The idea of community broadband as a way for municipalities to drive broadband into lightly serviced areas is again flaring up across the country. Citing a Government Technology article, FierceCable reports that five states in particular--Kansas, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Utah and Tennessee--are worth watching. Read more
The Czech market for mobile virtual network operators has continued to grow in the first few months of 2014 after the country registered 50 MVNOs and secondary mobile brands at the end of 2013, according to reports from the Czech News Agency (CTK).
Virgin Mobile has become the latest operator to launch LTE services in France, dubbing itself the first "full MVNO" to offer LTE in the market.
Lightpath has further solidified its growing presence in the New York metro Ethernet services market by announcing that its fiber network now reaches more than 7,000 buildings and spans more than 5,800 route miles.
ADTRAN reported that first-quarter 2014 revenues rose 3 percent year-over-year to $147 million, with lower U.S. sales offset by a 50 percent increase in international sales.
Cellcom Israel has picked Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) as the supplier of its LTE and LTE Advanced network and said it expects to achieve a wide deployment of the network by the end of the year.
It doesn't matter whether Aereo wins or loses its Supreme Court case. Broadcasting is going to change, because consumers demand it.
Who is the fastest growing online video provider? Put your hand down, Netflix: A new report from Qwilt says that live online video, led by entities like WWE and Twitch, is consuming bandwidth at an ever-increasing rate. In fact, those two content providers account for 2 percent of all online video volume on the Internet, just behind Amazon, which takes up 3 percent.
Jeffrey Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, business development at RNN, recently spoke with Samantha Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, about RNN's local news model and its potential in the OTT space. RNN, a Rye Brook, N.Y.-based broadcaster, has been providing syndicated live local news content to partners like Verizon FiOS for several years now and recently doubled the size of its studio, adding a multiscreen and social component to its production facilities.
Lumos Networks has taken the next step with its ambitious Project Ark fiber to the cell site (FTTC) initiative, announcing that it has selected Cisco's routers for its supporting IP/MPLS network.