The FCC is doubling down on the investment to connect schools and libraries by allocating $2 billion over the next two years to support broadband service. An estimated 20 million students in at least 15,000 schools will get access to a broadband connection through the expanded program.
FairPoint Communications continues to make progress in rolling out broadband throughout New England, connecting more than 10,400 homes and businesses in Maine alone during the past year.
FairPoint Communications has put the finishing touches on a $6.6 million project that will bring broadband service to almost 4,000 locations in 20 communities throughout Vermont.
BT is so bullish on fiber-based broadband that it plans to spend $82.5 million to make the service available to 400,000 additional premises in more than 30 cities over the next three years.
SaskTel is continuing on its mission to bring basic DSL to the rural markets it serves by delivering the service to the areas of Bruno, Annaheim, Elbow and Middle Lake.
Netherlands-based telco KPN continues to make progress with its wholesale vectoring service rollout, extending the technology to 29 of its existing VDSL "Outer Rings."
NBN Co. has named Vodafone Australia's chief Bill Morrow as its CEO, signaling the start of a new era at the troubled Australian service provider.
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 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.
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.