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Comcast takes on Google, Verizon with fiber launch in Florida

Comcast may be still committed to getting as much out of its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network as it can, but the cable MSO's move to submit a proposal to build a fiber to the home (FTTH) network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it has plenty of interest in fiber-based broadband services.

Verizon's FiOS speed ranking slips on Netflix's monthly ISP index

Despite having established a new peering deal with Verizon, Netflix revealed that the telco's average streaming speeds actually dropped, reports  FierceOnlineVideo.

Loma Linda, Calif. reduces FTTP deployment costs with M2fx's microtrenching process

The City of Loma Linda, Calif., said it has reduced the installation time and cost of its municipality-wide fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) deployment by using M2fx's pushable fiber cable and ruggedized TuffDuct microducts, and microtrenching.  

Verizon extends its D.C. FiOS rollout schedule to 10 years

Verizon is revising its FiOS buildout plan in Washington, D.C., from nine years to 10 years, which it says is within its rights under a franchise agreement it filed with the D.C. Office of Cable Television (OCT), reports  FierceCable. 

Verizon Q1 FiOS revenue rose 15.5% to $3B, but weather issues slowed installations

Verizon reported that despite seeing a slowdown in overall customer additions due to weather issues in the Northeast, FiOS revenues still rose 15.5 percent to $3 billion.

Google Fiber looks for NYC-based sales manager

Google Fiber may have not named New York City on its recent list of  planned 34 cities  where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports  Geek.com.

Verizon amplifies FiOS retention effort with My Rewards+ program

Verizon introduced a new loyalty plan earlier this year focused on adding value for FiOS customers called My Rewards+, an initiative designed to recognize a customer's service choice and provide rewards for certain behaviors. Now it appears that it's paying off. 

Verizon grows California, Massachusetts FiOS footprint to 2.4M homes and businesses

Verizon may have no immediate plans to enter new markets with FiOS, but in existing markets like California and Massachusetts, the service provider extended the service to a total of 2.4 million homes and businesses in 2013.

Verizon leads Consumer Reports satisfaction survey while Comcast plummets

Verizon may still be a relative newcomer in the consumer TV race, but its efforts have paid off as its FiOS came in first in Consumer Reports' overall satisfaction survey, beating out Comcast, which came in 15 th  out of 17 service providers in the category.  

AT&T and Verizon add 828,000 broadband subs in Q3, but overall growth slows

AT&T and Verizon collectively saw strong gains in their next-gen U-verse and FiOS service portfolios, adding a total of 828,000 subscribers during the third quarter. But overall growth in the broadband market has slipped, a Leichtman Research Group study finds.