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Netflix tool allows users to measure mobile, wireline broadband speeds

Netflix  has introduced a new tool called Fast.com that allows customers to check how fast their wireline home or mobile broadband connections are in real time. The service works from any location in the world and a broadband user does not have to be a Netflix subscriber to use it.

Frontier redirects attention to Verizon cutover's bright spot, San Antonio

Frontier Communications' issues in the three wireline markets it entered through its purchase of Verizon's wireline assets in Texas, California and Florida are well documented, but its 46,000 customers in San Antonio aren't seeing much of an effect. That bright spot is one the telco is anxious to highlight in its latest update.

BitTorrent Live's sub-10 second latency claim may line it up against NetInsight, delivery vendors

BOSTON-- File-sharing service BitTorrent is continuing to shift away from the established perception of the company as a piracy facilitator, announcing the impending launch of BitTorrent Live, a linear streaming video platform that will feature numerous live events through several participating networks. More interesting is that those live events will be delivered to viewers with a less than 10-second lag between the broadcast signal and the over-the-top stream, the company said.

Judge tosses out suit against Comcast filed by jilted Boston affiliate

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit filed by Boston NBC affiliate station WHDH-TV against Comcast.

Charter officially closes deals for Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks

Charter Communications has completed its acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, creating the second biggest U.S. cable provider which go by the name Charter.

Cox: We're 'keeping our options open' for a return to MVNO market

BOSTON-- A top executive for Cox Communications said that the company continues to evaluate whether it will launch an MVNO service, but that it hasn't made a decision either way yet.

Tracking IoT disruptors from Telefónica to Zipcar: providers large and small line up for the challenge

The term 'Internet of Things' has become so broad that tracking the pace of development of such technologies-- spanning industries from cellular to automotive, to hardware and software-- is a challenge. For example, while FierceWireless:Europe set out with the seemingly simple remit of identifying the top disruptors in the IoT sector today, the responses we received from three leading analysts highlighted that compiling such a list does not do justice to the work being conducted by myriad companies developing IoT products and services.

Sprint builds 60-person in-house ad agency as cost-cutting moves continue

Sprint is creating an in-house advertising and marketing agency as the carrier continues to look to cut costs and reverse its financial slide.

Verizon forges ahead with new use cases for LTE-Broadcast

Both Verizon and AT&T have undergone high-profile trials to show off LTE-Broadcast as an efficient means of delivering mobile video. But, as AT&T seemingly lost interest, Verizon is still pushing forward with the technology and finding new use cases.

Nokia demonstrates 10 Gbps symmetrical speeds over HFC

Nokia Bell Labs is claiming a world's first with its demonstration of 10 Gbps symmetrical download and upload speeds over a hybrid fiber coax (HFC) cable plant.