Google Fiber has come into another local community tangle in Oregon, where it has told lawmakers that the state's proposed tax changes will make it "extremely unlikely" the service provider will bring its service to the Portland area.
Verizon has been adamant that it has no plans to expand FiOS service outside of the areas where it has established agreements with local communities, but that's not stopping the Communications Workers of America (CWA) from launching a campaign called "Where's My FiOS?" to bring the service to more cities.
Tennessee has become the first state to pose a legal challenge to the FCC's move to overturn a state law that puts a limit on how far a municipal-run service provider can grow its network.
Google Fiber is extending is presence in Utah by naming Salt Lake City as the next city where it will deliver its 1 Gbps-capable fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service, challenging the trio of incumbent players AT&T, CenturyLink and Comcast.
President Barack Obama has taken another shot in his broadband agenda by signing a Presidential Memorandum to create a Broadband Opportunity Council, naming the Commerce and Agriculture departments as co-chairs.
C Spire says that more neighborhoods in Jackson, Miss., have met the qualifications to get its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service and related HDTV and voice services.
TDS Telecom's 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) drive may not have the same sizzle as Google Fiber's, but the telco's aggressive move to expand the service into rural towns like Hollis, N.H., shows that the demand for service is not just a big city phenomenon.
AT&T continues to deepen its U-verse footprint in the Southeast, announcing that between 2012 and 2014, it invested almost $2.8 billion to enhance its local wireline and wireless footprint in Florida.
Service providers' ongoing moves to upgrade existing copper and build out Greenfield fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services were a key contributor in broadband aggregation revenues, a sector that Infonetics Research said rose 9 percent in 2014 to $8.2 million.
AT&T says that its willingness to bring its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) to more communities is being driven by both a mix of customer demand and more favorable local government laws that eliminate barriers to building out service.