The digital divide isn't overwhelming rural schools and libraries, according to the NTCA-the Rural Broadband Association's "Schools and Libraries Survey."
Although it's unlikely they'll be unveiling any "Brian Roberts Slept Here" signs, Choice Hotels has given Comcast Business a thumbs up as a "qualified technology provider" that can be used by any of the company's 5,000 franchise properties in the U.S.
Business services provider Logix Communications is, it says, successfully using fiber to strengthen its footprint in the Texas and Oklahoma markets.
While there are the necessary qualifications and provisos, U.K. business telecom and utilities provider Axis is launching what it calls "free business broadband for life."
The U.S. government made close to 150,000 requests for customer information in the first half of 2014, including 72,500 subpoenas, Verizon said as part of its second Transparency Report.
Programmable carrier networks, a new, eclectic, emerging architectural approach, incorporate concepts such as SDN, NFV, shared mesh protection, path computation element protocol and cloud computing concepts and blends them with established transport, switching, routing and network management techniques. The objective of this merger is to overcome the barriers created by traditional network architectures that carriers are encountering as they try to accommodate high and volatile traffic volumes and unpredictable traffic patterns as well as respond to the innovative business models of cloud-based and OTT service providers.
Telecom New Zealand, which will officially become Spark on Aug. 8, is beefing up the types of services it offers to high-speed broadband customers who can live without a basic phone package and who are part of the carrier's growing fiber network.
Verizon's copper-to-fiber migration and increased focus on broadband wireless have allowed the existing wireline copper infrastructure to dangerously deteriorate, says a consortium of elected officials and consumer advocates who have petitioned the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) to investigate why the company is raising prices while its wireline infrastructure allegedly deteriorates throughout the state.
Windstream Communications will be providing enhanced fiber connectivity to Fort Campbell and Dover Air Force base thanks to a $3 million contract it signed with the Department of Defense's Defense Information System Agency (DISA).
Cologix has added dark fiber provider Allied Fiber to its growing list of service provider partners that have established a point of presence (PoP) at its Jacksonville, Fla., data center.