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NBN Co., Telstra put copper-network shutdown in 58 areas on hold

NBN Co. and Australian incumbent telco Telstra have decided to hold off on disconnecting copper-based services in 58 areas where fiber-based broadband service is now being offered to consumers and businesses.

Hurricane Electric continues buildout craze with new Charlotte PoP

Hurricane Electric has put another piece of growth strategy together, announcing that it has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) at DC74's Charlotte, NC, location.

Vodafone plots VDSL2 network for Germany, Spain

Vodafone has revealed that it plans to roll out its own VDSL2 network, with a pilot deployment to begin next year, reports Telecompaper citing a Digitalfernsehen.de article.

Comcast Business threatens Verizon by expanding Ethernet, fiber presence in 10 New York communities

Comcast Business is posing a new threat to local incumbent telco Verizon, announcing that it is now offering its Ethernet services suite throughout 10 New York communities in Putnam, Dutchess and Westchester counties.

Can DOCSIS 3.0 fulfill cable's 1 Gbps broadband plans?

Suddenlink has joined Cox as one of several cable operators to proclaim that they would offer a 1 Gbps broadband service, but questions remain about whether the DOCSIS 3.0 standard can deliver such speeds.

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Apple's suppliers are rushing to ensure that they have enough screens for the rollout of the iPhone 6, which Apple is expected to debut next month, after they were forced to redesign a key screen component and interrupt production, according to a  Reuters  report.