Consumer Reports: Average Spending on Telecom Bundles is $1,848 a Year

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Americans don’t believe they’re getting good value from their in-home telecom services, Internet and TV services in particular, despite the fact they spend an average $1,848 a year on them, according to a new market report from Consumer Reports National Research Center. Even bundled service...Learn More

Arkansas Broadband Carrier Selects TOA for Field Services Management

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CLEVELAND, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Large and small, telecommunications providers know their field workforce is the key to positive customer perception and efficient operations. So when Ritter Communications, a triple play service provider with 80 mobile employees, began executing on a strategy to create...Learn More

Illinois Triple Play Provider Expands FTTH Footprint with Zhone

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Oakland, CA — April 24, 2013 — Zhone Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in FTTx network access solutions, today announced it will assist with iTV-3′s new network expansion in Central Illinois, building off of two previous network expansions that used Zhone equipment. Zhone’s...Learn More

Verizon Rural LTE Program Adds KPU Telecommunications

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The Verizon LTE in Rural America program has added another partner — KPU Telecommunications of Ketchikan, Alaska. KPU is a municipally owned FTTH triple play provider in southeastern Alaska, serving 6,000 access lines. KPU joins 18 or so other rural wireless carriers in Verizon’s Rural...Learn More

Windstream Wins Federal Heartland Contract

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (Nasdaq:WIN) announced today that the General Services Administration (GSA) of the U.S. Federal Government has awarded it a contract to provide voice, Internet and data services. The contract represents multi-million dollar potential revenue annually, covering...Learn More

Consumer Reports Gives High Ratings to FiOS Bundles

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Triple and quad-play service bundles (cable, Internet, home phone, cell phone) afford consumers a means of lessening the impact rising telecom services costs have on their pocketbooks, according to the latest subscriber survey on telecom providers from the Consumer Reports National Research Center. “Our report...Learn More

Google Takes a Pass on Voice Service

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If you were starting a broadband carrier from scratch today, would you include traditional home phone service as a part of your bundle? If you are Google, apparently not. They have decided not to include voice service as a part of their Google Fiber service...Learn More

Another Municipal Broadband Network Goes for the 1 Gig Crown

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Chattanooga based EPB Fiber was one of the first (if not the first) broadband carriers in the U.S to offer a 1 Gbps FTTP network, well ahead of Google, which is trying to do the same in Kansas City. You can now add Bristol, Tennessee...Learn More

Comcast Launches Hispanic Focused Triple Play Bundle

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PHILADELPHIA, PA  -  September 11, 2012 — Comcast, one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, announced today the nationwide rollout of Xfinity® Triple Play MultiLatino, which combines MultiLatino TV video programming and services, the fastest high-speed Internet service...Learn More

CenturyLink Wins Social Security Administration Task Order

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WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a $233 million task order to provide primary managed data networking services over the next five years to the Social Security Administration (SSA) under the Networx Universal contract. The General Services Administration’s Networx...Learn More

Verizon Wireless and Cox Pursue Co-Marketing in Oklahoma

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Verizon Wireless and Cox apparently aren’t intimidated by the opposition group that launched yesterday to protest Verizon’s co-marketing deals with Cox and other cable companies as well as the carrier’s plans to purchase spectrum from the cablecos. Less than 24 hours after the opposition group...Learn More

Consumer Reports: Verizon, WOW Come Out Tops in Triple-Play

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Verizon FiOS showed strong across a wide range of multi-play service bundles including TV, Internet and Phone, according to the results of a Consumer Reports telecom services survey released today. Midwest regional cable service provider WOW did likewise. Verizon FiOS IPTV service rated higher than...Learn More