Nokia Intelligent Access Highlights Shift to Virtualization and SDAN for Broadband Access

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The Nokia Intelligent Access suite of solutions, announced yesterday, will provide operators with better efficiency for gigabit services, the manufacturer said. The company points out that operators have challenges in providing broadband service because they have customers with very diverse technologies, including fiber, DSL, cable...Learn More

Sign of the Times: Xfinity Mobile iPhone Launch

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The launch of new iPhones, iPhone 8 and 8+ specifically, is a reminder of how the mobile industry, as mature as it is, continues to have new entrants. Comcast is trying to carve out a mobile play, and will open their stores early on September...Learn More

CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi is a Cloud-Based Service

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Business with as many as 250 Wi-Fi wielding employees could benefit from CenturyLink Business Wi-Fi, which the telecommunications company announced yesterday. The cloud-managed platform is based on Cisco Meraki technology. “This solution provides an economical option for businesses with limited IT resources to harness the...Learn More

Altice USA Extends Low-Cost Broadband Service Across the Country

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September 19, 2017 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS), one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, today announces that its ‘Economy Internet’ low-cost broadband service is available in both its Optimum and Suddenlink footprints, providing eligible families and...Learn More

Fidelity Communications Now Offering 1 Gig Internet in West Plains

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WEST PLAIN, Mo., Sept. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Fidelity Communications is pleased to announce that they are offering 1 Gigabit per second (1,000 MBPS) internet service within the city of West Plains, Missouri. Fidelity’s team is proud to bring this outstanding new service to the city of West Plains,...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

Despite Hurricane Harvey Telecom Outages, Industry Steps Up Good Will Efforts

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Hurricane Harvey telecom outages were substantial in Texas and Louisiana, with more than 4.7% of cell sites out of service in 55 counties designated part of the disaster area, the FCC reported yesterday. Two counties had more than 50% of cell sites out of service....Learn More

Gartner: Privacy Concerns for VPA-Enabled Wireless Speakers Will Fade, Enterprise Adoption is Next

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The market for wireless speakers enabled by virtual personal assistants is set to from $720 million last year to $3.52 billion in 2021, according to Gartner. “The market for VPA-enabled wireless speakers, such as the Amazon Echo devices and Google Home, is expanding rapidly with...Learn More

New Calix WiFi Solution Aims to Arm Carriers with Mesh WiFi Experience

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If you’re a broadband carrier, you know the double edged sword of WiFi. Devices powered by WiFi drive tremendous demand for broadband service, while also creating an avalanche of customer service complaints. A new Calix WiFi approach will add mesh WiFi capabilities to their popular...Learn More

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile Rollout Complete, Now Available Across Comcast Footprint

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With the Comcast Xfinity Mobile rollout complete, the wireless service from Comcast is now available in all of the MSO’s retail stores and online, with service available across Comcast’s complete cable footprint. “We created a unique mobile experience that’s simple and saves customers money by...Learn More

Mid-Rivers Usage-Based Broadband Improves Customer Satisfaction, Take Rates

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Montana-based broadband provider Mid-Rivers Communications has taken a contrarian approach to broadband pricing, adopting a usage-based rather than a speed-tier approach. The change to usage-based broadband has increased customer satisfaction and take rates – and while margins initially dropped, profitability was back to its previous...Learn More

Comcast Internet Essentials Speed Upgraded, Out-of-Home Wi-Fi Added

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Comcast Corp. has upgraded its Internet Essentials program, which has provided discounted broadband to 1 million low-income households with more than 4 million residents, according to the company. Upgrades include an increase in Comcast Internet Essentials speed and the addition of out-of-home Wi-Fi. “When we...Learn More

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