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This Technology expands management ranks

May 27, 2014 1:46 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

This Technology has hired Rick Hamilton as vice president of global sales and Peter Faubert joined as chief financial officer, both based in Denver. Hamilton joins the company from SeaChange International, where he was senior vice president and general manager of that company's Americas sales operations.

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TWC automates Wi-Fi hotspot sign-ins for customers

May 27, 2014 1:32 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Time Warner Cable has launched a new online customer portal that will enable its customers to connect automatically to Wi-Fi hotspots. TWC customers go to the new portal and register their Wi-Fi enabled devices. After that, they will automatically be signed in to any Wi-Fi hotspot operated by TWC or its cable affiliates.

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Bolt Fiber to install GPON network in Oklahoma

May 27, 2014 1:09 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Bolt Fiber Optic Services has contracted with Alcatel-Lucent to install GPON for triple-play service delivery. The 1 gigabit service will begin in the fourth quarter of 2014 and is scheduled for completion by April, 2017.  A-L is acting as system integrator; the network will include A-L GPON equipment.

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Ciena provisions F6’s 100-G network

May 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

F6 Networks is using Ciena’s packet optical and packet networking gear to provision a dark fiber network that it’s building between Atlantic Canada and the northeastern United States. The 100-gigabit network will be used by public sector organizations, private enterprises, Internet services providers and wireless carriers. 

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WDM market grows 12 percent

May 27, 2014 12:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The total wavelength division multiplexer (WDM) equipment market grew 12 percent in the trailing four quarter period that ended with the most recent first quarter, according to a new report by Dell’Oro Group. Huawei, Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE were ranked first through fourth in total WDM equipment market sales.

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Workers in tech case likely to get average of $4K 


May 27, 2014 12:17 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other's engineers. The estimate is based upon an analysis of court documents in the case, including the terms of a $324.5 million settlement.

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Cox heads to starting blocks for 1-Gig service; CenturyLink expands 1-Gig in Vegas

May 23, 2014 12:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

After announcing it was going to offer a 1 Gbps service to its residential customers last month, Cox Communications provided more details on the roll out. Cox will enter the 1-gigabit ring by starting with new residential construction projects and new and existing neighborhoods in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha. In all Cox locations, the cable operator said it would begin market-wide deployment of gigabit speeds by the end of 2016.

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TWC, BHN connect with Fox to offer more TVE choices

May 23, 2014 12:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks authenticated subscribers can now tap into video streams from Fox Now, FXNow, Fox Sports Go and Nat Geo TV apps across multiple devices at no additional cost. Once they’ve signed in with their usernames and passwords, customers can stream shows and movies on demand from Fox, FX, FXX, FXM, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild plus watch live sports from Fox Sports.

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Report: Samsung prepping actual watchphone

May 23, 2014 12:48 pm | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

The device will actually place and receive phone calls without needing to be tethered to a smartphone. The report outfits the device with a camera, GPS, Bluetooth, a heart-rate monitor and email functionality. Samsung is reportedly in talks with U.S. wireless providers about the yet-unnamed device, which could be announced as soon as June or July.

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House passes curbs on NSA phone surveillance

May 23, 2014 12:46 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

The House has moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, the most significant demonstration to date of leaker Edward Snowden's impact on the debate over privacy versus security. But the final version of the legislation, "watered down" in the words of one supporter, also showed the limits of that impact. 

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Amazon becomes a programmer with its first show

May 23, 2014 12:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

"Tumble Leaf," follows the adventures of a blue fox named Fig. Amazon plans to release two more new kids programs over the summer. Only members of Amazon's Prime subscription plan can watch the programs, which are produced by Amazon Studios.

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Indiana phone co-op buys local cable operator

May 23, 2014 12:34 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Pulaski White Rural Telephone Cooperative (PWRTC) is in the process of acquiring TV Cable of Winamac, aka Zing. The purchase price was not disclosed. Together, the operation will be able to provide a triple play bundle that combines the most advanced services of each.

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Review: Apple's CarPlay headed in right direction

May 22, 2014 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CarPlay implants some of the iPhone's main applications in automobiles so drivers can control them with voice commands, a touch on the steering wheel or a swipe on a display screen in the dashboard. It's expected to be available this summer when Pioneer Electronics plans to release a software update for five car radios designed to work with the iPhone.

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AT&T trials LTE-based home broadband service

May 22, 2014 1:32 pm | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

The company is planning a nationwide roll-out of a service for its wireless customers, who for $30 a month will be able to install a router in their homes that will convert LTE broadband into Wi-Fi signals. Up to 10 devices will be able to connect to the router at a time, AT&T said.

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Lincoln, Neb., fires up free municipal Wi-Fi network

May 22, 2014 1:11 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The city has switched on an outdoor public Wi-Fi access service built with equipment from Ruckus Wireless. NebraskaLink is providing a 1-gigabit network connection to support the project. Commonwealth Electric, the City's fiber optic contractor, donated the installation of the fiber optic network.

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