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Google mulls how wireless could complement its 1 Gbps fiber service

Google's telecom service ambitions are going to be a mix of both 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) data, video and now wireless service. According to multiple reports, Google is talking with Sprint and T-Mobile US to launch an MVNO service on their networks.

Netflix's Hastings agrees 25 Mbps should be the broadband definition

Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, has come out in support of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's assertion that 25 Mbps should be the baseline definition for broadband service.

AT&T serves up Unified Communications Federation for business customers

AT&T has introduced a new Unified Communications (UC) service called UC Federation that it says will allow suppliers, partners and customers to communicate across various networks.

Verizon offers $10K reward to apprehend Southern Cal. copper thieves

Verizon continues to be a victim of copper theft, suffering over 12 incidents in its Southern California market alone in recent months.

Windstream gets state regulatory greenlight for REIT

Windstream has received all of the state regulatory approvals it needs from state public service commissions (PSC) in its territory to move ahead with its planned real estate investment trust (REIT) spinoff.

The connectivity landscape in 2015: 3 changes to expect

This Industry Viewpoint was authored by Jeff Smith, Strategy & Marketing Director, Interxion Here in the waking hours of 2015, the networking community is facing fundamental questions – the kind that trace back to its very foundation. … [visit site to read more]

Verizon's FiOS growth continued to cushion the blow of wireline revenue declines in Q4

Verizon reported that strong consumer services and FiOS revenues helped the telco ease the pain of an overall decline in wireline revenues during the fourth quarter.

Here Comes Google Wireless

Various reports today are converging on a story that Google is about to enter the wireless game. No, they’re not kicking off another national LTE buildout for us all to watch city by city. They’re going to take the MVNO path to glory. … [visit site to read more]

Google Signs Deal with Sprint and T-Mobile to Step Out as Wireless Carrier

Google has inked deals with Sprint and T-Mobile to become a wireless service reseller (or mobile virtual network operator – MVNO) in the US, reports the Wall Street Journal and The Information. At this point, it isn’t clear how much the search giant will charge for wireless services or how wide its coverage will be. [...]

Imitation Replaces Innovation: A Mobile Industry Defined by Copycats

Earlier this month Xiaomi, the company dubbed “China’s Apple,” unveiled its latest smartphones, two larger phablet devices designed to directly compete with Apple’s latest iPhone 6 Plus. Foregoing any marketing subtleties, Xiaomi has made no secret out of the fact that its latest products are Apple killers, noting that each is lighter, thinner, and less [...]

New York state's $1B broadband program sets 100 Mbps goal

New York state has put forth the third element of Governor Andrew Cuomo's $1 billion broadband program by creating a $500 million New NY Broadband Program using capital funds from bank settlements in order to give an incentive to the private sector to expand high-speed broadband access in underserved and unserved areas.

The Bigger They Come ...: Size Still Matters to M&A Regulators

But increase in antitrust review thresholds is the smallest inflation adjustment in years. Another annual ritual is upon us: the Federal Trade Commission has announced the dollar value thresholds that will trigger automatic federal review of mergers and acquisitions for the next year or so. Show More Summary

Adtran's Q4 revenues dip to $144M on slow broadband, optical sales

Adtran reported that its revenues fell to $144 million in Q4 2014, from $159 million in Q4 2013, as it reported declines in its key service-provider and enterprise segments

Equinix acquires Nimbo, enhances hybrid cloud capabilities

Equinix has acquired Nimbo, giving the data-center provider a new set of professional-services capabilities to help enterprise customers develop and implement hybrid cloud architectures.

CableLabs McKinney sets focus on driving DOCSIS 3.1, Wi-Fi and 4K innovations

Phil McKinney, the former Hewlett-Packard CTO who took the reins of CableLabs 28 months ago, has set a simple focus on enhancing the cable industry's technical innovation. Among the top priorities on his to-do list are to accelerate product cycles for DOCSIS, Wi-Fi, set-tops, 4K and other industry initiatives.

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