Google Fiber has struck deals with Oregon utility companies Portland General Electric and Pacific Power to get access to their poles to install fiber, overcoming a major barrier to deploy FTTH services in the state.
Hawaiian Telcom continues to extend its 1 Gbps GPON-based fiber broadband service to more residential customers, but the service provider is also seeing an opportunity to battle Time Warner Cable for small business customers.
AT&T's ongoing FTTH rollout may be designed to provide consumers and businesses with higher speeds, but the service provider is seeing additional benefits from build.
Hawaiian Telcom is taking charge of its next-gen broadband rollout, passing an additional 7,000 Oahu households with FTTH in the fourth quarter to bring its total to 190,000.
Lumos Networks may be mulling how to break itself into two separate companies-- the metro fiber company and its rural local exchange carrier operation-- but the provider continues to make progress with expanding its FTTP-based broadband customer base.
AT&T may be challenging Louisville, Ky.'s new utility pole access process, but it's not wasting time to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to parts of the city while holding up Google Fiber from gaining a foothold in the market.
The next-generation passive optical networking movement took another step forward this week as the ITU-T has approved the G.989 series of standards for 40 Gbps-capable passive optical networks (NG-PON2).
Ting is taking its 1 Gbps FTTH show to the Sandpoint, Idaho area with plans to offer the service to residents in the communities of Sandpoint, Dover, Ponderay and Kootenai.
Service providers' adoption of PON technologies for FTTH deployments drove up the overall broadband access market in 2015 to $12 billion, says Dell'Oro Group in a new report. Due to strong deployments in China, particularly in CPE, PON revenue from three manufacturers-- Huawei, ZTE and Alcatel-Lucent-- grew by 21 percent to over $6 billion in 2015.
Cincinnati Bell might start slowing down its FTTH rollout in 2017, but this year the telco is moving full steam ahead with plans to pass over 70,000 homes.