Google Fiber's initial focus of its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service has been on the residential market, but it looks like it is going to finally begin testing a new small business product in Kansas City, reports the Kansas City Business Journal.
Cincinnati Bell's aggressive fiber rollout is having an effect on area small businesses, and its partnership with The Brandery, a consumer marketing and branding accelerator, is a good example of that trend.
Google Fiber had high ambitions to start delivering its 1 Gbps service in Austin, Texas, sometime this spring, but gaining permits for rights of way to lay its fiber has held up that process, reports KXAN-TV.
AT&T has made North Carolina the next target for its fiber to the home (FTTH) 1 Gbps service with a particular focus on parts of the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions.
Illinois is the latest state finding itself entangled with Gigabit Squared, a startup focused on providing wireline-based fiber broadband connections to nine communities, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.
Google Fiber is encouraging potential customers who reside in the remaining four "fiberhoods" it set up in Provo, Utah, to sign up for service.
Habersham EMC (HEMC), a member-owned electric cooperative serving northeast Georgia, is the latest service provider to introduce a 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service targeting five of the state's communities.
Cincinnati launched a campaign earlier this week that is focused on pushing Google Fiber to construct its 1-Gig network in the city, local station WLWT-TV reported earlier this week.
CenturyLink's acquisition of Qwest may be long behind it, but according to Clay Bailey, senior vice president of Operations for CenturyLink, those markets are becoming a key target to win back small to medium businesses (SMB) with its 1 Gbps GPON-based service.
Swisscom is taking a page from the Google Fiber and AT&T's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) playbook with plans to offer its own 1 Gbps service to 1 million households in Switzerland's metro area households.