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Dec
13
2014

Windstream appoints Thomas as new CEO

Windstream Holdings announced on Thursday that Tony Thomas was replacing Jeff Gardner as the company’s new president and CEO. In order to smooth over the transition, Gardner will stay on board as a senior adviser to Thomas and as a member of the company’s board through Feb. 1 of next year. Thomas was also named a director. Read more about Windstream appoints Thomas as new CEO Comments

Dec
13
2014

CenturyLink beefs up Big Data with Cognilytics buy

CenturyLink announced it has bought Cognilytics, which provides Big Data and predictive analytics services to medium sized and enterprise level businesses. CenturyLink said that Cognilytics helped businesses convert “data to decisions” through its Big Data deployment, management, advanced decision sciences, predictive analytics and data visualization. Read more about CenturyLink beefs up Big Data with Cognilytics buy Comments

Dec
12
2014

Netflix Explains to FCC's Pai That CDNs Aren't 'Fast Lanes' -

At the beginning of the month, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai sent Netflix a curious letter (pdf). In it, Pai politely accused Netflix of being a hypocrite on net neutrality, strongly hinting that because Netflix operates a free CDN (Open Connect, which ISPs can and have refused to use), they’re violating net neutrality by advocating for “fast lanes.” Both sides of the net neutrality debate have repeatedly used “fast lanes” as a sort of dirty word […]

Dec
12
2014

Comcast Admits to Billing Errors After System Migration -

Comcast says that a recent migration to a new billing system in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas may have resulted in customers seeing errant charges on their bills. Local Philadelphia news outlets say users were seeing strange charges — as high as $9.50 — on their bills. Locals complain Comcast admitted to them that it was caused by their billing system migration, but the company wasn’t reaching out automatically to impacted users: quote:Inglis says […]

Dec
12
2014

Greenlee Launches New “Mini fiberTOOLS”

ROCKFORD, IL — Greenlee Communications has introduced Mini fiberTOOLS, the newest addition to its fiber optic installation and maintenance tools line. Small, lightweight and rugged, Mini fiberTOOLS are designed to be used in demanding environments. The tools include optical light sources (OLS), optical power meters (OPM) and video inspection scopes. Durable, compact and adaptable, the lasers and LED’s provide stable sources of light and are able to interface to all industry standard connectors. The optical […]

Dec
12
2014

IMCC Meets with FCC Commissioners to Discuss Major Telecom Mergers

Washington DC — The Independent Multi-Family Communications Council recently attended meetings in Washington D.C. with FCC Commissioners to represent the interests of independent broadband providers in light of large mergers and acquisitions on the horizon. Several Board members from the Independent Multi-Family Communications Council (IMCC), an organization which supports independent broadband service providers and vendors that serve the multi-family marketplace, attended meetings with each of the FCC Commissioner’s offices during the week of November 23, […]

Dec
12
2014

FCC Increases Rural Broadband Speeds Under Connect America Fund

WASHINGTON, DC – Broadband for rural consumers that is supported by the Connect America Fund must deliver the same speeds that 99 percent of urban Americans enjoy, the Federal Communications Commission said in a new order adopted. The FCC will now require companies receiving Connect America funding for fixed broadband to serve consumers with speeds of at least 10 Mbps for downloads and 1 Mbps for uploads. That is an increase reflecting marketplace and technological […]

Dec
12
2014

Comcast Extends Fiber Network to Salt Lake City’s California Avenue Businesses

SALT LAKE CITY — Comcast Business announced that its full portfolio of Ethernet services is now available to a number of new businesses along Salt Lake City’s growing business district along California Avenue. Through the expansion of Comcast’s Ethernet network, local businesses now have access to bandwidth of up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) and services specifically designed to help companies of all sizes access fast, reliable Internet service, network multiple locations or connect their offices […]

Dec
12
2014

78 Percent of Legacy Pay-TV Subscribers Have Broad TVE Access

PLANO, TEXAS – Nearly eight in ten legacy pay-TV subscribers have access to authenticated TVE services from most of the major networks, according to a new report, “TV Everywhere Deployment among Top US Operators and Networks, 2014″ from TDG Research, a provider of research on the future of broadband. “Today some 74 million households have access to TV Everywhere programs from the Top 15 networks that TDG monitors,” said Bill Niemeyer, TDG senior analyst and […]

Dec
12
2014

Suddenlink Appears to Be Quietly Lowering Usage Caps -

While Suddenlink is busy advertising scattered deployment of 1 Gbps services, some users say the company is busy lowering usage caps on some of the ISP’s slower tiers. Users in our Suddenlink forum claim that Suddenlink has quietly reduced the usage allotment on their 300 Mbps tier from 500 GB to 400 GB. One user was told that the allotment was lowered in preparation of 1 Gbps deployments (read: tighten allotments on slower tiers so […]

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