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WWE Online, Twitch close in on Amazon in bandwidth growth

Who is the fastest growing online video provider? Put your hand down, Netflix: A new report from Qwilt says that live online video, led by entities like WWE and Twitch, is consuming bandwidth at an ever-increasing rate. In fact, those two content providers account for 2 percent of all online video volume on the Internet, just behind Amazon, which takes up 3 percent.

Yahoo, Vevo try again, expanding video licensing and promotion

Yahoo, whose music-streaming partnership with Vevo reportedly hasn't been generating much user interest, is taking another shot, announcing a new deal with the service to bring live concert events, original music programming and thousands of Vevo's music videos to Yahoo Screen.

FiberLight, Cirracore serve up IaaS-based business continuity, disaster recovery for businesses

FiberLight is branching out of its network infrastructure roots into the growing cloud-based Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) market through a partnership with cloud provider Cirracore.

Verizon brings 100G to the U.S. metro network

Verizon has begun its latest effort to enhance its U.S. metro network with 100G, bringing what it says is better latency and improved scalability that it has seen in deploying the technology in its long-haul network.

Alianza brings wholesale VoIP to Canada

Alianza, an emerging wholesale cloud-based voice provider, has made Canada its next service market destination.

Mediacom puts broadband squeeze on CenturyLink Iowa with 305 Mbps tier

CenturyLink may be the incumbent telco in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, but it is now facing a bigger threat from local cable operator Mediacom, which is planning to roll out a 305 Mbps speed tier. 

Frontier says E-rate funding should not fund middle-mile overbuilds

Frontier Communications is ready to serve rural school districts with its own last mile services but says the FCC should not extend funding to other competitors to overbuild where they already provide service.

Fla. telephone company owners accused of bilking $32M out of Lifeline program

Three telephone company owners who supplied phone service to low-income consumers have been accused of defrauding the federal Lifeline program of more than $32 million, reports the  Tampa Bay Times.

CenturyLink plans to reduce carbon exhaust by 20% by 2024

CenturyLink has set some ambitious goals to cut its carbon footprint with a target to reduce its direct (exhaust) by 20 percent by 2024 and indirect (electricity) by terabyte of throughput by 25 percent by the year 2024.

Home network penetration to pass 33% of households by 2018, says ABI Research

Consumers continue to find utility in installing a home network to support their growing broadband data and video network needs. By 2018, worldwide penetration of home networks is forecast to rise from 24.8 percent in 2013 to 33.2 percent, according to ABI Research.