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Vyve Broadband's Monkey Island deployment no secret as provider expands in Oklahoma

Vyve Broadband, a service provider focused on serving Tier 2 and 3 markets, is bringing 1 Gbps services to customers in northeast Oklahoma, where broadband choices are few and far between.

'Significant' 100GE port sales contribute to core router market growth in 2015

Driven by an increase in IP traffic and the availability of higher capacity line cards, 2015 was a year when the core router industry saw a "significant increase" in 100 gigabit Ethernet port deployments, Dell'Oro Group said.

GTT acquires Telnes Broadband for $18M, accelerates channel sales reach

GTT is on the buying path again, announcing that it has acquired Internet and managed services provider Telnes Broadband for $18 million.

CenturyLink equips Denver Broncos stadium with 10G link to power Wi-Fi, core and edge networks

CenturyLink is helping the Denver Broncos deliver what it says is an "amazing" experience for its fans by installing an optical 10G backbone network between Sports Authority Field and the team training facility.

Verizon, Frontier may face service disruption due to Florida pole attachment dispute

Verizon and Frontier Communications customers in Florida might have to deal with a service disruption if the two carriers can't resolve an ongoing dispute over pole attachments with Florida Power and Light, the state's incumbent utility provider and major pole owner.

Republican senators say FCC's 25 Mbps broadband standard isn't fair

The FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition is facing more criticism from Republican lawmakers with Senators Fred Upton and Greg Walden claiming the regulator is simply power hungry.

AT&T brings fiber to 45K locations in Kansas, Missouri, adding 76K miles to national network

AT&T continues to find more locations in its wireline network to offer fiber-to-the-business services, and its recent expansions in Kansas and Missouri reflect that trend.

CenturyLink lights 1 Gbps service for select Houston-area business customers

CenturyLink is continuing its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises drive, announcing that it is now offering service to a number of new multi-tenant unit buildings in parts of Houston.

Hybrid cloud to be large part of cloud provider revenue, says research firm

Hybrid cloud services are going to make up a large portion of overall cloud as a service (CaaS) revenue by 2017 as more enterprise customers move to hybrid cloud architectures.

Canada's telecom sector slows to a crawl, but 1.4 percent growth is ahead in 2016, economist says

Canada's telecom industry may not be on the right growth path: A number of factors including high debt, combined with limited job prospects are making it difficult for the country's consumers to spend more on their telecom services -- limiting growth to just 0.4 percent in 2015, according to The Conference Board of Canada.

AT&T's G.fast plans could boost Adtran's revenues, says Cowen and Company

AT&T's interest in using G.fast as a way to extend broadband services where it can't build a business case to bring fiber directly to a home could spell opportunity for Adtran, one of the telco's key broadband infrastructure suppliers.

Charter Business' pricing, packaging changes drive up revenues to $294M

Charter's business services division is reaping the benefits of realigning the unit to focus on the specific needs of small businesses and larger enterprise customers as revenues rose 12.3 percent year-over-year to $294 million.

Bell Canada says it's on track to deliver 1 Gig to 3 million homes by end 2016

Bell Canada is on track with its fiber-based broadband expansion plans, with plans to reach nearly 3 million locations by the end of the year. CEO George Cope said that the provider will continue to aggressively build out a mix of FTTH and fiber-to-the-node as part of its broader broadband expansion plan.

Shentel expands Mid-Atlantic fiber network to pursue new business, wireless backhaul opportunities

Shentel is expanding its fiber network in parts of four states, enabling the provider to pursue a mix of dark and lit fiber-based services for business and wholesale wireless customers.

Windstream launches IPTV in Sugar Land, Texas, taking on Comcast's TV monopoly

Windstream has named Sugar Land, Texas, as the third market for its Kinetic IPTV service. The provider will offer its service to over 30,000 homes beginning in the second quarter, laying a new challenge to incumbent video provider Comcast.

AT&T, Comcast, Charter and other pay-TV providers added 170K video subs in Q4 2015

While it's clear that some video viewers are turning off their set-top boxes in favor of getting their content online, the top six pay-TV providers showed signs of video growth in 2015.

Verizon, Consolidated, and CenturyLink topped network performance in the fourth quarter

Whether you're a late-night Netflix video binger or a school teacher trying to file grades online, Internet users all have a common expectation that they will be able to get a good connection and overall experience. That still may not always be the case, however.

AT&T, Comcast lead protest of Nashville's municipal broadband plans

AT&T remains locked in a battle with Tennessee lawmakers over a proposed bill that could enable municipal broadband providers like Chattanooga-based EPB, which gained attention for its 10 Gbps FTTH services, to expand their gigabit fiber-based broadband services into other parts of the state where services are lacking.

As gigabit subscribers grow toward 100M, so does case for G.fast, analyst says

As broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast, Google Fiber and others compete to bring 1 Gbps and higher speeds into more U.S. communities, the need for a somewhat futureproof solution to consumer and business demand is growing. These providers need to take a look at G.fast, which can accelerate broadband over existing copper pairs, a research analyst said.

Cincinnati Bell appeals to wavering Fioptics IPTV customers with MyTV skinny bundle

As Cincinnati Bell continues to scale its Fioptics broadband customer base, the telco is realizing that customers are turning toward online sources to get their video service because they can choose the content they want to pay for. Its new Fioptics MyTV service is a response to that trend, one that the provider hopes will keep subscribers in the IPTV fold.