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.
Dutch service providers continue to advance the fiber to the home (FTTH) market, passing nearly 2 million homes at the end of 2013.
Verizon's FiOS customers are being greeted with yet another fee as the telco has added a $1 charge to its FiOS voice bills.
Bell Canada has responded to the need for greater in-home Wi-Fi speed by introducing its 802.11ac-based Home Hub Internet modem and Wi-Fi router for its growing Fibe Internet customer base.
Cincinnati Bell's CEO Ted Torbeck told investors that the telco will continue to focus on transforming itself into a fiber-based broadband company, with plans to spend between $80 million to $85 million on rolling out fiber to the home (FTTH) throughout Cincinnati.