Google Fiber overcame a major hurdle in bringing its service to Portland, Ore., as the City Council voted 5-0 to approve a franchise agreement, reports the Portland Business Journal.
C Spire has reached an agreement to acquire Hattiesburg, Miss.-based MegaGate Broadband, enabling it to expand its market presence and offer business services in three states.
Despite having established a new peering deal with Verizon, Netflix revealed that the telco's average streaming speeds actually dropped, reports FierceOnlineVideo.
Private equity firm Tower Three Partners LLC has completed its acquisition of regional provider NTS, which will become a privately held company and a Tower Three affiliate.
Verizon may see New York City as one of its key growth markets for FiOS, but it looks like it won't meet its June 30, 2014 deadline to fulfill its promise of building out its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network throughout the entire city.
Telus continues to see what it calls a strong appetite for broadband data amongst the 3.8 million wireline customers it serves in Canada.
Critical Hub Networks, a competitive provider, is now offering Puerto Rico's first Gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) service under the "Optico Fiber" banner.
Blue Valley Tele-Communications (BVTC), a member-owned telephone cooperative, has tapped ADTRAN as its supplier to bring fiber to the home (FTTH) to about 7,500 residential and business customers in its northeast Kansas serving area.
FairPoint has upgraded its last mile network in eight southern New Hampshire communities to extend 100 Mbps speeds to more than 58,000 subscribers that qualify for the fiber to the home (FTTH) service. FairPoint assumed ownership of the network when it purchased Verizon's New England lines in 2008.
AT&T has made another concession to get regulatory approval of its $48.5 million proposal to acquire DirecTV by promising that it would extend fiber to the home (FTTH) services to more locations.