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Frontier makes smart home play with Wi-Fi video monitoring service

Frontier Communications has made another step in developing a presence in the emerging smart home market segment with the debut of its new Wi-Fi-based video monitoring service.

Comcast scores General Services Administration contract

In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at an announcement from Comcast Business that it has won a Schedule 70 contract from the General Services Administration.

Multiscreen over-the-top video to dominate NAB 2014

With multiscreen over-the-top video moves expected to generate buzz at next week's National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, the list of 200 first-time exhibitors includes IP video technology vendors ranging from stealth startup SeeSpace to electronics giant Fujitsu.

TELUS appoints Joe Natale as CEO; Entwistle takes on executive chairman role

TELUS is realigning its top management team, promoting Joe Natale, its current chief commercial officer, as its new CEO.

Comcast, NCTA cheer FCC 5 GHz Wi-Fi order

FCC commissioners agreed to open up 100 MHz of spectrum in the 5 GHz band available for use with Wi-Fi services, in a big win for Comcast and other broadband providers that have said they need more unlicensed spectrum to support advanced services.

Facebook opens Connectivity Lab

In today's spotlight, FierceWireless takes a look at Facebook's plans to open up a Connectivity Lab with Internet.org.

Verizon tops Consumer Reports ranking while Comcast, Time Warner Cable tumble

In what is becoming an ongoing event, a Consumer Reports survey found that "very few consumers think they're getting a great deal" when it comes to Internet and TV services.

Cogent won't enter peering deals with carriers, will help upgrade broadband connections

Cogent Communications CEO Dave Schaeffer has extended an olive branch of sorts to broadband service providers at loggerheads with the backbone provider over traffic costs.

Net neutrality wars: AT&T exec calls Netflix's Hastings 'arrogant'

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' blog post supporting stronger net neutrality and chiding broadband ISPs brought forth a response from AT&T's Jim Cicconi, senior vice president of external and legislative affairs for AT&T, who called Hastings "arrogant" for suggesting "everyone else should pay but Netflix."

Rural South Jersey communities: Verizon reneging on FiOS promise

Verizon is reneging on a two-decade-old pledge to provide broadband service to every New Jersey household, officials in rural Southern New Jersey claim.