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AT&T names Jacksonville as its next 1 Gbps destination

AT&T has added the city of Jacksonville to its growing list of former BellSouth markets where it is going to deliver its 1 Gbps-capable GigaPower fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.

FCC begins special-access data-collection process, but competitive carriers want fair prices

The FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau has gotten approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to move ahead with the process of reviewing data from ISPs and service providers on the state of the special-access market.

Wireless backhaul to help drive telecom-equipment sales to $30B by 2018, says Dell'Oro

Consumer and business users' appetite for wireless service consumption will be a boon for wireline providers, because it will require operators to continue upgrading their backhaul networks with a mix of fiber and Ethernet facilities.

Alaska Communications serves up 30, 50 Mbps consumer broadband speeds

Alaska Communications is upping the ante of its residential broadband products by serving up new 30 Mbps and 50 Mbps speed options for its customers in Anchorage.

Telstra goes global with its cloud-based Unified Communications service

Telstra is playing into its global customers' mobile nature by introducing a cloud-based unified communications (UC) service that it said can enable business customers to communicate and collaborate regardless of their location.

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