AT&T has extended its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber broadband to more locations in Southern Dallas, challenging the entry of Charter Communications as it becomes a larger force in Texas following its acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
AT&T is may be keen on advancing its FTTH rollouts, but like any service provider the biggest potential obstacle that could get in its way is the local permitting process to install fiber to each premises.
As AT&T continues to ramp up its FTTH deployments into new cities like San Jose, California, the service provider is finding that the best targets for 1 Gbps service exist in multi-dwelling units (MDUs).
AT&T is making another statement in the wake of Google Fiber's move to bring competitively priced FTTH into the San Francisco metro market by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower FTTH service in six areas at the same $70 per month price point.
AT&T is putting its fiber installation workers to the task, announcing expansions of its fiber-to-the-premises services for residential and business customers in eight markets in the Midwest, South and West.
Google Fiber has launched limited services Nashville, offering 1 Gbps data to four apartment and condominium buildings. The internet giant will face off with AT&T and Comcast, which have already started to offer 1 Gbps services in Middle Tennessee.
Comcast Business struck an agreement to provide Gigabit Ethernet service for Bethesda Green, an incubator for environmentally sustainable businesses in Montgomery County, Md., illustrating its growing presence in the business sector.
Google Fiber may be in less than a handful of markets today, but it's clear that the service provider's presence is driving incumbent telcos and cable MSOs like AT&T and Comcast to rethink their pricing plans even for their lower speed tiers.
Google Fiber is making progress with its plans to deliver FTTH services to San Antonio residents, beginning network construction in the city.
Google Fiber will stop offering its free 5 Mbps service in Kansas City, Missouri-- the first market it built into back in 2012-- signaling that it wants to increase broadband margins while attracting more potential customers.