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LightSquared defends network plans

October 28, 2011 2:52 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

LightSquared is on the defensive following a conference call yesterday hosted by the Coalition to Save Our GPS.

Cablevision putting finishing touches on fiber ring

October 28, 2011 1:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cablevision chief operating officer Tom Rutledge said the company is on track to complete a fiber ring in the former Bresnan Communications systems by year’s end.

Broadband, business services shine in TWC’s Q3 results

October 27, 2011 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

To borrow a phrase from an infamous actor, Time Warner Cable’s high-speed Internet services were “winning” in the third quarter.

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Sprint to use Clearwire LTE for capacity

October 27, 2011 2:49 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire may be losing Sprint as a wholesale WiMAX customer, but it appears that it has gained Sprint as a wholesale LTE customer.

FCC unveils rules for rural broadband fund

October 27, 2011 2:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal regulators have unveiled a plan for overhauling USF: It redirects the money toward broadband expansion.

CTIA sides with FCC in net neutrality challenges

October 27, 2011 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

CTIA, which long fought against the FCC's net neutrality regulations, may now find itself defending them in court.

Time Warner Cable sheds light on cloud-based guide

October 27, 2011 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

During its third-quarter conference call this morning, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said the company has deployed a cloud-based user guide in parts of Syracuse, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Comcast’s metro Ethernet connects Ill. school district to cloud

October 26, 2011 1:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

It’s a textbook example of how Comcast can deliver cloud-based services while also cutting the bottom line through virtualization.

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U.N. panel sets target to connect poor to broadband

October 26, 2011 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A United Nations panel has given governments a target of connecting half of the world's poor citizens to broadband Internet by 2015.

Pioneer picks Amino’s DVR boxes for IPTV service

October 26, 2011 1:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative has selected a DVR set-top box from Amino for its IPTV service.

A shave and a service cut – two bits

October 26, 2011 12:12 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

People still fear that cord-cutting may yet develop into a phenomenon, but the evidence is that it isn’t happening much.

Cablevision rings up click-to-call from Web browsers

October 25, 2011 2:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision voice customers now can dial-up phone numbers from a browser.

Knology tunes in DOCSIS 3.0 tiers in Montgomery, Ala.

October 25, 2011 2:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Current residential and business customers were upgraded to DOCSIS 3.0.

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RGB, itaas, Verimatrix team on TV Everywhere

October 25, 2011 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The joint solution will help service providers jump in quickly.

Sprint plans 2013 LTE Advanced launch

October 25, 2011 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint will use the airwaves to launch LTE Advanced in the first half of 2013.

Netflix’s stock plunges on brutal Q3, somber outlook

October 25, 2011 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix jolted its shareholders again with its third-quarter financial report.

4G: Good timing for consumers

October 25, 2011 2:32 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

4G is going mass market, and it couldn’t be at a more opportune time.

C Spire ramps expansion for LTE prep

October 24, 2011 1:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

C Spire Wireless is pouring an additional $10 million into its network to harden its CDMA infrastructure ahead of its planned LTE launch.

Netflix to provide service to the U.K., Ireland

October 24, 2011 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company will start offering access to movies and TV shows early next year.

Report: Google mulling role in possible Yahoo bid

October 24, 2011 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others.

Fibertech Networks picks Ciena to provision backhaul network

October 24, 2011 1:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Fibertech Networks has teamed up with Ciena for the build-out of a mobile backhaul network for an unnamed wireless service provider in Connecticut.

Sprint nixes unlimited for data-only services; smartphones spared

October 21, 2011 2:18 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apparently that time has come – but only for some of its devices.

Verizon will depend on LTE for growth

October 21, 2011 1:52 pm | by Brian Santo and Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon’s Q3 was buoyed by postpaid subs and LTE devices.

STMicroelectronics supplies cable modem chip to Chinese op

October 21, 2011 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Gehua Cable will include the STi7141 in set-top boxes for all of its subscribers.

In the media: Cogeco charges subscribers $50 to upgrade to D3 tiers

October 21, 2011 1:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cogeco has been pushing the envelope on its DOCSIS 3.0 rollouts.

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