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Microsoft discontinues Kinect for Windows

Microsoft has consolidated its Xbox One and PC models of Kinect into one: the Xbox One version with an optional Windows adapter. "Over the past several months, we have seen unprecedented demand from the developer community for Kinect...Show More Summary

Charter Communications to buy Bright House Networks in $10.4-billion deal

Charter Communications Inc. has scooped up Bright House Networks with a proposed $10.4-billion takeover bid that accelerates the consolidation of the cable television and Internet service landscape.

$10.4 Billion Cable Consolidation Deal Announced by Charter

In a deal that has been in the works for some time, as we reported earlier this month, Charter Communications announced today that it has agreed to acquire Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion, The New York Times reports. The...

Charter strikes $10.4-billion deal to buy Bright House

Charter Communications has structured a $10.4-billion deal to buy Bright House Networks -- the latest domino to fall in a rapidly consolidating cable television and Internet service landscape.

San Mateo County Transit District Names New Transit Chief

Jim Hartnett, veteran transportation and community leader, was unanimously appointed to head the San Mateo County Transit District, an independent and consolidated public agency.

Verizon's Frontier sale gives it a contiguous Northeast FiOS footprint, says Shammo

Verizon's recent move to sell off its wireline assets in three markets to Frontier Communications will consolidate its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) FiOS service in the Northeast market, one where it will battle aggressive cable competition from Cablevision and a potentially soon-to-be-combined Comcast and Time Warner Cable for consumer broadband dollars.

CenturyLink will look at M&A deals that could bolster its business portfolio, says Ewing

CenturyLink has been a bit quiet on the acquisition front lately at a time when the wireline industry is going through another key round of consolidation led by Frontier Communications and Level 3 Communications, but it will consider a deal if it makes sense.

Consolidated's Q4 video, data connection gains offset by ongoing local voice, network access revenue declines

Consolidated Communications reported that while data and Internet service rose to $82.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, those gains were more than offset by declines in legacy local calling and network access revenues.

Sprinklr acquires Pluck, continuing the consolidation in social media management

Social media management platform Sprinklr is acquiring community management platform Pluck, extending its customers’ engagement capabilities beyond third party social networks to their websites. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sprinklr has over 600 employees and has raised $77.5M thus far, including $40M in it’s D round last April. Pluck raised $17M before being […]

AT&T challeges Google Fiber, Consolidated with 1 Gbps in the Kansas City area

AT&T made it official that Kansas City is the next stop in its ongoing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) journey, putting it in direct competition with Google Fiber and Consolidated Communications for fiber-based broadband service.

LIKE MOST THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED UNDER OBAMA: New study finds that Dodd-Frank has promoted indus…

LIKE MOST THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED UNDER OBAMA: New study finds that Dodd-Frank has promoted industry consolidation and killed community banks.

The Danger in Consolidating Cancer Care

Our nation's hospitals are contributing to the escalating cost of cancer care. Over the past eight years, 313 cancer treatment facilities have closed and 544 community cancer practices have been acquired by or affiliated with hospitals. Show More Summary

TDS Telecom sells off North Carolina ILEC properties to Wilkes Communications

TDS Telecom has sold off three of its ILEC properties in North Carolina to Wilkes Communications, a move that illustrates the ongoing consolidation of the independent telco market and TDS Telecom's move to fund the expansion of its broadband network reach.

BroadSoft Buys Leonid

The unified communications wing of the cloud saw a bit more consolidation late yesterday, as BroadSoft went on the inorganic offensive.  The longtime VoIP software and services platform provider has purchased one of its partners, Leonid Systems. … [visit site to read more]

Corning’s Samsung Fiber Optics Acquisition Should Benefit From China Growth

We believe that apart from the inorganic growth in revenue and earnings from the acquisition, the resulting consolidated Optical Communications segment should see considerable revenue accretion driven by growth in China's fiber optics market, which is the largest consumer of fiber optics products in the world. Show More Summary

Sacramento’s Hacker Lab calls AT&T’s gigabit bluff

5 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Hacker Lab, together with its partner Consolidated Communications, proved that communities needn’t fear the wrath of giant incumbents or grovel in hopes of receiving their broadband largess.

Oplink Jumps 14% on Buyout by Koch Brothers; Here Comes Consolidation, Says RBC

Shares of fiber optics component maker Oplink Communications (OPLK) are up $2.93, or almost 14%, at $24.18, after the company this morning agreed to be bought by conglomerate Koch Industries, the privately held enterprise of the Koch family, for $24.30 per share in cash, or $411.5 million. The deal is actually being carried out by a Koch subsidiary, Koch [...]

Consolidated poses challenge to Google Fiber with 1-Gig residential offering in Kansas City

Consolidated Communications (CCI) has finally responded to Google Fiber's fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) call in Kansas City, Mo., with its own 1 Gbps Internet package for residential customers.

Cable & Wireless Buys Columbus

The Caribbean fiber market saw a significant consolidation event yesterday. Cable & Wireless Communications has agreed to purchase Columbus International for $1.85B, with one of telecom’s billionaires taking a hand in the deal. … [visit site to read more]

Consolidated's Ethernet revenue gains help ease POTS, LD declines

Consolidated Communications reported that in the third quarter of 2014, Ethernet services were a star performer in its portfolio, rising 14 percent year-over-year, but that was not enough to completely offset the drag of legacy service declines. Commercial and wholesale revenues rose 4.7 percent year-over-year.

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