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AT&T's Donovan: Satellite a fourth dimension to delivering linear video

Satellite, presumably via the acquisition of DirecTV, will add a fourth dimension to AT&T's video delivery portfolio, John Donovan, senior executive vice president of AT&T architecture, technology and operations, said during Barclays 2014 Global Technology Conference.

Small Canadian ISPs starting to offer TV service bundles using telco, cable networks

Small Canadian ISPs that use unregulated wholesale access to incumbent telco and cable companies' networks are, in a way, starting to bite the hands that feed them by offering IPTV over those networks.

Cisco to acquire network security equipment maker Neohapsis

Cisco is acquiring network, cloud and app security provider Neohapsis and will fold it into its Cisco Security Services organization, the two companies announced.

U.S. stance on net neutrality resonates internationally, could face U.N., WTO opposition

Where the U.S. eventually lands on the issue of net neutrality could have wider reaching international implications, including the possibility of rankling the U.N. and World Trade Organization (WTO).

CenturyLink's Ewing: We'll look at enhancing our data center portfolio with new services

CenturyLink will continue to look at ways to enhance its data center and managed services unit by either building products in house or purchasing another company with specific talents or capabilities. Stewart Ewing, CFO for CenturyLink, confirmed that strategy at the UBS Annual Global Media and Communications Conference.

Cincinnati Bell's Fox: Our 1 Gbps service is about driving importance of broadband speeds

A top Cincinnati Bell executive said that while providing a 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service is a logical evolution of its broadband service regime, the service will initially resonate with a small part of its customer base.

Next Century Cities broadband coalition grows to 50 members

Next Century Cities, a coalition dedicated to improving broadband delivery in cities and towns, has grown to a total of 50 cities.

Report: FCC weighs reclassifying OTT providers as MVPDs

Over-the-top video providers may be closer to being reclassified as MVPDs. 

AT&T invites Brocade, Ciena and Cisco to its Domain 2.0 party

AT&T has named Brocade Communications Systems, Ciena and Cisco as the latest members to join its growing Domain 2.0 supplier program that's charged with driving the telco toward more of a cloud and software-driven network architecture.

Zayo gets seat on GSA's Schedule 70 contract, enhances government reach

Zayo has been awarded a spot on the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 IT contract, enabling it to compete for federal, state and local government agency telecom service contracts.

Wholesale providers add more dark fiber to their service diet

Whether it's a traditional carrier that needs to fill in a coverage gap, a content company that wants control over its infrastructure, or a school district that wants to be able to flexibly scale bandwidth to fulfill the growth of digital learning initiatives, we address these issues in our latest special report, Dark fiber creates new fortunes for ILECs, cable and CLECs.

TDS serves up more 1 Gig in Georgia, Tennessee communities

TDS Telecom is serving up a new plate of 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in Farragut and Halls, Tenn., and St. Marys, Ga., three of the  latest communities to get the service this year.

Dark fiber creates new fortunes for ILECs, cable and CLECs

Dark fiber has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline telecom industry, providing a mix of services for both service provider and even enterprise customers that want more control over their service destiny.

CenturyLink wins DHS cybersecurity service contract

CenturyLink has won a task order from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications to provide Intrusion Prevention Security Services, known as EINSTEIN 3 Accelerated (E³A) protections, to U.S. federal civilian agencies.

Vermont's broadband plan places priority on serving slow speed areas

Vermont's Department of Public Service has set a goal to bring higher speed broadband services to parts of the state that today can only get lower speed DSL or dial-up Internet service through its 2014 telecommunications plan.

Cox brings 1 Gbps broadband to Irvine, Calif.

Cox Communications is enabling Park Place Apartment Homes in Irvine, Calif., to add 1 Gbps services to its list of amenities, making its residents the first in the cable MSO's Southern California market to get access to gigabit broadband services.

Strategy Analytics: Consumer awareness of 4K programming is growing

Consumers are finally starting to notice how compelling 4K/ultra high definition is in their television experience. A new Strategy Analytics survey reveals that awareness in the U.S. of the 4K/Ultra HD resolution standard has increased from 39 percent of polled consumers in January to 57 percent in November.

Verizon's Shammo: Enterprise spending is showing signs of life

Verizon may still be seeing slow growth in the enterprise space, but it's starting to see some potential light at the end of the tunnel that could bring it back into profitability over the next year.

AT&T's Stephens: SDN will save customer service cycle times, improve service turn up

AT&T continues to be bullish on how software-defined networks (SDN) will enable the service provider to accelerate service turn up and allow customers to take control over their service provisioning experience.

Comcast Business taps into teleworking craze with Ethernet@home offering

Comcast Business is playing into the emerging teleworking movement for businesses with the debut of its new Ethernet@home service.