The World Cup didn't just shatter streaming records. It blew through analyst expectations that this would be the year for live sports online.
Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Nebraska Local 1471 have ratified a new labor agreement for customer service-focused employees who work in Kearney and Columbus, Neb.
Those who have spent any time watching ad-supported online video are painfully familiar with the grueling amount of repeat ads they're subjected to. And a new Strata Marketing survey concurs, finding that a big chunk of consumers consider OTT ads more annoying than television ads.
With competitors big and small looking to carve away pieces of YouTube's audience, the Google-owned service may be taking a new tack: matching Hollywood producers with its top-tier video talent, and investing directly in original programming which results from those unions.
While Internet pundits continue to measure the large amount of Internet traffic the World Cup created, none of that traffic would have been possible without a robust fiber-based network foundation.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is taking on waste, fraud and abuse in the FCC's funding programs by creating a Universal Service Fund (USF) "Strike Force."
Verizon may have moved to resolve network congestion issues that impact the quality of experience for its FiOS users that access Netflix's service, but the service provider instead dropped two places in Netflix's monthly speed index.
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Online video providers will soon have to abide by a new FCC rule to caption online video clips. The new measure is an extension of a 2012 captioning requirement that applied to long-form videos posted online, such as television shows and movies.
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England broadband expansion plan by extending broadband service to 890 homes and businesses in 10 towns in its Vermont territory.