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Is Charter missing the boat on Opelika's muni broadband network?

Charter's (OTC BB: CCMM) contention that its HFC (hybrid fiber coax) is more reliable than Fiber to the Home (FTTH) wasn't enough to sway Opelika, Ala.'s residents to not vote in favor of going

Cisco: Fiscal Q4 earnings miss expectations, paints uncertain Q1 forecast

There's really not a lot to like about Cisco's (Nasdaq: CSCO) Q4 earnings statement and its cautious revenue forecast. Cisco's fiscal Q4 ended July 31 results of $10.8 billion, while 27 percent above

House cuts $302 million from BTOP program

The House of Representatives H.R. 1586, a $26 billion state aid package designed to prevent layoffs of educators and other state and local government employees appears to be a case of robbing Peter

Charter faces new fiber competition in Opelika, Ala.

Sorry, Charter (OTC BB: CCMM), but it turns out that Opelika, Ala.'s residents believe that having an alternative fiber-based broadband player is a good idea. After Charter tried to convince

FairPoint asks Vermont PSB to give bankruptcy plan another chance

FairPoint (Other OTC: FRCMQ.PK) wants Vermont's telecom regulators to take another look at its financial reorganization plan. In June, the Vermont Public Service Board rejected FairPoint's plan to

Qwest, Mediacom protest Iowa's underground cable ordinance

Qwest (NYSE: Q) and cable competitor Mediacom (Nasdaq: MCCC) have waged the latest underground wire relocation war in Cedar Falls, Iowa, a city prone to major ice and wind storms. Cedar Falls'

Integra Telecom lights up more fiber in Denver

Integra Telecom continues to see robust growth in its Denver, Colo. market and has responded to that need by plunking down $2.1 million to build out another 121 route fiber miles in the region. Not

The Mobile TV survey says ... wireline wins big

Several years ago, while in Europe on business, I was informed by a Tier 1 networking equipment vendor--which also just happened to be one of the top contenders in the global handset market--that

ICSA Labs builds defense system for broadband home routers

Your broadband home gateway may not be as safe you think it is. As hackers step up their efforts to tap into gateways to steal personal data, ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon Business (

Speakeasy's free phone promotion drives up company sales, customer base

Speakeasy, one of the remaining broadband voice providers, is finding that simple things like offering a free phone is a nice way to drive up its subscriber numbers. Since launching the promotion in

Sam's Club lets consumers test Internet-enabled TVs via WiFi network

If you're on the fence about buying that new Internet-enabled TV, well, Sam's Club is going to let you connect to those devices and test them out via WiFi right in the store. By November, the

Australian opposition coalition spells out broadband proposal

Australia's opposition coalition has introduced an alternative broadband program that, should it win in the August 21st election, will replace the Labor government's National Broadband Network (NBN)

GTA TeleGuam expands its IPTV channel lineup

GTA TeleGuam is enhancing its Guam Digital Television (GUdTV) service lineup with the addition of nine new digital and HDTV channels. Included in the new mix are two new digital, one international

AT&T to increase Connecticut U-verse workforce

As AT&T's (NYSE: T) U-verse continues to grow, the ILEC is ramping up its workforce to keep up with service demand in Connecticut. Positions up for grabs during a two-day job fair in New Haven

Google, Verizon come to terms on net neutrality

After a week of speculation, Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) have hammered out what they call a "compromise proposal" on net neutrality that bans any prioritization of Internet traffic

tw telecom Q2: enterprise growth, low churn drove up results

tw telecom's (Nasdaq: TWTC) bet on IP and Ethernet combined with decreased customer churn continued to pay off in Q2 with $316.8 million in revenues, a $15.8 million increase over the $301.1 million

Global Crossing applies Bivio's security suite to federal government sector

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) did not have to look too far to find the right network security solution to sell to its federal government customers. It found it in Bivio Networks, the same vendor it

Charter claims it can one-up Opelika, Ala.'s fiber network

This week's municipal versus incumbent carrier network fight is taking place in Opelika, Ala., a town where residents today will either give their approval to build or not build their own municipal

Tektronix takes on network management, security by acquiring Arbor Networks

Tektronix (NYSE: TEK) has decided to go out of its traditional network diagnostics comfort zone and expand into the network security and management space by acquiring Arbor Networks. Although both

First Communications paves 100 Gbps path with NSN's DWDM gear

First Communications, a Midwest-based competitive provider serving carriers and SMBs, has employed Nokia Siemens Networks' hiT 7300 ultra-long haul DWDM platform to increase capacity and coverage of