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Verizon makes 50 Mbps its default FiOS speed, but overall growth dips to 99K

Verizon is now offering 50 Mbps as its default speed tier at a time when overall new subscriber growth is leveling off as it penetrates its existing markets.

Adtran revenues slip 3.5% to $139M, but expects 1 Gig cable, telco spending to rise

Adtran reported that fourth-quarter company sales were $139 million, down year-over-year from $143 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. But the company says it will see a rise in cable operator and telco spending on 1 Gbps and related broadband networks in upcoming quarters.

Canada's telecom commission asks consumers to list essential communications services

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has asked the country's consumers and business owners to tell it what services they need to be a part of the growing digital world.

CenturyLink gets aggressive with FTTH, but cable retains upper hand in sub-10 Mbps markets

CenturyLink is seeing its FTTH rollout in 16 markets helping create awareness for its broader broadband portfolio, enabling it to take share and win back share from cable. In the markets where CenturyLink offers 1 Gbps FTTH, it is no surprise that the service provider isn't seeing every user taking up service since most users don't need that much bandwidth.

Frontier, CWA protest $72M West Virginia middle mile network proposal

Frontier Communications and the CWA are opposing new legislation to develop a $72 million, 2,500-mile network serving West Virginia, one of the telco's largest states.

U.S., Canada drove FTTH subscriber growth in Q3 2015

China may still be the reigning FTTH growth champion, but a new Point Topic report shows that the Americas also saw FTTH technology share increase in the third quarter, mainly led by the United States and Canada.

Frontier finds fewer eligible targets for CAF-II buildouts than predicted

As Frontier Communications moves forward with building out broadband service into hard-to-reach rural areas leveraging funds from the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), the service provider is finding discrepancies in the amount of eligible targets in seven of the states where it accepted funding.

Pew: High prices killing in-home broadband growth

A new Pew Research has confirmed one of the challenges that has always been an obstacle for broadband adoption-- high prices. With broadband prices being out of the reach of a greater amount of consumers, overall growth has hit a plateau.

Charter targets lower-income families with $14.99 a month broadband service

Charter Communications will introduce a new low-cost broadband service for lower-income families, fulfilling its promise to regulators to get approval of its pending acquisitions of Time Warner Cable.

Cable broadband penetration reaching saturation point, says MoffettNathanson

Cable may have been successful in grabbing a large handful of disgruntled DSL subscribers who want higher speeds not available from their telco, adding about 790,000 customers in the third quarter, but MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett says that cable's growth spurt is coming to an end.