Bright House Networks is buying Telovations, a Tampa-based cloud provider that delivers hosted voice solutions, including PBX and managed SIP trunking; no financial details were disclosed. Following the close of the purchase, estimated within 60 days, the Telovations team will report into Craig Cowden, senior vice president/Network Engineering & Operations and Enterprise Solutions at Bright House…Canada’s Rogers Communications and SamKnows Ltd., an independent provider of broadband performance testing, will conduct ongoing measurement of broadband Internet speed, based on customer data collected in the home. Working with SamKnows, Rogers will be able to measure actual customers’ Hi Speed Internet speeds on a consistent basis; the testing is complementary to existing testing the company conducts. Using a custom hardware device called a “whitebox” that plugs-in to a customer’s existing Internet connection, SamKnows will measure Internet upload and download performance as well as other key performance indicators, including latency.

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