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Bare metal switches to accelerate in data centers, says Infonetics

Bare metal switches, which decouple hardware from software and offer other benefits including agility and cost savings over traditional data center switches, are making a bigger dent in the data center market, rising 11 percent in 2014, says Infonetics in a new report.

Report: Google Fiber says Oregon tax bill will make serving Portland 'extremely unlikely'

Google Fiber has come into another local community tangle in Oregon, where it has told lawmakers that the state's proposed tax changes will make it "extremely unlikely" the service provider will bring its service to the Portland area.

Clinton, Miss., qualifies for C Spire's 1 Gbps FTTH service

C Spire said that Clinton has become the fourth Mississippi city to reach the homeowner pre-registration threshold, enabling the service provider to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband data, HDTV and phone services to the community.

AT&T steps up competition against Comcast by bringing 75 Mbps U-verse service to Houston

AT&T is bringing new heat to Comcast in the Houston market by serving up its 75 Mbps U-verse tier for residential and small to medium business (SMB) customers.

Verizon faces pressure from unions to expand FiOS into new markets

Verizon has been adamant that it has no plans to expand FiOS service outside of the areas where it has established agreements with local communities, but that's not stopping the Communications Workers of America (CWA) from launching a campaign called "Where's My FiOS?" to bring the service to more cities.

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