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Sep
24
2014

Verizon Brings Symmetrical FiOS Bump to Businesses -

Back in July Verizon announced that the company would be making all of their FiOS tiers symmetrical, a move that was specifically aimed at cable operators struggling to keep upstream speeds on par with fiber offerings. Verizon this week took this same fight to cable operators on the small business side, announcing that they’re now bumping the upstream speeds for business customers as well. According to the company announcement, the upgrades should happen automatically for […]

Sep
24
2014

Comcast's Merger Support Filing: 337 Pages of Make Believe -

Comcast last night filed their reply comments to the FCC as the agency considers approving the company’s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The filing is filled with the sort of arguments we’ve seen countless times already over the past few months, including Comcast’s repeated claim that they face so much competition on every front there’s simply no way they’d ever engage in anti-competitive behavior. The company’s 337 page filing (pdf) references companies like […]

Sep
24
2014

Comcast: Our Merger is Awesome, Opponents Just 'Extorting' Us -

Comcast last night filed their reply comments to the FCC as the agency considers approving the company’s $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable. The filing is filled with the sort of arguments we’ve seen countless times already over the past few months, including Comcast’s repeated claim that they face so much competition on every front there’s simply no way they’d ever engage in anti-competitive behavior. The company’s 300 page filing (pdf) references companies like […]

Sep
24
2014

Is There a Grand AT&T Video Strategy?

Otter Media, a venture between The Chernin Group and AT&T, has purchased a majority stake in Fullscreen, a global online media company. That investment is a concrete step in the direction of creating the ability to deliver entertainment video over the top and on demand. Otter Media was established by AT&T and The Chernin Group to invest in, acquire and launch over-the-top (OTT) video services. Fullscreen, founded in January 2011, works with more than 50,000 […]

Sep
24
2014

Eventually, all ISPs Will Have to Shift Bandwidth from "Linear Video" to Internet Access

Why is high speed access the strategic foundation of future fixed network business models? That is where the enduring value lies. No matter how important mobile becomes, there are some applications and features a fixed network can provide better than any other alternative, including mobile networks. Consider only end user demand for video entertainment. If one assumes that a typical television viewer watches four hours a day, and that, someday, that will shift largely to […]

Sep
24
2014

Google Fiber: This Network Building Stuff Takes Time, You Know -

In April of last year when Google announced they’d be bringing Google Fiber to Austin, the company stated they expected Austin users to start being hooked up around the middle of 2014. The halfway of the year point has rolled on past, without any new hard deadline for a launch or even the “fiberhood” system they use to determine deployment neighborhoods. In a new blog post Google’s clearly aware of these questions, focusing heavily on […]

Sep
24
2014

AT&T Won't Improve Tennessee Broadband, Won't Let Anyone Else -

We’ve talked at length about how in many states, AT&T is refusing to upgrade their broadband networks — while at the same time lobbying (and often writing) state laws banning anybody else from doing so either. That’s becoming a bigger problem than ever as AT&T hangs up on unwanted DSL users in many states, yet leaves behind the laws they helped passed preventing those towns from improving their own infrastructure. Christopher Mitchell over at Community […]

Sep
24
2014

ARRIS Unveils AgileMax; Eliminates OBI

SUWANEE, GA — ARRIS, a provider of IP, video and broadband technologies, has unveiled AgileMax, an FTTP RFoG solution that completely eliminates OBI. Cable operators began using RF over Glass (RFoG) ten years ago to expand their HFC networks with FTTH offerings. The primary challenge for RFoG is what is called Optical Beat Interference (OBI) — a chronic performance issue caused by multiple modems communicating at the same time over the same fiber. OBI has […]

Sep
24
2014

Maine City Announces Public/Private Partnership to Deploy Fiber Network

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME — The city of South Portland announced an innovative public/private partnership to deploy a fiber-optic, “gigabit-per-second” Internet network that will serve both business and residential customers within the city. Three-phase Project, Four Miles of Fiber Partnering with Internet provider GWI, the winning bidder in response to a Request For Proposal (RFP) that the city issued, the city will initiate a three-phase project that will bring approximately four miles of optical fiber, and […]

Sep
24
2014

Verizon Upgrades FiOS Small-Business Customers’ Upload Speeds at No Cost

NEW YORK – Starting immediately, existing and new Verizon FiOS Internet small-business customers will begin to receive SpeedMatch, which provides matching upload and download speeds, making it easier, faster and more productive to conduct business. The SpeedMatch upgrade will be free to nearly all eligible current customers. For example, a customer who is currenlty using 50 Mbps and 25 Mbps upload would be automatically upgraded to 50 Mbps download and upload at no additional cost. […]

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