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ESPN, Univision generate record TV Everywhere audience, experience glitches

Thursday's World Cup match between the U.S. and Germany produced the watershed moment for TV Everywhere that ESPN predicted before the tournament, with a network-reported peak of 1.7 million concurrent streams on the Watch ESPN streaming app to see three-time champion Germany's 1-0 win.

U.S. fails to make Akamai's top 4K-ready nations list

Akamai released a report Thursday revealing that only 17 percent of U.S. homes have the kind of sustained broadband speeds needed to support streaming of 4K/Ultra HD video content.

World Cup: Better last-mile broadband drives bigger streaming audience

Having a rabid local fanbase for soccer certainly drives the amount of World Cup streamed viewing that goes on in any specific country, but data shows that the quality of last-mile broadband penetration is also a big factor.

Chapel Hill becomes latest AT&T fiber town in North Carolina

Continuing its quest to blanket all of North Carolina with its 1 Gbps-capable "U-Verse with GigaPower" platform, AT&T has forged a deal with the town of Chapel Hill to begin rolling out its fiber network.

FCC dedicates $2B to equip schools, libraries with Wi-Fi

The FCC is allocating $2 billion over the next two years to equip more schools and libraries with Wi-Fi connections to enable students to take advantage of new educational tools like tablets and digital textbooks.

Cable is delivering on ISP speeds, FCC study says

In its fourth yearly speed report on ISPs, the FCC found that, on average, cable operators are meeting or beating their advertised speeds by over 100 percent. The FCC also found that consumers continue to crave more speed and are moving to higher and faster tiers of service.

AT&T adds Raleigh, N.C., to its 1 Gbps FTTP deployment target list

AT&T has reached an agreement with the city of Raleigh, N.C., to be the next market where it will provide its 1 Gbps U-verse with GigaPower fiber to the premises (FTTP) service.

Dem leaders introduce bill to ban paid fast lanes on Internet

Democratic congressional leaders have introduced legislation they say will make sure the Internet remains accessible to all online services and keeps the net free of so-called "fast lanes."

TDS extends broadband around Medford and Stetsonville, Wis., serving 1,400 residents

TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project around Medford and Stetsonville, Wis., extending service to area businesses and nearly 1,400 residents.

Suddenlink boots up 300 Mbps service in suddenly hot Texas broadband market

Keeping pace in a Texas market that's been increasingly pockmarked with next-generation broadband options, Suddenlink announced Monday that it's using its DOCSIS 3.0 platform to launch a new 300 Mbps service tier in two mid-state areas, Leander and Pflugerville, with the high-speed offering also coming to nearby Georgetown in the next few months.