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Oct
29
2012

Fairpoint, Time Warner Expand Maine Broadband – Connectivity in Beleaguered State Gets Slightly Better

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Both Fairpoint and Time Warner Cable say they’re expanding broadband services in the state, which has struggled with connectivity even before Verizon decided to sell their infrastructure in the state. According to a Fairpoint press statement, the company says they’ve spent around $450,000 to upgrade DSLAMS and other network gear in eleven central offices. The upgrades should allow users in those regions — depending on their loop length — to obtain speeds up to 14 […]

Oct
29
2012

Hurricane Sandy Open Thread – Please Stay Safe Out There

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With Hurricane Sandy expected to exceed the damage totals of Irene, most of us on the east coast are busily battening down the hatches, and ISPs (and hosting providers) have been sending out warnings to users noting they’ll try their best to keep services up and running. Given that broadband needs power, that’s of course largely out of residential ISPs’ hands — and many are expected to lose power for numerous days — if not […]

Oct
25
2012

WalMart Now Offers 4GB of Prepaid Data for $45 – Refill Card Never Expires; Hotspot Now $80

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User uid://264898 writes in to note that Walmart has quietly been improving the prepaid value for their “Internet to Go” wireless broadband service. Internet on the Go piggybacks on Sprint’s network using a mobile hotspot that can connect up to five devices. The WalMart website notes that the product’s $45 refill cards, which used to provide 1 GB of usage, now offers users 4 GB of usage for the same money. Unlike some other prepaid […]

Oct
25
2012

Calix Residential Gateway Extends Access Network into the Home

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LAS VEGAS – With the addition of the 836GE Residential Services Gateway (RSG) to Calix’s Unified Access portfolio, service providers will be able to extend their access networks into subscribers’ homes. This Wi-Fi-enabled fiber-access gateway, which acts as a central management hub for all broadband-enabled devices within the home, gives service providers new revenue options while lowering in-home costs. Calix’s fully managed network device gives service providers the potential to generate new revenues from in-home […]

Oct
24
2012

Partnership to Bring 100 Gbps Broadband to Cleveland’s Intesa Project

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CLEVELAND, OH – Intesa Holdings LLC, a joint venture between The Coral Company and Panzica Construction, and OneCommunity, a nonprofit organization working to turn Northeast Ohio into a “smart region,” announced an agreement to provide 100 Gbps broadband access to Intesa, a vertically and horizontally integrated, mixed-use development that will combine technology, office space, apartments, restaurants and green space and is slated to break ground in 2013. It will be located at University Circle, a […]

Oct
24
2012

Partnership to Bring 100 Gbps Broadband to Cleveland’s Intesa Project

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CLEVELAND, OH – Intesa Holdings LLC, a joint venture between The Coral Company and Panzica Construction, and OneCommunity, a nonprofit organization working to turn Northeast Ohio into a “smart region,” announced an agreement to provide 100 Gbps broadband access to Intesa, a vertically and horizontally integrated, mixed-use development that will combine technology, office space, apartments, restaurants and green space and is slated to break ground in 2013. It will be located at University Circle, a […]

Oct
22
2012

NYC Launches Contest Offering Free Business Fiber – As Part of Initiative to Improve Lagging Broadband

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A new initiative to improve broadband connectivity in New York City could award New York Start ups with free fiber connections. After years of being criticized as having inadequate broadband despite being a major global business hub — New York’s Mayor Bloomberg recently launched an initiative to prod companies like Time Warner Cable to ramp up fiber availability. Time Warner has tried, inaccurately, to equate this $25 belated expansion of business fiber to what Google’s […]

Oct
19
2012

OnLight Aurora Named Illinois Gigabit Challenge Winner

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AURORA, IL — OnLight Aurora has been named a recipient of an Illinois Gigabit Communities Challenge award, a statewide competition to establish ultra-high speed broadband networks across Illinois. The state is awarding $1 million in Illinois Jobs Now! capital funding to OnLight Aurora to help connect the city of Aurora’s fiber optic network to its education, business, and health care communities and accelerate economic growth and job creation. OnLight Aurora is an independent, not-for-profit organization […]

Oct
18
2012

ADTRAN Adds System-Level Vectoring to Broadband Platforms

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GREIFSWALD, GERMANY — ADTRAN Inc., a provider of next-generation networking solutions, announced the addition of system-level vectoring to its broadband portfolio. By eliminating crosstalk, vectoring increases potential bandwidth on VDSL2 lines. This enables service providers to use their existing infrastructure to deliver ultra-broadband services, including premium entertainment services and Internet access up to 200 Mbps (assuming two-pair bonding at each home). ADTRAN’s existing customers, which have more than 100,000 multiservice access nodes and 100,000 small-form-factor […]

Oct
17
2012

Exede Bumps Base Tier Usage Cap to 10 GB – In Addition to "Late Night Free Zone" Usage

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ViaSat has bumped their lowest usage cap slightly for their new Exede satellite broadband service. According to user comments in our forums, ViaSat’s $50, 12 Mbps tier originally came with a 7.5 GB cap, but has now seen that usage allowance increased to 10 GB per month. This brings Exede in line with a similar plan that had previously only been made available to DishNet and some rural satellite partners. As the Exede FAQ notes, […]

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