AT&T has launched 1 Gbps service for residential and business customers in Indianapolis, signaling another move by the telco to keep apace of competitive threats from Comcast as it introduces similar service over its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network.
Frontier Communications has applied for a cable franchise to offer IPTV service in Middletown, New York, posing a new challenge to Charter Communications, which entered the market via its acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
CenturyLink is replacing its aging copper-based wireline facilities in seven cities, potentially setting itself up for a wave of protests from consumers and CLECs that use existing facilities-- similar to those faced by Verizon and AT&T as they transition their legacy networks.
Google Fiber may have set Nashville, Tennessee as one of its FTTH destinations, but a group of local pastors are worried that the service provider will leave out lower-income families out of their deployment strategy.
Frontier may not have any presence in the Louisville, Kentucky market, but the telco is pledging its support for an AT&T lawsuit that's seeking to block an ordinance that would give Google Fiber a streamlined utility pole process.
Google Fiber set an ambitious goal to wire up key U.S. cities with fiber-to-the-premises services, but the challenge of scaling that footprint has driven it to look at other alternatives, including purchasing other providers and leveraging existing metro fiber facilities.
GigabitNow, a solutions provider for building last mile fiber networks, has chosen Calix's gear to power a community network at The Sea Ranch in northern California. Located along a 10-mile stretch of the Sonoma County coast, The Sea Ranch is a popular vacation destination encompasses of 2200 homes. Earlier this year, GigabitNow began construction on its community- owned fiber to the home build in Sonoma County, giving the underserved residents of the Sea Ranch community 1 Gbps connections.
Cincinnati Bell has completed a trial that delivered residential broadband speeds of up to 400 Mbps over existing copper as a method to complement its aggressive fiber-to-the-premises Fioptics rollout.
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based ISP that offers fiber and wireless-based broadband services, in a deal that will enhance the service provider's fiber expansion efforts.
Google Fiber is progressing with its FTTH build in Charlotte, North Carolina as the service provider has been granted 82 permits for aerial and underground network facilities.