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  1. Akamai: Global Average Internet Speed Up 21% YoY

    According to Akamai Technologies' (NASDAQ: AKAM ) "Third Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report," global average Internet speeds increased 21% year over year during the quarter, and peak speeds increased 16% year over year. The report includes data gathered from across the Akamai Intelligent Platform about connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation, and other relevant topics concerning the Internet and its usage, as well as trends seen in the data over time. "The holiday season serves as one of the true tests of Internet connectivity as consumers activate slews of connected devices at the same time and more families are at home collectively pushing their broadband capabilities to the limit," said David Belson, editor of the report. "The good news is those limits are getting higher as we have continued to observe positive long-term trends in both average and average peak connection speeds around the world. While 'batteries not included' may still cause unwelcome surprises, we're optimistic that connection speeds won't spoil the holidays this year." Among the findings: Global Average Connection Speeds and Global Broadband Adoption Global average connection speed increased 2.3% to 6.3 Mbps in the third quarter, a 21% increase year over year. South Korea had the highest average connection speed at 26.3 Mbps in the third quarter. Global average peak connection speed increased 3.4% to 37.2 Mbps in the third quarter, rising 16% year over year. Singapore had the highest average peak connection speed at 162 Mbps in the third quarter. Global 10 Mbps broadband adoption rate rose 5.4% quarter over quarter, and 15 Mbps and 25 Mbps broadband adoption rates increased 6.5% and 5.3%, respectively. IPv4 and IPv6 The number of unique IPv4 addresses connecting to the Akamai Intelligent Platform was just over 806 million, which is 0.7% more than the second quarter of 2016. Belgium remained the clear global leader in IPv6 adoption with 39% of its connections to Akamai occurring over IPv6, up 3.3% from the previous quarter. Cable and wireless/mobile providers continued to drive the largest volumes of IPv6 requests, with Comcast, AT&T and Verizon Wireless topping the list with 44%, 43% and 80% of their requests to Akamai being made over IPv6 in their regions, respectively. Mobile Average mobile connection speeds ranged from a high of 23.7 Mbps in the United Kingdom to a low of 2.2 Mbps in Venezuela.

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  2. Altice Adds Another LA Gigabit Market

    Altice USA (Euronext:ATC) is now offering Suddenlink gigabit Internet service in Natchitoches, LA. The company also increased the speeds of ...

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    Mon, 5 Dec 2016

  3. RCN Launches 330 Mbps Internet in Boston

    RCN announced the immediate availability of a 330 Mbps Internet speed tier to residents in the greater Boston area. The new Internet tier ...

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  4. RCN DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Internet Goes Live in Chicago

    RCN has announced the immediate availability of DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit Internet speeds to residents in all of its Chicagoland service areas ...

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    Thu, 3 Nov 2016

  1. Consolidated Launches Gigabit Internet in CA

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  2. Internet Upgrades: Don't forget the MDUs

    By Monta Monaco Hernon - In a telecommuting world, the line between home and work Internet tends to blur. According to a recent Gallup ...

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    Tue, 23 Aug 2016

  3. WOW! Biz Upgrades AL School to Gigabit

    Madison Academy in Huntsville, AL, has upgraded its WOW! Business fiber-based dedicated Internet access service from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps. In ...

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    Wed, 29 Jun 2016

  4. FCC Issues Charter/TWC/BHN Conditions

    By Ron Hendrickson - The FCC has formally issued its approval of Charter Communications ' (NASDAQ:CHTR) proposed merger with Time ...

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    Wed, 11 May 2016

  5. Grande Completes Centrovision Transition

    Texas-based service provider Grande Communications has completed transitioning its recently acquired Centrovision networks to Grande ...

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    Wed, 27 Apr 2016

  6. Comcast Ups CA Web Speeds

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) is introducing two new Internet speed tiers in California, Performance Pro at 100 Mbps and Blast Pro at 200 ...

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    Mon, 21 Mar 2016

  7. TWC Maxx: Eastern NC Gets Faster Web Speeds

    As part of its ongoing TWC Maxx upgrade program, Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) has begun the rollout of faster Internet speeds in ...

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    Sun, 6 Mar 2016

  8. TWC Maxx Rolling into Cincinnati, Northern KY

    Right on the heels of its upstate New York announcement, Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) says it's bringing its TWC Maxx upgrade ...

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    Tue, 23 Feb 2016

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