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

Ookla: Northeast is the Slowest U.S. Region for Broadband, West Region is 70% Faster

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The average U.S. broadband download speed continued its years-long upward track during the first half of 2017, according to a fixed broadband speed report from Ookla. The report, which is based on Speedtest Intelligence data from more than 26 million users who initiated more than...Learn More

TDS Acquires K2 Communications, Opportunistic Buying Spree Continues

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Another small cable company is being acquired by TDS, as the telecom operator continues an opportunistic cable operator buying spree. K2 is located north of Denver, Colorado, in close proximity to a larger TDS cable acquisition, Baja Broadband. TDS Acquires K2 Communications A relatively new...Learn More

KTC PACE and KTC Telecom Have a New Name—Say Hello to Kaptel

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KTC PACE and KTC Telecom started out in 1952 as Kaplan Telephone Company, and through those 65 years have had a few name changes to better reflect their values and services. Now, they’ve decided to get back to their roots. The two companies will now...Learn More

Dakota Carrier Network Data Center Expands, Eyeing Nationwide Business

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Dakota Carrier Network, owned by 15 local telcos, has announced its fourth data center expansion project in just over a decade. The company said last week that it would build a 14,000-square foot Tier III data center in Fargo, N.D. that will be connected to...Learn More

LRG: U.S. Broadband Subscribers Rise by 230K in 2Q 2017, Cable Industry Now has 64% Market Share

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Cable MSOs were mostly up and the top telcos all were down in high-speed Internet subscriptions during the second quarter 2017. In all, the top 14 providers – companies that serve about 95 percent of the market – netted almost 230,000 new U.S. broadband subscribers,...Learn More

CTO: 50 Trillion GBs of Data is Driving CenturyLink Network Transformation

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CenturyLink CTO Aamir Hussain offered a vision of the ongoing CenturyLink network transformation at ADTRAN’s Broadband Solutions Summit this morning in Huntsville, Alabama. Hussain offered a common theme present in today’s broadband carrier circles – the need for carriers like CenturyLink to transform not only...Learn More

CenturyLink Signs Cybersecurity Sales Agreement with King & Union

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/– CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently signed an agreement authorizing it to sell King & Union’s Avalon, a cyber analysis collaboration platform and service, to the company’s commercial and government clients. King & Union’s Avalon platform gives customers better situational awareness and a contextual picture...Learn More

Windstream Completes Acquisition of Broadview Networks

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN) announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Broadview Networks Holdings, Inc. Windstream announced the $227.5 million all-cash transaction on April 13, 2017. “The addition of Broadview advances our strategy to differentiate ourselves...Learn More

Low-Latency Apps and the Legacy Telco Central Office are Key to AT&T Edge Computing Vision

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What do low-latency apps and the telco central office have in common? They both figure prominently in an emerging AT&T edge computing vision. Data-intensive low-latency apps such as self-driving cars, augmented/ virtual reality (AR/VR) and robotic manufacturing will drive that vision. And AT&T sees its...Learn More

Windstream Joins Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project for SDN/NFV Automation

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has joined the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, underscoring the company’s commitment to collaborating with peers in the open source world and...Learn More

Partners in Broadband Project Recognizes Growing Utility, Electric Co-Op Entrance into Broadband

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Several organizations representing or serving rural telco and electric/utility providers have launched a campaign aimed at facilitating rural broadband deployment partnerships between telcos, municipals and electrics/utilities in unserved or underserved communities. The campaign, dubbed Partners in Broadband, comes from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association...Learn More

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