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Peoples Communication uses Skitter to push IPTV into East Texas

Peoples Telephone Cooperative subsidiary Peoples Communication, in the midst of a 600-mile fiber transport network expansion in East Texas, has chosen Skitter TV's advanced IPTV platform as the way it plans to offer a mix of television services.

Mediacom hikes broadband speeds to 305 Mbps to compete with CenturyLink

Facing competition from telco CenturyLink in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mediacom is reportedly looking to raise its broadband speeds to 305 Mbps via what it calls the Ultra 305 level of service.

Franken rails against Comcast-TWC merger, says media companies fear retaliation

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, the only member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to openly oppose Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable during a public hearing last week, took his offensive to the cable airwaves yesterday.

Frontier enhances broadband, Ethernet reach in New York

Frontier Communications has invested more than $326 million, including $80 million in 2013, upgrading its network facilities New York over the past three years to improve consumer broadband and enhance the availability of Ethernet to more businesses.

IP video's moneymaking potential

We've seen a lot of momentum in the IP video space over the past few months as major players in the space race to stake their claim in this rapidly shifting area.  Programmers and distributors are forming alliances with each other and with device makers in the hope of finding the best avenue to the consumer.

TDS finishes Michigan broadband stimulus project, brings service to almost 1,300 homes

TDS Telecom has put the final touches on a broadband stimulus project near Au Train and Chatham in Michigan, bringing service to nearly 1,300 homes thanks to an $8.6 million United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) grant.

Wheeler takes 'prism' view on net neutrality, retrans, process reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- During an ACA Summit session here Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler downplayed the Commission's recent decision to prohibit broadcasters from coordinating on retransmission-consent deals, calling the move to level the negotiating sessions between broadcasters and pay TV distributors "self evident."

Frontier makes smart home play with Wi-Fi video monitoring service

Frontier Communications has made another step in developing a presence in the emerging smart home market segment with the debut of its new Wi-Fi-based video monitoring service.

Comcast scores General Services Administration contract

In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at an announcement from Comcast Business that it has won a Schedule 70 contract from the General Services Administration.

Multiscreen over-the-top video to dominate NAB 2014

With multiscreen over-the-top video moves expected to generate buzz at next week's National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, the list of 200 first-time exhibitors includes IP video technology vendors ranging from stealth startup SeeSpace to electronics giant Fujitsu.