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AT&T says more building owners are preparing buildings for fiber deployments

With more than 800,000 businesses in its footprint now being passed by its fiber-to-the-business (FTTB) services, AT&T is finding that existing building owners are making their facilities ready for fiber because they see it as a selling point for their tenants.

Report: TWC looks to block Charter takeover with bid for Bright House Networks

Time Warner Cable, which has now become an acquisition target of Charter Communications, appears to be looking for a way to block such a deal and that could involve making its own play for Bright House Networks.

Comcast to one-up Chattanooga's EPB, AT&T with its 2 Gbps broadband service

Comcast is moving to shake up the Chattanooga, Tenn., broadband market by challenging both local telco incumbent AT&T and municipal utility EPB with its own 2 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband offering starting in June.

Fibertech gets grant to expand fiber network into rural areas

Fibertech, which is in the process of being acquired by Lightower Fiber Networks, has just been awarded a $1 million grant from the state of Delaware to expand its own network in the state while serving as an onramp to increase broadband services in rural areas.

TDS Telecom's Q1 wireline revenues rise to $279M amidst wholesale, business segment declines

TDS Telecom reported that while first-quarter wireline revenues rose 7 percent to $279 million due to an increase in residential broadband and IPTV services, it saw slight declines in its wholesale and business service segments.

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As cable operators work to stem the rise of over-the-top providers like Netflix and HBO Now, they may turn their attention toward smoothing the set-top box user interface as one way to satisfy customers and prevent them from straying, according to longtime cable executive Jeff Huppertz.

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Comcast is set to deploy a 2 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband product in Chattanooga, Tenn., to 200,000 customers in June, directly competing with fiber services provided by not only AT&T but also municipal utility EPB.