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Next Century Cities coalition leads 32 U.S. cities in advocating 1 Gig broadband service

Next Century Cities, a consortium of 32 cities, has been created with the mission of making 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband available to any community in the United States.

AT&T: FCC's CAF-II should just support broadband services

AT&T may be the largest landline voice provider in the United States, but it said that as this once lucrative service source continues to decline, the FCC's Connect America Funds part II (CAF-II) funds should focus solely on broadband and not voice.

Tracking cable's earnings during the third quarter of 2014

The third-quarter earnings season is now underway and FierceCable is tracking how the pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies, performed.

CallFire sees new cost, service benefits as a registered CLEC

Cloud-based software provider CallFire has formally registered as a CLEC, a move that it says will enable it to provide nationwide telephony services to its customers.

Adtran names Ronan Kelly as CTO for EMEA, APAC regions

Adtran has tapped Ronan Kelly to serve in its newly created CTO position for the vendor's EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

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Duck season. Rabbit season. No--earnings season. Leaders of the top cable, satellite and IPTV operators will be forced in the coming weeks to get on the phone with their investors and analysts and spill some beans. Who is losing gobs of subscribers? Who is watching program costs shred their bottom lines? It is all summarized in FierceCable 's running third-quarter earnings report diary, which can be found here.

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Chinese computer maker Lenovo is reportedly preparing a bid for Canada's BlackBerry that could be made as early as this week, according to a  Benzinga.com  article that quotes an unnamed source. The news helped drive a spike in BlackBerry's share price.