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Category: Telecommunications


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Detroit’s Rocket Fiber set to deploy TV service, ramp up competition with Comcast

September 6, 2017

Via: Fierce Cable

Already a competitive threat to Comcast in the area of business services in Detroit, upstart local operator Rocket Fiber is looking to take the battle into the residential realm. The company told Crain’s Detroit Business that it is testing a […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon announces creation of network core for public safety

August 17, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Though AT&T and FirstNet remain the default choice for public safety officials pursuing the next generation of emergency communications, Verizon is looking to give them a run for their money. Verizon announced Wednesday plans to build and operate a dedicated network […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink gain BDS victory after court decision, but competitors remain confident about challenge

August 14, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon got a victory this week as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to stay the effect of the FCC’s reform of its rules governing business data services (BDS), but competitive providers say they […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Comcast, Charter add 81K new business customers in Q2, ramp Ethernet reach

July 31, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

Comcast and Charter, two of the largest cable operators, continue to make progress in the business services segment, reporting the addition of a total of 81,000 new business customers in the second quarter. As the nation’s largest cable operator, Comcast […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Unite Private Networks says Tier 1 wireless carriers want small cell backhaul, turnkey installation services

July 27, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

Small cell deployments may still have a long road ahead until they reach a critical mass, but Unite Private Networks (UPN) says interest in backhaul and turnkey installation services is growing among the top five wireless operators. As wireless carrier small […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

AT&T says it will continue to offer POTS services in Illinois despite new law

July 11, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

AT&T executives maintain that the company will continue to support traditional POTS voice lines in Illinois for those consumers who want them regardless of a new state law. Just last week, the Illinois Legislature voted to allow AT&T to disconnect […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Mediacom lights up DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit services in Indiana

June 29, 2017

Via: Fierce Cable

Mediacom continued its quest to become the first U.S. cable operator to convert its HFC-based network entirely to DOCSIS 3.1 by the end of 2017, setting up 1 Gbps services in its 20-county Indiana footprint. Mediacom isn’t the first operator […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

AT&T says interest in hybrid managed services model is growing

June 13, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

As AT&T pursues more managed service opportunities that leverage its growing software network infrastructure model, it is finding that business customers are desiring a “hybrid” managed service model. Under this model, a customer will manage part of the service while […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Louisville, Kentucky, public/private fiber project faces heat from taxpayer lobbyist group

June 12, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

Louisville, Kentucky’s, latest proposal to improve broadband availability—a citywide fiber network built via a public-private partnership—has to weather a local lobbyist group’s protest first. While Louisville city leaders would like to see a citywide broadband network on the basis that […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

ITTA, USTelecom says the FCC should streamline BDS regulations for rural telcos

May 30, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

ITTA and USTelecom say the regulatory regime that governs business data services (BDS) should be revised for rural telcos that the lack scale and financial power of their larger telco counterparts. In a joint filing, ITTA and USTelecom told the […]