Iowa Network Services Expands Fiber Network

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DES MOINES, IA (May 27, 2015) – Iowa Network Services (INS) has brought its high speed Fiber Optic Network to businesses in Northeast Des Moines as a part of an expansion of its statewide carrier-grade network. The project connects portions of their existing fiber network...Learn More

FCC Low-Income Broadband Pilot Results Released

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If low-income people don’t subscribe to broadband is it because the cost of service is too high? Or is it related more to the cost of a wired or wireless device? Or do these people simply not understand broadband and its benefits – a situation...Learn More

White Spaces Manufacturer to Tap Crowdfunding for Next Generation Devices

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White spaces broadband equipment manufacturer Carlson Wireless aims to use crowdfunding to build the next generation of its equipment. An informational page about Carlson on the Crowdfunder site indicates that the company hopes to raise $5 million within the next 135 days. The company also is using...Learn More

CenturyLink adds hydro-electric-powered data center services in Washington

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MONROE, La., May 13, 2015 — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the opening of a new data center in central Washington, adding hydro-electric-powered data center services to CenturyLink’s hybrid IT services portfolio. The facility offers global enterprises low power costs, and its high resiliency and geographic...Learn More

EdgeConneX Brings Internet Content Closer to End Users

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Content providers are moving content closer to end users to enhance network performance – and that could have added benefits for broadband providers serving markets outside the top nine from which content traditionally has been delivered. Since the end of 2014, data center operator EdgeConneX...Learn More

GVTC: Growth in Faster Broadband Tiers Helps Broadband Subscribers to Surpass Telephone Subs

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Like many legacy telephone companies, regional provider GVTC sees themselves as a broadband carrier first these days. For GVTC, the facts now confirm their view. For the first time, GVTC now counts more broadband subscribers than telephone subscribers, a trend that will soon be true...Learn More

Unique Event Launches FTC Alabama Gigabit Service

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When Alabama-based Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative launched gigabit service earlier this year, the company thought of a unique way to promote and celebrate the accomplishment. The first home to get gigabit service turned up was the same one to which FTC first turned up phone service...Learn More

FCC’s O’Rielly: Stand-Alone Broadband in the Works

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The FCC appears serious about changing the rules of the Universal Service/ Connect America Fund to allow rural carriers to collect funding to support lines that are used only to deliver broadband service, rather than requiring voice to also be part of the offering. Stand-alone...Learn More

Mediacom Missouri Gigabit Deployment Will Use DOCSIS 3.0

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Tier 2 cable company Mediacom plans to make gigabit service available throughout its serving area in Columbia, Missouri before the end of the year as a test of the offering, said JR Walden, senior vice president of technology for the company, during a panel session...Learn More

Lumos Networks Corp. Introduces Dark Fiber Offering

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WAYNESBORO, Va.– May 6, 2015 –Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, today introduced a dark fiber product offering to meet the growing demand for high-capacity, customizable...Learn More

Florida ISP Uses Dark Fiber to Boost Bandwidth, Lower Costs

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Florida-based Internet service provider Joytel expects to expand service and offer higher bandwidth and better pricing as the result of an agreement with Allied Fiber – the company that set out several years ago to build a nationwide dark fiber network and now has completed the portion...Learn More

Broadband Provider Associations Seek Stay of Title II Decision on Broadband

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Five associations representing broadband service providers in two separate filings on Friday asked the FCC to stay its decision to reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. One filing came from the American Cable Association and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. The other...Learn More