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Report: Google Fiber to roll out 1 Gbps service in four Southeast cities

Google Fiber is going to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to four new metro areas, reports The Wall Street Journal, citing two people close to the issue.

Small Cells are Key to Attracting and Keeping SMB and Large Enterprise Customers

By: Peter Bernstein, TMCnet Senior EditorTo say that operators of macro-cellular physical networks are facing all type of challenges these days would be an understatement. These range from spectrum scarcity issues, competitive pricing...Show More Summary

Tracking wireline earnings in Q4 2014

With the fourth-quarter reporting season in full swing, FierceTelecom is once again tracking the performance of how all of the key service providers performed.

Why Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Calls for a Distributed Network Architecture

By: Paula Bernier, Executive Editor, TMC There’s no question that the network functions virtualization (NFV) technology around which many telecommunications carriers and vendors are rallying takes a page from the virtualization that already has taken hold in IT data centers. Show More Summary

Sovernet brings redundancy to Vermont State Colleges' network

Sovernet Communications, a Vermont-based middle mile provider, has been tasked to provide the Vermont State Colleges (VSC) with an upgrade to its redundant ISP connection at its Community College of Vermont (CCV) facility in Winoosk...

The Need for Smart Cities is Obvious

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor It goes without saying anymore that people and businesses in an increasingly connected world rely on the Internet for personal and commercial communication. We are also in the midst of a continuing migration of people are increasingly moving to cities as the world is becoming more urbanized. Show More Summary

PEG Bandwidth lights 2,000 wireless cell sites with fiber

PEG Bandwidth, a wireless backhaul specialist focused on Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, has reached 2,000 cell sites with its fiber in less than four year from its initial launch.

The Internet of Things: where now for the UK?

Ofcom has today published a document setting out planned next steps to promote investment and innovation in the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is set to enable large numbers of previously unconnected devices to communicate and share data with one another – its services span industries from agriculture and energy to transport, healthcare […]

The Evolution of Cable MSOs Must Continue

By: Mae Kowallke, TMCnet Contributor Triple play was a good start. But Cable multiple-system operators (MSOs) must continue their evolution. Cable MSOs have been leading the residential entertainment and communication services segment for years. Show More Summary

Tuesday Bytes: COMLINK, PEG, EvoSwitch, Ericsson

I’m at Metro Connect this week, so if you are there feel free to look me up!  In the meantime, here’s a quick look at some news from this morning: … [visit site to read more]

Telus Paging Service Shutdown Questions Effectiveness of New Technologies

A letter sent by Telus informing recipients that it is canceling its pager service across Canada has raised concerns among some residents of Québec’s rural communities and questions how well incumbent wireless players perform in terms of wireless network coverage. Even as cellular coverage continues to improve, there are still areas which lack a wireless [...]

Big Iron to Drive Mobile Datastreams

This article was authored by Stefan Hammond, and was originally posted on The “computer” concept used to mean mainframes: giant machines kept in a special room guarded by technicians. Ordinary employees were given “dumb...Show More Summary

Where’s the future we were promised?

It has taken me a few weeks into the New Year to really start to formulate my thoughts on this matter, but as the calendar flipped to 2015 I really began to wonder about the limitless possibilities for technological development we all envisioned a few decades ago, and, given what I see now, wondering where [...]

T-Mobile Score Program Offers Actual Smartphone Discounts (some patience required)

T-Mobile knows that the real money in the mobile world comes from data use, and users are more likely to consume data on a feature-rich modern smartphone, as opposed to more antiquated models or, gasp, a feature phone. To that end, the UnCarrier is rolling out a new promotion, called Score!, aimed at getting smartphones [...]

Verizon ponies up $5M to resolve FCC rural call completion investigation

Verizon is going to pay $5 million to settle an FCC inquiry into whether the service provider's rural customers could receive long distance or wireless calls to their traditional POTS phones.

Wireline telecom earnings in the fourth quarter of 2014

?The fourth-quarter 2014 earnings season has begun, and FierceTelecom is tracking how key players in the wireline telecom industry performed. Check here throughout the fourth-quarter reporting season for updates on providers, vendors and integrators in this segment.

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