BTES, a municipally-owned electric utility, on Monday became the latest utility to jump on the Gbps-based FTTH bandwagon, offering 1 Gbps services to all of its residential and business electric customers.
Wind Italy and Vodafone Italy on Monday signed separate wholesale service agreements with Metroweb in which they will leverage its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network in Milan to provide broadband services to consumers and businesses.
Google on Thursday named the Dub's Dread neighborhood of Kansas City as the next "fiberhoood," or area where it is going to deploy its FTTH service.
Bell Aliant on Thursday invested CAD 750,000 (USD 760,000) to extend its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network to about 1,500 homes and businesses in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Carriers are still making good money on their fixed broadband networks and services, but they're in a financial bind when it comes time to spend money to upgrade and/or improve those networks.
Comcast on Thursday revealed plans that it will soon offer a 305 Mbps/65 Mbps speed tier over a point-to-point Ethernet-based Fiber to the Home network.
While Tier 1 telcos like AT&T and Verizon boast the largest fiber networks in the United States, regional ILECs (incumbent local exchange carriers) are doing much of the heavy lifting in getting homes connected to fiber--and they're succeeding, with approximately 9 million U.S. homes directly connected to fiber, according to the FTTH Council Americas.
Telecom Italia COO Marco Patuano said on Friday that spinning out wireline network is an "interesting" idea, while confirming that it is conducting discussions with a state-backed financing body to collaborate on new broadband projects.
EPB Fiber, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based utility telco service provider known for its 1G Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) service, has realigned the structure of its speed and pricing regime.
While residential and business customers outside of these areas would also love to have the 1 Gbps speeds that the Internet giant promises, not everyone is convinced it's going to live up to its grand expectations.