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Zayo Wins at Six Degrees, Finishes Off Fiscal 2014

The UK’s Six Degrees Group is expanding its fiber footprint in London, tapping Zayo’s footprint to add diversity. By the end of 2014, 6DG will have a new ring in the city built of Zayo’s dark fiber assets. Zayo’s London depth comes in part from the former AboveNet assets and in part from its more […]

How a Top Liberal State Is Creating an Electricity Market That Conservatives Should Love

Imagine an electricity market that gives small businesses and consumers the same ability to compete and make money that utilities have always had. The market has no explicit technology mandates that require utilities or individuals to "pick winners and losers." It simply sets some basic rules. read more

The UN Climate Summit and a Key Issue for the 2015 Paris Agreement

World leaders converged at the United Nations in New York City this past week for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s much anticipated Climate Summit, a lead-up to global negotiations that will take place in Lima, Peru, in December of this year, and culminate a year later in Paris. read more

Haven Digital Lock Offers Alternative to Padlock

17 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Digital locks are all fine and well, but a thief can still simply pick the lock. The Haven Smart Lock takes home security a step forward while still folding in some digital smarts. This electronic lock, which can be unlocked from your smartphone, reinforces the door from the bottom up. Haven was developed by a Nashville-based startup Continue reading ?

DOCSIS 3.1: Nothing Like a Little Competition to Speed Innovation

Cable operators are rushing to market with DOCSIS 3.1, which they are confident will extend the life of HFC for many years.

India Plans First Offshore Wind Farm, Continued Coal Expansion

World's biggest democracy promises huge renewables push, stays defiant on coal

Is the Global Water Crisis Due to Injustice & Inequality or Physical Scarcity? The Eckstein - Crow Debate

2 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Last 15 July 2014 I posted on the "Santa Cruz Declaration on the Global Water Crisis", and took exception to its claim that 'the global water crisis is fundamentally one of injustice and inequality’. The Santa Cruz Declaration (SCD) was published in a special issue of Water International, Towards Equitable...

Newbeem’s Smart Outlet Lets Users Control Their Lights

For years, users have been managing and protecting their house through simple devices like power timers, dimmers and surge protectors. However, buying all the devices at once can be rather expensive and annoying to manage. That’s why Toronto-based startup Newbeem has created a smart outlet that allows users to do all of the above via Continue reading ?

JAWRA HIGHLIGHTS – October 2014

JAWRA HIGHLIGHTS – October 2014 Technical Papers: Caruso analyzes stream characteristics in a mountain watershed in southwestern Colorado and develops a three-level hierarchical classification scheme using national datasets to demonstrate jurisdictional evaluation as “waters of the United States” under U.S. Show More Summary

Interoute Consolidates Its Way Into the Rest of the UK

The process of European fiber consolidation took another step forward today with the announcement that Interoute has acquire Vtesse Group. The moves will give Interoute a substantially expanded presence in the UK both for connectivity and cloud services, whereas until now its pan-European network has been largely limited to London. … [visit site to read […]

Making the Boom Bigger: Opportunities Abound for the Oil & Gas Industry to Address Environmental Challenges with Practical Innovation

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in the United States has created an extraordinary economic opportunity in the nation’s energy sector while it has at the same time has posed a nearly unprecedented amount of environmental concern. read more

Vodafone adds 33 PoPs in Americas, deepens MPLS network reach

Vodafone is increasing its presence in the Americas region to better serve its large multinational corporation (MNC) customers by adding 21 new points of presence (PoPs) in North America and 12 in South America and Latin America.

Cincinnati Bell's Fox: Fiber will give us an upside in the SMB market

Cincinnati Bell has set an aggressive target with its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) build with hopes to penetrate 80 percent of the city with fiber, but the fiber investment is going to also give it a weapon to battle cable for small to medium business (SMB) customers.

Regulating the Internet "Like a Utility" Won't Yield an Open Internet - Unless ...

Simply imposing Title II won’t work. [Blogmeister’s Reminder: The views here are those of the author, not necessarily shared by FHH colleagues and clients. Responses are welcome.] Many of the three million (or so) comments in the net...Show More Summary

Hazy Midwest Power Outlook Clears a Bit: More Regional Cooperation Needed

Some energy industry observers recently have made much ado about concerns that the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator, the entity responsible for managing the electric grid in the Midwest and middle South region, is tight on power supplies and faces an increasing risk of blackouts. read more

Alcatel-Lucent wraps up sale of majority stake in enterprise unit to China Huaxin

Alcatel-Lucent has completed the sale of a large stake in its enterprise business to China Huaxin Post & Telecommunication Economy Development Center for $362 million.

JW Player, iLOOK look to challenge YouTube in the enterprise online video race

YouTube may be the household name in the online video market for both consumers and increasingly enterprises, but a host of new players such as JW Player and iLOOK are on the scene.

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