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  • Google Fiber's presence pressures AT&T to adjust 1 Gig pricing plans

    Google Fiber may have only rolled out its 1 Gbps fiber to a few markets, but it's clear that its presence continues to place pressure on AT&T to adjust the pricing of its own fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) U-verse with GigaPower in the markets where it competes with the Internet search giant.

WOW! Wholesale, iFiber Networks jointly deliver 1 Gbps to Gilberts Village, Ill.

WOW! Wholesale and iFiber Networks are jointly building a new fiber network that will give local government, business and residential customers in Village of Gilberts, Ill., a 1 Gbps Internet connection, a move that illustrates the demand for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services in Tier 2 communities.

Verizon, Deloitte jointly deliver cybersecurity services to businesses

With cyber threats to business' networks on the rise, Verizon Enterprise Solutions and Deloitte have developed an alliance to deliver a set of security and risk management services they say will help businesses not only prepare, but also respond and recover from cyberattacks.

Frontier serves up 150 symmetrical FiOS service for Washington state users

Frontier Communications is making another move to sweeten its existing FiOS fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband offering by serving up symmetrical speeds for all of its existing speed tiers in Washington state.

VSG: Fiber penetration gap in U.S. businesses narrowed to under 60%

Fiber penetration into U.S. buildings has come a long way over the past 10 years, rising from as low as 10.9 percent in 2004 to over 42 percent in 2014, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest figures.

SCTE's Dzuban says its Energy 2020 initiative will help the cable industry save $1 billion

Mark Dzuban, president of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), has set an ambitious goal with the organization's Energy 2020 initiative: reduce the cable industry's electrical power consumption by at least 25 percent by the year 2020.

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Unlike rivals Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US, AT&T Mobility is not in a rush to trial and deploy LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) technology, according to an AT&T executive. AT&T might use LTE-U, but only if it can assure that it will not harm Wi-Fi, according to AT&T's Tom Keathley, who said that the carrier would be willing to wait for a standardized version of the technology known as a Licensed-Assisted Access.

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Dish Network representatives confirmed that the company's just-announced contract extension with HBO will include access to the premium channel on Dish's new over-the-top pay-TV service, Sling TV. For an additional $15 a month, users of Sling TV's basic $20-a-month "Best of Live TV" core package will be able to access one live HBO channel, as well as its VOD programming.