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Dec
18
2012

Alcatel-Lucent and Tunisiana to Build Superfast Network Across Tunisia

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PARIS – Tunisiana, Tunisia’s largest provider of wireless communications services, and Alcatel-Lucent, a provider of networking and communications technology, products and services, have announced a four-year agreement to build a wireline broadband access network that will bring high-speed Internet access and high-quality voice and video services to millions of Tunisian consumers and business customers. To support Tunisiana — part of the Qtel Group — in building its nationwide wireline access network, Alcatel-Lucent is providing a […]

Dec
13
2012

AT&T Has GOP Trying to Kill White Space Broadband – As Well As Anti-Squatting Spectrum Ownership Limits

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“White space” broadband, a technology that rides on the unlicensed spectrum freed by the migration to digital television, only recently got off the ground and has significant potential promise as a new, inexpensive, long range niche wireless alternative. As such, wireless carriers like AT&T have been trying their best to kill it, in the hopes of killing a potential competitor in the metaphorical cradle. Earlier this year AT&T failed to sneak language into a payroll […]

Dec
13
2012

Investigation Begins Into West Virginia’s Broadband Incompetence – Overpriced Routers, Overpaid Consultants, Verizon’s Fingerprints

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West Virginia is one of the worst connected states in the nation, something that was supposed to be helped by a $126.3-million federal stimulus grant intended to improve state broadband. Instead, as a series of excellent reports in the Charleston Gazette have illustrated this year, state leaders doled out most of that money to Verizon, who convinced the (either corrupt or totally incompetent) state officials to spend it on ridiculously overpriced, overpowered and unused routers, […]

Dec
12
2012

Verizon, AMC Strike Retrans Deal – New Deal ‘in Our Customers’ Best Interests’ Says Verizon

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Verizon and AMC Networks have struck a new retransmission fee agreement for FiOS TV, avoiding any potential service blackouts. While networks like AMC have been trying to scare customers into calling their provider to avoid blackouts during fee negotiations, AMC recently took things one step further and started trying to scare FiOS customers before negotiations really even began. “AMC Networks has agreed to an agreement with Verizon that is both reasonable and in our FiOS […]

Dec
12
2012

Ohio OARnet Upgrades Fiber Speeds to 100 Gbps

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Columbus, OH – Governor John Kasich ceremonially “lit-up” a massive speed upgrade to the broadband, fiber optic Internet system linking Ohio’s higher education and research centers. The tenfold upgrade in data transmission speeds for the system, known as OARnet, will benefit research and job-creating assets statewide in what it is calling the first-ever state-led initiative in the country. Network speeds of 100 Gbps will help advance research and job growth across Ohio’s medical research, higher […]

Dec
10
2012

FCC Sort of Acknowledges Usage-Based Billing Regulations – New Commissioner Pai Uses Topic As Partisan Bogeyman

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New Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has warned that the FCC will likely tighten regulation over usage-based broadband if the agency survives its network neutrality legal fight with Verizon. The comments appear to be a bogeyman lobbed at attendees of his speech at the Conservative Phoenix Center, and may not actually be indicative of any serious effort by the agency to clamp down on some of the nastier aspects of metered billing. “Should the D.C. […]

Dec
7
2012

Connected Texas Releases New Broadband Access Figures

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AUSTIN, TX — New research from Connected Texas snapshots the latest broadband availability across the state, with 92 percent of Texas households having access to broadband speeds of 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload or higher. Connected Texas is a nonprofit commissioned by the state to work with all Texas broadband providers to create detailed maps of broadband coverage and development of a statewide plan for the deployment and adoption of broadband. It has been working […]

Dec
4
2012

Time Warner Cable Expands Metered Billing Nationally – Company Offers Option Everywhere, Though Uptake is Low

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After Time Warner Cable took a public relations beating for pushing low caps and high per byte overages on consumers back in 2009, the company has been stepping very carefully in what is quite obviously their relentless desire to charge consumers broadband overages. Early this year their metered billing option returned to a few tiny markets as a voluntary option named “Internet Essentials.” The company promises users a $5 discount off their bill if they […]

Nov
30
2012

BT Selects Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Solution

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PARIS – BT, a communications services company, has selected Alcatel-Lucent to strengthen its customer service capabilities by using a new set of data collection and management solutions in its broadband and IPTV support departments. The agreement builds on BT’s long-standing use of Alcatel-Lucent’s portfolio of Motive Customer Experience Solutions, which has helped support significant improvements to the care and support functions BT offers its millions of broadband customers. These improvements include increased first-call resolution, which […]

Nov
28
2012

Europe Halfway to “Digital Heaven”

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One of the European Union’s most ambitious targets is to make sure that all its citizens can get access to superfast broadband at home, if they choose, by 2020. A new study by Point Topic, a provider of research on DSL, FTTx, cable and other broadband suppliers, shows Europe is now halfway toward achieving that aim. The study has been produced for DG Connect, the department of the European Commission which is responsible for its […]

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