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Report: Former Windstream CEO Gardner's resignation was related to company performance

Windstream's new CEO Tony Thomas has revealed that former CEO Jeff Gardner's resignation from the company in December was due to the company's financial and operational performance, reports  Arkansas Business.

How do AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Google and others stack up on broadband Internet pricing?

In a new special report, FierceTelecom looks at the cheapest and most expensive prices for broadband (DSL and fiber) service across the country. The report breaks down speeds and pricing in three groups: 1-50 Mbps; 75-500 Mbps and 1 Gbps. Special report

LTE Broadcast likely won't violate net neutrality- and it probably won't be used much anyway

While there is a legitimate concern that LTE Broadcast content will be given a higher quality of service than regular, over-the-top video content, I don't think the situation will violate net neutrality. In fact, based on conversations I have had this week with experts at vendors that specialize in LTE Broadcast (and, admittedly, are proponents of the technology), carriers' use of it is likely to benefit customers, even those who are not taking advantage of it.

Comcast may be forced to join Apple's new pay-TV service

Federal mandates put in place when Comcast acquired NBCUniversal in 2011 could force the conglomerate to the bargain table with Apple over the tech giant's upcoming streaming pay-TV service.

Report: Verizon to let CTIA, NCTA lead legal fight over FCC's net neutrality rules

Verizon Communications, AT&T, Comcast and other carriers and ISPs are likely going to let industry trade associations take up the legal fight against the FCC and sue the agency over its net neutrality rules, according to a Reuters report.

Telus extends cloud services via RingCentral partnership

Telus has introduced its Business Connect offering, an integrated service it is delivering in conjunction with RingCentral that it says will address the cloud needs of small businesses.

T-Mobile hopes to deploy LTE in all of its 700 MHz A Block spectrum this year

T-Mobile US aims to deploy LTE in all of its 700 MHz A Block spectrum this year, according to T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. However, he cautioned the carrier may not achieve that goal.

T-Mobile makes case for LAA in 3.5 GHz band

T-Mobile US wants to make sure the FCC knows the benefits of using Licensed Assisted Access technology in, among others, the 3.5 GHz band, saying it's compatible with Wi-Fi and should be considered as the FCC adopts rules for the 3.5 GHz band.

Smile, Surfline among newest players to join Africa's 4G LTE fray

Africa may face a number of challenges, including terrain, economic prosperity, and political and regulatory stability, but that's not stopping a host of wireless operators from rolling out service. According to Ovum, there were 34 LTE network deployments across Africa as of February, up from 22 in mid-2014.

From AT&T to Shentel: Which is America's cheapest (and most expensive) broadband Internet provider?

It's clear that the U.S. wireline broadband market is in a state of transition. On one side, Google Fiber is turning the broadband industry on its head with its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) offerings, and on the other side major players like AT&T and Verizon are selling off their wireline assets. A key component of this transition centers on price. In this new report, we look at the cheapest and most expensive prices for broadband service across the country. To be clear, this is a ranking of telco providers, not wireless carriers or cable operators. Technologies covered include fiber and DSL.