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Hargray to acquire Charter system in South Carolina

April 9, 2012 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Hargray Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Charter Communications’ Beaufort County cable system in South Carolina that serves about 7,000 subscribers.

Verizon pulls the plug on ‘naked’ DSL

April 6, 2012 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Customers with standalone DSL will be able to keep it, but the service won’t be extended to anyone else.

UXP powers multi-screen phone service for Trinidad cable op

April 5, 2012 2:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Why did bundle integration seem to stop with Caller ID on TV?

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WOW provisions Ultra TV with Sigma Systems

April 2, 2012 2:47 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The operator uses Sigma products to manage services on its new multi-room entertainment system.

TiVo Premiere available across 70% of Suddenlink’s footprint

March 30, 2012 3:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Also, Virgin Media announced it is adding TiVo boxes to some new bundles.

Comcast dials in free text messaging for phone customers

March 29, 2012 2:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast is sweetening its voice offering with the inclusion of free text messaging, as well as the ability to transcribe and read voicemail messages.

NetAmerica, Panhandle light up Bonfire LTE

March 28, 2012 2:54 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Panhandle Telephone Cooperative is about to switch on LTE service in rural Oklahoma, and it won't do it alone: It's getting help from the NetAmerica Alliance

Comcast tees up cloud-based phone service for businesses

March 27, 2012 3:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast continued its push in the commercial services sector with the recent launch of a cloud-based VoIP service for businesses.

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Time Warner Cable uses mPortal to provision My TWC app

March 27, 2012 2:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable’s My TWC mobile gateway, which lets subscribers access and manage their Time Warner accounts remotely on their Android and iOS devices, is being powered by mPortal.

Cities without FiOS protest Verizon, cable deal

March 27, 2012 2:54 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Five cities in New York, Massachusetts and Maryland that don't have Verizon's FiOS service are slamming the company's tie-up with cable operators.

Comcast opens doors on Xfinity Customer Center in Colo.

March 26, 2012 2:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast is taking steps to improve its customers’ experience on several fronts, one of which includes the transformation of many of its customer service centers across its footprint.

Whaleback picks Bright House to enable managed voice services

March 26, 2012 2:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Whaleback Managed Services picked Bright House Networks to help provision its managed voice services to a health care facility in Tampa Bay.

Australia bans Huawei from Web network

March 26, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citing hacking attacks attributed to China, Australia sours on Chinese network gear suppliers.

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All aboard the Buckeye Express: Buckeye bows 110 Mbps wideband tier

March 23, 2012 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Buckeye CableSystem has launched a DOCSIS 3.0-based wideband tier with download speeds of up to 110 Mbps.

Olympics to strain U.K. broadband infrastructure

March 20, 2012 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

As the Olympic sprinters race down the tracks, will London's Internet infrastructure be able to keep up? Let's hope so.

Avaya acquires Radvision for $230M

March 16, 2012 3:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Avaya announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Radvision, a provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks, for $230 million.

Verizon relents, licenses Veveo’s search technology

March 15, 2012 3:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Verizon has agreed to license start-up Veveo’s technology for cloud-based search associated with its FiOS TV service.

Swisscom taps Net Insight for contribution system

March 15, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Swisscom Broadcast will use Net Insight’s Nimbra platform to transport live HD video, voice and data content.

TD-LTE: Ready for liftoff

March 15, 2012 2:57 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

With its most high-profile backer sent back to the bench, does that mean TD-LTE is out of the running? Not by a long shot.

Buckeye gears up with Arris for home networking

March 14, 2012 2:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Buckeye CableSystem is gearing up for its long-term IP migration while attempting to win back customers in the short term with Arris’ hybrid QAM/IP video gateways.

Barnes & Noble hires former Cablevision exec as CFO

March 13, 2012 3:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble has named former Cablevision chief financial officer Michael Huseby as its new CFO.

TWCBC completes Hudson Valley fiber project

March 12, 2012 2:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Business Class has wrapped up a fiber-optics project for TechCity Properties in the Hudson Valley that included installing fiber access points.

Mediacom’s Q4 revenues up; video subscribers down

March 9, 2012 4:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Mediacom Communications released unaudited financial results for last year and the fourth quarter, which included an increase in revenues and a loss of 67,000 basic video subscribers.

SIP Forum elects Comcast's Jenkal to board

March 7, 2012 2:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The SIP Forum announced that Comcast's Vijey Jenkal, director of product development engineering, was elected to its board of directors.

Cox's Brennan to retire; Campbell will replace him as new COO

March 6, 2012 3:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

With Leo Brennan set to retire, Cox Communications promoted Jill Campbell to Brennan's former roles of executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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