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    1. Dish makes deal: Its Hopper will now work with Amazon's Alexa devices

      Dish makes deal: Its Hopper will now work with Amazon's Alexa devices

      Dish Corp. said it's made a deal with Amazon.com Inc. to allow its Hopper DVR to work with Amazon's Alexa devices including the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot. According to Douglas County-based Dish (Nasdaq: DISH), Dish is now the first TV provider to have direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa, which is the Seattle company's intelligent personal assistant.

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    2. Level 3 wins reversal of military contract awarded to Verizon Deutschland

      Level 3 wins reversal of military contract awarded to Verizon Deutschland

      A federal court has ruled Level 3 Communications was wrongly excluded from a contract for U.S. military telecommunications between Germany and Kuwait, and the judge ordered a military investigation into how it happened. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims revoked an award granted to Verizon Deutschland GmbH even though its price tag was $38.6 million higher than Level 3’s bid.

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    3. Zayo buying Washington state fiber network provider for $1.42 billion

      Zayo buying Washington state fiber network provider for $1.42 billion

      Zayo Group Holdings Inc. said it's buying a Washington state fiber network provider that serves the western U.S. for $1.42 billion. Boulder-based bandwith infrastructure company Zayo (NYSE: ZAYO) is buying Electric Lightwave of Vancouver, Washington for $1.42 billion in cash. Electric Lightwave split from Integra Telecom Holdings Inc. in August.

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    4. Letter: Comcast committed, investing in faster broadband

      Letter: Comcast committed, investing in faster broadband

      Jim Kuiken’s letter to the editor (“Pause before spending $100 million on internet,” Sept. 8) raises thoughtful questions about whether government should provide internet service, which he notes is “an area where technology is rapidly changing.” The quickly evolving world of broadband technologies that Mr. Kuiken describes is an area Comcast knows well. In fact, Comcast has set the pace by increasing its broadband speeds 16 times in the last 13 years. The ...

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    5. Layer3 TV launches cable service in Chicago -

      Layer3 TV launches cable service in Chicago -

      Layer3 TV quietly launched its high-end cable service in Chicago this week with national aspirations and a modest retail kiosk in Northbrook Court . The Denver-based company is bucking cord-cutting trends and looking to lure disgruntled cable subscribers with an offering that includes hundreds of high-definition channels, cutting-edge technology and what it says is a focus on customer service...

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    6. Layer3 TV turns on its 'new cable' service in its first market

      Layer3 TV turns on its 'new cable' service in its first market

      Layer3 TV, the secretive downtown Denver video technology company, has launched video service in its first major market, Chicago, and unveiled its TV channel lineup ahead of expansion into other big cities.

      The channel packages its offers, which makes Layer3 TV look a lot like the kind of cable TV it’s competing against, but it’s using technology to try to be more than that for consumers.

      Layer3 has agreements to sell the top channel lineups from the major cable and satellite TV programmers:…

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    7. Investment firm buys Verizon complex on Garden of the God Road for $31 million

      Investment firm buys Verizon complex on Garden of the God Road for $31 million

      A New York-based investment group has acquired the Verizon complex on Garden of the Gods Road for $31 million in the second-largest real estate transaction this year.

      A limited liability company created by Fortress Investment Group LLC bought the 726,528-square-foot complex on 129 acres at 2424 Garden of the Gods Road Aug. 10 from Verizon Business Network Services Inc., according a deed filed with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office...

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    8. Municipal broadband? Superior to weigh question for November ballot

      Municipal broadband? Superior to weigh question for November ballot

      Two years after Boulder residents voted to give city officials the power to examine how a potential municipal broadband system would function -- providing options between three forms of community broadband: municipal, public-private or fully private -- neighboring Superior will vote Monday to send similar language to its November's ballot. "We'll be reviewing that ballot language," said Mayor Clint Folsom...

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    9. Comcast extends discounted internet service to another 1.3 million people

      Comcast extends discounted internet service to another 1.3 million people

      June 16, 2016 Boulder property owners now required to compost In Colorado, approximately 49,182 households receive HUD assistance, according to Comcast. For $9.95 a month, Internet Essentials subscribers get a Wi-Fi router and 10 megabits-per-second internet service. Users also can buy a computer for $150 and attend free tech classes . Internet Essentials launched in 2011 with Colorado being one of the first states to participate...

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    10. Comcast is adding 600-job call center in Fort Collins

      Comcast is adding 600-job call center in Fort Collins

      Cable giant Comcast Corp. is opening a new call center in Fort Collins and plans to hire to fill most of the 600 positions there.

      The Philadelphia-based company (Nasdaq: CMCSA) plans to hold a press conference Thursday morning in the northern Colorado city that’s scheduled to include Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell and Rich Jennings, Comcast’s senior vice president for Rocky Mountain region.

      The new center is in addition to existing customer care sites in the southern Denver metro area, where…

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    11. Colorado lawmakers hang up on telecom reforms

      Colorado lawmakers hang up on telecom reforms

      Expectations that the 2016 legislative session could produce big changes to telecommunications law in Colorado turned out to be misguided as bills watched by the industry failed or were gutted in the session’s final days.

      A bill that would have let rural counties exempt telecom providers’ broadband hardware purchases from sales taxes died in a legislative committee hours before the end of this year’s session Wednesday.

      It was one of many proposed tech-related measures to run aground in a…

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