Even though Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks bring blazing speed and a fat pipe on which to offer new, competitive services like IPTV, telcos worldwide are increasingly finding themselves in a financial quandary when deciding to quit copper and move to fiber, according to ABI Research's Broadband CPE report.
The Federal Communications Commission wants to know if Fiber to the Premises or hybrid copper/fiber Fiber to the Node is the best option to fill the broadband availability gap in rural communities.
AT&T ( NYSE: T ) is considering breathing new life into its rural wireline networks to deliver broadband services, a move that goes against its recent drive to divest what it believes are
Verizon's ( NYSE: VZ ) decision to abandon its DSL service and plan to market a fixed wireless broadband product with DirecTV ( Nasdaq: DTV ) shows the telco is focused on "abandoning initiatives that
AT&T's ( NYSE: T ) recent launch of its Digital Life home control and monitoring service illustrates the telco's need to generate new wireline and wireless revenue streams. As noted by
Verizon's ( NYSE: VZ ) decision to couple its DSL service with landline service for new customers and those seeking to change service plans has drawn the attention of U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) who
Verizon ( NYSE: VZ ) is facing increased criticism for its move to no longer market standalone DSL service, and instead require new subscribers to bundle DSL with its telephone service. U.S. Rep. Mike
Having gained several million customers since its launch in January, Free Mobile is now said to be steadily losing around 1,000 subscriber per week, according to a France Telecom executive. Number
U.S.-based wireline service providers are making good on their broadband promise, investing almost $66 billion in new network infrastructure last year, reports USTelecom in a new research brief.
Verizon ( NYSE: VZ ) will have to answer a legal complaint from a California consumer who claims that Verizon did not deliver the speed they promised when she switched to a higher priced plan.