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  1. Busy Summer for Business Services

    X1 sports app Language of choice And in Oregon, Comcast Business will provide Ethernet services to LifeWorks Northwest, in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. With a staff of more than 700, LifeWorks NW is a nonprofit that provides mental health, addiction and prevention health care services to nearly 19,000 individuals at multiple locations across the Portland metro area. WOW! Business has made its fiber-optic based Internet, data and voice services available to eight more downtown Tampa, FL, commercial buildings. This is part of a $20 million investment in Tampa Bay and Pinellas County designed to take advantage of local market opportunities stemming from recent cable industry mergers and acquisitions. Bright House Networks, which was recently acquired by Charter Communications (NASDAQ:CHTR), operates in Tampa, as does Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA). WOW! also has upgraded its Madison Academy's fiber-based Internet service from 200 Mbps to 1 Gbps. The fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) solution connects two campus locations in Huntsville, AL, and the Corral, a multipurpose student service center. The plan is to build a fiber connection to another building, which would enable three wide-area network (WAN) sites. Shaw Communications (TSX: SJR.B ) launched a managed network security service, SmartSecurity, which is a cloud-based solution designed specifically for the small and medium business (SMB) market. It's powered by Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) Meraki. SmartSecurity features include: Business-grade firewall: Perimeter security to permit or deny network traffic Advanced threat protection: Track and prevent the latest threats with automatic virus updates Content control: Permit or deny access to specific types of web content across a variety of categories, including gambling and gaming sites Application control: Set custom network policies for employees and guests by controlling application-based traffic across the network Safeguard remote workers: Remote employees can connect to the office over a secured connection Secure multiple locations: Connect offices through a secure network connection AT&T (NYSE: T ) had a couple of recent announcements. The company launched gigabit Internet services for both residential and business customers in parts of San Diego, CA, and El Paso, TX. The deployments include the telco's GigaPower and AT&T Business Fiber services. Additionally, AT&T made GigaPower available to single-family homes, more than 25 apartment complexes, and small businesses in parts of Indianapolis and surrounding communities. AT&T Business Fiber also is now available in the Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson market area as well as throughout Indiana in the Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, Crawfordsville, Evansville, Frankfort, Kokomo, Marion, Michigan City-La Porte, Muncie, New Castle, South Bend-Mishawaka and Vincennes areas. Canadian cable operator Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI.A ) is expanding the availability of its gigabit Internet services in Moncton, New Brunswick. The company's Rogers Ignite Gigabit and Rogers Ignite for business Gigabit Internet is now available in neighborhoods across Greater Moncton. Rogers plans to continue to expand its Ignite Gigabit service across New Brunswick and into Newfoundland in the coming months. The MSO first announced the Ignite gigabit service in October and began rolling it out in March. Liberty Business, Liberty Puerto Rico's (NASDAQ: LBTYA ) business division, has joined ADTRAN's (NASDAQ:ADTN) "Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives" program. The division is utilizing ADTRAN's gigabit services architecture to deliver 1 Gbps broadband speeds to schools and SMBs in rural locations of the island, mainly in western and southern Puerto Rico. Liberty Business is also providing infrastructure to connect previously underserved schools. Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN ) announced an expansion of its metro fiber network in the Nashville area. The expansion is intended to provide the area's business community with fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure to connect local data centers and commercial buildings with Windstream's nationwide fiber network. The expansion includes the downtown, West End/Elliston Place, Midtown/Vanderbilt, Green Hills, Brentwood, Airport/Donelson and Cool Springs areas.

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    Tue, 9 Aug 2016

  2. Cable Operators’ Ethernet Business Services Improving - Broadband Technology Report

    Cable operators across the U.S. have found the supply of Ethernet-based business services a lucrative supplement to their residential offerings. While the majority of their customers remain small to medium enterprises, at least some cable companies have their eyes on larger prizes. But such ...

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    Thu, 30 Jun 2016

  3. Shaw Biz Debuts Cisco Security for SMBs

    Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) has launched its managed network security service, SmartSecurity, a cloud-based solution designed ...

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    Thu, 23 Jun 2016

  4. Comcast Biz Selling Microsoft Office

    Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) announced that Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Office 365 is now available through its cloud application ...

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    Thu, 19 May 2016

  1. Comcast Promotes Slew of SVPs

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    Tue, 29 Mar 2016

  2. Bright House Deploys NetCracker Back Office

    Bright House Networks has deployed NetCracker Technology 's eCommerce and CRM back office solutions. The eCommerce platform is ...

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    Mon, 8 Feb 2016

  3. Comcast Biz Unveils SMB WiFi

    Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Business has unveiled WiFi Pro, a managed business WiFi solution that includes cloud-based controls, marketing ...

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    Tue, 26 Jan 2016

  4. Shaw Picks Cisco for SMB WiFi, Security

    Canadian service provider Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) has introduced SmartWiFi and SmartSecurity managed WiFi and network ...

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    Mon, 30 Nov 2015

  5. Cable Biz Gets a Bigger Slice of Enterprise Pie

    According to a survey by TNS , following years of success serving the small-to-medium sized business services ( SMB ) market, cable providers ...

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    Thu, 17 Sep 2015

  6. SerComm Joins MoCA

    SerComm (TWSE:5388) has joined MoCA as an Associate member. Founded in 1992, Taiwan-based SerComm's main products include ...

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    Wed, 5 Aug 2015

  7. Vendors Converge on CableLabs Confab

    At the annual invitation-only CableLabs Summer Conference in Keystone, CO, numerous vendors are showcasing their wares for members of ...

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    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

  8. CenturyLink Touts Gigabit Reach

    CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) says it now offers fiber-based 1 Gbps Internet speeds to small and mid-sized business ( SMB ) locations in 17 states ...

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    Mon, 18 May 2015

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