ACSI: Pay-TV Customer Satisfaction Remains “Abysmal”

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American pay-TV customer satisfaction was even worse in the roughly 12 months from May 17, 2016 to April 25, 2017 than it was in the period prior, according to the latest ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index). Overall customer satisfaction with their pay-TV subscription services dropped...Learn More

Verizon CEO: Fixed 5G Line of Sight Not Needed, 5G Leadership is on Track

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Fixed wireless broadband service based on 5G technology will not require line of sight between the transmitter and receiver, said Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam today. Advances in antenna and processing technology have essentially eliminated the need for fixed 5G line of sight, he explained in...Learn More

CEO: AT&T Time Warner Plans Include Better Content Monetization, More Mobile Integration

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AT&T sees significant opportunities for monetizing the content assets it will own when its planned acquisition of Time Warner is completed, noted AT&T CEO, Chairman and President Randall Stephenson today in a question-and-answer session at an investor conference, where he discussed AT&T Time Warner plans....Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Knoxville, Tennessee’s third-largest city. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber...Learn More

Verizon 5G Indianapolis 500 Demo to Support Live VR Stream

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A Verizon 5G Indianapolis 500 demo will test delivery of next-generation 5G wireless broadband technology in a home situated “in the shadow” of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Supporting the demo will be Ericsson and Intel. The project partners will use a home network gateway based...Learn More

Redzone Claims up to 400 Mbps Using Fixed Wireless Spectrum Aggregation, Eyes National Expansion

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Wireless internet service provider and software developer Redzone says it has developed fixed wireless spectrum aggregation technology that can support broadband speeds of up to 400 Mbps per customer. The company uses a combination of 2.5 GHz spectrum in the educational broadband service (EBS) band...Learn More

DISH Debuts Hands-Free TV on Hopper DVR with Amazon Alexa

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Englewood, Colorado —  May 22, 2017 –DISH is changing the way that people watch TV with Amazon Alexa. Available today, DISH customers with a Hopper or Wally and an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap can watch hands-free TV with Alexa. DISH is the...Learn More

CFO Touts Benefits of AT&T Broadband Bundles, Sees Broadband as a Growth Area Again

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AT&T broadband will be a growth area again, said John Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for the carrier, at an investor conference today. He added that AT&T broadband bundles have helped the company minimize churn substantially. Stephens attributed AT&T’s improved broadband...Learn More

Report: Gigabit Broadband Availability Reaches Over 200M Globally, 56 Million in the U.S.

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Just shy of 220 million people worldwide have gigabit broadband availability, according to the latest Gigabit Monitor from test and measurement vendor Viavi. That’s roughly 3 percent of the world population. Seventeen percent of the population – 56.4 million people – have gigabit broadband access...Learn More

Carolina West Wireless Touts 600 MHz Spectrum Win

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Carolina West Wireless issued a press release earlier this week detailing its winnings in the recent auction of broadcast spectrum in the 600 MHz band. The company bid a total of $10.2 million to win spectrum in 32 counties in western North Carolina and northeastern...Learn More

Sprint Targets Next Generation IoT Across Nationwide Network

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Sprint announced an ambitious and far reaching plan to support next generation IoT devices across its nationwide network. Notably, Sprint is taking advantage of new LTE wireless broadband standards and technology in doing so. In a presentation given at IoT World 2017 in Santa Clara,...Learn More

ATIS Smart City Roadmap: 3D Geolocation, Crowdsourcing, LPWAN

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Crowdsourced data, low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology and 3D geolocation are all poised to be important elements of the smart city, argues the Alliance for Telecom Industry Solutions (ATIS) in a report released last week. Edge computing and artificial intelligence also are important...Learn More

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