GoNetspeed Expands Fiber Broadband in Connecticut

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July 03, 2018 — ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, GoNetspeed, a high-speed, 100% fiber-optic Internet provider, announced it has begun installing service to residences in Connecticut. The company now has 14 active markets operational, including Hartford, West Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, CT, as well as 10 others...Learn More

FairlawnGig Expands its Reach, Touts Municipal Broadband Network Success

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FairlawnGig — a municipal broadband network offering gigabit speeds in Fairlawn, Ohio – is expanding service to include communities within the greater Akron area. It’s an interesting development for the municipal broadband sector at a time when some municipal networks have struggled and when some...Learn More

Bluebird Network Announces Its First 100G Services

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COLUMBIA, MISSOURI — June 25, 2018 — Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, today announces it has built its first customer-facing 100G diverse circuits.  The customer circuits, totaling 200G overall, will be installed along two existing fiber routes from a metropolitan center to a rural area...Learn More

Charter’s ‘Summer of Gig’ Brings Spectrum Gigabit to 4 Million New Homes

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In what it refers to as “the summer of gig,” Charter Communications announced the expansion of Spectrum gigabit service to more than 4 million new homes in a dozen new markets, including Cleveland; Erie, Pennsylvania; Orlando, Florida; and Toledo, Ohio. The additions make Spectrum gigabit...Learn More

Future Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg: Will He Continue McAdam Legacy?

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Verizon’s next CEO will be Hans Vestberg, former CEO of key supplier Ericsson, who joined Verizon as chief technology officer just over a year ago. Verizon announced that he will assume that title August 1, replacing Lowell McAdam, who has been Verizon CEO for seven...Learn More

Consolidated: 50-60 Mbps is the Broadband Sweet Spot

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Consolidated Communications offers some of the highest broadband speeds of any local service provider, but Fairpoint — the company Consolidated acquired last year — had some of the lowest, noted Consolidated CFO Steve Childers yesterday in an investor presentation focused on the Consolidated Communications investment...Learn More

NCTA Touts Rural Cable Gigabit Successes

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Rural cable gigabit success stories are highlighted in a range of new blog posts from NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. The success stories come from tier 2 and 3 cable companies such as Mediacom and Alaska’s GCI. The initiative suggests that the cable...Learn More

TDS Plans Another Out-of-Market Fiber Deployment

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TDS Telecommunications said it will build a fiber network supporting gigabit service in the village of DeForest, Wis. The TDS fiber deployment is not in TDS’s traditional local exchange carrier territory, a TDS spokesperson told Telecompetitor. TDS Fiber Deployment TDS plans for DeForest include providing...Learn More

NineStar Connect Water Company Acquisition Would Provide More Fiber Broadband Expansion Opportunities

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NineStar Connect, the Indiana company formed in 2011 when a telecom cooperative and an electric cooperative merged, has since expanded into the water and sewer business and is pursuing an additional water company acquisition. In an interview, NineStar Connect Director of Marketing David Spencer said...Learn More

Windstream 300 Mbps Broadband Coming to Cable Broadband Footprint

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A new Windstream 300 Mbps broadband tier is being introduced across the carrier’s cable footprint in north Georgia, the company announced today. The upgrades will reach 67K households across 13 communities and will be completed within 12 months. The move is part of a broader...Learn More

Facebook Partners with Qualcomm on Terragraph Fiber-in-the-Air Technology, Aims to Enable Gigabit Fixed Wireless

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Qualcomm said today it will work with Facebook to support Facebook Terragraph technology, a high-speed wireless offering designed for urban areas that Facebook has likened to “fiber in the air.” Qualcomm said it will integrate Terragraph technology in its pre-802.11 ay Wi-Fi chipsets. Facebook and...Learn More

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

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