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Frontier, Dish Network hold $10M contest to revitalize rural communities

Frontier Communications and DISH have developed a new $10 million partnership set on driving growth and revitalization in rural towns and cities within the telco's 27-state territory.

Alcatel-Lucent, Bolt Fiber Optic Services to bring 1 Gbps broadband to northeast Oklahoma

Bolt Fiber Optic Services, Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative' s fiber to the home (FTTH) subsidiary, has tapped Alcatel-Lucent to be its GPON vendor for its 1 Gbps network that will deliver a mix of data, third-party VoIP and TV services to rural northeastern Oklahoma residents.

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.

Vodafone trials femtocells to boost rural coverage

Vodafone is looking for 12 rural communities in the UK to test the capabilities of femtocells to improve 3G coverage. The company, which is working with Alcatel-Lucent on the project, plans to launch

House Democrats push for investigation of bankrupt Open Range's federal loans

Democrats from the House called on Congress to expand its investigation into federal loan programs to include bankrupt WiMAX operator Open Range Communications, which received a loan from the U.S.

U.K. regulator approves white-space spectrum

U.K.'s regulator, Ofcom, has approved the use of white-space spectrum for services such as broadband Internet and M2M. The regulator predicts that white-space technology will come to market by 2013.

Satellite-based Internet not adequate to fill broadband gap, says RuMBA report

In areas where service providers can't reach consumers and businesses must use wireline-based broadband satellite service, some service providers are leveraging to bridge the broadband gap. However,

OneFi, EyePartner launch IPTV news channel

OneFi Technology and EyePartner are teaming up to launch a new IPTV channel that features local TV stations split by four U.S.-based time zones. The station will be accessible through Roku set-top

Alvarion posts Q3 loss, promises improvement in WiMAX sales

WiMAX vendor Alvarion announced a loss for the third quarter thanks to slower sales but the company said sales should improve in the fourth quarter. However, Alvarion isn't providing any detailed

Alvarion wins $75M WiMAX deal for nationwide network in Canada

Alvarion has signed a $75-million deal with Canada's rural broadband provider Barrett Xplore to deploy a WiMAX network across the country. The deal also includes the option of migrating to TD-LTE in