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Zayo's Geo Networks acquires UK's Digital Region assets, deepens UK network holdings

Geo Networks, which is now part of Zayo, has reached a deal to acquire the assets of the failed Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire, England, reports  The Star.

BT Openreach faces Ofcom mandate to accelerate repair, installation times

UK regulator Ofcom has put new rules in place that will force Openreach, the operator of BT's last mile network, to enhance the speed in which it conducts line repairs and service installations for consumers and its wholesale customers, reports  ZDNet.

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.

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.

AT&T lights up U-verse in Montgomery, Ala.

AT&T is bringing its U-verse data, voice and video product suite to the Greater Montgomery, Ala., area, a deployment made possible by its Project Velocity IP (VIP) initiative.

FCC planning chief taps telecom execs for broadband, relay expertise

ORLANDO, Fla.--Jonathan Chambers, chief of the FCC's office of strategic planning and policy, didn't come to the Genband Perspectives 14 conference to make waves. Rather, he kicked off his keynote speech with a walk down memory lane and ended it with a plea for telecom-industry professionals to help the underserved.

Residential broadband, video usage drives operators to redesign their metro networks

Residences' move from viewing broadcast TV to Internet TV and businesses' pervasive use of rich multimedia content and cloud services are forcing service providers to re-architect their metro networks. The resulting network designs are bringing network content and intelligence closer to end-users.

Windstream to reach 75,000 rural households with broadband stimulus grants

Windstream told investors that the broadband stimulus awards it received from the USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will enable it to reach 75,000 rural households that up until now have had no broadband service.