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TDS' stimulus program will breathe broadband life into 27,000 rural households

Out of all the telcos that applied for the USDA's Rural Utilities Service grants as part of the ARRA broadband stimulus funding program in 2009 and 2010, TDS Telecom was the most aggressive. In which communities is it allocating those funds? Find out in this report.

Infonetics: SDN, NFV enter carrier trial phase, but deployments won't happen until 2015

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are clearly the talk of the town in the networking and telecom circles, but the real proof will come as service providers begin to apply these technologies in their live networks.

Windstream introduces new channel partner pricing tool

Windstream has unveiled its new channel pricing tool, a move that will enable its channel partners to provide direct pricing quotes for its services.

Wireline, mobile 3G, LTE broadband traffic drive router growth, says ACG Research

The ongoing consumer adoption of wireline and wireless broadband services like LTE continues to create more opportunities for router and switching vendors.

Illinois asks Gigabit Squared to give back $2M grant

Illinois is the latest state finding itself entangled with Gigabit Squared, a startup focused on providing wireline-based fiber broadband connections to nine communities, reports the  Chicago Sun-Times.

BT Openreach turns up 40, 100G wholesale service

Openreach, which operates BT's local access network business, is giving UK-based service providers more wholesale capacity by serving up a 100G-based service specifically for UK-based communications providers.

Equinix lights fifth Dallas data center, supports Platform Equinix demand

Equinix has laid another brick in its growing home U.S. market by opening its fifth operational International Business Exchange (IBX) facility in Dallas, one of its fastest growing markets.

Arista Networks files IPO papers, hopes to raise $200M

Arista Networks, an emerging switching vendor focused on large data center and computing environment opportunities, filed papers to conduct an initial public offering to raise up to $200 million, reports  Reuters.

Telekom Austria trials Alcatel-Lucent 400G on existing fiber

Telekom Austria has completed a test of 400G between Zagreb in Croatia and Ljubljana in Slovenia using Alcatel-Lucent equipment over its existing fiber facilities.

Home broadband, video usage patterns will force changes in access, aggregation networks

Residential networking services and the devices we use to access them are constantly changing, usually in unanticipated ways. Video streaming, social networking, smart phones and tablets are creating new demand, displacing traditional media and threatening the foundations of the multichannel video subscription (cable, DBS and telco) industry.