C Spire, an alternative wireless and business services provider, is the latest service provider to enter the 1 Gbps fiber to the home arena with a focus on serving the Mississippi market.
AT&T hasn't given an exact timeline when they will start offering consumers 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home services in Austin, but the company is keen on replicating the model in other markets.
Google Fiber's 1 Gbps Fiber to the Home (FTTH) initiative is still in an embryonic state, but it's clearly having an effect on how other service providers price and package their broadband offerings.
Google's 1 Gbps fiber to the premises buildout may only be a blip on the broadband screen, but the one thing it has done is tout the importance of bandwidth speeds to consumers. And that's drawn the attention of Tier 1 providers and cable operators alike.
Bell Aliant continued to make progress with its FibreOP fiber to the home rollout in Q2, passing an additional 45,000 premises to reach a total of 725,000 premises as of the end of June.
Vodafone Italia will bring its fiber to the home service to 27 cities in the country, offering eligible users up to 30/3 Mbps speeds. To entice subscribers, the service provider is offering the fiber-based broadband service for the same price as its existing ADSL service for six months.
Mike Quigley, NBN Co.'s CEO, is retiring from the company after leading the team that is building out and operating Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN). Quigley will continue to serve as CEO until the company's board finds a suitable replacement.
NBN Co., the public-private company building out Australia's National Broadband Network, said that it has met its revised end-of-year target of 190,000 to 220,000 homes passed by its fiber to the home rollout. However, a key wholesale customer is threatening to abandon the NBN over its prices.
An executive with Brazil-based operator TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil) said the carrier expects to deploy a total 40,000 km of fiber-optic networks in the country by the end of 2013, and reach 50,000 km within the next two years, TeleGeography reports.
Telefonica has crafted an agreement with two of its main competitors--Vodafone and Orange--to share vertical fiber network infrastructure in buildings they serve throughout Spain.