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.
Comcast Business is giving Georgia's Cobb County an injection of Ethernet in a deal where Comcast will connect 34 county-run sites, including community facilities, to a mix of fiber and coax-based connections.
Cincinnati Bell's strategy to become a fiber-based broadband company continued to bear fruit in the first quarter as the service provider passed an additional 22,600 addresses with its Fioptics fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service.
Shentel reported that its steady wireline fiber lease revenues dipped to $8 million in the first quarter 2015, down from $8.1 million in the same period a year ago.
In a new special report, FierceTelecom looks at the cheapest and most expensive prices for broadband (DSL and fiber) service across the country. The report breaks down speeds and pricing in three groups: 1-50 Mbps; 75-500 Mbps and 1 Gbps. Special report
Cincinnati Bell continues to find fortune in its growing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) business Fioptics, one that CEO Ted Torbeck said will be a key point of expansion throughout this year with plans to ultimately expand coverage to 70-80 percent of its serving footprint.
Intel has reached a deal to acquire Lantiq, a provider of silicon for broadband and home networking, a move that it says will accelerate its move into the growing home gateway and last mile access network markets.
BT has laid out an ambitious plan to bring broadband speeds of up to 500 Mbps to the majority of the United Kingdom within 10 years by using G.Fast, a technology that can provide fiber-like speeds over short copper loops.