Verizon and Frontier Communications customers in Florida might have to deal with a service disruption if the two carriers can't resolve an ongoing dispute over pole attachments with Florida Power and Light, the state's incumbent utility provider and major pole owner.
AT&T saw growing acceptance by consumers and businesses of its IP-based services in Alabama and Florida, noting a sequential uptick in migration from TDM in the third quarter.
A number of AT&T wireline customers in Pompano Beach, Fla., have been without service for almost 10 days after a construction company cut into severed one of the telco's area cables.
AT&T is now offering its 1 Gbps service U-Verse with GigaPower in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of a broader effort to wire the state with its FTTH services.
Frontier has reached union labor agreements with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers AFL-CIO in California and Florida, allowing it to move forward with its $10.5 billion acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas that's expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and the Florida Keys have today officially joined what Comcast refers to as its "data usage trials."
AT&T is continuing with its 1 Gbps FTTH service expansion drive, announcing that it is lighting service in two more Texas cities this week-- San Antonio and neighboring New Braunfels-- and in Orlando, Fla.
AT&T has made the southeast Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hialeah, Hollywood, Miami and surrounding communities the next targets for its 1 Gbps FTTP service, putting it in direct competition with Comcast which will offer an even higher speed 2 Gbps service.
A top Frontier executive sees an opportunity to increase its fiber and copper-based broadband share when it completes its purchase of Verizon's wireline properties in three states later this year.
Comcast is continuing to shake up the gigabit broadband market, announcing that it will be offering its 2 Gbps service in Florida to 1.3 million customers in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm and Jacksonville areas.