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Grande Preps 1-Gig for San Antonio
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2/27/2015  |  3 comments
Getting the jump on its rivals again, the US competitive overbuilder plans to extend Gigabit service to a second large Texas market after launching similar service in Austin early last year.
Aereo Gets A Kick in the Ass(ets)
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2/27/2015  |  9 comments
In what should finally be its last chapter, Aereo auctions off its assets to TiVo, RPX Corp and Alliance Technology Solutions for the disappointing sum of less than $2 million.
The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2015  |  5 comments
Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.
FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
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2/26/2015  |  3 comments
The FCC pre-empts state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, potentially opening the floodgates to municipal network expansion.
FCC Vote Shows Net Neutrality Strains
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
In a historic move, the Commission adopts a Title II regulatory regime but agrees to forbear from many of the utility-style regulations that Title II embodies. Will that work? We'll see.
US Telecom: FCC's Move Has Global Implications
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2/26/2015  |  2 comments
Agency's chief, Walter McCormick, says reclassifying Internet access as a telecom service could open Pandora's box of international treaty rules.
FCC Adopts Title II Rules
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2/26/2015  |  10 comments
Acceding to Obama's public request, the FCC has adopted the reclassification of broadband service as a Title II telecom service over both fixed broadband lines and mobile networks.
Cablevision CEO Shrugs Off Title II
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
While other top US cable and telco executives fear the worst about the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Cablevision Systems CEO James Dolan is pretty blasé about it.
T-Mobile US Spurs Growth at Deutsche Telekom
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest operator had its US business to thank for sales and earnings growth in 2014, with all other units reporting revenue declines.
Cablevision Mulls Going OTT
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2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Cablevision CEO James Dolan hints that the fifth biggest US MSO is mulling some type of slimmer broadband video service as it shifts its emphasis from conventional pay-TV delivery.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
Is FCC Weighing Net Neutrality Changes?
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2/25/2015  |  9 comments
Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is rumored to have recommended last-minute tweaks to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal that would water it down a bit.
Eurobites: VimpelCom Faces Tough 2015
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's ambition; Bouygues Telecom sees revenues slide; controlling drones by brainwaves.
Comcast Weighs WiFi Plans
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2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast officials are studying ways to monetize their WiFi assets as they continue to deploy millions of hotspots throughout the US.
Comcast Sweats Title II Rules
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2/24/2015  |  6 comments
While clearly not thrilled with the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Comcast executives seem resigned to it.
DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
Morris Lore  | 
2/24/2015  |  2 comments
Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.
Arris Adds Global Flavor to RDK
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
RDK Management is adding new support for Europe's DVB pay-TV technology standard to its software stack, thanks to development contributions from Arris.
Dish Sheds Subs, Changes Up CEO
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2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Dish Network lost 63,000 video subscribers in Q4 after carriage battles with programmers, and CEO Joseph Clayton is retiring.
Artemis's pCell Network Coming Soon Via Dish
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2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Startup promising to greatly improve LTE network performance will launch on Dish's spectrum in San Fran, as well as make its Hub available for indoor testing.
Comcast to Open IoT Lab in Accelerator
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2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The cable operator connects with Boulder accelerator Boomtown in an effort to foster application innovation for the IoT.
FCC Panel Debates CableCARD Successor
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2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The first meeting of the FCC's Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee proves that creating a CableCARD successor will be anything but easy.
DirecTV Grudgingly Eyes OTT
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Although not thrilled about the profit potential of over-the-top video, DirecTV is exploring the option of launching its own Internet video service to compete in the broadband video space.
Did Arris Just Upend Cisco for Major Oz Deal?
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Arris is to play a critical role in expanding and upgrading HFC-based broadband services in Australia.
Cyber Security Expert Warns: You're Doing It Wrong
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2/23/2015  |  40 comments
Companies are clueless about cyber security, according to the CEO of the US Cyber Consequences Unit.
Discovery CEO Threatens Cable With OTT
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2/20/2015  |  6 comments
Discovery CEO David Zaslav says he will consider creating a direct-to-consumer online video service if cable companies don't beef up their TV Everywhere efforts soon.
