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Oct
20
2014

Senator Leahy Wants Greater Neutrality Promises From Comcast -

As we’ve covered in the past, Comcast has promised to adhere to the FCC’s now-defunct net neutrality rules until 2018 in the hopes of getting their $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable approved by regulators. The problem? As we’ve noted time and time again — those rules, largely written by AT&T, Google and Verizon lobbyists — were intentionally crammed with loopholes permitting everything but the most heavy-handed fiddling with website and service access. As […]

Oct
20
2014

Cox Celebrates First 'G1GABLAST' 1 Gbps Customer in Phoenix -

Back in May Cox Communications announced that the company would be launching faster 1 Gbps services. While the company said the majority of the company’s footprint wouldn’t even begin to see 1 Gbps until sometime in 2016 (when DOCSIS 3.1 sees broader deployment), Cox will start delivering 1 Gbps speeds to some new housing developments in portions of Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha well before that. Earlier this month Cox officially announced that they’re launching […]

Oct
20
2014

U.S. Mobile Broadband Passes 90% Penetration

In the United States, as elsewhere, mobile Internet capability has become an important means for eliminating access divides. We have seen this pattern before. As recently as the 1980s, policy analysts and regulators might have legitimately been concerned about how to eliminate the gap between people who could make a phone call, and those who could not. Already, it is fairly clear that mobile devices and networks also will close the gap between people who […]

Oct
20
2014

Incognito Unveils Auto Configuration Server Update

VANCOUVER, BC – Incognito Software Systems, a global provider of broadband device provisioning, IP address management, bandwidth monitoring and service activation solutions, announced the availability of Auto Configuration Server 3.0. In addition to a sleek new user interface that improves visibility and simplifies management, this updated solution also allows cable, telecom, and wireless operators to consistently deliver exceptional Quality of Experience (QoE). New functionality introduced in this generation of Auto Configuration Server includes KPIs, interactive […]

Oct
20
2014

HBO's Streaming Only Service Likely $15 Per Month -

Sources tell The Information that HBO’s recently announced streaming service will likely cost consumers at least around $15 per month. More specifically, the report claims the service will match HBO’s existing cable price tag of $15, seemingly implying it could easily be more. As the report notes, a 2013 survey of broadband-only customers by the Diffusion Group found that only 6% were “moderately or highly likely” to sign up for a broadband HBO service priced […]

Oct
20
2014

South Korea ISP Demonstrates 10 Gbps Speeds -

South Korea’s SK Telecom today is showing off 10 Gbps connectivity SK Broadband at the Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union. According to Akamai s Q2 2014 The State of the Internet report, South Korea tops the charts by delivering an average Internet connection speed of 24.6Mbps, significantly faster than the fourteenth place 11.4Mbps seen by the US. SK Telecom didn’t offer any specifics on actual deployment of such speeds, but they did take […]

Oct
20
2014

Sprint Cuts Another 452 Jobs at Headquarters -

Back in January, a Sprint SEC filing stated that the company would be launching “workforce reduction plan to reduce costs and better meet the changing dynamics of the marketplace.” Those reductions have been ongoing throughout the year, with a recent SEC filing indicating that Sprint intended to take a $160 million hit in the second quarter due to severance packages. A filing last Friday indicated that the latest round of layoffs include the elimination of […]

Oct
20
2014

Telefónica Launches 1 Gbps Access Plan Using Huawei XG-PON Solution

SHENZHEN, CHINA — Huawei announced that it will deploy its XG-PON (also known as 10G-GPON) solution for Telefónica in Spain, enabling the operator to provide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services to customers at symmetrical speeds of up to 1 Gbps, boosting connection speeds by up to ten times faster than current fiber-based services when it launches in 2015. Ensuring Competitiveness in FTTH Market As the future standard for optical fiber subscribers, the XG-PON solution will ensure Telefónica […]

Oct
19
2014

Do Programmers Really Believe in Streaming, or Just Business Leverage?

The latest moves by HBO, CBS, ESPN and Starz in the area of channel unbundling have been heralded as the beginning of a wave of over the top streaming moves by a wider range of networks. Such moves, it is said, will put pressure on the distributor relationships that have anchored the linear video subscription business. And that might be precisely the point, some argue. In that view, the whole point of launching over the […]

Oct
19
2014

UPN Announces Extensive Fiber Network Expansion in Nebraska

OMAHA, NE — Unite Private Networks (UPN) announced a major fiber-optic network expansion in Nebraska. The nearly 600 mile route will create new diverse metro rings in Omaha, Lincoln, and surrounding communities throughout central and eastern Nebraska. The network is the result of several anchor customers including macro and small cell deployment projects for a major wireless carrier. “When the expansion is complete, UPN will have over 2,000 route miles of fiber in the state, […]

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