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Boise becomes 100th city to join Next Century Cities broadband coalition

Boise, Idaho has become the hundredth city to join Next Century Cities, a city-to-city collaborative of mayors who see the availability of fast, affordable, and reliable Internet as a critical piece of their community.

Frontier enacts two-part OSS, customer transition plan for Verizon wireline acquisition

Frontier told the FCC in a filing that it has devised a cutover strategy with Verizon for its purchase of the ILEC's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, one that it says will ensure there will be no service disruptions to its retail and wholesale customers.

Cisco invests in 6WIND, furthers focus on NFV and SDN

Cisco has made an investment in 6WIND, a networking software vendor with a focus on network functions virtualization and software defined networking. Coinciding with the visit this week between Cisco CEO John Chambers, his replacement Chuck Robbins, and France's President Francois Hollande, the investment is part of a broader initiative to commit $100 million to help French businesses innovate.

SaskTel deploys Zhone's MXK platform as part of voice network upgrade

SaskTel is leveraging Zhone Technologies' MXK platform as part of its ongoing movement to migrate its legacy voice network from TDM to IP.

WiredWest to connect 22 Western Mass. towns with 1 Gig service

WiredWest, a cooperative of municipal light plants (MLPs) that are authorized to finance the buildout of networks, has gained the support of 22 Western Massachusetts towns to build a fiber network that will support up to 1 Gbps broadband services.

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Towerstream's top network executive said the carrier recently finished testing non-line-of-sight (NLOS) backhaul technology and has begun deploying the offering. He also said that the company is interested in using the 3.5 GHz band that the FCC recently voted to free up for unlicensed operations.