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AT&T, DirecTV deal faces protest from Netflix, former wireless partners

Over 90 of AT&T's wireless industry partners have come together to jointly make their voice heard at the FCC in protesting the service provider's pending acquisition of DirecTV.

Paul Bunyan Communications sets ambitious 1 Gig service plans for rural northern Minnesota

Minnesota-based rural telco Paul Bunyan Communications is putting 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services into the hands of customers that traditionally had only access to slow Internet service options with the launch of its GigaZone network.

Wilcon deepens California fiber footprint with Los Angeles, El Segundo ring

Wilcon, a West Coast-based provider of data fiber and center services, has expanded its Southern California fiber network reach with a new ring connecting downtown Los Angeles and El Segundo.

DirecTV taps ViaWest for data center services

DirecTV has chosen ViaWest as its data center provider to support its network infrastructure.

Cox will face off with CenturyLink with 1 Gbps service in Phoenix, other markets

CenturyLink has been making headlines with its plans to launch 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in 16 cities, but in the Phoenix area it will face off with cable competitor Cox Communications, which will offer similar service in the fourth quarter this year.

AT&T to extend 1 Gig service to more fiber-enabled business customers

AT&T is capitalizing on the fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) program of its Project VIP initiative by launching its new Business Fiber service that will ultimately provide up to 1 Gbps speeds.

Numbers Show that the Public Cares About Net Neutrality

Tech news this week includes smartphone shipment numbers, Micron pushing SSDs, more on net neutrality, and 80211.ah.

Friday Bytes: Colt, Viawest, CoreSite, Mitel

TGIF, here’s a quick look at some other news this week from the worlds of cloud and colo: … [visit site to read more]

In Brazil, Telefonica Wins the Auction For GVT

Vivendi has made its choice, and the auction for Global Village Telecom has gone to Telefonica. Both Telefonica and Telecom Italia had been bidding for the Brazilian telecommunications company back in August, seeking to combine the fixed line operator’s assets with their mobile businesses in the country. … [visit site to read more]

Telecom Industry Needs to Change Data Sales Philosophy, Rogers CEO Says

How can a wireless player increase the data spending of its customers? Rogers CEO Guy Laurence has a (new?) strategy: the telecom industry needs to change the way it markets its data services and stop scaring subscribers into buying more data. Instead, the carriers should focus on why it is worth the price. The CEO [...]

Steve Jobs Opposed Children using iPads (at least his children)

I’m sure many of us picture the lives of the technocratic elite as being filled with the gadgets we crave; touchscreens on every wall and iPads around every corner, but as New York Times journalist Nick Bilton explains, such is often not the case. In fact, the at-home reality for those who have imagined and [...]

The Tower Family Foundation: A Helping Hand to the Tower Worker Community

We down here in the CommLawBlog bunker want to shine a spotlight – make that a high intensity white strobe – on the Tower Family Foundation. Just now getting off the ground (full official name: the Tower Industry Family Support Charitable...Show More Summary

Intern-al Affairs II: Inviting More Former Interns to the Litigation Party

Two former interns take important step toward “class action” status. Class. Some litigants have it. Some don’t. A couple of folks who worked as interns at Gawker Media have managed to convince a Federal District Court Judge in New York that they might have it. Show More Summary

3D Printing Gradually Moving to the Mainstream

More job postings are listing 3D printing as a required skill, and Microsoft has updated its 3D printing app in Windows 8.1.

AT&T serves up SDN-enabled bandwidth on demand service for Austin businesses

AT&T is translating its cloud-based vision into a new service that will enable Austin-based businesses to order, add or change services in an on-demand basis.

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