EarthLink has taken advantage of this week's 2015 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference (MURTEC) to introduce a new bundled franchise offering targeting multilocation businesses that span hundreds of restaurants.
Cablevision is taking on the emerging Wi-Fi voice service trend. According to a FierceCable report, the cable MSO will offer the service for $9.95 a month with no contract for current Cablevision broadband customers and $29.95 for non-customers.
Google Fiber has equipped a Kansas City Starbucks coffee shop, located at the corner of 41 st and Main Street, with a direct fiber connection to provide patrons with in-store Wi-Fi Internet access.
Verizon has responded to the burgeoning need for higher speed Wi-Fi home networking connections with the debut of its FiOS Quantum gateway, a device it claims can deliver up to 800 Mbps.
Calix reported that third-quarter 2014 revenue was $105.8 million, up 2.1 percent year-over-year from $103.6 million the same period a year ago.
It is clear that a number of new competitive online video threats, combined with escalating content costs, have contributed to the decline of the cable industry's hold on the video delivery market. But cable is not standing down. Instead, companies are finding a new fortune in Wi-Fi services. For more on the future of cable Wi-Fi, check out this FierceCable special report.
AT&T has transitioned all of its U-verse with GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) residential and business customers in Austin, Texas, to 1 Gbps speeds, up from the initial 300 Mbps it initially offered.
This year's CTIA show may have been dampened by a number of competing events such as Apple's iPhone 6 launch event in Cupertino, Calif., on Sept. 9, the opening day of the show, but there were a number of key trends that emerged, including connected car, rural wireless consolidation and Wi-Fi calling.
Cable operators may not own traditional wireless networks, but they are being aggressive in expanding their Wi-Fi network footprints throughout the regions they serve.
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