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Trust: The Fuel Driving Digital Transformation

by Paul Wakefield on May 26, 2017

Though they are heading in a similar direction, all of the CIOs I work with are on their own individual

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ITTA, USTelecom says the FCC should streamline BDS regulations for rural telcos

by Sean Buckley on May 26, 2017
ITTA and USTelecom say the regulatory regime that governs business data services (BDS) should be revised for rural telcos that lack the scale and financial power of their larger telco counterparts.
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AT&T-backed legislation to cut POTS lines limits affordable, reliable options, says AARP, Citizens Utility Board

by Sean Buckley on May 26, 2017
AT&T-supported legislation in Illinois that would eliminate a requirement to offer landline voice, or "plain old telephone service," has been met with opposition from the Citizens Utility Board and the AARP, igniting new debate on legacy services.
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CenturyLink Florida CWA workers reject proposal, authorize strike

by Sean Buckley on May 26, 2017
CenturyLink workers in Florida represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union rejected what the group said was an “unacceptable package” proposed by the telco. CWA's strike authorization vote was also approved.
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TDS Telecom promotes Villacrez to senior vice president, continues CFO role

by Sean Buckley on May 26, 2017
TDS Telecom has named Vicki Villacrez as senior vice president of finance, adding to her list of duties at the company, where she currently serves as chief financial officer.
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Wanted: Protection From Intrusive Hacks for Connected Vehicles

by Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud on May 26, 2017
Cloud Security Alliance sees danger, issues guidelines for how we'll need to secure the connected vehicle environment in the future.
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Uniti says Hunt Telecom, Southern Light deals will provide sales, capex synergies

by Sean Buckley on May 25, 2017
Uniti may be in the process of completing its Hunt Telecom and Southern Light acquisitions, but the service provider said it is already seeing a number of sales and capital synergies as it begins integrating these companies into its fold.
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11 out of 20 municipal fiber networks are not financially viable, says Penn Law study

by Sean Buckley on May 25, 2017
Municipal broadband has great allure in that a city or town can take control of their own broadband destiny, but a new Pennsylvania Law study reveals that these networks rarely produce a favorable return on investment.
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Consolidated to commit $52M to upgrade Maine networks after completing FairPoint deal

by Sean Buckley on May 25, 2017
Consolidated Communications has pledged $52.2 million to conduct network upgrades in Maine if its acquisition of FairPoint gets state regulatory approval.
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Frontier taps Nokia for initial rollout

by Sean Buckley on May 25, 2017
Frontier has begun its journey in Connecticut, aiming the technology to increase in-building broadband speeds for customers that live in apartment and multidwelling units (MDUs) throughout the state.
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