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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.

Shentel's wireline fiber lease revenues drop to $8M in Q1

Shentel reported that its steady wireline fiber lease revenues dipped to $8 million in the first quarter 2015, down from $8.1 million in the same period a year ago.

Equinix gives enterprises direct access to Microsoft Office 365

Equinix is giving enterprise customers that are migrating to a cloud-based architecture a private, managed connection to Microsoft Office 365 Azure ExpressRoute through its Cloud Exchange platform.

Hawaiian Telcom sees reduced churn as a result of increased TV subscribers

Hawaiian Telcom may still be a nascent player in the TV space, but like its larger incumbent telco brothers AT&T and CenturyLink, it is finding that its TV service is producing two benefits: reducing churn and driving up broadband attachment rates.

Cable company consolidation may impact industry's Wi-Fi ambitions

Speculation about the next round of consolidation in the cable industry is well underway, and the question becomes how other new tie-ups between the major cable MSOs could potentially alter the cable industry's broader Wi-Fi service strategy.

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CHICAGO- While not conceding that its poor customer service reputation damned its $45 billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable  with federal regulators, Comcast pledged to spend $300 million and hire 5,500 new workers to bolster its customer service acumen.

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Skinny bundles aren't a new phenomenon, certainly not to satellite provider DirecTV.  Speaking to investors during the company's first quarter earnings call, DirecTV CEO Mike White said that the company has more than 1 million subscribers on its Entertainment Select package, which offers about 130 channels for $19.99 per month with a 24-month contract and $49.99 per month thereafter.  The package includes premium channels HBO, Starz, Cinema and Showtime for three months.