Lumos Networks may be focusing more of its attention on wireless backhaul and business customers, but the service provider's move to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to Botetourt County, Va., shows it has responded to the Tier 2 market need for higher speed broadband.
AT&T confirmed plans that it may extend its fiber-to-the-premises services to additional consumer and business locations in its wireline footprint after completing its build to 14 million sites.
Corning's optical networking segment is finding fortune in the FTTH and data center market segments, but spending patterns within these segments vary due to the timing of build out cycles.
Verizon is facing another call for FiOS in New York City, this time from a group of elected officials and residents in the Bronx borough's Co-Op City development, where 72 percent of the residents are interested in getting the FTTH-based service.
Windstream and Time Warner Cable are among 12 companies that have expressed interest in building a fiber network throughout the city of Lexington, Ky., as a means to increase Internet speeds and expand overall broadband access.
Verizon is now offering 50 Mbps as its default speed tier at a time when overall new subscriber growth is leveling off as it penetrates its existing markets.
As AT&T and CenturyLink move forward with their ambitious 1 Gbps FTTH service plans, Dycom should gain revenue benefits, says Wells Fargo.
A number of AT&T wireline customers in Pompano Beach, Fla., have been without service for almost 10 days after a construction company cut into severed one of the telco's area cables.
Google Fiber's ongoing buildout of its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH service in six metro areas and exploration into entering Los Angeles and Chicago is a sign that the service provider is looking to make a larger impact in the broadband market, says Wells Fargo in a research report.
CenturyLink is seeing its FTTH rollout in 16 markets helping create awareness for its broader broadband portfolio, enabling it to take share and win back share from cable. In the markets where CenturyLink offers 1 Gbps FTTH, it is no surprise that the service provider isn't seeing every user taking up service since most users don't need that much bandwidth.