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FCC report reveals 25/3 availability gap more pronounced in rural communities

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently set a fire in the service provider community by proclaiming 25/3 Mbps should be the definition of broadband, and the FCC's new 2015 Broadband Progress Report shows that availability of such speeds is nearly nonexistent in rural areas.

Google says net neutrality won't affect fiber rollout plans

Google Fiber said it will continue to invest in bringing its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more cities regardless of what direction the FCC takes with net neutrality.

Report: Google Fiber to roll out 1 Gbps service in four Southeast cities

Google Fiber is going to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to four new metro areas, reports  The Wall Street Journal, citing two people close to the issue.

CenturyLink revamps Colorado leadership, continues 1 Gig rollout

CenturyLink has taken steps to reorganize its local management team in Colorado by replacing Scott Russell, a veteran general manager in its Denver market. Taking Russell's place is Penny Larson, CenturyLink's VP of Colorado, who will take on Denver as part of her responsibilities.

Ting to take 1 Gig service to Westminster, Md.

Ting, a Sprint mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has named Westminster, Md., as the next stop on its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) drive.

Nielsen stats: Broadband-only homes rise to 2.7%

More consumers are opting to cut their video providers and instead use their high-speed broadband services to access online video services.

FCC plans to vote on net neutrality in February

The FCC plans to vote on net neutrality in late February, a move that will spur a series of legal challenges from telcos and industry groups on one of the key policy issues that will govern how Internet traffic is delivered to consumers.

AT&T serves up 75 Mbps U-verse broadband speed tier

AT&T may have created a lot of buzz with its 1 Gbps deployments in Austin, Texas, and Charlotte, N.C., but the launch of its 75 Mbps U-verse tier illustrates that it's just as motivated to expand its existing fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) service base.

Alaska Communications sells wireless assets to GCI, enhances focus on broadband, business services

Alaska Communications (ACS) has reached a deal to sell off its remaining wireless assets for $300 million to GCI Communications in a move that it says will help it deleverage its balance sheet while sharpening its focus on residential and business broadband services.

Consumer sues Time Warner Cable over false broadband pricing

A recent suit filed by a New York City consumer against Time Warner Cable over broadband pricing shows that customers want clarity on what they are paying for. According to a FierceCable report, a...