Ericsson: Performance, Agility, Personalization All Matter
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
The next generation of services isn't about more bandwidth alone but the ability to customize and bring things to market faster, exec tells New IP audience.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests Virtual CPE
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Gemalto investigates hacking claims; BT welcomes Euro support over pricing rules; T-Mobile Austria bundles Netflix; and more.
Arris Running Into Headwinds
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Big cable/telco equipment vendor ends 2014 on a high note but sees tougher times in 2015 because of telco capex cuts, media merger deals, rising US dollar and West Coast port issues.
NBC Goes Live Online... for Cable Subs
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
NBCUniversal launched live streaming of its linear TV lineup this week for online viewers who can prove they already have a pay-TV subscription.
Liberty Global Digs Latin Beat
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2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Top international MSO sees strong potential for broadband and pay-TV growth in Latin America and Caribbean as it prepares to launch tracking stock for its growing LatAm cable assets.
Rovi Lands A&E for Ad Analytics
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Rovi has signed up A&E Networks as its first major media customer for Ad Optimizer, an audience targeting solution built on Rovi's analytics platform.
Sonic Pushes Free Gigabit to California Schools
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2/18/2015  |  10 comments
The ISP is offering to connect schools in Northern California to its gigabit network for free if enough users sign on.
We Don't Need No Stinkin' TV
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2/17/2015  |  4 comments
New Nielsen numbers show a startling drop in traditional TV viewing by millennials in the last four months of 2014, setting off alarm bells in the TV industry.
Ad Insertion Vendor Scores Patent, Customers
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2/17/2015  |  1 comment
Ad tech specialist This Technology secures a key US patent for dynamic ad insertion and adds two big, albeit unnamed US MSOs, to its cable and telco client roster.
Eurobites: Vodafone Plays Hardball Over BT/EE
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco invests in French startups; Monitise losses widen; CityFibre bolsters management team.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.
G.fast Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/17/2015  |  8 comments
The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and G.fast is a key technology that telecom service providers can deploy to compete successfully.
Dish Slings EPIX Online
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2/16/2015  |  2 comments
Dish is adding premium live TV and on-demand content from EPIX to the online Sling TV service.
AT&T Joins KC Gigabit Battleground
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2/16/2015  |  5 comments
AT&T launches U-verse with Gigapower in parts of Kansas City, going head-to-head with Google Fiber and other providers.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Placates Rivals With €183.5M Payoff
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2/16/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: union predicts jobs armageddon at Telkom; Liquid Telecom funds African expansion; Ireland reaches out to rural broadband notspots.
Liberty Global Preps Broadband Blitz
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2/13/2015  |  1 comment
Top international MSO sees big opportunities for broadband growth in the UK and across Europe as it prepares to start trials of the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec in the second half of the year.
Muni Operators Split on Title II
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2/13/2015  |  5 comments
Municipal broadband providers are throwing their weight around in the heated debates over greater US regulation of the Internet but are at odds over the best course.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Shows Growth
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2/13/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does LTE-Advanced in Africa; Gigaclear challenges BT in UK broadband market.
Virgin Media Plots £3B Invasion of BT Turf
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2/13/2015  |  1 comment
The UK's biggest cable operator is to invest £3 billion ($4.6 billion) in extending its network to another four million premises.
Alabama Expanse Gets Upgraded to a Gig
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2/12/2015  |  8 comments
A telecom co-op in northeastern Alabama upgrades its entire fiber network to gigabit speeds for residents and businesses.
Arris: Don't Worry, Be Happy
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2/12/2015  |  1 comment
Arris CFO David Potts is optimistic about the Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal, unconcerned about net neutrality and bullish on his company's set-top future.
CenturyLink Eyes More Gig Launches
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2/12/2015  |  4 comments
With gigabit service already available in 10 major markets, the big US telco plans to expand its reach further in 2015 as it enjoys the 'Gigabit halo effect' in its initial regions.
Going Green in 2015
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2/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
Europe's FTTH Subs to Double by 2019
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2/12/2015  |  3 comments
The number of fiber-to-the-home customers in the European region is set to more than double during the next five years, but that will still only take penetration to about 19%.
Cisco Sees Strong Quarter Despite Carrier Weakness
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2/12/2015  |  1 comment
Carrier revenue was better this quarter than in previous quarters. But it wasn't good.
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