CenturyLink Selected As Network Provider for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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MONROE, La., Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has signed a five-year contract with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide data networking products to the Commonwealth’s agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards. As part of the terms of the contract, CenturyLink is collaborating with...Learn More

DISH Names New CEO, Group Presidents, CHRO; Announces Organizational Framework

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DISH Network Corp. today announced that Chairman Charlie Ergen has relinquished his post as Chief Executive Officer to devote more attention to the company’s emerging wireless business. The company promoted Erik Carlson to President and CEO from his...Learn More

Amid Perfect Storm of Video Competition, AT&T Video Losses Mount: OTT to the Rescue?

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AT&T video losses are accelerating, with the carrier reporting it lost 390K traditional video subscribers in the third quarter of this year. That significant loss of Directv and U-verse TV subscribers is somewhat offset by net adds of 300K DIRECTV NOW subscribers, AT&T’s streaming OTT...Learn More

FCC Wireless Report Finds Competitive Market, New Satellite Rules to be Considered

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The FCC today voted to accept a report from its wireless competition bureau stating that the U.S. mobile wireless market is competitive, making it the first FCC wireless report to make that finding in several years. In addition, the commission adopted a report and order...Learn More

South Dakota Telco Turns Off Cable and Turns On IPTV

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May 10th, 2017 — Bison SD – A combination of fiber deployment, bundling and local customer service are helping West River Coop Telephone in South Dakota to grow their video business as they switch from RF Cable to IPTV. According to WRCTC GM Colle Nash,...Learn More

OneWeb LEO Satellites Aim to Create Extensive Satellite Broadband Network

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OneWeb has raised $1.2 billion from a variety of previous investors to create a new low earth orbit (LEO) satellite manufacturing facility in Exploration Park, Florida to begin production in 2018.  The goal is to produce 720 OneWeb LEO satellites that when deployed will comprise...Learn More

Video Cord Cutting Data: TelcoTV Losses Contribute to Record Declines for Pay-TV

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Market research highlighting cord cutting data from SNL Kagan reveals the number of subscribers to cable, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) and telco multichannel video services (telcoTV) dropped by 430,000 in 3Q’16. Results are a bit worse than they were for the same period one year...Learn More

AT&T Expands DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket Streaming Options

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July 28, 2016 — El Segundo, California — We have a cure for homesick college students who are NFL fans. All you need is an internet or Wi-Fi connection and NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV U. DIRECTV, the satellite TV service owned by AT&T, is offering its exclusive live...Learn More

GCI Broadband Wireless Brings Social Benefits to Remote Areas of Alaska

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Residents have seen higher high school graduation rates and improved healthcare since GCI broadband wireless came to remote areas of western Alaska, said GCI Executive Vice President Greg Chapados yesterday. Chapados made his comments at an event in Anchorage, where plans were announced to deploy...Learn More

Telecom Disaster Recovery: We Drop in on an AT&T Drill

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When a weather-related or other emergency strikes, telecom disaster recovery ranks right up there with power and sanitation in terms of importance. Telecompetitor was reminded of this today when we dropped in on an AT&T telecom disaster recovery drill in Chicago – one of numerous...Learn More

AT&T IoT: Solar Deal; Integrated Cellular Plus Satellite Service

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AT&T made a couple of important moves involving the Internet of Things this week, including a deal with Globecomm to provide integrated cellular plus satellite service for IoT applications. Additionally AT&T announced it had entered into an agreement with SunPower – an integrated solar power...Learn More

Cost of Poor Customer Service: $1.6 Trillion, Accenture Says

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The cost of poor customer service could be as high as $1.6 trillion, according to Accenture, which places much of the blame for poor customer service on digital customer interaction methods that have replaced human contact. Enthused by their novelty and encouraged by investors and...Learn More

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