Hawaiian Telcom is seeing more of its copper and growing fiber-based broadband customer base purchase higher speed services.
CenturyLink sees fiber as a key to its broadband strategy, but in places where it can't make the business case work for fiber the telco is confident that bonding and vectoring will enable it to deliver 100 Mbps and higher speeds over existing copper.
FairPoint Communications isn't afraid of Charter Communications' pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable, a cable MSO that overlaps with the telco in a number of Northern New England states and other territories.
AT&T is making steady progress in rolling out its GigaPower FTTH service to more customers with its wireline region as it looks to stave off competition from cable operators like Comcast and upstart provider Google Fiber.
Cable One, like other cable MSOs, is seeing its once-predictable video cash generator continue to decline, but the company's CEO Thomas Might said new growth will come from two sources: broadband and business services.
AT&T is offering two-year guaranteed pricing for new DirecTV, home internet and digital home phone customers, signaling another move to push its satellite offering with flexible pricing plans to its residential services segment.
The FCC voted along party lines to upgrade the Lifeline program to enable low-income residents to get broadband access, but the passing of the reform was fraught with controversy over an earlier proposal that failed to take flight.
The FCC's final proposal for a broadband internet service subsidy for low-income families will be making the rounds at the commission this week.
Windstream is making progress with its ongoing network upgrade efforts, announcing that it spent $80 million since 2014 to improve residential broadband services in Georgia. But the telco is not stopping there.
Windstream is hot on the broadband expansion trail with plans to bring a series of speed tiers ranging from 50 to 100 Mbps to nearly 1 million locations this year, but in the near-term the service provider continues to be challenged by subscriber declines.