Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service has had a rippling effect in the telecom industry, as a growing host of providers are now planning or offering gigabit service. But what price do subscribers pay? We take a look at pricing trends across this segment.
GVTC continues to make progress with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) rollout, announcing that it has connected over 40,000 homes to its network with plans to extend service to another 2,600 homes in select residential neighborhoods.
Herb Hribar, CEO of eircom, has told the company's board of directors he will not seek to renew his contract and will leave the company. The announcement comes after the Ireland-based company abandoned plans for an initial public offering.
AT&T cleared a large hurdle in its quest to purchase DirecTV as the satellite TV provider's shareholders have given the green light for the proposed deal.
Bell Aliant's CEO Karen Sheriff will retire from the company at the end of the year as the company becomes integrated into its parent company Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE).
Verizon is giving its small to medium business (SMB) customers access to the symmetrical FiOS speed tiers it launched in July via its SpeedMatch program.
CenturyLink has been making headlines with its plans to launch 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in 16 cities, but in the Phoenix area it will face off with cable competitor Cox Communications, which will offer similar service in the fourth quarter this year.
Communities that have a service provider that offers a 1 Gbps fiber-based broadband service have per capita GDP that's 1.1 percent higher than other communities that have either little or no gigabit services present, says the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas, citing a new study.
Google Fiber has named former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish as the new head of its fiber broadband project, a move that could signify that the service provider sees the service as more than an experiment.
Cable may enjoy the overall lead in the U.S. broadband race, but it's clear that telcos like Verizon and Cincinnati Bell are finding that consumers' desire for high bandwidth is outpacing the desire for linear television services.