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Oct
1
2014

MC.Net Offer Re-Branded U-Verse Services -

Last month we noted how AT&T appears to be allowing resellers to offer re-branded U-Verse services in their territories. DSL Extreme’s new TrueStream service is one such example, with some of the pricing even beating AT&T’s original U-Verse pricing — and DSL Extreme even offering a 75 Mbps tier over the infrastructure before AT&T got around to it. DSLReports.com reader uid://1412457 points out that Illinois ISP MC.Net also appears to have struck a new deal […]

Oct
1
2014

Data Transfer Rates Visualized Graphically

SEATTLE, WA — How do data transfer rates stack up against other forms of speed? This infographic from cloud backup provider Mozy says it all. Bookmark It

Oct
1
2014

Telco’s ViNOX Offers Carrier SDN Network OS with OpenFlow Support

MANSFIELD, MA — Telco Systems, a provider of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), multi-service Carrier Ethernet 2.0 and MPLS edge solutions for mobile backhaul, business Ethernet services and cloud networking, announced the release of ViNOX, a Carrier SDN network operating system that includes native support for OpenFlow and NETCONF standards in parallel with MEF services and carrier-grade support. Among its benefits, ViNOX’s OpenFlow capabilities reduce ISP CAPEX while increasing average fiber utilization. […]

Oct
1
2014

300 Mbps Internet Available in TDS Fiber Optic Footprint

MADISON, WI — TDS introduced 300 Mbps Internet service in parts of Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Georgia and Minnesota. The 300 Mbps speed is available to customers in select areas within the company’s fiber optic footprint. Earlier this year, TDS announced availability of 100 Mbps Internet service. Fiberville Incentives In addition to launching 300 Mbps Internet speeds, TDS announces TDS TV is now available in the Hollis, N.H. area and to an expanded portion of […]

Oct
1
2014

TDS Introduces Younited, a Personal Cloud Service by F-Secure

MADISON, WI — To address the problem of data storage for consumers who own multiple devices — and are continuing to add more all the time — TDS Telecom (TDS), has introduced a new personal cloud service called younited by F-Secure. According to Nielsen, the average American owns four digital devices. Marketing Charts, a marketing trends newsletter, says college students own an average of seven. This means a family of four could have files spread […]

Oct
1
2014

Lantiq Introduces Fiber-to-the-Distribution Point Solution

MUNICH/NEUBIBERG, GERMANY – Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, announced commercial availability of VINAX dp, an application-optimized fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) chipset. With the new offering, Lantiq provides Telcos and DSL Internet service providers with an immediate solution to counter competitive offerings from cable providers and to meet network performance goals set by government broadband initiatives. The Lantiq VINAX dp chipset enables aggregated 300 Mbps over VDSL2 at distances up to 200 […]

Oct
1
2014

Robins Air Force Base Chooses Windstream to Supply Fiber Service

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Windstream, a provider of advanced network communications, announced that it has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force to provide Robins Air Force Base with diverse voice communication services. Windstream will provide Ethernet and voice services to Robins AFB, the largest industrial complex in Warner Robins, Ga., employing more than 25,000 civilians, contractors and military members. This five-year award includes all commercial voice, data, and Internet services intended […]

Sep
30
2014

Netflix Grabs Same Day DVD Release For 'Crouching Tiger 2' -

In addition to producing their own content, Netflix continues to secure exclusive rights to select content as streaming competition intensifies. In addition to securing the rights to Batman Prequel Gotham before the TV show had even aired, Netflix has now taken things further by nabbing the rights to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” sequel “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend.” Variety notes that Netflix will release the film at the same time it arrived on […]

Sep
30
2014

FCC Votes to Finally Kill Antiquated NFL Blackout Rule -

For forty years now, regulators have enforced a rule that blacks out local NFL games on television if locals didn’t buy enough tickets to see the games. The idea at the time was to aid a young and struggling league, but as time has passed the rules have proven burdensome on communities, and an unnecessary “subsidy” for a hugely profitable NFL. Some four decades later and the FCC today in uncharacteristic fashion votes unanimously 5-0 […]

Sep
30
2014

Signs Point to Verizon RedBox Streaming Service Getting the Axe -

Back in 2012 Verizon and RedBox proudly joined forces to launch the creatively-named Redbox Instant by Verizon, which was supposed to be a significant competitor for Netflix. This year however reports began to emerge that the service wasn’t doing very well, and I’ve noticed that Verizon hasn’t worked very hard to promote the partnership. Customer impressions of the streaming service, from what I’ve been able to glean, have also been rather poor. Now Janko Roettgers […]

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