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Kovacs: D.C. Circuit's net neutrality ruling poses danger to edge providers

Not surprisingly, initial reactions to the opinion of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upholding the FCC's Open Internet Order have focused on its effect on fixed and mobile broadband internet access providers. Very little attention, however, has been paid to the threat this decision poses to edge providers.

AT&T says 30 billion malicious scans pass its IP network daily

AT&T says that it faces security threats on a full-time basis as the telco sees "around 30 billion malicious scans" on its IP network on a daily basis.

Arris' Cheevers says set-tops are transitioning, not dead

Arris recognizes that the role of video services continues to change and the company is moving to evolve with those changes.

CenturyLink, Verizon, XO say reliability is challenge in implementing SDN, NFV

DALLAS-- CenturyLink, Verizon and XO Communications are chasing the SDN and NFV path for their networks, but the challenge for embedded providers in making this transition is maintaining reliability, particularly for business customers.

AT&T's Donovan: 2016 is a critical year in virtualizing our network

DALLAS-- AT&T says that is on track to virtualize even more of its network functions onto software this year, a sign that it's inching closer to meeting its goal of virtualizing 75 percent of its network by 2020.

AT&T: Domain 2.0 has upset vendors' business models, says Prabhu

AT&T's creation of the Domain 2.0 program, which is driven by the implementation of software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), is causing the telecom equipment industry to rethink how they deliver products and services.

4G LTE wireless emergence won't kill wireline broadband services, analyst says

The wireless industry's ongoing movement to 5G may offer consumers and businesses higher speeds, but the technology will not replace wireline-based broadband services, says a new Strategy  Analytics report.

Consolidation, wireless and FCC proposals dominated the headlines at INTX 2016

While this year's INTX tradeshow may not have met its attendance goals, the cable industry show saw a number of newsworthy moments related to controversial regulatory and technology topics.

Verizon's Shammo: Our Boston FiOS build was driven by LTE needs

Verizon's recent announcement to bring FiOS to Boston -- one of the cities that was initially left out of its initial build target-- was driven by a desire to fulfill its wireless LTE and business service desires, its top financial executive said.

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.