CenturyLink said that it has continued to make progress in upgrading its existing copper network in the former Qwest serving territory, making it possible for nearly 50 percent of area non-rural customers to get up to 40 Mbps services.
BT Openreach said that if its latest G.fast trial in Huntingdon is successful and if Ofcom regulation is favorable towards new investments it will deploy the technology over the next two years as a complement to its fiber-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services.
As service providers continue to expand and enhance their last mile networks, a new Point Topic report revealed that residential broadband pricing worldwide has dropped 9 percent in the past year.
Frontier Communications may have seen a $5 million revenue decline in Connecticut revenues, a factor it anticipated due to broadband pricing migrations, but it is fighting that trend by introducing a new 100 Mbps residential DSL speed tier.
Shentel reported that second-quarter carrier access and fiber revenue for the quarter was $10.2 million, a 5.3 percent increase from $9.6 million for the same quarter last year, due to growth in new fiber contracts driven mainly by the cable segment.
As more traditional telcos upgrade their networks to support higher speed DSL and even 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services it is creating a potential revenue windfall for PON, DSL and cable vendors, says research firm Dell'Oro Group.
BT and ASSIA, a provider of software solutions that enable telcos to increase the rate and reach of broadband services they deliver over their existing copper networks, have agreed to settle their long-running patent dispute that began in 2011.
AT&T plans to offer low-cost Internet service of $5 to $10 per month to lower income consumers who receive food stamps if the FCC approves its pending acquisition of DirecTV.
AT&T is continuing with its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier rollout, announcing that it is bringing it to an additional nine markets in its wireline service territory.
Granite Telecommunications may have carved out a sizeable niche as a voice provider to large businesses, but the company's move to offer a fiber-based networking solution targeting mall operators and retailers shows that it is looking to diversify its revenue base.