Time Warner Cable To Add 20 Local Jobs

Time Warner Cable to buy U.S. firm DukeNet for $600 million

The company has scheduled a job fair Tuesday at its offices at 5520 Whipple Ave. NW. Applicants can stop in between 10 a.m.
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Time Warner Cable, CBS trade barbs on day seven of blackout

One Time Warner Cable investor, Chris Marangi, portfolio manager at Gabelli & Co, said he liked the $600 million deal even if it “does not move the needle.” “It’s an investment in an area that has very high returns for them,” Marangi said. In the second quarter, Time Warner Cable’s business services revenue increased more than 20 percent, making it the company’s fastest growing area. Time Warner Cable’s chief operating officer of business services, Phil Meeks, said in a statement that the deal will help the company expand its fiber business in the Carolinas. It will allow Time Warner Cable to deliver more network services to cell towers, a spokesman said. Time Warner Cable ranks second to Comcast Corp in the U.S.
Full version: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/07/us-timewarnercable-offer-dukenet-idUSBRE9960D920131007

Al Jazeera America to air on Time Warner Cable

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It isn’t anymore. The numbers aren’t huge but they are statistically significant,” said Moffett Research analyst Craig Moffett in a research note. Moffett estimates that about 898,000 U.S.
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Time Warner is hiring in Kettering

7/2/13 10:42:13 AM — Washington, DC, U.S.A — The offices of Al Jazeera America’s flagship show America Tonight are located in the Newseum in Washington. Photo by H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY staff ORG XMIT: HB 129866 AL JAZEERA netwo 7/2/2013 (Via OlyDrop) (Photo: H. Darr Beiser USAT) Story Highlights Time Warner Cable agrees to distribute Al Jazeera America to its customers News network to be available to TWC customers in New York and Los Angeles by year-end Deal also includes distribution to Blue House customers SHARE 145 CONNECT 50 TWEET 12 COMMENTEMAILMORE Al Jazeera America, the recently launched cable news channel funded by the government of Qatar, is entering millions of more households in the United States.
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Tuesday at 1505 E. David Rd, Kettering. All positions offer competitive compensation structures and an extensive benefits package.
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Time Warner and DirecTV reportedly considering plan to avoid retransmission fees

In addition, one source says Time Warner Cable is looking into buying Aereo. Aereos business model is simple vast qualities of small TV antennas pull over the air network signals, which are free, and transmits those signals to subscribers who pay for the service. This transmission takes place over the Internet, and does not involve any sort of participation or permission from the broadcasters, who have thrown up a legal fit over the practice, which undercuts the market.
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New Lower Pricing On Ethernet Over Copper

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Business Ethernet is now more affordable than ever!

The premier telecom solutions agency 10gea.org today has announced a price reduction in Ethernet over Copper (EoC) based broadband circuits. With this new pricing, EoC provides business and enterprise customers with dedicated, reliable broadband at a fraction of the cost of a NxT1 bonded T1 circuit.

"We have seen the price of Ethernet over Copper drop for a while now, but this is the first time we can reduce the pricing on so many different speeds. While many people see EoC as a replacement for bonded T1 circuits, it can also be a great alternative to a DS3 line, especially with this new price drop where we can offer 45Mbps (equivalent to a ds3) for around $1600 per month, or $250 for 2Mbps symmetrical", 10gea.org’s VP of Sales Mr. Wind states.

Besides reduced pricing, customers can also expect some other promotions such as free installation, free equipment and in many cases even a free month of service. To find out if a location is within range of Ethernet over Copper facilities, companies can use the online Ethernet availability and quoting tool at 10gea.org. EoC speeds start at 2Mbps and can go all the way up to 200Mbps. According to 10gea, these lower speed Ethernet circuits (such as a 2Mbps line) are a very popular T1 line replacement – both for price and circuit scalability.

About 10gea

10gea.org is an independent telecommunications agency that helps both SMB and enterprise customers with their cloud and networking needs. By utilizing its relationships with over 36 carriers, line-provider is able to advise and compare customers on one of the most important components of their business – their network reliability. Line-Provider works with many carriers and is known for its real time pricing for T1, PBX Phone systems, Ethernet WAN, gigabit Ethernet, and audio conferencing. For more information or a free consultation please 10gea.org.

