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AT&T will offer low-cost broadband to get DirecTV deal approved

AT&T plans to offer low-cost Internet service of $5 to $10 per month to lower income consumers who receive food stamps if the FCC approves its pending acquisition of DirecTV.

Haswell, Broadwell, Skylake: Intel Busy Pushing Out Chips

During the past few months, Intel has introduced Broadwell chips; Skylake is just ahead. These chips are meant to better performance of Haswell chips.

Verizon transitions more New York City wireline customers from copper to fiber

Verizon continues to make progress with its copper to fiber migration, replacing copper facilities in two more of its central office facilities in New York City.

Frontier will use CAF II funding to expand broadband in acquired Verizon territories

When Frontier completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider will leverage its eligible funding from the Connect America Fund's second phase (CAF II) to bring broadband services to underserved areas of California and Texas.

Answering the Question, 'What's up with the data center network?'

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior Editor In the search for more knowledge about the incredible pace of innovation and change that is driving major network transformation by enterprises and service providers; it is always a good idea to review the postings of those on the front lines. Show More Summary

Agile Networks delivers 1 Gbps to Ohio businesses via hybrid microwave, optical network

Agile Networks, an emerging competitive provider serving Ohio, has built a hybrid microwave and optical network that can deliver 1 Gbps Internet access services to business customers.

Google, Microsoft, Apple execs among those topping the wireless industry's pay scale

While executives at AT&T and Verizon Wireless were traditionally the highest paid in the wireless industry, a new report from FierceWireless reveals that the compensation trend in 2014 shifted toward Google, Microsoft, Apple and Qualcomm.

CenturyLink to hold big data, cloud security forums for CIOs

CenturyLink is going educate more of the IT community about the emerging cloud services trends that are affecting IT departments inside businesses via a multi-city tour that will feature industry analysts and the telco's customers.

Int’l Roundup: KPN, du, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent

Not much going on in the US fiber and telecom market early this week, so let's look overseas for a bit of news:... [visit site to read more]

Granite, MetTel argue for wholesale ILEC voice access, say it ensures business service choice

Granite Telecommunications and MetTel, two competitive service providers that focus on serving multi-site business customers, have asked the FCC to ensure that ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink, and Verizon provide an equivalent TDM-based voice service post IP transition.

Hudson Fiber Takes the Subway in NYC Fiber Expansion

When Tiger Infrastructure Partners moved in with Hudson Fiber Network last September, I wondered what the company might use its new resources on. We learned the answer to that question today, as the company revealed an expansion into the dark fiber market in Manhattan.... [visit site to read more]

Update: Last of the New Signal Booster Rules Now In Effect

The last of the rule revisions adopted by the FCC to help improve cell phone reception has now taken effect, thanks to a notice published in the Federal Register. This proceeding, aimed at allowing use of cellular signal boosters, last showed up on our radar here in the CommLawBlog bunker last fall, when the Commission … Continue Reading

Mobile and Online Messaging to Exceed 438 Billion per Day by 2019, Juniper Research Says

Mobile and online messaging traffic is poised to reach 160 trillion per annum by 2019, up from 94.2 trillion this year, according to the latest report from Juniper Research. The projected number is equivalent to 438 billion messages sent and received by users on a daily basis by 2019, and includes SMS, MMS, and IM (instant [...]

Fraud, Bots, and Wasted Money: Behind the Smoke and Mirrors of Online Advertising

One’s return for investment in advertising has always been difficult to measure, particularly in the days where print advertising was the only option. As department store magnate John Wanamaker famously once said: “I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, I just don’t know which half.” He was referring, of course, to the difficulty [...]

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