Google Fiber is moving ahead with its FTTH build in Huntsville, Alabama as utility crews began installing fiber over the past week that will support its low-priced 1 Gbps Internet service.
TDS Telecom continues to deepen its FTTH network build with a plan to reach a large portion of its largely rural incumbent carrier footprint, offering several bandwidth options that range from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, as well as IPTV.
Cincinnati Bell is seeing that in areas where it has been offering its FTTH-based Fioptics data and video services for a number of years, penetration rates continue to rise.
GVTC, a Texas-based independent telco, is adapting its expertise in delivering residential and business-based fiber services to try its hand in the wholesale Ethernet services market.
Alpha, a provider of power supplies for the cable and telecom industries, is seeing interest in battery backup power for broadband particularly rise from its carrier customers.
CenturyLink will need to continue to expanding its fiber networks to serve a mix of residential and business customers as it faces growing threats from upstart providers like Google Fiber and cable operators like Comcast and Charter Communications building out into new areas.
Cable One has hatched a plan to spend $250,000 to build out a FTTH network targeting residents in the planned Shell Landing golf/resort area in Pascagoula, Miss.
Frontier Communications is moving ahead with its integration of the Verizon properties it purchased in California, Florida and Texas, but that process will result in some near-term dips in broadband additions.
Google Fiber has launched limited services Nashville, offering 1 Gbps data to four apartment and condominium buildings. The internet giant will face off with AT&T and Comcast, which have already started to offer 1 Gbps services in Middle Tennessee.
AT&T is making steady progress in rolling out its GigaPower FTTH service to more customers with its wireline region as it looks to stave off competition from cable operators like Comcast and upstart provider Google Fiber.