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Lumos CEO: We expect our backhaul revenue stream to be TDM-free in 2016

Lumos Networks says that as it moves forward with its fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) initiative, it expects that legacy TDM-based T-1 revenue will fade out of its wholesale wireless backhaul revenue at some point in 2016.

Cogent asks regulators to place Internet traffic conditions on AT&T/DirecTV tie-up

Cogent Communications has asked federal regulators to reject AT&T's pending acquisition of DirecTV if it does not put restrictions on the new company to ensure it does not charge large fees for exchanging Web traffic.

North America to contribute 46% in home automation revenue by 2020, says ABI Research

Smart home automation systems may still be a nascent market segment, but according to ABI Research, it is going to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent between 2015 and 2020.

Comcast, Cox Gbps expansions further disrupt the broadband status quo

Comcast and Cox Communications are enhancing their Gbps broadband reach with plans to bring their services to multiple markets in the Midwest, Southeast and West. In doing so, they will increasingly do battle with traditional telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink, which are selectively moving into the fiber broadband game.

CenturyLink to bring 1 Gbps broadband to 700,000 homes by end of year

CenturyLink has set an aggressive goal with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) initiative, signaling that it plans to reach 700,000 residential homes with the service by the end of the year.

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