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CenturyLink enables Utah Education and Telehealth Network to bring 1 Terabit to 1,400 schools, colleges

CenturyLink's ongoing 1 Gbps network fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) drive continues to find new utility in the education sector and the company's win to provide 1 Terabit of combined bandwidth to the Utah Education and Telehealth Network (UETN) is an example of that trend.

Comcast shakes up California's broadband market with 2 Gig, 250 Mbps broadband plans

Comcast is hoping to bring a new challenge to the California broadband market dominated mainly by AT&T, announcing that it plans to deliver its 2 Gbps Internet service in 12 of the state's metro markets.

Infonetics: Carrier router, switch market remained flat at $14.6B over carrier hesitation on SDN

Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.

Birch adds 46 on-net buildings to fiber network in four major markets

Birch Communications continues to make progress with its aggressive fiber buildout strategy, extending its facilities into an additional 46 buildings in four major U.S. markets.

CenturyLink sues the FCC over net neutrality rules

CenturyLink is suing the FCC over its net neutrality rules. The lawsuit was filed Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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