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TWC and Cox battle major Northeast service outages

Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications battled major service outages in the New York City area and other parts of the Northeast, the result of two fiber cuts to Level 3's network.

NYC to approve Altice takeover of Cablevision with conditions

New York City officials are all set to vote on May 11 to approve Altice NV's $17.7 billion purchase of Cablevision Systems, provide the European telecom conglomerate agrees to conditions mandated by New York state officials, according to the New York Post.

Transbeam, Verizon look for common ground in fiber-based replacements for TDM, copper-based services

Transbeam, a competitive carrier serving large metro markets like New York City, may be concerned about Verizon's ongoing copper retirement efforts, but it's confident that it can work out an agreement with the ILEC.

NYC franchise committee signs off on Charter-TWC transfer

Charter Communications' bid to acquire Time Warner Cable took another regulatory step when New York City officials signed off on the city's cable franchise transfer.

NYC lobbies against Altice-Cablevision deal at state Public Service Commission

New York City officials said they have "serious concern" over the proposed $17.7 billion takeover of Cablevision by Europe's Altice NV.

New York City launches $10M broadband project targeting public housing

Bill de Blasio, New York City's mayor, said it will invest up to $10 million to deliver free broadband service to over 16,000 residents living in five public housing developments in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.

AT&T in process of upgrading Wi-Fi in NYC parks with Passpoint

Not only does AT&T have New York City's parks covered with Wi-Fi, but it's in the process of rolling out AT&T Wi-Fi Passpoint that incorporates Hotspot 2.0 technology.

Verizon gets call for FiOS from the Bronx's Co-Op City development

Verizon is facing another call for FiOS in New York City, this time from a group of elected officials and residents in the Bronx borough's Co-Op City development, where 72 percent of the residents are interested in getting the FTTH-based service.

Verizon invests over $1.8B in New York state network, scales FiOS to 4M homes

Verizon told the New York Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in a hearing this week that it invested over $1.8 billion in the state's wireline and wireless networks in 2014, refuting criticism that it has not lived up to its buildout commitments.

LinkNYC's free Wi-Fi could threaten cellular carriers with Passpoint roaming, speedy connections

As Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and others work to bolster their cellular networks in the heart of the Big Apple, they are now facing another competitor: New York City, which this week began offering public access to its small but growing network of LinkNYC-branded public Wi-Fi hotspots.