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.
Rob Shanahan, CEO and president of Lightower Fiber Networks, isn't afraid of transitions. The 25-year telecom industry veteran is now leading the company through a merger with fellow competitive provider Sidera Networks. Sean Buckley talks with Shanahan about the value the merger will create for Lightower's customer base.
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, speaking at the Citi Global Internet, Media & Communications Conference, reaffirmed plans to accelerate the migration of customers on its copper facilities to fiber in 2013.
The resistance to Verizon's replacement of copper infrastructure with fiber by six NYC landlords, and pushback by some subscribers, isn't entirely surprising. But the move to a fiber-based infrastructure is an important step forward.