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Online video buffering is declining, but not enough for sports fans

Online video subscribers today may be happy that time spent buffering dropped 12.4 percent, from 39.3 to 26.9 percent, according to a Conviva report. However, sports fans, particularly those who stream live sporting events, continue to grow impatient. Conviva said that "viewing time for live action television plummets from over 40 minutes in HD to just one minute if the viewer encounters buffering."

TDS completes parts of broadband stimulus projects in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee

TDS Telecom is going to deliver broadband service to more of its rural customer base through three ongoing projects in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. Set to be completed this spring, these buildouts will enable a combined 2,750 more households to gain access to high-speed Internet service.

Ethernet entrepreneur and World Wide Packets founder Bernard Daines dies at 69

Bernard Daines, one of the early commercial Ethernet pioneers, passed away last Thursday morning after a long illness, reports  The Spokesman-Review. According to his brother Dan Daines, he would have been 70 on April 12.

Frontier's AT&T Connecticut deal faces opposition from CWA union

Frontier Communications' proposed deal to acquire AT&T's  Connecticut wireline operations  is facing its first protest from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, which says the service provider has not provided enough information to the FCC to review it.

XO lays path for network expansion, completes $500M financing round

XO Communications has put together what it says is a multi-year expansion plan for its U.S.-based network that will leverage $500 million in financing as a way to accommodate the growth of its enterprise customers' unified communications, data services and cloud strategies.

U.S. fiber penetration reaches 39.3 percent of buildings, says VSG

Ongoing aggressive rollouts of fiber by a host of incumbent telcos, CLECs and cable operators throughout 2013 has helped to narrow the U.S. fiber gap by expanding facilities to 39.3 percent of commercial buildings with 20 or more employees, according to new research from Vertical Systems Group.

TDS finishes Michigan broadband stimulus project, brings service to almost 1,300 homes

TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project near Au Train and Chatham in Michigan, bringing service to nearly 1,300 homes thanks to an $8.6 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant.

CenturyLink to ax 107 CWA union technicians in 8 states

CenturyLink is going to dismiss 107 of its Communications Workers of America (CWA) union network and equipment installation technicians in eight states that made up Qwest's territory, reports  The Denver Post.

Windstream automates cloud provisioning with new tool

Windstream has introduced a new automation tool in its Hosted Solutions subsidiary it says will reduce the time it takes to provision cloud services.

Zayo adds 550 miles to northern California fiber network

Zayo is enhancing its fiber reach in the California market by starting the buildout of an additional 550 miles of dark fiber in the San Francisco Bay Area.