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Oct
24
2014

Judge Approves Injunction Against Aereo -

Broadcasters got their wished-for death blow to Aereo this week as NY Judge Alison Nathan approved an injunction and denied the company’s request to be licensed as a cable company. The Supreme Court’s shutdown of Aereo effectively declared Aereo a cable company — provided as it was willing to pay retransmission fees like a cable company. Alison’s ruling rejected Aereo’s argument under that logic, stating that Aereo was trying to “turn lemons into lemonade” and […]

Oct
24
2014

Comcast Has Deployed 5 Million New X1 Set Tops -

Comcast this week stated that the cable giant has deployed around 5 million of the company’s shiny new “X1″ set top boxes after beginning the deployment two years ago. Comcast says they’re on target to have X1′s in the majority of homes within the next three years, though that doesn’t include potentially-acquired Time Warner Cable customers who are getting new set tops of their own. Comcast’s 5 million deployed X1′s are only a fraction of […]

Oct
24
2014

Unclear Customer Demand Slowing Gigabit Service Offerings

ROANOKE, VA — Broadbandtrends, an independent market analysis and consulting firm specializing in fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure and services, recently conducted a global service provider survey of broadband operators regarding their plans to offer Gigabit Broadband Services. Gigabit Broadband is required to provide at least 1 Gbps in one or both direction. Key findings of the survey include the following: More than half of respondents are currently offering gigabit broadband services tobusinesses and Institutions, […]

Oct
24
2014

Ultra-fast Broadband Coming to Toronto’s New Waterfront Neighborhoods

TORONTO — Waterfront Toronto and Beanfield Metroconnect announced that residents and businesses in new waterfront communities will now enjoy the fastest and most economical high-speed Internet in the city. Beanfield will now be providing subscribers in new waterfront communities with 500 megabit per second symmetrical Internet connections (both uploading and downloading speeds). Residents will continue to receive this enhanced unlimited fiber-to-the-home Internet service at an exclusive rate of $60 per month. “Unlimited 500 megabit per […]

Oct
24
2014

ADTRAN Delivers 10 Gigabit Ethernet SLA-based Services Support to MDU Solution

HUNTSVILLE, AL — ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced the NetVanta 8424 10G Multi-service Edge Switch has achieved Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) certification. MEF CE2.0 compliance ensures robust support for SLA-based Carrier Ethernet services, a critical requirement for service providers looking to support Gigabit services in Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) environments. The coexistence of commercial and residential customers presents the opportunity to converge premium Gigabit services across a range […]

Oct
24
2014

ASSIA Unveils Global Multi-Vendor Software Solution

AMSTERDAM — ASSIA unveiled its new SDAN (software defined access network) solution designed for service providers globally, across all technologies and all vendor equipment types, from DSL to the latest fiber access, virtualization reached a critical part of the telecommunications network. ASSIA’s SDAN initiative delivers virtualization into access – taking virtualization to the edge of networks and complementing current activities in the core and aggregation networks. “Access is critical to the future and must not […]

Oct
23
2014

More Than 30 Antitrust Experts Slam Comcast Merger -

Critics of Comcast’s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable have heated up their assault on the merger, with more than thirty economics and antitrust law experts this week warning the FCC that the proposed merger would hurt competition and be a detriment to consumer welfare. According to the sixteen-page letter, the Comcast merger would give the cable giant control of 40% of the broadband market, and the leverage necessary to wage an aggressive […]

Oct
23
2014

Weekend Reading: 2,444,672 FCC Net Neutrality Comments -

In a new blog post, the FCC’s Gigi Sohn notes that the agency has so far received 3.9 million comments on the agency’s net neutrality proceedings to date, filed both through the FCC’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) and the agency’s dedicated openinternet@fcc.gov email address. If you’re in the mood for some light reading this weekend, Sohn notes that the agency has ow released some 2,444,672 of those comments in one zipped XML file. “As […]

Oct
23
2014

Sprint Bumps $20 600 MB Data Plan to 1 GB -

While T-Mobile’s industry disruption has resulted in some pricing shifts by AT&T and Verizon, most of these changes by bigger players have been cosmetic in nature, focusing on upselling heavy users by reducing prices for bigger data allotments (usually customers on 10 GB plans or above). Today Sprint bucked that trend slightly by announcing some changes to one of their lower-end plans: upping the 600 MB allotment on their $20 Family Share plan to 1 […]

Oct
23
2014

New NBA Deal to Raise Everybody's TV Rates -

Over the last few years, arguably the biggest factor for rising cable bills can be attributed to the price of sports programming. DirecTV is spending close to $1.5 billion annually to offer the NFL Sunday Ticket. Time Warner Cable spent $8 billion acquiring SportsNetLA, a Los Angeles Dodgers only channel. Now, Disney and Time Warner are paying the NBA $24 billion for nine additional years of TV rights. One research company (The Diffusion Group) notes […]

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