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Vivint combines licensed, unlicensed spectrum to offer high-speed Internet

Instead of slogging through local zoning and other hassles to deploy fiber, wireless ISP (WISP) Vivint is using a combination of licensed and unlicensed spectrum to offer high-speed Internet service to single-family homes.

Google-backed Sidewalk Labs to take over NYC Wi-Fi rollout

Sidewalk Labs, the Google-backed urban innovation company that launched earlier this month to improve technology in cities, is taking control of the project that will bring free Wi-Fi to New York City via LinkNYC.

Sprint CEO Claure meets with Miami's mayor, providing window into future network plans

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure met on Monday with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and discussed Sprint's plans to expand and enhance its network in the Miami area in what could be the first hints at the elements of Sprint's massive network densification project.

Funding news: Qwilt pockets another $25M, while creators get bootstrappy with Cameleon

Video platform developer Qwilt, which helps pay-TV operators and other Internet service providers to deliver OTT video content to their subscribers, has received $25 million in Series D funding. The round was led by Disrupt-ive, and brings the company's total funding to $65 million.

Google Fiber begins building fiber network in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.

Google Fiber has started building its gigabit fiber network in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. The company announced the construction on Twitter showing photos of crews digging and burying fiber in those two cities.

Ciena, Cisco and Infinera lead optical hardware market, IHS Infonetics says

Although the optical equipment market is becoming increasingly fractured between companies that are focused on one of three markets--traditional service providers, competitive service providers or Internet content providers--three companies are leading the way. According to the 2015 IHS Infonetics Optical Network Hardware Vendor scorecard, which profiles the top vendors in this space, Ciena, Cisco and Infinera have the strongest market presence and momentum.

Meet the top 15 startups in online video

The online video industry is expanding fast, judging by the sheer number of startups bringing new ideas and technologies to the segment. That made picking just 15 of the most compelling online video startups a challenge.

Meerkat, aioTV, and Muvi amongst the top 15 startups in online video

FierceOnlineVideo is taking a look at the 15 hottest emerging players in the online video market in its first annual Fierce 15 feature. According to Sam Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, the pool of innovators in this industry segment contributing to the IP video ecosystem continues to grow. Perhaps not surprisingly, that made the job of choosing 15 compelling startups a challenge.

T-Mobile shutting off HSPA+ service on its AWS spectrum market by market

T-Mobile US is in the process of shutting down HSPA+/UMTS service on its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum as it completes the transition to supporting those services on its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum.

CenturyLink asks FCC to allow TDM voice shutdown if alternatives are available

As CenturyLink moves forward with its transition from legacy TDM, the telco has asked the FCC in a new filing to grant requests to discontinue TDM voice services in areas where consumers have alternative services available.