Comcast VoiceEdge Select Drills Down Deeper into SMB Segment with Hosted VoIP

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Comcast VoiceEdge Select, announced yesterday, is a cloud-based phone service that targets smaller SMB customers. The new hosted voice service offers a full set of standard and advanced calling features, a mobile app and business-grade phones priced by the seat, according to Comcast. Other capabilities...Learn More

C Spire Gigabit is Focus of Tech Movement Initiative

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C Spire gigabit services are a focal point of their Tech Movement initiative, which will get its start in Tupelo, Miss. C Spire kicked off the initiative this week with meetings between Tupelo, Miss. business owners, Mayor Jason Shelton and C Spire executives. Tupelo is...Learn More

Comcast Business DOCSIS 3.1 Footprint Expands Westward

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The Comcast Business DOCSIS 3.1 footprint has been expanded to business customers in the Western United States, including California, Colorado, Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Utah and Washington, the company announced. With the expansion, Comcast’s “Business Internet 1 Gig” and “Business Internet 500” speed tiers...Learn More

Cisco Broadsoft Acquisition Targets Booming Collaboration Market, Helps Cisco Diversify

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Cisco announced a definitive agreement to acquire Broadsoft for $1.9 billion, or $55 a share, assuming fully diluted shares including conversion of debt. The Cisco Broadsoft acquisition has been approved by the board of directors of each company. The acquisition is expected to close during...Learn More

Vyve Business 250 Mbps Service Now in Almost 100 Rural Markets

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Vyve Broadband is offering businesses 250 Mbps broadband tiers in almost 100 rural markets in six states, the company said this week. The Vyve business 250 Mbps offering is available only to businesses, according to the company, which specializes in non-urban areas. “We are so...Learn More

CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi is a Cloud-Based Service

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Business with as many as 250 Wi-Fi wielding employees could benefit from CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi, which the telecommunications company announced yesterday. The cloud-managed platform is based on Cisco Meraki technology. “This solution provides an economical option for businesses with limited IT resources to harness the...Learn More

Windstream CEO: UCaaS and SD-WAN Opportunity Leads Windstream to Rethink Their SMB Approach

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A lot of people tend to wax poetic about SD-WAN these days, but Windstream CEO Tony Thomas took it to a new level at an investor conference yesterday. A few years ago, Windstream differentiated itself through a superior customer experience but today’s differentiators also include...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

All West Communications Acquisition of Sweetwater Television Announced

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All West Communications has announced the acquisition of the Sweetwater Television Company, which it says will help it expand into southwest  Wyoming. Financial details of the All West Communications acquisition of Sweetwater Television were not released. “We felt this natural geographic expansion of our current...Learn More

Windstream Cloud Connect Enhancements Include SD-WAN, Wavelengths

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Windstream today announced a broader range of connectivity options for its Cloud Connect service, which provides connectivity to major cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Bluemix, Google Cloud, Oracle Fast Connect and Salesforce. Among the new Windstream Cloud Connect options...Learn More

Fusion Buys Birch Assets to Become Single-Source Cloud Services Provider

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Cloud services provider Fusion has agreed to purchase significant assets from Birch Communications, including Birch’s Cloud and Business Services division. The Fusion/ Birch deal will create a combined company with more than 800 distribution partners and serve more than 150K business customers in North America,...Learn More

Downplaying Data Centers, CenturyLink Cloud Strategy Views Connectivity as a Better Play

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Like some other telecom service providers, CenturyLink has shifted away from the data center business. The company also has shifted their public cloud approach, adding additional capabilities for a multi-cloud approach, noted CenturyLink executives at financial conferences this week. The CenturyLink cloud strategy is now...Learn More

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