 survey offer broadband to some part of their...Learn More

Windstream Broadband: “Almost Half” of Customers Now Can Get 25 Mbps or Faster

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Windstream clearly is serious about upgrading its broadband network infrastructure. A Windstream broadband progress report issued yesterday reveals that the company made substantial progress in boosting network speeds since it last provided an update just one month ago. According to yesterday’s release, Windstream broadband is...Learn More

FTTH Market Penetration on the Rise, Overtakes Cable Broadband Globally

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From a global perspective, rising FTTH market penetration has positioned the technology as the fastest growing broadband access method, overtaking cable broadband reports Point Topic. Total global broadband subscribers reached 751 million as of Q4 2015, according to Point Topic’s research. FTTx and FTTH market...Learn More

Windstream Gigabit Footprint Now Includes Three States

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The Windstream gigabit footprint now includes markets in Nebraska, North Carolina, and Texas, the company announced yesterday. Windstream first announced these specific gigabit plans back in December, but has now actually launched the service. The gigabit markets include Lincoln, Neb.; Lexington, Ky.; Sugar Land, Texas...Learn More

Ambitious Mediacom Gigabit Plans Are Mostly DOCSIS 3.1-Based

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Tier 2 cable operator Mediacom announced ambitious gigabit plans yesterday, stating that it will make Mediacom gigabit service available to almost all of the three million residences in the company’s service area over the next three years.  The initiative, dubbed Project Gigabit, calls for the...Learn More

CFO Ties Frontier Broadband Growth to Strong Investment

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At a time when some of the nation’s largest carriers are focused on many new lines of business and in some cases de-emphasizing legacy wireline broadband, Frontier broadband growth has been strong. At an investor conference today, Frontier Communications Executive Vice President and Chief Financial...Learn More

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