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Frontier taking $283M in Connect America funds to expand broadband

June 16, 2015 11:21 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Frontier Communications will put more than $283 million in Connect America Fund (CAF) support to expand broadband coverage to 1.3 million people.

Playstation Vue goes a-la-carte, expands to L.A. and San Francisco

June 16, 2015 10:23 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

At the onset, Playstation 3 and 4 owners will be able to sign up for Showtime, Fox Soccer Plus and Machinima...                      

Briefs: Sckipio, VeloCloud, Teletrax, Array

June 16, 2015 9:44 am | by CED staff | Comments

Sckipio has a new line of reference designs that support CPE modems inside SFP pluggable form-factor. The Netherlands-based company also has a new CPE bridge reference design with reverse . . .


U-verse with GigaPower now available in Charlotte

June 15, 2015 5:40 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

AT&T announced Monday that U-verse with GigaPower is now available to residents and businesses in parts of Charlotte. Through the service customers have access to standalone internet packages . . .  


Gigabit Pro coming to parts of Indiana

June 15, 2015 1:05 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Comcast's Gigabit Pro will be available in select Indiana markets within the next month. Cities that will have access to the service include Anderson, Bloomington, Columbus, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis . . .


Vast data warehouse raises health overhaul privacy concerns

June 15, 2015 12:52 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

A government data warehouse stores personal information indefinitely on millions of people who seek coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law...

Alibaba planning video streaming service

June 15, 2015 12:44 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Alibaba has plans to create the equivalent of Netflix and HBO in China with its upcoming streaming service, Tmall Box Office (TBO).   

Samsung enables IoT controls on hotel TVs

June 15, 2015 12:08 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Samsung's new IP-based content management system Lynk Sinc is for hotel property managers. The company will deploy the system with Telkonet, which is an automation solutions provider that offers energy . . .


Q&A: Net neutrality rules go into effect

June 15, 2015 11:21 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

New rules that treat the Internet like a public utility and prohibit blocking, slowing and creating paid fast lanes for online traffic took effect Friday.

D.C. Court clears path for broadcast incentive auctions

June 15, 2015 10:46 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) last year filed a challenge to the FCC’s chosen methodology for predicting...           


Briefs: Netgear, Comcast, Marvell, Gemalto

June 15, 2015 9:38 am | by CED staff | Comments

Netgear's new VDSL/ADSL modem router has dual band Wi-Fi and gigabit Ethernet capabilities. The Nighthawk AC1900 modem router contains an embedded DSL modem that supports ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+, and VDSL . . .


Alcatel-Lucent, Sequans partner on IoT tool kit for developers

June 12, 2015 11:32 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans Communications have developed a 4G tool kit for the IoT following a year of testing supervised by Bell Labs. A series of 200 kits will be available to developers to test . . .


NCTA to FCC: LTE-U will gravely harm Wi-Fi

June 12, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Widespread deployment of LTE-U or LAA would therefore harm American consumers, schools, and innovators."                         

Briefs: ViaSat, Verimatrix, Montage Technology, Cisco

June 12, 2015 9:55 am | by CED staff | Comments

Satellite broadband and communications company, ViaSat, has acquired a privately held company that provides network virtualization. ViaSat will utilize Engreens virtualization product to manage . . . 


Dish Network in talks with banks about funding T-Mobile bid

June 12, 2015 9:50 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Dish is talking to banks about funding a bid for the Un-Carrier that would include as much as $15 billion in cash.                  



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