Google Inc. is currently building its network in Austin to provide high-speed Internet service. With plans to extend the network to Central Texas, Google claims it has a great amount of remaining work to complete in Austin before moving to other areas of Texas. Read More
CenturyLink, provider of Internet, TV and Voice, recently announced in August its plans to provide 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in 16 cities, 10 cities for residential and business clients and six cities for solely business clients. The company’s competitor, Cox Communications, will be providing similar services in Phoenix during the fourth quarter of 2014. Read More
Cincinnati Bell has taken the initiative to use its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to transform into a fiber and entertainment-based company aimed at businesses and residential customers. Read More
The FCC was asked by more than 40 Congress members to allow service providers to install high-speed broadband connections to isolated communities under the Connect America Funding II (CAF II) program. This request was a joint effort by the members of both Republican and Democratic parties. The CAF II is the last stage of FCC’s Universal Service Fund (USF) modification, and the rules established will determine the fate of millions of rural Americans receiving broadband service.
The Federal Communications Commission recently announced its motion to increase broadband definition from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps. AT&T and Verizon Wireless have responded by challenging the FCC, alleging that higher speeds are not necessary for most customers.
Digital Realty, a company consisting of some of the world’s leading data center experts involved in helping clients acquire, own, expand and operate data centers, is concluding a two-year expansion plan. The objective of the two-year plan is to use an international network to connect its 131 global data centers. In 2013, Digital Realty’s data centers, which spread throughout the enterprise in 33 markets, accomplished the connection of European properties. By the end of the year, the company expects to complete North America and Asia-Pacific connectivity, which will add data centers onto the network in Melbourne, Singapore, Hong Kong and Osaka. Read More
Drones, commonly referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have transformed into data-gathering tools for GIS throughout the past 15 years. Today’s drones vary in sizes, costs and uses. A “prosumer” UAV has become a primary resource to acquire remotely-sensed GIS data. As the market for UAVs continues to expand, it is imperative to grasp five fundamental elements of drones: the technology, unmanned aerial vehicle components, the applications, the market and the barriers to success. Read More
New TouchShare Web Manages GIS Investments in ESRI Mapping, Feature Services, Network KML, Open Geospatial Consortium DataPosted by GeoTel Communications | Blog | No Comments
TouchShare, leader of geospatial collaboration solutions, has announced the launch of TouchShare Web. TouchShare Web is TouchShare’s browser application that manages the investments of GIS in ESRI Mapping, Feature Services, Network KML, and other Open Geospatial Consortium data such as Web Mapping Services. Compared to preceding TouchShare solutions, TouchShare Web contains a single platform, providing customers internal or external servers to view, analyze and maneuver several data files. This innovative platform that holds a user integration and collaboration framework centers on tools and functions that assist and better business decisions. Read More
Geographic information systems (GIS), computer systems that capture and display different layers of geographical data on a single map, have entered their way into big data. They have further expanded their services to various businesses with their ability to identify patterns and develop strategies to create opportunities. Read More
CenturyLink, provider of TV, Voice and Internet, has innovated its hybrid cloud strategy by introducing a global private cloud. CenturyLink Private Cloud, provided across 57 data centers in 34 cities worldwide, offers enterprises in need of a private cloud hosted locally a choice of public, private and hybrid cloud computing sources. Although each private cloud is enclosed in a boundary, a federation into the operator’s network of public nodes provides additional resources available in the operator’s public cloud. The identical platform of the private cloud to the public cloud, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), creates easy interchange between the two. This interface makes it simpler to develop and manage hybrid cloud environments. Read More
Zayo Group, LLC, worldwide provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, and Galvanize, a network of urban campuses focused on curriculum for digital and tech entrepreneurs, announced its collaboration to boost Galvanize’s strongly connected human-to-human network by using Zayo’s innovative and advanced multi-Gigabit fiber network. Zayo’s multi-Gigabit network stretches 77,113 route miles on metro and intercity fiber assets, and includes dark fiber, wavelengths, SONET, Ethernet, IP services, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection. Read More
Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced plans to spin off a portion of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The assets Windstream plan on spinning out comprise of fiber and copper networks in addition to real estate that will serve as a REIT. Windstream will be leased an initial estimated rent payment of $650 million per year by this REIT.