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Jan
22
2015

FreedomPop Offers $5, Unlimited Access to 10,000 Hotspots -

“Freemium” wireless carrier FreedomPop has announced a new plan that offers consumers unlimited access to a network of 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots for $5 a month. Noting that 90% of data consumed by mobile devices is over Wi-Fi networks, FreedomPop says the 10,000 hotspots will cover roughly 120 million people and between 65% and 90% of the 100 largest metro markets. The company has released an Android app, and an iOS app is in the works. […]

Jan
22
2015

Google, Fidelity invest $1B in SpaceX

SpaceX has raised $1 billion from Google and Fidelity in a deal that values the spaceship manufacturer at about $10 billion. The infusion announced Tuesday will give Google Inc. and Fidelity Investments a nearly 10 percent stake in SpaceX, a Hawthorne, California, company that employs more than 3,000 people. Read more about Google, Fidelity invest $1B in SpaceX Comments

Jan
22
2015

LaJoie joins Guavus' board as chairman

Mike LaJoie, former executive vice president and chief technology officer of Time Warner Cable (TWC), has joined Guavus’ board of directors and will serve as chairman of the board. The company specializes in big data analytics solutions for operational intelligence and the Internet of Things. Read more about LaJoie joins Guavus' board as chairman Comments

Jan
22
2015

Click! earns MEF certification

Click! Network said it has earned MEF CE 2.0 certifications for several metro Ethernet services. The organization claims to be the first municipally owned network to achieve certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum. Click, owned by Tacoma Public Utilities in Washington, is one of the larger municipally-owned telecommunications systems in the U.S. It was certified for: E-Line (EPL/EVPL), E-LAN (EP-LAN/EVP-LAN), and E-Access (Access EPL/Access EVPL) service configurations. Read more about Click! earns MEF certification Comments

Jan
22
2015

Cable Center announces Anstrom as Bresnan Ethics in Business Award winner

The Cable Center announced Wednesday morning that former National Cable & Telecommunications CEO Decker Anstrom was named its 2015 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient. The award was named in honor of Bresnan Communications founder and chairman William J. Bresnan, who was also the long-time chairman of the Cable Center board. Bresnan passed away in 2009. Read more about Cable Center announces Anstrom as Bresnan Ethics in Business Award winner Comments

Jan
22
2015

Newsmax TV signs distribution deal with NCTC

Newsmax TV, which targets baby boomers, announced it has struck a distribution agreement with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), providing the news and information service access to 900-plus member cable systems, encompassing nearly 12 million MVPD subscribers. Newsmax TV also has deals in place with Dish Network and DirecTV that cover approximately 35 million homes. Read more about Newsmax TV signs distribution deal with NCTC Comments

Jan
21
2015

More Channel Conflict in U.S.. Mobile Business

The loosely-coupled Internet ecosystem perhaps is not like some other tightly-coupled ecosystems that might tend to break down if there were channel conflict. In some industries, industry segments have contractual relationships with each other, because the output from one segment is a necessary input for the next segment. That is not true of the Internet ecosystem, where, almost by design, the value chain can work, to an extent, without any formal business relationships between participants, […]

Jan
21
2015

Google Plans To Offer Wireless Services -

Last Spring, paywall-loving tech news outlet The Information floated a rather vague rumor that Google was considering a very serious jump into the wireless industry. Eight months later and the news outlet is back with some additional information, claiming that Google’s essentially going to be operating an MVNO that utilizes, at least in part, the T-Mobile and Sprint networks: quote:Google is preparing to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers and manage their calls and […]

Jan
21
2015

Google Reportedly to Enter U.S Mobile Service Provider Market

Google reportedly is considering becoming a full-fledged mobile service provider in the U.S. market, entering the market as a mobile virtual network operator. The rumor is not new. Google has been looking at becoming a mobile ISP for some time.Google might arguably have been motivated to launch Google Fiber to create widespread pressure on other leading Internet service providers to up their speeds. The move into mobile likely has different strategic drivers. Google has to transition to a new […]

Jan
21
2015

AT&T Takes a $10 Billion Fourth Quarter Hit -

Hoping few would notice, AT&T’s filing with the SEC last Friday notes that the telecom giant will be taking a $10 billion hit on fourth quarter earnings. According to AT&T, $7.9 billion of that total is “related to actuarial gains and losses on pension and postemployment benefit plans.” The specific nature of those losses? The company’s ex-employees are living longer than company projections estimated (or as AT&T puts it, they’ve had to “update mortality assumptions”). […]

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