PPL Telcom Pulls out of BPL Market

Carriers carrier PPL Telcom is getting out of the broadband over power line (BPL) business, the company announced today. It is ending its market trial for residential customers in Pennsylvanias Lehigh Valley at the end of this month. “While our market trials indicate that BPL technology is promising, the combination of a competitive marketplace and […]

FCC Releases DSL Deregulation Order

The FCC on Friday released the order on its decision earlier this summer to deregulate DSL. The document clarified the FCCs August move to free the Bell companies from obligations to make their DSL networks available to independent Internet service providers. It was still too early Monday afternoon for many of the RBOCs and various […]

Solutions Providers Are Telcos, Too

Technology advances such as IP, Wi-Fi, WiMAX and broadband over powerline (BPL) can put solutions providers in the telco seat. Now, they can install systems that provide voice, Internet, TV, security and controls to entire buildings and campuses. Its like being a mini telephone company for a corporate office or high-rise apartment building. Find out […]

LDMI Introduces ConnecT xTreme

LDMI Telecommunications, a division of Talk America Holdings Inc., today introduced ConnecT xTreme, a dedicated Internet access service of 3mbps. ConnecT xTreme is available to businesses in LDMIs Michigan and Ohio service areas. The services speeds range from 3mbps up to 6mbps. ConnecT xTreme also offers customer premise equipment, five IP addresses, 20 e-mail accounts, […]

FCC Broadband Report Promotes Calls for Greater Penetration

The number of U.S. broadband Internet subscribers grew by 34 percent in 2004, but some policymakers fear that increase is happening too slowly. The FCC yesterday released data on high-speed Internet connections, information, which facilities-based broadband providers must supply twice a year. Even though the number of residential, business and other subscribers jumped to 37.9 […]

Broad Air Selects AT&T Networking Infrastructure

Broad Air Communications Inc., a provider of high-speed Internet access for residential and business customers, has selected AT&T Corp. to provide portions of the networking infrastructure for its wireless Internet service. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Using AT&T’s IP backbone, Broad Air will provide customers in rural communities with high-speed Internet access, e-mail and […]

Covad Looks to Samsung for Line-Powered Voice Equipment

Covad Communications Group Inc. said this week it has chosen Samsung Telecommunications America as the provider of new central office equipment for Covad’s line-powered voice access. The technology enables Covad to offer basic local and long-distance voice services, along with high-speed Internet and, eventually, video over DSL. Line-powered voice access combines the usability of traditional […]

NextWeb Chooses CommPartners for Wireless VoIP Services

NextWeb, a large fixed-wireless business ISP based in California, announced today that it is launching voice-over-IP (VoIP) services using the wholesale VoIP service of CommPartners, a provider of privately branded, VoIP services and IP-to-PSTN interconnection carrier services.NextWeb has an extensive pre-WiMAX network that can reach 500,000 small and medium-sized businesses in northern and southern California. […]

FCC Issues BPL Rules

Companies providing high-speed Internet service over the power lines supported technical rules the FCC released to prevent interference of unlicensed bands with other technologies, saying the regulations remove a layer of uncertainty and don’t present any major hurdles. In short, the FCC designated certain frequencies service providers using broadband over power line (BPL) technology must […]

Ambient, DS2 Form New Pact to Offer High-Speed BPL

Ambient Corp., an equipment maker for the broadband over powerline market (BPL) and DS2, a supplier of silicon chipsets, on Monday disclosed a new agreement geared to allow service providers to deliver such high speed applications as video-on-demand (VOD) and video conferencing over an electric grid. Under the pact, Ambient will integrate DS2s family of […]

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