Vermont's Vtel has entered the 1 Gbps fiber to the home symmetrical speed race, serving up a $35 a month offering for rural consumer and business customers.
Bell Aliant is making its FibreOP brand even more competitive with area cable operators Eastlink and Rogers by upping all of its existing speed tiers for free.
Fiber to the home may be the last-mile endgame, but hybrid copper/fiber-based VDSL and VDSL2 drove up the number of broadband subscribers worldwide to more than 643 million, a new Point Topic report reveals.
How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. (Image source: iStockPhoto)
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.