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

Calix: Telcos Need to Adopt Tactical Strategies for Strategic Broadband Goals

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Calix is holding its first ever Media and Analyst event this week in San Francisco and CEO Carl Russo, in his opening remarks, offered some advice to telcos who find themselves losing ground in broadband to cable and other competitors. In response to my question...Learn More

CenturyLink Announces CEO Succession Plan

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MONROE, La., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that upon closing of the CenturyLink – Level 3 acquisition, Jeff Storey, currently president and CEO of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT), will join CenturyLink as its president and chief operating officer....Learn More

Windstream Completes First Stage of 100 Mbps Cable Upgrades in North Georgia

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May 30, 2017 — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced it has completed the first stage of its cable upgrade plan in North Georgia, enabling more than 6,000 households in Blairsville (Union County) to have access...Learn More

Hargray Communications Sale Closes

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina — May 16, 2017 — Hargray Communications Group, Inc. (“Hargray”) announced today the closing of its previously announced acquisition by Tom Pritzker Family Business Interests advised by The Pritzker Organization (“TPO”), Redwood Capital Investments, Stephens Capital Partners, and management. The transaction...Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Little Rock

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Mar 22, 2017 —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Little Rock. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless...Learn More

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