Cincinnati Bell is taking careful steps in building its Fioptics network, its president and CEO said, setting a modest goal of 15 percent penetration within six months of building into a new neighborhood.
Bob Currey, CEO of Consolidated Communications, said that when Google Fiber begins to enter the parts of Kansas City where it operates they will be ready to compete.
AT&T is seeing some early success with its fiber deployments. Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson told investors at a J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today that the company is seeing good uptake of its fiber to the building deployments from the small and medium-size business market.
StarHub is doing things a little bit backwards in Malaysia, where it is marketing its StarHub TV on Fibre service to commercial customers such as restaurants, pubs, hotels and hospitals first with plans to eventually offer the service to residential customers.
Broadband proponents hail Google Fiber's buildouts in Kansas City, Austin and Provo as a smart, fast way to get 1 Gbps service into more areas of the United States. But the Internet search giant's potential dominance of the broadband network space may endanger the ideal of open access for other providers.
FiberLight, a Southeastern fiber-centric service provider, has completed the buildout of its new long-haul regional network segment serving Texas' DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market.
Yet another big announcement this week just went official as Google confirmed during a joint community-press session that it will be bringing Google Fiber to Austin, Texas.
The Massachusetts Broadband Institute lit the first segment of its 1,338-route mile MassBroadband 123 network, which will bring services to 51 out of 120 community institutions in the western part of the state.
Upgrading their last-mile networks to fiber to the home helped small- and medium-sized telcos see an average operational cost savings of 20.4 percent annually, a new FTTH Council Americas report said.
Telus has employed Fujitsu as its vendor of choice to implement 100G on its intercity regional networks to meet the ongoing demands from their consumer and business customers.