NTCA, DHS Collaborate on Rural Telecom Cybersecurity

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Three organizations are banding together to provide rural telecom providers with NTCA CyberWise, an educational program that includes best practice insights for the development of cybersecurity practices and risk-management programs. The three organizations are NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, the Department of Homeland Security and the...Learn More

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

TDG: Virtual Pay-TV Penetration Forecast to Hit 14% of an Overall Shrinking Pay-TV Marketplace

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Traditional pay-TV providers are in a pitched battle with virtualized competitors such as Sling TV and DirecTV Now, or vMVPDs. Complicating matters is that virtual and traditional pay-TV providers are fighting over a shrinking pie, according to  new research about virtual pay-TV penetration from The...Learn More

Analysts: Telcos Destined to Lose, Frontier and Windstream Bankruptcies May be in Near Future

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Frontier and Windstream bankruptcies could be coming in the “not-too-distant” future, said MoffettNathanson financial analysts in a research note today. “The market anticipates that both these companies will go bankrupt in the not-too-distant future, judging by their sagging bond prices and nosebleed credit default swap...Learn More

RiverStreet Networks Adds Consolidated’s Virginia Network Assets, Pursues Regional Broadband Cooperative

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RiverStreet Networks, based in North Carolina, is growing again, thanks to Consolidated Communications, who is selling their Virginia network assets to the company. RiverStreet, a business unit of Wilkes Communications, has agreed to buy Peoples Mutual Telephone Company in an all cash transaction. Peoples is...Learn More

Moffett: Telcos May Get Some Revenge Over Cable in Broadband Wars

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In recent years, cable companies have gained broadband market share against the telcos except in areas where the telcos have upgraded their traditional copper-based network infrastructure to support speeds competitive with the cablecos’ hybrid fiber coax-based service. But according to researchers at Moffett Nathanson, that’s...Learn More

TDS K2 Communications Acquisition Closes

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Madison, Wis. (October 19, 2017) — TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., and operated by TDS Telecom (TDS®), announces it has purchased the cable and broadband assets and business of K2 Communications, LLC (K2) in Mead, Colorado. TDS will immediately begin working to transition customers...Learn More

International Hyperscale Cloud Provider Selects Windstream’s Waves Solution

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced today that it has been selected by a worldwide, hyperscale cloud services provider to install twenty-one 100G optical Waves, supporting the cloud operator’s efforts to strengthen and expand...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

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

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