Windstream’s Thomas: Higher speed broadband drives up Kinetic IPTV attachment rates

Windstream may be early on in its Kinetic IPTV rollout with service available in a handful of markets, but the service provider is finding that were it offers the service with higher speed broadband take rates are rising.

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Arris, Jinni and Huawei find new opportunities in evolving cable MSO market

Whether it's the emergence of new OTT video players, 4K or the FCC's “Unlock the Box” proposal, it's clear that cable industry manufacturer and services segment is facing a challenging yet innovative period.

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GVTC targets backhaul, OTT content opportunities with new wholesale division

GVTC, a Texas-based independent telco, is adapting its expertise in delivering residential and business-based fiber services to try its hand in the wholesale Ethernet services market.

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Birch Communications appoints FairPoint vet Tomae as CEO, while Oddo shifts to lead Birch Equity

Birch Communications has named Tony Tomae as its next president and CEO, succeeding Vincent Oddo, who will become president and CEO of Birch's sister company Birch Equity Partners.

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Wednesday Bytes: Zayo, Centeris, NCC, GVTC

May is here, but April’s showers keep on coming.  In the meantime, here’s a quick roundup of some news from this week from colo and the metro: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Cable One lights FTTH service in Mississippi golf development

Cable One has hatched a plan to spend $250,000 to build out a FTTH network targeting residents in the planned Shell Landing golf/resort area in Pascagoula, Miss.

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Verizon accused by CWA, consumer groups of forcing copper customers onto fiber

Verizon is facing new accusations from the CWA and two consumer advocacy groups which claim that the telco continues to threaten to cut off service to DSL and legacy voice customers unless they switch to fiber.

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Frontier’s McCarthy: Verizon asset integration could have impact on Q2 subscriber adds

Frontier Communications is moving ahead with its integration of the Verizon properties it purchased in California, Florida and Texas, but that process will result in some near-term dips in broadband additions.

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CenturyLink addresses hybrid IT with multi-cloud automation, orchestration service

CenturyLink has launched a new multi-cloud automation and orchestration service called Runner to address across hybrid-IT architectures and diverse cloud environments.

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Spherix sues Level 3 and Fairpoint over Nortel Ethernet patents

Spherix, a holder of Nortel patents, has filed two lawsuits against Level 3 Communications, the former tw telecom (which was merged with Level 3 in 2014), and FairPoint Communications claiming the companies infringed on intellectual property around Ethernet.

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Earnings Roundup: Akamai, Infinera, Juniper, Digital Realty

There was quite a bit of earnings activity this week.  Here’s a quick look at how four companies from different corners of the industry did relative to expectations, with one CDN/cloud, two vendors, and a data center REIT: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Comcast fears that FCC’s special access proposals could harm new business service entrants

The FCC may have passed an order to explore how it can realign special access, or what it now calls Business Data Services (BDS) rules, but emerging business service providers like Comcast are fearful that new regulation could impede new competitors from growing.

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Level 3 says small cell backhaul has potential, must align with other on-net business service opportunities

Level 3 Communications may have not have pursued the tower backhaul opportunity as aggressively as its other fiber-based counterparts, but the service provider continues to see potential in extending its fiber to small cell deployments.

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Telia Carrier Stretches Its California Muscles

Telia Carrier, the newly re-branded international network arm of Teliasonera, is on the move again in North America and specifically out in California.  This morning they announced a metro upgrade and a new low latency longhaul route , both with the help of longtime vendor partner Infinera. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Network Bytes: Zayo, RVBA, NGN, CityFibre

Here’s a quick look at some network items so far this week that are worth a quick look: … [ visit site to read more ]

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Gigabit speed presents special-access conundrum, Level 3 says

Level 3 Communications may be one of the most aggressive providers rolling out fiber to deliver a host of Ethernet and cloud services, but being a competitive provider it can't bring fiber into every building that wants service.

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Level 3’s Ethernet, cloud connectivity growth could help it top Q1 earnings expectations

Level 3's aggressive rollout of Ethernet and cloud interconnection strategy should enable the service provider to surpass first quarter earnings expectations, analysts say.

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Verizon’s 5G plans could spell dark fiber opportunities for Zayo, Level 3, others

Verizon's recent move to establish an agreement with Boston and its pending purchase of XO's fiber network shows that it seeing a new value in fiber assets.

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Allied Fiber Cries Uncle, BK

The infrastructure sector has lost an independent player to chapter 11 bankruptcy, demonstrating that while the fiber business as a whole is pretty healthy right now it is still not an easy one. Late last week, Allied Fiber declared bankruptcy in Delaware court after finding it more difficult than hoped to sell dark fiber and on its newly constructed Atlanta-Miami route. … [ visit site to read more ]

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Massachusetts government stymies WiredWest municipal broadband initiative, report says

Call it a microcosm of the dilemma faced by rural American towns everywhere: the broadband situation in western Massachusetts, just a couple of hours' drive away from tech hub Boston, is “dismal,” the co-author of a new report on last-mile internet access says.

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