Aug
30
2014

Greenlight Lights Up the Academy Building with Fiber-Optic Internet

ROCHESTER, NY — Greenlight Networks, an ultra high‐speed, broadband service start‐up primarily targeting residential customers, launched its services in the newly renovated Academy Building in downtown Rochester, NY. The company boasts service up to 100 times faster than a typical broadband connection, literally transforming the way businesses and consumers can live, work, and play. “Each of our 21 loft-­style apartments at the Academy Building is filled with unique features and different floor plans,” said George […]

Aug
30
2014

CTC Announces Network Expansion, New Division

GALENA, KS – Columbus Telephone Company (CTC) announced a new division that will launch the company’s first-ever network expansion. Under the brand name Optic Communications, CTC and its subsidiaries will be deploying world-class connectivity to the Galena, Kan. community. “For the last 12 months we’ve been conducting market research within Cherokee County,” stated Optic Communications General Manager Trish Carroll. “We were overwhelmed by the response from all areas, but Galena’s need for bandwidth was most […]

Aug
30
2014

"This Time it's Personal," T-Mobile US Says

T-Mobile US is going to fire more shots in the U.S. mobile marketing war on Sept. 10, 2014. You can bet there will be a Sprint reaction. At this point, while T-Mobile US could announce yet another tweak to its value-price propositions, even that might not be so noteworthy. More data usage for less money is a good thing, from a consumer perspective. But with Sprint seemingly now willing to respond in kind for every T-Mobile attack […]

Aug
30
2014

Will Tablets Cannibalize Smartphones, or Will Smartphones Displace Tablets?

The extent to which larger-screen smartphone devices are cannibalizing sales of tablets is unclear, but possibly quite important, in at least some markets. But the reverse might also be happening in some markets, namely tablets cannibalizing smartphone sales. That might be an odd or unexpected development. But the developing trend of larger-screen smartphones and smaller-screen tablets likely fuels the divergent trends. In some cases, where consumers cannot afford both a smartphone and a PC, they […]

Aug
29
2014

Labor Day Weekend Open Thread! -

Everyone here at DSLreports.com wishes you a happy and safe three day weekend!read comment(s)

Aug
29
2014

Netflix: We Had to Pay Comcast Because We Were Losing Customers -

For months now Netflix has claimed that the largest ISPs have intentionally let their peering points get congested so that Netflix would be forced to pay them for direct interconnection (an argument companies like Level 3 and Cogent support). So why is Netflix paying AT&T, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Comcast for these links if they feel they’re being railroaded? According to Netflix filings made with the government (hat tip to Quartz and ReCode), the […]

Aug
29
2014

MPAA: Our Studies Show Internet Filters Work Really Well! -

Speaking recently at the IP Summit in London, Former Senator turned MPAA boss Chris Dodd pronounced his love for forcing ISPs to block and filter websites accused of aiding copyright infringement. Despite the fact filters can be easily bypassed by anyone with a modicum of technical knowledge, often accidentally filter legitimate content, and appear to have done nothing to slow piracy, Dodd believes filters are the “most effective tools anywhere in the world” at fighting […]

Aug
29
2014

Koch Astroturf Group Claims Neutrality Will 'Kill Capitalism' -

Over the years we’ve seen no limit of astroturf and sockpuppet groups defending the status quo while pretending to stand up for consumers. Vice directs our attention to a particularly amusing new one backed by the Koch Brothers by the name of “American Commitment.” According to Vice, American Commitment is the Koch Brothers contribution to fighting net neutrality, the group sending emails to individuals insisting net neutrality is the “first step in the fight to […]

Aug
29
2014

Camellia and iPhotonix Bring Fiber Connectivity to Rural Alabama

RICHARDSON, TX — Camellia Communications, an ISP servicing the greater Greenville, Alabama area, has selected iVolve technology from iPhotonix, a provider of next-generation networking solutions, to bring fiber-optic connectivity to its residential subscribers in the Greenville and Fort Deposit areas of Alabama. The iVolve product will allow Camellia Communications to deliver Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services capable of supporting a range of in-demand products such as high-speed Internet, digital TV, and phone services. Camellia Communications is now […]

Aug
29
2014

North State to Bring Gigabit Internet to the Piedmont Triad

HIGH POINT, NC — North State, a North Carolina–based provider of fiber Internet, data and entertainment services, is now offering gigabit Internet service to homes and businesses in the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point). The company plans to expand its gigabit footprint over the next several years. “By the end of the year, North State plans to offer gigabit speeds to more than 50,000 households and businesses by leveraging a network in which […]

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