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  1. Facing Competition, AT&T Cuts Chicago Gigabit Prices

    Perhaps signaling the start of a local gigabit price war, AT&T (NYSE: T ) has cut the price of its gigabit Internet service in Chicago to $70 a month. The telco launched its fiber-based service, now called AT&T Internet 1000, in parts of Chicago last June at a starting price of $120 a month. Since then, Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and RCN have both launched DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit services in the Chicago metro area. RCN's service - which launched in early November - is $70 a month, and Comcast's is $140. Comcast's service is still described as a trial, and the MSO is testing promotional pricing in the Chicago market and others, including Atlanta, Nashville and Detroit. AT&T says all current AT&T Internet 1000 and AT&T Internet 100 customers in Chicago will automatically receive the new lower price within the next one or two billing cycles. "This is an aggressive offer. Our enhanced price for the area comes at a time when other providers are doubling the price of their service or failing to meet their commitment to connect Chicago," said Cheryl Choy, vice president, data and voice products at AT&T. "We're offering the best integrated experience and ultra-fast Internet for customers with AT&T Fiber." Gigabit price wars have previously gone on in other markets, such as the Kansas City metro area and particularly Austin, TX, both of which have several operators offering 1 Gbps speeds. Google Fiber (NASDAQ:GOOG) more or less set the price expectation for gigabit at around $70 a month. Generally, gigabit prices tend to be higher in markets where only one operator offers the service.

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  2. Gigabit Internet: Common Goal, Multiple Routes

    As the quest for gigabit and faster Internet speeds ramps up, it's becoming increasingly clear that there's no "one true path." Rather, it's akin to all roads leading to Rome: One destination, multiple ways to get there.

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    Mon, 28 Nov 2016

  3. It's Official: Google Fiber Easing off the Gas

    Confirming recent rumors, Google Fiber (NASDAQ:GOOG) has announced a slowdown in its expansion plans, to include employee layoffs. In a ...

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    Wed, 26 Oct 2016

  4. WOW! Gigabit: Where Technology and Strategy Meet

    By Monta Monaco Hernon - When WOW! launched gigabit Internet speeds in Auburn and Huntsville, AL; Evansville, IN; and Knoxville, TN, last ...

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    Tue, 18 Oct 2016

  1. Google Fiber Closes on Webpass, Adds 5 Markets

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    Tue, 4 Oct 2016

  2. Google Revamps Fiber TV

    Google Fiber (NASDAQ:GOOG) is updating its Fiber TV service. The video service, launched in 2012, is getting a new user interface (UI) ...

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    Thu, 15 Sep 2016

  3. Comcast Starts DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Chicago

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has launched the Chicago area trial of gigabit Internet service based on DOCSIS 3.1. The price of the new service ...

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    Wed, 17 Aug 2016

  4. The DOCSIS Effect: Can the Internet Handle it?

    By Mattias Fridström, Telia Carrier - Internet traffic is increasing steadily, driving significant changes in network operations - both for service ...

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    Thu, 28 Jul 2016

  5. 5 Years of Google Fiber : A Higher Bar for Everyone

    By Monta Monaco Hernon - This May marked the fifth anniversary of Google Fiber's (NASDAQ:GOOG) launch in Kansas City. To date, the ...

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    Tue, 19 Jul 2016

  6. Google Fiber Starts Charlotte Signups, Grows Biz Services

    Google Fiber (NASDAQ:GOOG) has begun the signup process for its gigabit-capable Internet service in Charlotte, NC. The initial push is in the ...

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    Tue, 12 Jul 2016

  7. Who Will Be the Leader in the Connected Smart Home?

    Communications services providers (CSPs, e.g., Comcast, AT&T), device manufacturers (e.g., Honeywell, GE, Lutron), big box retailers (e.g., Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy, Sears, Staples), tech giants (e.g., Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft), electronics manufacturers (e.g., Samsung, LG), a slew of ...

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    Tue, 5 Jul 2016

  8. Google Fiber Buying Wireless ISP

    Google Fiber (NASDAQ:GOOG) has entered into an agreement to acquire Webpass, a San Francisco-based Internet service provider (ISP) ...

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    Thu, 23 Jun 2016

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