EVUE-NOW! Streaming Video Service is App-Based, Targets Service Providers

A new cloud streaming video service announced today aims to make it easier for service providers to offer a skinny bundle of local broadcast and cable channels delivered over IP. The offering, dubbed eVUE-NOW!, comes from Evolution Digital, and also supports cloud-based DVR capabilities. End...Learn More

CEO: Uniti Group Seeks Partners for Fiber Asset Purchases

Uniti Group, the real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from Windstream several years ago, is exploring the purchase of fiber assets through partnerships with other companies and has seen “substantial interest” from potential partners, said Kenny Gunderman, Uniti Group CEO at a financial conference...Learn More

Ericsson, U.S. Cellular 5G Field Test Achieves 9 Gbps Peak Speed

Conducting an experimental field trial of next-gen 5G wireless technology in Madison, Wisconsin, Ericsson and U.S. Cellular announced peak throughput of 9 Gbps over 787 ft. and 1.5 Gbps over one mile. The Ericsson, U.S. Cellular 5G field trial involved the installation of 56 radios...Learn More

Consolidated Communications CEO: Our 100 Mbps Service Beats a Cable Competitor’s 300 Mbps Service

Although some tier two local exchange carriers have been seeing broadband declines, Consolidated Communications is seeing broadband growth. Bob Udell, president and CEO of the company, attributes Consolidated Communications broadband growth, in part, to the offering’s quality of service (QoS) capability. “Five to six years...Learn More

Windstream, 365 Data Centers Deal Highlights Tier 2 and 3 Opportunities

A Windstream, 365 Data Centers deal announced today will give customers of 365 Data Centers the ability to connect to the data centers using Windstream’s national DWDM, Ethernet and IP networks. 365 Data Centers operates 14 facilities in tier 2 markets, and according to today’s...Learn More

Midco Buys South Dakota Data Center Firm

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — April 10, 2016 — Midco® has entered into an agreement to acquire Dataware, LLC, a firm that has provided data center space, and cloud and managed services since 2001. The deal includes two data centers located in Sioux Falls and Yankton, SD...Learn More

Ambitious Mediacom Gigabit Plans Are Mostly DOCSIS 3.1-Based

Tier 2 cable operator Mediacom announced ambitious gigabit plans yesterday, stating that it will make Mediacom gigabit service available to almost all of the three million residences in the company’s service area over the next three years.  The initiative, dubbed Project Gigabit, calls for the...Learn More

FCC Wireless Competition Report Highlights Shrinking Tier 2 and 3 Market

The nation’s four largest wireless service providers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon—had a combined market share of 98.5% as of year-end 2014, leaving all other wireless providers combined with only 1.5% of the market, according to a report released in late December by the...Learn More

Windstream Gigabit Launch Plans Detailed

Windstream announced Friday that it has begun a trial of gigabit service in Lexington, Kentucky and that the company will launch service in Lexington and four other markets in the first half of 2016. Those four markets are Lincoln, Nebraska; Sugar Land, Texas; Concord, N.C....Learn More

CEO Dishes on Consolidated Acquisition Strategy, Competing with Google

Consolidated Communications is “always looking” at potential acquisitions, said Consolidated President and CEO Bob Udell  at the Stephens Spring Investment Conference today, which was also webcast. But the company’s acquisition criteria are different for larger companies than for smaller ones, Udell noted. Consolidated Acquisition Strategy...Learn More

Windstream CEO: Windstream Gigabit Coming to One Market, Maybe Five in 2015

Add Windstream to the list of gigabit Internet service providers. Windstream CEO Tony Thomas announced their Gigabit plans at the recent J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media, and Telecom investor conference. Thomas committed to launching at least one gigabit market in 2015, but maybe up to...Learn More

Suddenlink Altice Deal Highlights Ongoing Cable MSO M&A Activity

Cable MSO merger and acquisition activity continues today, but from a somewhat surprising source. The latest deal includes tier 2 cable MSO Suddenlink who is being acquired by French communications conglomerate Altice for $9.2 billion. Suddenlink is the seventh largest U.S. cable MSO with 1.5 million...Learn More

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