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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.

U.S. broadband market reaching saturation, analyst warns cable investors

Coming off a record third quarter during which they added around 790,000 broadband subscribers, cable operators have been warned by MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett not to get too excited about their prospects for continued growth.

CenturyLink says GPON, CAF-II will reverse its broadband subscriber slump

CenturyLink may have seen their overall broadband subscriber base dip in the third quarter, but the service provider is confident that a mix of technologies and promotions can get it back on the growth path.

LRG: 81 percent of U.S. households can access a broadband connection

Although it's far from perfect, a new Leichtman Research Group report confirmed that U.S. consumers like broadband services.

SaskTel to bring FTTP network to additional markets in 2016

SaskTel is moving forward with its InfiNet fiber-to-the-premises network buildout plan, announcing that it will roll out services to Estevan and Weyburn, Saskatchewan, in March 2016.

Broadband Forum readies release of G.fast management model

With service provider interest in Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) architectures growing, the Broadband Forum has responded with a new management construct that leverages the YANG management model.

Report: 77% of school districts in the U.S. have broadband access

The U.S. has made big strides in the past two years in bringing high-speed broadband access to classrooms.  According to an annual report from the nonprofit group EducationSuperHighway, in 2013 only 30 percent of school districts nationwide had broadband access that met the FCC's minimum requirement of 100 Kbps. Today that number has increased to 77 percent.