Verizon continues to make progress with migrating what it calls "chronic" copper customers to its FiOS fiber to the home network, an effort that helped it eliminate 600,000 repair dispatches in 2013 alone.
Verizon may have halted further builds of its FiOS network into new markets, but where it is converting problem copper-based customers to the fiber-based service it's finding that customers like purchasing speeds of 50 Mbps and higher.
Los Angeles is joining the municipal 1 Gbps fiber to the home trend with the goal of attracting a large service provider like AT&T to run a network that will serve both residents and businesses, reports ars technica.
C Spire has begun the next stage of building out its statewide fiber to the home network, naming nine Mississippi city and town finalists that will get the 1 Gbps-capable service.
AT&T has provided a bit more clarity about its 1 Gbps fiber to the home launch, announcing that the service will be available in "mid 2014" in parts of Austin, where it will challenge Google Fiber.
Bell Aliant is dedicating $11.6 million in capital to bring its FibreOP fiber to the home service to an additional 21,000 homes and businesses in Newfoundland.
GPON may be the top fiber to the home technology, but a new report from Informa says that interoperability and certification of network elements will drive further expansion of multi-vendor networks.
AT&T and Charter Communications will now have to deal with another fiber to the home competitor in Alabama as Opelika Power Services got city council approval for the rates on its new set of broadband services.
CenturyLink has named Las Vegas as the next location for its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home broadband service.
Verizon wants Massachusetts lawmakers to see it as a tech company with a phone service, but it might have a hard time proving its case thanks to a commercial that touts its biggest technology play, FiOS, in a city where it's unavailable, Boston.