Rural Youth Technology Survey: Technology Alone Will Not Prevent Rural Flight

The vast majority (96%) of rural young people age 14 to 22 years old have cellphones, including 17% who get mobile service from a local provider and 75% who get service from a national carrier, according to a rural youth technology survey conducted by the...Learn More

ABI: Internet Giants Striking Out with Broadband Access Projects

Despite investing billions of dollars, Internet giants like Google and Facebook don’t have much to show for their broadband access projects, according to analysis from ABI Research. ABI estimates that $2.5 billion was invested in 2016 from the likes of Google and Facebook for last...Learn More

Google’s Loon Balloons Attempt to Restore Cell Service to Puerto Rico

As Puerto Rico struggles to regain cell service in the wake of Hurricane Maria, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an experimental license for Project Loon, led by Google’s parent company Alphabet, to help provide emergency wireless service in the U.S. territory. Project Loon...Learn More

Hammer Fiber Set To Launch Wireless Internet, Phone And Television Services In Baltimore

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ–(Marketwired – Oct 3, 2017) – Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a New Jersey-based wireless and fiber network operator and wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp (OTCQB: HMMR), announces that is set to launch Internet, phone and...Learn More

DISH Introduces Whole-Home 4K Netflix Experience

Englewood, Colorado — September 29, 2017 — DISH is now the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to offer a whole-home 4K Netflix experience. After offering Netflix Ultra HD titles on its Hopper 3 DVR since April 2016, the company added the app to its 4K Joey...Learn More

Airline to Use Windstream Encrypted Wavelengths

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that a major U.S.-based airline serving more than 50 countries has selected it to provide consulting and communications solutions that will transform the airline’s IT experience. Working with its...Learn More

Gigabit Telehealth Trial Targets Patients with Complex Ailments

Ting Internet will support a gigabit telehealth trial in Westminster, Maryland that aims to improve treatment for patients who have complex ailments. Ting will provide gigabit connectivity to two group homes, each of which has three intellectually challenged patients who “go to the emergency room...Learn More

Altice USA Extends Low-Cost Broadband Service Across the Country

September 19, 2017 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, today announces that its ‘Economy Internet’ low-cost broadband service is available in both its Optimum and Suddenlink footprints, providing eligible families and...Learn More

Fidelity Communications Now Offering 1 Gig Internet in West Plains

WEST PLAIN, Mo., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelity Communications is pleased to announce that they are offering 1 Gigabit per second (1,000 MBPS) internet service within the city of West Plains, Missouri. Fidelity’s team is proud to bring this outstanding new service to the city of West Plains,...Learn More

Verizon Digital Media Services’ Powers OTT for Stadium Digital

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 29, 2017) – Verizon Digital Media Services, part of Oath, today announced that its Uplynk Video Streaming service has been integrated into Canadian sports technology leader Stadium Digital‘s All Access Platform –  a proprietary digital loyalty and fan engagement platform. By supporting the streaming...Learn More

Grande Communications Announces Expansion Of 1 Gigabit Internet To San Antonio, Texas

Austin, Texas (August 22, 2017) – Grande Communications, the Texas-based broadband communications company offering internet, TV and phone services, announces today the availability of the company’s 1 Gigabit internet service to all homes and businesses within Grande serviceable areas in San Antonio. 1 Gigabit, or 1,000...Learn More

Bluebird Network Launches The Connected World SaaS Platform

Columbia, Missouri –August 17, 2017 — Connected2Fiber, the leading SaaS go-to-market platform for connectivity companies, announces today that Bluebird Network has implemented The Connected World SaaS platform. Bluebird Network, has also adopted the Building List Manager, an automated software module for creating and distributing OnNet and...Learn More

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