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Dish Network trademarks Otto for voice recognition software

Dish Network has filed several trademark applications to utilize the brand Otto for voice recognition software that could be used to power both its satellite TV service and the mobile phone product it is developing.

FCC to get feedback on giving direct numbers to VoIP providers

The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on direct access to telephone numbers for VoIP providers, a process that they say will streamline the process to roll out services.

AT&T, Knology will face Wicked Broadband's 1 Gig service in Lawrence, Kan.

AT&T and Knology are now going to face a new competitor in Lawrence, Kan., from Wicked Broadband, the latest service provider to follow the spirit of Google Fiber with its own 1 Gbps fiber to the home service.

Google Fiber to buy iProvo network, upgrade Utah city to 1 Gbps

Google has named Provo, Utah as the third market where it will deliver its 1 Gbps fiber to the home service by purchasing the city's existing iProvo fiber network.

Google Fiber to take on Comcast in Provo, Utah

Google said Wednesday afternoon that it plans to expand its Google Fiber service to Provo, Utah, where it would compete with incumbent cable MSO Comcast.

Wireless in the first quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter  quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

SoftBank and Sprint = Romeo and Juliet

I've been watching for signs of a Dish Network get-together with Sprint Nextel since late 2011, due to a conversation I had with an acquaintance who did not work in the telecom or cable industries but knew a number of Dish employees. Those folks had been talking about Charlie Ergen's plans to build a new wireless network using satellite spectrum he had acquired, and they also mentioned that Sprint Nextel was probably going to be a player in this network.

AT&T's Internet, wireless service disrupted from fiber cut in Gilroy, Calif.

AT&T reported that vandals cut into a fiber cable in Gilroy, Calif., on Tuesday disrupting Internet, wireline phone and wireless service for local residents and businesses.According to Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, the fiber cables were cut near Monterey Highway at around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Cable customer care vendor Convergys hiring 1,000 CSRs

Convergys Corp., which handles outsourced customer service calls from several cable MSOs, said it plans to hire 60 full-time customer service representatives within the next 60 days.

Verizon to kick off Q1 2012 cable earnings

Verizon is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings tomorrow, and AT&T will detail its U-verse performance during the first quarter on Friday.