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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.

Georgia's Habersham electric cooperative gets into the 1 Gbps FTTH game

Habersham EMC (HEMC), a member-owned electric cooperative serving northeast Georgia, is the latest service provider to introduce a 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service targeting five of the state's communities.

AT&T invests $1.35B in Alabama local network, extends U-verse to 36,000 new users

AT&T is giving its consumer and business users in Alabama access to more of its next-gen service set, investing more than $1.35 billion in its local networks between 2011 and 2013.

eircom vectored DSL to reach 700,000 premises by end of March; telco sees potential in G.fast

Ireland incumbent telco eircom said that its deployment of VDSL2 vectoring technology on its fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) network will deliver speeds of up to 100 Mbps to 700,000 locations by the end of the month.

TDS nears completion of stimulus project in parts of Indiana

TDS Telecom is nearing completion of a new broadband stimulus project, making service available to some residents and businesses located in Wingate and New Richmond, Indiana.

Google teams with AT&T, Verizon on spectrum sharing pitch to FCC

In today's spotlight, FierceWirelessTech takes a look at a joint FCC filing from Google, AT&T and Verizon, that disclosed a meeting at the FCC where the companies expressed their views regarding commercial operations in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.

Aereo CEO to speak at ACA Summit, while NCTA books Comcast, TWC execs for The Cable Show

NCTA said Tuesday that the CEOs of Comcast and Time Warner Cable will speak at The Cable Show convention, while the American Cable Association recruited Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia--who is battling copyright lawsuits from some of NCTA's largest members--as a speaker for its upcoming ACA Summit.

AT&T targets SMB customers with free U-verse offer

In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at announcements from AT&T that show how it is looking to sign small and mid-sized businesses to its commercial telecom products.

Comcast dominates 2013 broadband subscriber growth rankings

With DSL subscriber losses hurting growth at AT&T and Verizon, Comcast was the number-one broadband provider last year in terms of net subscriber additions, Leichtman Research Group said Monday.