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Sep
18
2014

Comcast CEO 'Cautiously Optimistic' His Merger Gets Approved -

Speaking at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media Conference this week, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts stated he was “cautiously optimistic” his company’s mega-merger gets regulatory approval, despite the growing chorus of opposition to the deal. “All of the cable deals have always gone through,” Roberts said. “The process is underway in earnest and we’ve got many states and local communities to already approve of the transfer.” Comcast has set up this website and this […]

Sep
18
2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Gigabit Network Development in Connecticut

WASHINGTON — FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released the following statement in praise of Connecticut mayors for their leadership in seeking partners to build gigabit Internet networks in three cities – New Haven, West Hartford and Stamford. “High-speed broadband is an essential asset for today’s communities and tomorrow’s economy. Too many Americans lack real choices for fast, affordable Internet service, which I why I’m heartened to see these leaders commit to bringing gigabit connectivity to the […]

Sep
18
2014

AFL Introduces Automatic Preparation Machines for Field and Specialty Splicing

SPARTANBURG, SC – The APM-101/102 Automatic Preparation Machines from AFL are automatic operating and cleaning systems which allow technicians to quickly and efficiently strip, clean and cleave fibers in as little as 18 to 21 seconds. Pair the APM-101 with a FSM-100-series fusion splicer or the APM-102 with the Fujikura 70S fusion splicer. The APM-series ensures consistent high reliability splicing with minimal operator effort. “The new APM series is a game changer for high volume […]

Sep
18
2014

Connected Car is an Early Candidate for Mobile-Supported IoT or M2M Because Revenue Model is Clear

Sometimes the actual details of a product growth forecast are less important than the depiction of direction. That probably is true for any forecast of revenue potential for sensor-based applications of the “machine to mahcine” or “Internet of Things” sort.Nor, at this point, do our efforts to define the difference between M2M and IoT so important. The direction is the main thing. The big take-away from a forecast produced by Telco 2.0 Research is the potential growth […]

Sep
18
2014

Senate Commerce Committee passes satellite bill

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Sep
18
2014

Authentication inhibiting TVE growth? Poll says: poppycock!

It is commonly held that the authentication process is so cumbersome for TV Everywhere that it is retarding the growth of TVE services. TDG says that’s simply not true. The Diffusion Group (TDG) has been saying for some time that the major factor inhibiting the growth of TVE services is the inexplicable failure of service providers to market them (or market them effectively). Read more about Authentication inhibiting TVE growth? Poll says: poppycock! Comments

Sep
18
2014

AT&T to roll out self-provisioning of business services

Satisfied with the success of its Network on Demand trial at the University of Texas (Austin), AT&T said it will offer the service commercially in Austin by the end of this year, and begin rolling it out to other AT&T markets in 2015. The goal of Network on Demand is to enable business customers to order, add, or change business services on their own in near real time, similar to the way many service providers […]

Sep
18
2014

Atlantic Broadband launches 1-Gig service in Miami

Atlantic Broadband has seemingly beaten AT&T to the punch by launching a symmetrical 1-Gigabit service in the Miami area. Last month AT&T said it would be rolling its GigaPower service into Miami, but didn’t say when the service would launch, or where it would be available. Comcast also offers its services in the Miami area. Read more about Atlantic Broadband launches 1-Gig service in Miami Comments

Sep
18
2014

Time Warner Cable adds Wi-Fi hotspots in San Diego

Time Warner Cable has turned up more than 300 Wi-Fi hotspots in the San Diego area for a total of 17,000 access points in Southern California. The nation’s second-largest cable operator, which is in the process of being acquired by Comcast, plans to add hundreds of additional TWC WiFi hotspots in San Diego this year. The initial Wi-Fi roll out in San Diego was focused on heavily populated areas in Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, La […]

Sep
17
2014

Verizon: Our Network's So Good We Don't Need Wi-Fi Calling -

Both AT&T and Verizon have been downplaying T-Mobile’s recent embrace of Wi-Fi calling, telling anybody in the press who’ll listen that the carrier is only rushing toward Wi-Fi calling because it’s traditional cellular network isn’t up to snuff. Speaking at the recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said Verizon’s in no rush to offer Wi-Fi calling, and like AT&T took not-so veiled shots at T-Mobile’s network: […]

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