Exec: Wi-Fi is Comcast Broadband Differentiator

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Comcast sees Wi-Fi as a broadband differentiator, said David Watson, president and CEO of Comcast Cable, at an investor conference today. “Great coverage is essential,” said Watson. Comcast last year launched several Wi-Fi offerings aimed at ensuring that customers can use Wi-Fi throughout their homes,...Learn More

Minnesota WISP Enlists Calix for Mesh Wi-Fi

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PETALUMA, CA – May 10, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced Minnesota WiFi, a wireless Internet service provider (WISP) based in southern Minnesota, is leveraging Calix Cloud and Mesh-Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi solutions to bring its managed Wi-Fi service to residential and business subscribers across six counties. Through the superior performance...Learn More

Sprint Secure Wi-Fi Protects Public Wi-Fi Users

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Sprint Secure Wi-Fi, which was introduced on April 27, secures mobile users at unprotected public Wi-Fi hotspots by encrypting data that flows between the device and the Internet. It’s a good example of how the heightened awareness around security can create business opportunities for carriers,...Learn More

Comcast and Charter Partner to Take on Mobile Industry, Form Mobile Operating Unit

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Comcast and Charter announced a joint venture today that will fuel both cable MSOs’ continued move into the mobile broadband ecosystem. The partnership will focus on developing and operating backend systems that support both Xfinity Mobile and Spectrum Mobile, signaling a more committed effort for...Learn More

ADTRAN Intros Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Platform

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ADTRAN has introduced a cloud-managed whole home mesh Wi-Fi platform, another sign that the broadband industry is recognizing both the opportunities and challenges in supporting Wi-Fi and the services it supports. The ADTRAN Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi platform is part of the company’s Mosaic Subscriber...Learn More

Cox Extends Availability of Business Managed WiFi

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Cox Business announced today that Cox Business Managed WiFi is now available to all customers in the Northeast and parts of the Southeast region. Additionally, Cox Business Managed WiFi will be deployed across the national Cox Communications footprint in the next few months. Cox Business...Learn More

Pass the Pancakes says Comcast with Major Managed Services Deal Reaching More Than 2,850 Restaurants

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Comcast Business Services has been selected by Dine Brands Global to provide a number of managed services to Dine Brand’s Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants in the United States. The Comcast Dine Brands deal encompasses more than 2,850 locations. The services include...Learn More

comScore: Smart Speaker Penetration Rate Hits 20% of Wi-Fi Households

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The smart speaker penetration rate increased by more than 50% or seven percentage points in just four months, according to comScore. At the beginning of December, slightly more than 13% of WiFi homes had smart speakers. That percentage now is at 20%, or 18.7 million...Learn More

Google Brings Wi-Fi to the School Bus, Creating Rolling Rural Study Halls

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Google is bringing Wi-Fi to school busses in rural areas where students have long commutes and may lack internet connectivity at home. The company initially tried what it calls the “rolling study hall” concept in two school districts with strong results and is now expanding...Learn More

WBA Introduces Wi-Fi Deployment Guidelines, Compliance Checklist

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The Wireless Broadband Alliance yesterday released the WBA Wi-Fi Deployment Guidelines and Compliance Checklist. The parallel offerings provide deployment best practices for wireless network operators and infrastructure vendors. WBA Wi-Fi Deployment Guidelines “The WBA has launched the Wi-Fi Deployment Guidelines vision as part of our...Learn More

BARC Electric Cooperative Chooses Calix Carrier Class Wi-Fi

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PETALUMA, Calif., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), today announced BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) and its BARC Connectssubsidiary have selected Calix Mesh Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi and Calix Cloud to deliver managed, whole home Wi-Fi services for their rapidly growing subscriber base in Virginia. BARC has already launched a  multi-year, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network...Learn More

Comcast Increases Internet Speeds For Most Customers From Maine Through Virginia

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March 6, 2018 — MANCHESTER, NH — Comcast today announced it is increasing the speeds of some of its most popular Xfinity Internet service tiers – including Blast and Performance Pro – for new and existing customers in the Northeast Division, which includes 14 northeastern...Learn More

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