Fiber Phone Joins the Line-Up for a Google Fiber Triple Play

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Google announced a coming Google Fiber triple play, with the introduction of Fiber voice service. The service will be in a phased roll-out and it follows an announced trial for the service back in February. The cloud based phone service will cost Google Fiber subscribers...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

Google Testing Home Phone Service Called Google Fiber Phone

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When Google launched Google Fiber several years ago, phone service was noticeably absent from their double play offer of broadband and video. That may change, with testing of Google Fiber Phone. The Washington Post managed to get a copy of a notice Google sent out...Learn More

Video Programming Costs: “Pass Them On,” Says Cable ONE CEO

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The idea that broadband providers have to offer video is a myth, said Tom Might, chairman and CEO of Cable ONE, at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom conference today, which was also webcast. “Our experience [is that ] there is very little...Learn More

CFO: Consolidated Communications Video Takes Backseat to Broadband

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The latest conflict between content owners and video service providers may have been de-escalated this week when FCC intervention put a halt to Sinclair’s blackout of Dish Network, but conflicts remain. Some video providers – including Consolidated Communications — are finding video content economics so...Learn More

RCN Business Deploys 110 Mbps Internet Tier Across all of its Markets

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Princeton, NJ – June 30, 2015 – RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces today it has deployed 110 Mbps Internet service across all of its business markets, including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Lehigh Valley, Pa., New York...Learn More

AT&T/ DirecTV Deal: AT&T Exec Touts TV Everywhere Edge

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AT&T sees its impending DirecTV acquisition as a means of expanding its addressable market for TV Everywhere and bundled services, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Home Solutions Lori Lee in a question-and-answer session at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference yesterday. “We...Learn More

North Dakota Telco Turns to Inca for IP Video

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Vancouver, CANADA, February 3, 2015 – Inca Networks announced today that triple-play telecommunications provider, MLGC, has implemented Inca’s IP video suite to bring superior digital TV services to rural North Dakota. MLGC has deployed Inca’s ASI to IP convertors, 8VSB off-air receivers, satellite MPTS demuxers...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Doubles Down on Netflix Promotions

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The old adage ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ may be part of the thinking for a growing number of service providers who are featuring Netflix promotions for both broadband and video offers. The online streaming giant, with over 50 million customers globally, consumes...Learn More

AT&T Revenue Mix Would Change Dramatically, Post-DirecTV

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How soon will AT&T and Verizon, whose revenues once were driven by voice products, find they both generate more fixed network revenue from video and high speed access than from voice? Answer: AT&T will likely get there sooner than Verizon. In fact, AT&T might find...Learn More

Lumos Reaches 15K ‘Near Net’ Locations

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June 23, 2014 — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, announced that it has distributed its near-net building list of approximately 15,000 locations...Learn More

RCN Offers Caller ID on TiVo Service

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Princeton, NJ (June 17, 2014) – RCN, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, digital TV and phone services, is now making available to customers at no additional charge its Caller ID on TiVo service. Launching this week, this feature will be available to new and...Learn More