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.
Verizon is motivated to update all of the copper wiring that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy to FiOS, but that's not enough to convince landlords in six New York City apartment buildings to let them install fiber.
tw telecom on Tuesday expanded its fiber network into both Montgomery County, Md., and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, as part of its ongoing movement to serve a greater set of business customers in key growth markets.
Zayo Group on Tuesday reached its 10,000 on-net building milestone, enabling it to offer high bandwidth services to a large mix of enterprise and wholesale service provider customers.
Verizon on Tuesday reported that rodents that made a home inside one of its fiber cable boxes in Orange County, Fla. caused service disruptions for its wireline and wireless customers located in towns from Tampa to Orlando.