Vodafone Ireland is in talks with Irish utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB) about jointly building a Greenfield $545 million fiber to the premises (FTTP) network that would serve 450,000 homes and businesses.
Cable overbuilder Grande Communications said it'll soon launch a 1-Gig wideband Internet service in Austin, Texas. The company will charge just $65 monthly for the product.
Verizon has stopped accepting orders for its Home Monitoring and Control product, and will only allow FiOS customers who already subscribe to the $9.99 monthly service to continue using it, a spokesman said Monday.
Verizon is no longer offering customers who subscribe to both its FiOS and Verizon Wireless services $10 monthly discounts for agreeing to have charges for both services placed on one monthly bill, spokesman Bob Elek said Monday.
Rural telcos will be eligible to receive grants, loans or loan guarantees as part of the Agriculture Act of 2014 that President Obama has signed into law. The legislation, also known as the Farm Bill, includes provisions to create the Rural Gigabit Network Pilot Program.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo editor Josh Wein takes a look at challenges Google faces in getting cable and broadcast programmers to deliver video through its new Chromecast HDMI stick.
Bell Canada doubled the amount of net broadband customer additions, adding 15,690 subscribers during the fourth quarter, up from the 7,269 customers it added in the fourth quarter of 2012. At the end of 2013, Bell had a total 2.18 million broadband customers, a 2.7 percent increase over 2012.
Wave Broadband has launched a 110 Mbps high-speed Internet service, and the Kirkland, Wash.-based company is also running a promotion for a $9.95 monthly 5 Mbps tier.
AT&T wants to buy advanced wireless spectrum (AWS) from Phoenix, Ariz.-based cable MSO Cable One that it could use to expand its LTE network, according to an FCC notice.
I thought separate meetings I had last week with the top video executives at Comcast and Verizon would help answer questions about their strategy with new technology platforms like X1 and LTE multicast. But my interview with Verizon's Shawn Strickland left me with many more questions.