Telecom service providers overcame a major network cost on Wednesday as the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously upheld the FCC's 2011 order that regulates how much utility companies can charge telcos to attach wires to their poles.
France sees broadband as a major driver of economic growth, and on Friday the government revealed plans to dedicate €20 billion ($27 billion), using a mix of public and private funds, to the buildout of fiber-based broadband networks.
Verizon on Monday launched a plan for existing FiOS customers allowing them to upgrade to its introductory Quantum tier of 50/25 Mbps for an additional $10 per month.
Telecom New Zealand on Friday said it will start offering fiber-based broadband services over the government's Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) network to its consumer and business customer base in March.
BT Openreach on Wednesday outlined its plans to connect its growing Fiber to the X (FTTx) network to over 1.2 million additional new premises, bringing its total footprint to about 19 million premises.
Leveraging the USCarrier assets it purchased last year, Zayo on Wednesday announced it is going to expand its overall network into the Jacksonville, Fla., Market.
Telstra on Thursday completed the migration of its copper network in its South Brisbane Exchange area to fiber after beginning the project 18 months ago.
The Chinese government is requiring that all new homes built in areas where fiber networks are available have a fiber-based broadband connection, according to a mandate issued by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Alpheus Communications, a CLEC serving the growing DASH (Dallas-Austin-San Antonio-Houston) market, has built out its fiber network to a number of new buildings in downtown Houston, furthering its on-net footprint.
NTS, a competitive telco owned by Xfone, on Friday lit up its first customer in Iowa Park, Texas. When NTS completes its PRIDE FTTP network, it will reach 19 communities in Texas and Louisiana, passing a total of 50,000 homes and businesses.