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Amazon adds select, ad-supported TV shows to Prime iOS app

Is Amazon testing out free, ad-supported streaming of online content? According to TechCrunch, the retail giant may be trying out the concept.

CenturyLink's Feger: SDN, NFV are an evolution

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.— CenturyLink may be just as anxious to use a mixture of software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) as anyone, but the telco is realistic about how these technologies will fit into a network of its size.

Fibre Channel could re-energize $549M SAN market, study says

The storage area network (SAN) market reached $549 million globally in the first quarter of 2014, down 9 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2013, but a transition in Fibre Channel switches from 8G to 16G could re-energize this segment, Infonetics Research reports.

FCC dedicates $2B to equip schools, libraries with Wi-Fi

The FCC is allocating $2 billion over the next two years to equip more schools and libraries with Wi-Fi connections to enable students to take advantage of new educational tools like tablets and digital textbooks.

Aereo's Supreme Court case could have big impact on OTT segment

While a number of industry watchers are betting that Aereo won't win its pending Supreme Court case, the case overall could have a rippling effect on the online video market.

Longmont, Colo., employs Calix for its 1 Gbps FTTH network

Longmont, Colo.-based municipal electric and broadband utility Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is moving ahead with its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) plan leveraging Calix's GPON gear.

AT&T, BT's TDM-to-IP migrations to drive new copper, fiber-based Ethernet deployments, says Infonetics

AT&T, BT and other traditional telcos' move to migrate more of their customers off TDM-based T1 and E1 access to IP-based services like Ethernet is expected to create a bountiful market opportunity for EFM (Ethernet in the first mile) bonded copper and fiber Ethernet access devices (EADs) vendors.

Middle mile, cloud will take center stage at FTTH Council 2014

FTTH Council Americas will hold its annual FTTH Conference next week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and FierceTelecom  will be on site covering the show and moderating panels on key topics, including the middle mile and cloud services.

Report: Consumers aren't happy about the Comcast-Time Warner Cable tie-up

A new Consumer Reports survey reveals that most consumers--56 percent--don't think the mega merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is a good idea.

Frontier lashes out at Comcast's consumer public Wi-Fi hot spot initiative

Frontier has taken another competitive shot against its main cable competitor Comcast. This time it is criticizing the cable MSO's ongoing initiative to turn its customers' broadband modems into public Wi-Fi hot spots, calling the initiative "disrespectful."