Sep
20
2014

Many Iowa Businesses Want More Bandwidth; Lack Internet Backup

DES MOINES, IA — Thousands of state businesses want faster Internet speeds, while thousands more lack backup Internet services, according to Connect Iowa in its newly released a 2014 Iowa business survey report. The survey reveals that 13,000 Internet-connected businesses want more bandwidth; of those, nearly a third (31 percent) report that they can’t get faster service where they are located. The survey also shows 47,000 Internet-connected Iowa businesses don’t have redundant or backup Internet […]

Sep
20
2014

AT&T Unveils Network On Demand Trial

DALLAS — AT&T made a number of announcements in keeping with its goal of providing businesses with services and applications that work, regardless of device and location. “The convergence of mobile technologies, devices, apps and networks has fundamentally changed the way business gets done,” said Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions. AT&T unveiled the following: Network on Demand Market Trial — Using a self-service online portal, AT&T Network […]

Sep
20
2014

Atlantic Broadband to Deliver 1 Gigabit Internet Service in Greater Miami Area

MIAMI — Cable operator Atlantic Broadband announced that it is delivering 1 Gbps symmetrical Internet within its Miami footprint. Atlantic Broadband launched this service to residents of Indian Creek Village this past summer and is currently evaluating expansion opportunities. With this 1 gigabit Internet service from Atlantic Broadband, Indian Creek residents now have the ability to download and upload data and files as fast as they can be saved to a computer hard drive. This […]

Sep
20
2014

Gigabit Availability Equals $1.4 Billion in GDP

WASHINGTON, DC — Communities with widely available gigabit access have per capita GDP that is 1.1 percent higher than communities with little to no availability of gigabit services, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study released by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas. The study examined 55 communities in nine states, finding a positive impact on economic activity in the 14 communities where gigabit services are widely available. “Gigabit communities are empowered communities,” said […]

Sep
20
2014

Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE

Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say “open sesame” to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion. The company priced its initial public offering of stock Thursday evening at $68 per share, the top end of the expected price range, according to Alibaba. The shares will trade under the ticker “BABA” on the NYSE. The IPO values Alibaba at […]

Sep
20
2014

End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world’s best-known technology companies. With the changing of the guard announced Thursday, Ellison will be handing over his job to his two top lieutenants, Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, who become co-CEOs. Read more about End of […]

Sep
19
2014

Virgin Atlantic Latest Airline to Pick GoGo In-Flight Broadband -

Virgin Atlantic has chosen GoGo to provide in-flight broadband connectivity, the two companies have announced. According to the press release, GoGo will retrofit Virgin Atlantic’s entire fleet with GoGo’s 2Ku connectivity solution, which should be commercially launched sometime in 2015. When GoGo unveiled the new tech last year, the company noted the technology fuses satellite and Air to Ground (ATG) cellular network technology to provide up to 70 Mbps per plane (when GoGo started, it […]

Sep
19
2014

Microsoft Layoffs Continue with another 2,100 Employees Cut

Microsoft is laying off another 2,100 people as part of its previously announced plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000 employees. The company said that, of the 2,100 positions cut, 747 are in Microsoft’s home state of Washington, while the remainder will be spread across other locations worldwide. It’s not clear which areas of the business will be affected by this round of layoffs, since they reportedly affect a variety of teams. This is the […]

Sep
19
2014

Baltimore Officially Tired of the Verizon, Comcast Duopoly -

Baltimore is one of a number of cities that Verizon skipped over when deploying FiOS, leaving most city residents with only the uncomptitive option of either sluggish Verizon DSL or Comcast (if they’re lucky). They’re also one of the countless cities who begged for Google Fiber attention to no avail. Baltimore’s now hoping to take matters into their own hands, and have hired a consultant to explore a number of possible ideas ranging from reworking […]

Sep
19
2014

Paul Bunyan Communication Announces GigaZone Project

BEMIDJI, MN – Paul Bunyan Communications announced that it is launching the GigaZone, its new advanced regional gigabit fiber network that will be one of the largest gigabit networks in the country. Meeting the Demands of the Next Generation of Broadband Innovations “This is a big day for our cooperative, members, and the region we serve. We’ve always been committed to giving our region the best possible communication services. When we were formed 63 years […]

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