Verizon may be keen on migrating more customers off its aging copper network onto fiber, but that transition is creating new battle for some customers that still want to retain a copper-based POTS line.
Cable MSO Suddenlink has begun offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service to customers in its 16-state footprint that includes Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
A number of Windstream's customers in Alabama aren't happy about the wireline DSL speeds they are getting from Windstream, and they are suing the company in the hopes the telco will respond by upgrading its wireline infrastructure.
Verizon continues to make progress with its copper to fiber migration, replacing copper facilities in two more of its central office facilities in New York City.
WiredWest, a cooperative of municipal light plants (MLPs) that are authorized to finance the buildout of networks, has gained the support of 22 Western Massachusetts towns to build a fiber network that will support up to 1 Gbps broadband services.
AT&T may have asked for another extension to complete its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, but when it ultimately does complete the deal it plans to bring its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises service to 11.7 million customer locations.
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.
Google Fiber has received a license from the Texas Public Utility Commission to operate as an ISP in San Antonio's city limits where it would face off with AT&T, reports the San Antonio Current.
C Spire is now offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home Internet, HDTV, and phone triple-play bundle to Clinton, Miss., the fourth city where the competitive provider is taking the service.
Bell Canada is jumping into the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home craze with plans to launch service in the Toronto market as part of a $922 million investment in its last mile network.