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Integra Telecom Bolsters Leadership, Resources For Wholesale Channel

To lead its wholesale program, Integra has appointed Martha Tate as vice president, wholesale. Tate will be instrumental in the company’s continued strategic push into the wholesale segment, growing its sales organization and further developing its wholesale customer base. Further, the company’s Electric Lightwave subsidiary will now be called Integra Wholesale to better reflect its longstanding integration into Integra’s business. “Integra is deeply committed to its wholesale channel, and we have worked diligently to align our products, our network assets and our dedicated team with the growing opportunity we see in the wholesale marketplace,” said Ken Smith, executive vice president of sales for Integra Telecom. “Our goal is to be as strategically advantageous and easy to do business with for our wholesale partners as we are for our business customers, and with leadership from successful industry veterans like Martha, we are making that a reality.” Integra continues its investment in a best-in-class fiber network and carrier-grade product portfolio as it becomes the Ethernet provider of choice for the markets and wholesale partners it serves.
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Integra Telecom Said to Set Rate on $780 Million of Term Loans

For more information, visit the companys Web site at http://www.phoenixnap.com . About Integra Telecom Integra Telecom, Inc.
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Integra Telecom plots a rebound with new owners, new image and new strategy

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Andrew Frey, a Searchlight director in New York, said Integra’s fiber network was very attractive to his firm. Searchlight has faith in Integra’s new business model, he said, and will bide its time to let the new strategy take hold. “We plan to be very long-term investors in the business,” Frey said. “We are patient, long-term capital.” Peering in from the outside, an Integra rebound isn’t yet apparent.
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Integra Telecom Establishes PoP in Phoenix NAP Datacenter

Second-lien creditors will not be able to refinance debt during the first year, then can do so at 102 cents in the second year and 101 cents in the third year, the person said. Bank of America Corp.
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What To Do With Centurylink

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Based on the present scenario, we expect the dividend price to remain the same in the coming quarters also. We are bullish on Frontier Communications. Please read our previous research: How You Should Play Frontier Communications Valuation standpoint We will be considering the price-to-book ratio for valuation. The domestic telecommunication service industry’s average price-to-book ratio is 1.9 times.
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Savvis Introduces Big Data Solutions

21 — The U.S. Telecom Association issued the following news release: USTelecom’s Board of Directors has elected CenturyLink Executive Vice President Steve Davis to serve as chairman for a two-year term, replacing Windstream President & CEO Jeff Gardner.
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USTelecom Elects CenturyLink’s Steve Davis Chairman of Board of Directors

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CenturyLink has a 1-year low of $31.01 and a 1-year high of $42.01. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $32.28 and a 200-day moving average of $34.90. The company has a market cap of $19.786 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.10. CenturyLink (NYSE:CTL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 7th. The company reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.02.
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CenturyLink Rating Reiterated by DA Davidson (CTL)

Traditional data management approaches often lag behind when it comes to huge data volumes, superfast data collection or the analysis of customer events stored in different data formats,” Gualteri and Yuhanna write. The availability of Savvis Big Data Solutions follows the introduction of Savvis’ expanded solutions portfolio, announced earlier this month. For more information, visit http://www.savvis.com/big-data. About Savvis Savvis, a CenturyLink company, provides industry-leading IT infrastructure solutions that keep enterprises powered for business in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Combining deep, proven experience with personal commitment, Savvis delivers cloud, colocation and managed-hosting services over advanced networks, enabling its clients to focus on their core environments and meet new market opportunities.
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CenturyLink Ups Customer Experience Through Employee Engagement

Plus, last years dividend used up 100% of its free cash flow and another $25 million from reserves. After taking a shot at that aggressive use of capital, Lamensdorf points out that shares arent cheap and earnings will remain problematic. Diebold spokesman Mike Jacobsen acknowledged a significant drain on the companys cash this year, but attributed the issue to one-time items without which underlying free cash flow is somewhere between $70 million and $100 millionstill sufficient to cover our dividends. The company is focused on removing costs and improving liquidity to sustain its dividend in the future, he added. CenturyLink, he says, has been dealing with legacy problems dating back to its merger with Qwest Qwest in 2011 and weighed down by the overall decline of its landline business. He expects another dividend cut within the next six to nine months, after the company already slashed its payout in February.
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Bear Pair Warns Of Dividend Danger At Diebold, CenturyLink

In Jons words, As soon as we helped our people break down the barriers between departments and effectively share vital customer-centric information, amazing things started happening. They began to understand how one teams actions or inactions affect everything downstream in the customer experience. Next, the Savvis team discovered the value of the one-page plan in proposing, tracking and implementing innovations. Anything more complex than one page is too easily ignored in this process, advised Jon.
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Think twice before you short. I think CTL is heading upward toward $36 if not higher.
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CenturyLink connects first business customer with 100 Gbps service

Thanks to CenturyLink’s innovation, DigitalGlobe is now utilizing the highest speed optical network connection available plus the added assurance of CenturyLink’s reliable, secure network,” said Vladimir Aleksiev, vice president of enterprise information technology at DigitalGlobe. CenturyLink’s Optical Wavelength Service is a private, point-to-point data networking service delivered over a state-of-the-art dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) network. It provides large enterprise customers with dedicated broadband transport network connectivity without capital outlay or the responsibility of owning and operating network infrastructure.
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Al Jazeera, At&t Wrongly Kept Terms Secret, Judge Rules

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Mark A. Siegel, a spokesman for Dallas-based AT&T, didnt immediately respond to an e-mailed message seeking comment on the ruling.
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Business managers can make real-time decisions because things change quickly. AT&Ts financial system, like a river with many tributaries, once got input from some 400 feeder systems. Stephens finance team worked with the companys IT department to winnow that down to 200 systems, and its aiming for 100 systems. This streamlining frees up AT&Ts IT group from the constant grind of managing so many systems. It helps them to reallocate and focus their resources on customer-centric offers and new products and services, says Stephens.
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Tesla Picks AT&T for In-Car Wireless Service

