Telus is investing $260 million to bring fiber thousands of homes and businesses in a mix of rural and urban communities in Quebec as part of a broader $1.53 billion program to improve network infrastructure and services across the province.
Cincinnati Bell may be planning to wind down capital spending on its fiber build starting in 2017, but in the meantime the provider has built an aggressive foundation from which it can deliver a series of high-speed services in Cincinnati to residential and business customers.
With Google Fiber planning only to bring its 1 Gbps service into a few targeted apartment communities, and widespread gigabit services by other providers like AT&T months away, the city of San Francisco is exploring how much it would cost to build its own municipal fiber network to serve residents and businesses.
Comcast and AT&T's lobbying efforts to block a municipal broadband bill that would let Chattanooga, Tenn.-based EPB expand into two nearby counties paid off as the measure failed to pass following a 5-3 vote in the state legislature.
AT&T is taking its GigaPower service into an additional five markets as it faces continual pressure from Comcast and Google Fiber for 1 Gbps services.
Comcast is beginning a 1 Gbps advanced trial for residential and business customers in Atlanta, laying a competitive challenge to Google Fiber with its own similarly priced 1 Gbps service. But while the cable MSO is following Google's pricing scheme, it's not without a catch.
Google Fiber is facing yet another battle over utility pole access in California's desirable Silicon Valley with AT&T and Comcast, who say that the service provider has no right to access those facilities.
TDS says it has resolved a network outage that affected its broadband and IPTV customers in several states that began yesterday.
AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other top telcos lost about 185,000 subscribers in 2015-- the first year where telcos saw net broadband subscriber losses – while cable took a comfortable lead with 3.3 million new broadband customers.
AT&T and CenturyLink are finding that while their FTTH rollouts enable them to offer up to 1 Gbps speeds to consumers, their builds can be a weapon to more effectively battle cable on the small to medium business (SMB) front.