tw telecom extends Ethernet to Spring's data center; NewWave to deliver 1 Gbps over DOCSIS 3.1 in rural markets

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> tw telecom will provide its Business Ethernet network capabilities to Springs Hosting's SSAE 16 Type II Data Center located at 1205 Shasta Dr. in Colorado Springs, Colo. Release

> The telecom IT services market is forecast to be worth $233 billion by 2019, according to MarketsandMarkets. Release

> NewWave, a regional cable operator serving the Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri markets, will leverage DOCSIS 3.1 to bring 1 Gbps speeds to a handful of rural markets next year. Article

> Telefónica has upped its bid for GVT to nearly $9.8 billion, challenging Telecom Italia, one of its main rivals in Brazil. Article

Cable News
> As Time Warner Cable looked to explain why nearly 12 million of its broadband customers went without service Wednesday morning, DirecTV quietly dealt with an outage of its own, albeit one that only affected local broadcast channels. Article

> Energy-efficient set-top boxes saved consumers $168 million in 2013 alone, according to a report released by the National Cable Telecommunications Association. Article

Online Video News
> Vimeo is bulking up its content library with an eye to original, independently-produced video, and has signed distribution partnerships with seven media and entertainment companies that will see their content featured on the Vimeo On Demand platform. Article

Wireless News
> T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom is willing to talk about a sale of the unit if it receives an offer that values the company at $35 per share or more, according to a Bloomberg report. Article

> Microsoft is taking steps to clean up its application storefront by removing apps whose name, category listing or icon might mislead customers. Article

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