Google Fiber will stop offering its free 5 Mbps service in Kansas City, Missouri-- the first market it built into back in 2012-- signaling that it wants to increase broadband margins while attracting more potential customers.
Verizon completed its sale of wireline properties in three states to Frontier last Friday, leaving it with a wireline footprint concentrated in the Northeast U.S. market. However, financial analyst firm Jefferies says the deal creates headwinds that could affect earnings.
Google Fiber has taken yet another step forward in its movement into the Portland, Ore., market by securing a first land-use application so it can build fiber huts to deliver 1 Gbps service to area residents.
As Windstream begins to deliver its 1 Gbps FTTH service to residential and small businesses in four markets, the service provider is looking for opportunities to ease the installation process by leveraging existing fiber it has built in a number of its rural communities.
AT&T has begun testing G.fast technology in its labs and now is looking at how it could be used to bring up to 300 Mbps to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) by leveraging a building's existing wire versus installing fiber to individual premises.
Google Fiber confirmed that it is going to offer wireline voice service in existing and new markets where it plans to offer 1 Gbps FTTH broadband service.
AT&T is lighting up its 1 Gbps FTTH service in the Los Angeles metro area, creating a new competitive threat to Time Warner Cable as the cable operator gets ready to be swallowed up by new parent Charter Communications.
AFL has introduced a new multi-dwelling unit (MDU) product set targeting fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) applications, fulfilling the needs of residential or a mix of residential and business customers. Leveraging the same elements of its well-known LightLink 580 enclosure and the IDEAA splitter platform, the new MDU products offer pre-connectorized and splicing solutions in order to greatly reduce physical size of existing indoor splitter cabinets and terminals along with reducing overall installed cost.
Google Fiber confirmed plans to light its 1 Gbps FTTH service by the end of 2016 during the opening of a new store in the city's Trolley Square area.
Verizon has begun running a new TV ad campaign highlighting the difference between its FTTH network and cable, a move that comes as the service provider pares down its wireline network footprint to the Northeast.