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Verizon extends free FiOS speed upgrade to small businesses

Verizon is giving its small business customers that reside in its FiOS fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) markets a free Internet speed upgrade.

CRTC to Measure Canada’s Consumer Broadband Speeds

Canada has initiated a project to gauge the broadband speed customers experience at home. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is inviting Canadians to take an active part in a project that will measure the speed of their home broadband services. Since this isn’t something CRTC would do on its own, it is collaborating [...]

Smartphones are Not Equipped to Control our Lives

With the growing interconnectedness of our digital existence the smartphone has become for many the thing we simply can’t live without. It’s a communications hub, an information centre, and the remote control of our lives; able to manage and operate everything from heating our homes to storing our financial information. In fact, with its ever-expanding [...]

802.11ac Wave 2 Is a Big Commitment

Organizations must keep in mind that the steps between 802.11ac Wave 1 and Wave 2 are big ones that must be undertaken with great care.

FCC fights AT&T, CenturyLink and others over net neutrality rules

The FCC has filed its opposition to requests made by USTelecom, AT&T and CenturyLink to stay the implementation of its net neutrality rules, showing that it is not going to give into the telecom industry's pressure to revise its ord...

Reports: Google Fiber sending copyright fine notices directly to its customers

According to reports, Google Fiber has been automatically forwarding copyright infringement notices to customers who have downloaded copyrighted materials. The notices often offer to settle claims for $20 to $300.

Permanent Kibosh on "Temporary Facilities"?

Audio Division cracks down on permittees who construct non-compliant, less-than-permanent facilities. A broadcast construction permit comes with conventional expectations. The permittee is expected to build the facilities specified in...Show More Summary

How Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint led consolidation in the wireless industry

Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint's emergence as the top four wireless operators came through an aggressive campaign of consolidation of a number of regional providers, including Alltel, Leap Wireless, MetroPCS and others. FierceWireless, in partnership with Quexor Group, looks at acquisition patterns of the four major wireless carriers during the past 10 years.

Charter's proposed Time Warner Cable, Bright House acquisitions will bolster its fiber, Ethernet capabilities

Charter Communications made it official that it will acquire Time Warner Cable for $56.7 billion in cash and stock, a deal that will immediately enhance its fiber reach and Ethernet capabilities for business and wholesale carrier customers.

C Spire launches suite of cloud-based unified communications services

C Spire Business Solutions has introduced a new set of cloud-based unified communications (UC) services called C Spire Unifi.

Ofcom’s Strategic Review: the views of someone involved in the last such exercise

Tom Kiedrowski, now an independent consultant, was working at Ofcom during the Strategic Review of Telecommunications, so he has interesting views on the newly-commenced Strategic Review of Digital Communications. He concludes his think...Show More Summary

How to Secure the Growing Internet of Things

By: Paula Bernier, TMC Executive Editor The Internet of Things is based on the concept of sharing large amounts of data – even if it’s a little bit at a time – in real time. The collection and analysis of such data can allow for better...Show More Summary

If You Like the Airlines’ Consolidation, You Might Love an Even More Concentrated Broadband and Cable Marketplace

With several cable television operations in play, perhaps we should consider what’s behind the urge to consolidate? Bear in mind that the broadband and cable television business already is quite profitable and concentrated, a key difference with the U.S. Show More Summary

Unshackled From the SGX, euNetworks Pushes Forward

We have one last earnings report for the first quarter left to look at.  The pan-European fiber operator euNetworks may no longer be listed on the Singapore exchange, but are still reporting their numbers.  And it was a pretty strong quarter, with revenues and EBITDA both up sequentially for the third consecutive quarter.  Here are their […]

Cork Prepares For Some Real Connectivity

Ireland has emerged as one of 2015's bandwidth growth spots, and the city of Cork is readying itself for a new era where it is no longer a backwater you have to get to via both London and Dublin. While we were all at Memorial Day picnics, they were hosting an event for no less […]

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