CenturyLink has been making headlines with its plans to launch 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in 16 cities, but in the Phoenix area it will face off with cable competitor Cox Communications, which will offer similar service in the fourth quarter this year.
Communities that have a service provider that offers a 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband service have per capita GDP that's 1.1 percent higher than other communities that have either little or no gigabit services present, says the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas, citing a new study.
Google Fiber has named former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish as the new head of its fiber broadband project, a move that could signify that the service provider sees the service as more than an experiment.
Cable may enjoy the overall lead in the U.S. broadband race, but it's clear that telcos like Verizon and Cincinnati Bell are finding that consumers' desire for high bandwidth is outpacing the desire for linear television services.
CenturyLink plans to pass an additional 300,000 homes with its Prism IPTV service this year. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference, Stewart Ewing, CFO and EVP of CenturyLink, told investors he expects to end the year with a total of 2.2 million homes passed.
Verizon Communications is holding fast to its thesis that while it is on track to complete the buildout of FiOS to about 21 million premises, it will need a compelling reason to expand into new markets.
Verizon may have hung up on extending its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) FiOS service into new areas, but its recent move to wire 60 Park Place in Newark, N.J., shows that it is still keen on bringing the service to more users in its existing markets.
AT&T and Verizon are challenging the FCC's call to raise the broadband definition from 4 Mbps to 10 Mbps, claiming that the majority of consumers don't need higher speeds, reports Ars Technica.
C Spire has reached an agreement with city officials in Jackson, Miss., to build out its emerging 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service to residential customers.
AT&T has named St. Louis, Mo., as the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband GigaPower service for local consumers and businesses, continuing a string of new cities where it plans to deliver the new product.