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Frontier applies for Middletown, New York video franchise, sets stage to compete with Charter

Frontier Communications has applied for a cable franchise to offer IPTV service in Middletown, New York, posing a new challenge to Charter Communications, which entered the market via its acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

TDS Telecom completing FTTH buildout to 21 percent of ILEC service addresses

TDS Telecom continues to deepen its FTTH network build with a plan to reach a large portion of its largely rural incumbent carrier footprint, offering several bandwidth options that range from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, as well as IPTV.

Windstream's Thomas: Higher speed broadband drives up Kinetic IPTV attachment rates

Windstream may be early on in its Kinetic IPTV rollout with service available in a handful of markets, but the service provider is finding that were it offers the service with higher speed broadband take rates are rising.

Frontier wraps $10.5B, 3-state acquisition of Verizon wireline properties, plans to expand workforce

Frontier has completed its $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon's wireline operations in California, Texas and Florida, a deal that nearly doubles the mainly rural telco's size.

Frontier unveils Vantage brand, plays up broadband, TV and VoIP product lines

Frontier has unveiled a new brand called Vantage that encompasses its suite of HD TV, broadband and VoIP services on the eve of ramping up its FTTH and IPTV footprints.

Telus pumps $260M into fiber rollout to Quebec residences, businesses

Telus is investing $260 million to bring fiber thousands of homes and businesses in a mix of rural and urban communities in Quebec as part of a broader $1.53 billion program to improve network infrastructure and services across the province.

TDS Telecom says it has overcome 9-state outage, but customers still reporting issues

TDS says it has resolved a network outage that affected its broadband and IPTV customers in several states that began yesterday.

Lumos' FTTH connections rise 39% in RLEC territory

Lumos Networks may be mulling how to break itself into two separate companies-- the metro fiber company and its rural local exchange carrier operation-- but the provider continues to make progress with expanding its FTTP-based broadband customer base.

CenturyLink starts OTT video trial in four markets, focuses on millennials

CenturyLink may not be slowing down the rollout of its Prism TV service, but the telco is anxious to get video services to more users so it's going to start an over the top video trial focusing on the millennial generation.

Windstream's Project Excel enables higher broadband speeds, but it still lost 15K subs in Q4

Windstream is hot on the broadband expansion trail with plans to bring a series of speed tiers ranging from 50 to 100 Mbps to nearly 1 million locations this year, but in the near-term the service provider continues to be challenged by subscriber declines.