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Australian consumers' use of 24 Mbps, higher broadband speeds tops 2M mark

Australian consumers continue to adopt higher speed broadband services, including speeds higher than 24 Mbps, says a new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) study.

Unite Private Networks lays out 200-mile fiber network expansion

Unite Private Networks (UPN), an emerging competitive network provider focused on underserved communities, has begun work on a new 200 route mile fiber network expansion connecting the Kansas City and Omaha markets.

4K is everywhere at NAB, and it's about to hit the consumer market--ready or not

LAS VEGAS--While FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was  exhorting traditional broadcasters  to take a fresh look at over-the-top content delivery at a Tuesday keynote here, visitors to the National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show were getting an eyeful and an earful of solutions for just that (or close to it). IP video is top of mind at the show, and it's beginning to change the way broadcasters and distributors do business.

As 4K channel launches in Korea, ATEME's Fouchard says STB makers 'ought to be worried'

LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.

Wheeler: Broadcasters have reached an 'inflection point' as OTT disrupts industry

LAS VEGAS--The broadcast industry has reached an "inflection point" where broadcast licensees, such as online video providers like Netflix, "can move from being the disrupted to the disruptor," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told NAB Show attendees at a keynote here. And he warned that the industry needs to pivot or risk being overtaken by companies that are taking advantage of the changing technology landscape.

AT&T serves up new cloud-based web security service

AT&T hopes to unburden more businesses from having to implement their own network security platform with the introduction of its new Cloud Web Security offering.

Los Angeles pursues city-wide broadband plan

Los Angeles may be home to movie stars and rock stars, but according to residents, it lacks enough high-speed broadband options. City officials have launched an initiative to bring service to all of its residents, reports the  Los Angeles Daily News.

RCN Business achieves MEF CE 2.0 certification for Ethernet service suite

RCN Business, a competitive business service provider, added another potential element of differentiation by gaining the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.

Vonage CEO Lefar to retire

Marc Lefar, Vonage's CEO, said that he is going to retire from the VoIP provider once a replacement is found.

Frontier enhances broadband, Ethernet reach in New York

Frontier Communications has invested more than $326 million, including $80 million in 2013, upgrading its network facilities New York over the past three years to improve consumer broadband and enhance the availability of Ethernet to more businesses.