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2012-08-22 10:27:22

CINCINNATI, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerNet Global, veteran of the telecommunications industry for more than 20 years and well known for strong business ethics, integrity, and reliability, today announced another expansion of coverage to offer high-speed Internet service to even more businesses in greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. PowerNet Global placed equipment on three new towers that provide an additional 40 square miles of coverage in northeastern and southern parts...

19 Million Lack Broadband Access: FCC
2012-08-22 10:15:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A growing number of Americans now have high-speed Internet access, but 19 million still remain without, according to an annual broadband progress report released Tuesday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). “The nation has made significant progress expanding high-speed Internet access in recent years, but further implementation of major reforms newly adopted by the Federal Communications Commission is required...

2012-08-22 02:25:26

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Conterra Broadband Services ("Conterra"), a national provider of high capacity, wide area network services specializing in underserved areas of the U.S., announces today that it has joined Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community. With more than 140 members, the Dark Fiber Community serves as a networking and educational center for those in the optical fiber networking industry. The community allows for easy exchange of information...

2012-08-21 06:29:59

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellectual Ventures (IV), the leader in the business of invention, announced today that its newest spin-out company, Kymeta(TM), has closed a $12 million funding round to develop and bring to market IV's Metamaterials Surface Antenna Technology (MSA-T). Backed by investments from Bill Gates, Liberty Global and Lux Capital, Kymeta's mTenna(TM) product line will simplify the satellite connection needed for broadband Internet on the...

2012-08-13 06:26:20

ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Birch Communications, a leading IP-based telecom and managed services provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today that it has finalized an agreement to acquire the assets of DayStar Communications ("DayStar"). DayStar is a facilities-based telecommunications service provider that serves customers throughout several major markets in southwest Florida and services their locations in other states. Birch expects the...

2012-07-31 06:31:08

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, one of the nation's leading research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses primarily on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color, has named Dr. John B. Horrigan to head its Media and Technology Institute, which is a hub for research on how minority Americans use media, broadband and other emerging communications technologies...

2012-07-31 02:30:45

PARIS, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OneAccess, a global market leader in multi-service access routers and Carrier Ethernet access devices, today announced the company will market on a worldwide basis a fully integrated access solution based on OneAccess' sophisticated router platforms, which leverage the performance advantages of Actelis [http://www.actelis.com/index.html ]' patented, award-winning EFMplus(TM) [http://www.actelis.com/technology/tech-efm.php ] and Dynamic Rate...

Google Fiber Promises Lightning-Fast Internet
2012-07-27 08:48:22

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google is seeking to obliterate Internet and TV service as we know it. The company unveiled its plans yesterday to offer Internet service to Kansas City residents at speeds of one gigabyte per second, about 100 times faster than what is available from current Internet service providers. The Internet can also be bundled with a TV service, providing a direct competitor to companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. Google Fiber...

2012-07-27 02:25:51

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticket holders for the London 2012 Olympics will be accustomed to some unusual rules but may still be surprised to learn of one restriction, as the organisers have banned the use of personal Wi-Fi devices within the Olympic park. Broadbandgenie.co.uk [http://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk ] asks whether this is justified or another example of LOCOG setting policies to benefit its corporate partners. Security is naturally a major...

2012-07-23 06:28:07

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FairPoint Communications announced today it is planning to expand broadband Internet in 53 towns across Vermont - in unserved neighborhoods from Troy to Halifax as well as dozens of other towns across the Green Mountain State. In all, multiple neighborhoods in 53 towns will see this new high-speed access. These towns include: Albany, Barnard, Barnet, Belvidere, Bethel, Bloomfield, Bradford, Braintree, Brookfield, Burke, Chelsea,...