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Seattle's fiber broadband initiative hits a financial snag

Seattle's outgoing mayor Mike McGinn is a big advocate of bringing fiber-based broadband to the city via its relationship with Gigabit Squared, but has revealed that financial issues could stop the network from getting off the ground.

TDS builds broadband to 10,000 homes via ARRA-funded projects

TDS Telecom is now providing broadband to 10,000 additional households in its serving territory thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants it is using to conduct 44 expansion projects.

Mass. governor dedicates $10M to extend last mile broadband to 45 rural communities

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is dedicating $10 million in the state's fiscal 2014 capital plan to enhance residential broadband connectivity in the western part of the state, reports the Berkshire Eagle.

TDS Telecom serves up 300 Mbps FTTH tier, plans future market expansions

TDS Telecom is now delivering a 300 Mbps Internet tier in parts of five of its ILEC markets, including Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Georgia, and Minnesota, where it currently offers its fiber to the home service.

West Va. could lose $2.5M in broadband funds as Citynet spars with Frontier, CWA

West Virginia might have to return $2.5 million in broadband stimulus funds if competitive provider Citynet can't convince the NTIA to approve its middle mile fiber project. The project is also under fire from Frontier Communications and the Communications Workers of America.

TDS Telecom completes part of Colorado broadband stimulus build

TDS Telecom is putting broadband into more rural customer's hands by completing part of its ARRA-funded broadband Internet project in Paonia, Colo.

FairPoint expands broadband to 600 homes in Maine, New Hampshire

FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with extending broadband DSL services to more communities with two recent drives to bring connectivity to nearly 600 households in Maine and New Hampshire.

Google applies fiber broadband expertise in Kampala, Uganda

Google has introduced Project Link, a new fiber-based broadband initiative targeting Kampala, Uganda that it says will allow any local service provider or ISP to get access to higher speed metro network connections.

Telcos take the upper hand in Q3 broadband subscriber race

Cable operators may be able to provide faster speeds over their existing HFC networks, but according to a recent MoffettNathanson report their flow share (share of net adds) declined year-over-year during Q3 2013.

TDS Telecom completes part of Alabama broadband stimulus build

TDS Telecom has completed a part of its ARRA-funded broadband Internet project around Center and Cedar Bluff, Ala., making services accessible to some residents living in the area.