EVUE-NOW! Streaming Video Service is App-Based, Targets Service Providers

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A new cloud streaming video service announced today aims to make it easier for service providers to offer a skinny bundle of local broadcast and cable channels delivered over IP. The offering, dubbed eVUE-NOW!, comes from Evolution Digital, and also supports cloud-based DVR capabilities. End...Learn More

Innovative Systems Launches New WiFi Set-Top-Box

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A new Innovative Systems set-top-box is now in market trials and should be available by the end of 2017. The set-top-box currently works exclusively with Innovative Systems’ IPTV middleware platform, an Innovative Systems (IS) spokesperson confirmed with Telecompetitor. The new STB features 802.11ac WiFi connectivity,...Learn More

CEO: Uniti Group Seeks Partners for Fiber Asset Purchases

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Uniti Group, the real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from Windstream several years ago, is exploring the purchase of fiber assets through partnerships with other companies and has seen “substantial interest” from potential partners, said Kenny Gunderman, Uniti Group CEO at a financial conference...Learn More

The Value of a Knowledgeable Call Center for Independent Telco Providers

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Interactions with call center agents can make or break a customer experience. A good experience can help retain a customer for life. It can also afford you an opportunity to up- or cross-sell customers on additional products. In contrast, a bad experience can lose a...Learn More

Rural Telecom Financials: Telergee Study Finds Margins and Revenues Up

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The average rural telco saw revenues increase 2.8% between 2014 and 2015, according to new research about rural telecom financials from the Telergee Alliance of accounting firms specializing in rural telecom. This is an improvement over the previous year, when margins dropped 1.7% despite a...Learn More

GVTC Completes GigaRegion FTTH Expansion Project

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Regional carrier GVTC has completed their initial GigaRegion FTTH expansion project, which brings gigabit capable services to over 20K homes. The city of Boerne was recently completed five months ahead of schedule, and added approximately 1,600 premises to the project. “With this accomplishment, our GVTC...Learn More

Regional Carrier Arvig Acquires AGL for Reach into Education Market

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Minnesota based regional carrier Arvig is expanding its reach into the education vertical throughout Minnesota by acquiring AGL Consulting. AGL serves the education industry with a variety of networking services and operates a 229 route mile fiber network in and around the Twin Cities of...Learn More

Windstream, 365 Data Centers Deal Highlights Tier 2 and 3 Opportunities

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A Windstream, 365 Data Centers deal announced today will give customers of 365 Data Centers the ability to connect to the data centers using Windstream’s national DWDM, Ethernet and IP networks. 365 Data Centers operates 14 facilities in tier 2 markets, and according to today’s...Learn More

CEO: CountryWide Broadband Acquires iTV-3, With More Deals in the Works

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The tier 3 telecom market gained another consolidator yesterday with the news that St. Louis-based startup company CountryWide Broadband plans to acquire iTV-3, operator of an open access gigabit network serving several central Illinois communities, including Peoria, Champaign and Urbana. In an interview CountryWide Broadband...Learn More

Virginia Provider Selects NewCore for Hosted LTE

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NewCore Wireless, the leading full-service hosted wireless switching provider, announced today that Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT Communications), a telecommunications service provider in Virginia, has chosen NewCore Wireless to host their 4G/LTE network. BIT Communications provides wireless communications services and products in south central Virginia....Learn More

FCC Wireless Competition Report Highlights Shrinking Tier 2 and 3 Market

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The nation’s four largest wireless service providers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon—had a combined market share of 98.5% as of year-end 2014, leaving all other wireless providers combined with only 1.5% of the market, according to a report released in late December by the...Learn More

Great Plains Expands Fiber Network

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October 8, 2015 (Blair, Neb.) – Great Plains Communications, owner and operator of the largest fiber network and the largest privately owned telecommunications company in Nebraska is pleased to announce the addition of a diverse network route expansion from Nebraska to Des Moines, Iowa. “We...Learn More

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