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Ovum says 10 Mbps has become the new minimum broadband speed expectation

When it comes to wireline broadband speeds, consumers now expect that a minimum of 10 Mbps should be the requirement to support their experience in surfing the web or downloading video or music.

Windstream says FCC Lifeline broadband provision should be technology neutral

Windstream said it supports the FCC's proposal to realign the Lifeline program by diverting more attention, but said that the rules should not favor one technology-- wireline or wireless-- over another.

Google Fiber gets green light to bring 1 Gig service to Tempe, Ariz.

Google Fiber has gotten permission to bring their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service to Tempe, Ariz., as the city council voted to unanimously approve their agreement.

Frontier to refresh its FiOS platform, expand FTTH footprint after Verizon deal closes

Frontier plans to revamp its FiOS platform and expand the FTTH network in the three markets it will enter once its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets takes place.

TDS Telecom to launch IPTV, fiber broadband in 7 new markets in 2015

TDS Telecom is moving ahead with its targeted fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV services build with plans to roll out services in an additional seven wireline markets by the end of this year.

WiredWest to connect 22 Western Mass. towns with 1 Gig service

WiredWest, a cooperative of municipal light plants (MLPs) that are authorized to finance the buildout of networks, has gained the support of 22 Western Massachusetts towns to build a fiber network that will support up to 1 Gbps broadband services.

Broadband installers say accurate data improves the customer experience

As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and the same can be said when a technician is installing a broadband connection at a customer's location.

Frontier drives consumers to higher broadband speeds with Nest thermostat bundle

Frontier is looking to drive more customers to higher broadband speeds by bundling the Nest Learning Thermostat with their service. Users that upgrade their speeds can get the Nest Learning Thermostat for $99, whether they're new or existing Frontier customers.

FairPoint will consider M&A opportunities, CEO says

After coming off a union strike that posed several challenges for the telco, FairPoint Communications is considering its future as a telco and part of that story could include some kind of merger or acquisition with another telco or other company, CEO Paul Sunu told investors during the company's first-quarter earnings call.

Frontier's McCarthy: We'll migrate more broadband customers to speeds above 6 Mbps

Frontier Communications sees a large opportunity to drive more of its residential broadband users--the majority of which are still on a low-speed 6 Mbps connection--to the higher speeds that it's making available across its network footprint.