Carriers often learn about Internet of Things opportunities late in the procurement process. Why? Because connectivity and connectivity management is relatively low on the list of important technology and business considerations when an enterprise is considering an IoT deployment.
Time Warner Cable has announced the completion of its all-digital "Maxx" upgrades in New York and Los Angeles, with 7 million of its customers getting faster broadband speeds and fancy Arris-made DVRs.
A group of smaller, regional carriers has come out against reclassifying broadband as Title II common carrier service. The stance, the latest action in the ongoing net neutrality debate, aligns the smaller carriers with their larger wireless carrier rivals on the issue.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) is having a tough time reforming a $37 million telephone fund for rural carriers that was started in 1996 with the intention of keeping basic telephone service affordable in rural areas.
Conspicuously launching without the two biggest operators in the Internet video market, a group of 17 MVPDs, programmers and technology vendors have formed a new industry trade group, the Streaming Video Alliance.
FairPoint Communications wants a five-year extension on a Vermont incentive regulation plan that went into effect in 2012.
Verizon will pay $1.375 million to settle a complaint by Maryland customers who say the company misrepresented FiOS costs. The telco also agreed to pay a $250,000 state penalty and $75,000 in costs.
While most telecommunications customers want faster high-speed Internet service and better wireless connections, residents of rural Hopewell Township, N.J., would be happy if their landlines worked. And they've appealed to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to make Verizon do something about it.
Cincinnati Bell's wireline segment "stands as the (company's) prime growth driver," a Zacks Equity Research analyst report says, although continued access line losses and the loss of a recurring revenue stream from a wireless business pullback negates some of the positives.
The Montana Public Service Commission (PSC) will continue to investigate CenturyLink landline service quality issues and outages after an informal investigation revealed violations of PSC rules.