Order inflow for the September quarter is expected at Rs 30,000 crore to Rs 32,000 crore. Margins are expected to be under pressure and Q2 EBITDA may slip by 80 basis points to 9.7-9.9 per cent. The contraction in margins is likely to be on account of higher international contribution in the overall revenue mix. L&T has been looking to boost its overseas sales as the soft Indian economy hit infrastructure building in Asia’s third-largest economy.
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L&T profits seen flat at Rs 912 crore in Q2, margins under pressure

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“Additionally, infotainment features such as mobile Internet access for services such as Internet radio, Web search, live traffic, weather and navigation, accessed through a 17-inch touch-screen display are included.” AT&T also provides wireless service for Sirius XM in Nissan vehicles, as well as GM’s OnStar offering. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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AT&T CFO Shares Path To Business Transformation

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“They carry a lower subsidy than other phones. We see some nice opportunity with the Nokia Lumia 1020 to help drive sales of Windows Phone. And we’re pleased with the diversity of the portfolio.” Lowering the amount of money that AT&T has to pay when customers upgrade to new devices is a key part of managing the company’s expenses and finding ways to eke out growth for the company.
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Wsj: Netflix Could Come To Us Cable Boxes Soon, Comcast And Suddenlink In Talks

Suddenlink to purchase Northland Cable Co.

According to the Journal however, a similar rollout in the US faces hangups not only because cable companies may see it as a competitor, but also because of its desire to add them as partners to its OpenConnect CDN. The first may not be much of an issue as providers use it to push high speed internet tie-ins — something we’ve heard about before . We’ll see how opening up Super HD streaming to all enables the second portion, hopefully having Netflix and other services as an option in more places is something that happens soon.
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Suddenlink expands customer base in Texas

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Suddenlink is using products from Incognito Software to provision and manage IP addresses for its approximately 1.4 million subscribers. In addition to being able to quickly provision and activate new video, voice and data services on its network, this deployment will also allow Suddenlink to identify and reclaim unused or stale IPv4 IP addresses, while also preparing its network for a gradual migration to IPv6, the vendor said. Suddenlink is using Incognitos Broadband Command Center and Address Commander products. After a competitive review, we chose Incognito based on its on-site support, ability to customize the solution to our needs, and rapid migration, said Rodney Lanham, vice president, technical operations at Suddenlink.
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Suddenlink prepares for transition to IPv6

After the acquisition closes, Suddenlink officials said there is an opportunity to interconnect the Northland systems with nearby Suddenlink systems in Terrell, Tyler, and Kingwood, Texas, respectively. Suddenlink is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Northland Cable Television began operations in 1981.
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We now have the ability to quickly add new subscriber services while also being fully prepared for the increasingly widespread adoption of IPv6, which will keep us one step ahead as our needs and the needs of our subscribers continue to evolve. With Broadband Command Center from Incognito Software, Suddenlink can now support the latest standards and technologies, including DOCSIS, PacketCable, SIP, and IPv6, while also customizing its provisioning based on device type, location, service speed or quality, or other criteria. This increases the speed at which new services can be released, as well as improves the subscriber experience by reducing activation time. The addition of Address Commander from Incognito Software also allows Suddenlink to quickly identify and reclaim unused IPv4 addresses for subscriber devices, while also easily generating new IPv6 ones where needed.
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Suddenlink Using Device Provisioning and IP Address Management from Incognito Software

Suddenlink expects to close the acquisition in the first quarter of 2014, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory approvals. The deal includes Seattle-based Northlands operations in Texas, which include 12,000 residential and nearly 300 commercial customers, representing more than 18,700 primary service units, according to Suddenlink officials.
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Netflix In Talks With Cable Companies To Come Straight To Your TV: WSJ

The ever-prodigious members at Reddit use the wisdom of crowds, meanwhile, to constantly vote up streaming movies that you might otherwise miss. It’s a super-active community with consistently high-quality recommendations: Check it out here. Don’t Let A Film Disappear Another Netflix specialty website is InstantWatcher, a clean website that allows for easier movie search than you’ll find on the Netflix homepage. And while many outlets toast InstantWatcher for its quick and robust search functionality, we like it because it also lists the notable films that will disappear from Netflix Instant soon. There’s even a Twitter feed that does nothing but tweet out the names of soon-to-be-expired Netflix movies.
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How Not To Handle A Crisis: Xo Communications’ Monumental Fail

XO Communications Recognized as Leading Ethernet Services Provider

What a way to wreck businessesboth theirs and hundreds of thousands of American small businesses as well. XO Communications is breaking every crisis management rule in the book. And since part of what we do is crisis management, this just breaks my heartas well as my bottom line.
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XO Communications selects Transmode for nationwide metro network capacity expansions

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