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Comcast debuts 100 Mbps, voice trunking service in Mich.

November 4, 2011 3:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Comcast Business wideband tier features up to 100 Mbps on the downstream and 10 Mbps on the upstream, which is up to 60 times faster than download speeds for a T1 line.

Glum Q4 forecast overshadows Alcatel-Lucent's profit spike

November 4, 2011 3:29 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent's rosy third-quarter profits were overshadowed by a grim fourth-quarter forecast that warned sales could take a hit from the European financial crisis.

Google angling to enter MVPD biz

November 4, 2011 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The company has long talked about being in the TV business. The issue was whether it would voluntarily restrict itself to over-the-top (OTT) content or attempt to compete with multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).

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AT&T extends deal to redistribute DirecTV

November 3, 2011 3:15 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

AT&T has signed a three-year extension with DirecTV to continue to be able to resell the latter's TV service across the 22 states where AT&T offers residential broadband and voice service.

CenturyLink's Q3 net income falls as expenses rise

November 3, 2011 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Phone company CenturyLink reported lower third-quarter net income Wednesday as operating expenses related to its April acquisition of larger phone company Qwest overshadowed increased revenue.

Comcast stems video sub losses in Q3; Xcalibur heads to 'major market'

November 2, 2011 4:17 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast is still mulling the fine print of its Xcalibur service, including price point and whether it will be a premium-only offering, but the IP- and cloud-based service is headed to a major market next year.

Frontier touts Second Connection

November 2, 2011 3:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

While most everyone else is talking about bandwidth caps, Frontier Communications has an interesting solution for its customers: Add another, separate DSL line.

Convergys consolidates Virgin Media inventory control

October 31, 2011 2:39 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Virgin Media has consolidated 20 different equipment inventories onto a single inventory control system provided by Convergys.

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Cablevision’s profits sink 65 percent in Q3

October 28, 2011 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

But Cablevision’s revenues did get a boost from the inclusion of the former Bresnan Communications customers.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Fujitsu

October 27, 2010 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Our cable-ready, carrier-grade optical and professional services solutions are helping MSOs across North America deliver video, data and telecom services over a single, high-speed network.

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