GVT has introduced a 150 Mbps tier for its fiber to the home service offering in Brazil, exceeding its previous 100 Mbps limit and boosting its competitiveness with Telefonica's Vivo.
France Telecom-Orange España, France Telecom's subsidiary serving Spain, has debuted fiber to the home services near the La Vaguada shopping center and a new set of fiber-based service tariffs.
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, an Edinburg, Va.-based independent telco and cable operator, will equip Rural Retreat in Wythe County, Va. with fiber to the home this fall.
France Telecom and SFR have jointly signed a new agreement with France's central government and Ile-de-France region to bring fiber to the home to major Paris suburbs by the year 2020.
Upgrading their last-mile networks to fiber to the home helped small- and medium-sized telcos see an average operational cost savings of 20.4 percent annually, a new FTTH Council Americas report said.
Telecom New Zealand said on Thursday it will begin offering Ultra-Fast Broadband services directly to consumers, businesses and schools in the country.
Bell Aliant on Wednesday unveiled plans to bring its FibreOP fiber to the home service to 13 more communities in the Annapolis Valley market in Nova Scotia.
Vivo, Telefonica's Brazil subsidiary, has set a goal to expand its Fiber to the Home services to 230,000 subscribers by the end of this year.
With a surged in fixed Internet traffic already in progress and growth forecast to outstrip mobile data traffic in many countries, it's time to address fixed Internet issues, like broadband speeds, data caps, and usage patterns, in both commercial rollouts and in regulation.
Verizon said in 2012 it invested over $549 million in its California wireline networks and IT infrastructure with a particular focus on expanding its FiOS data and video service.