AT&T has begun testing G.fast technology in its labs and now is looking at how it could be used to bring up to 300 Mbps to multi-dwelling units (MDUs) by leveraging a building's existing wire versus installing fiber to individual premises.
Google Fiber confirmed that it is going to offer wireline voice service in existing and new markets where it plans to offer 1 Gbps FTTH broadband service.
AT&T is lighting up its 1 Gbps FTTH service in the Los Angeles metro area, creating a new competitive threat to Time Warner Cable as the cable operator gets ready to be swallowed up by new parent Charter Communications.
AFL has introduced a new multi-dwelling unit (MDU) product set targeting fiber-to-the-x (FTTX) applications, fulfilling the needs of residential or a mix of residential and business customers. Leveraging the same elements of its well-known LightLink 580 enclosure and the IDEAA splitter platform, the new MDU products offer pre-connectorized and splicing solutions in order to greatly reduce physical size of existing indoor splitter cabinets and terminals along with reducing overall installed cost.
Google Fiber confirmed plans to light its 1 Gbps FTTH service by the end of 2016 during the opening of a new store in the city's Trolley Square area.
Verizon has begun running a new TV ad campaign highlighting the difference between its FTTH network and cable, a move that comes as the service provider pares down its wireline network footprint to the Northeast.
Telus is investing $260 million to bring fiber thousands of homes and businesses in a mix of rural and urban communities in Quebec as part of a broader $1.53 billion program to improve network infrastructure and services across the province.
Cincinnati Bell may be planning to wind down capital spending on its fiber build starting in 2017, but in the meantime the provider has built an aggressive foundation from which it can deliver a series of high-speed services in Cincinnati to residential and business customers.
With Google Fiber planning only to bring its 1 Gbps service into a few targeted apartment communities, and widespread gigabit services by other providers like AT&T months away, the city of San Francisco is exploring how much it would cost to build its own municipal fiber network to serve residents and businesses.
Comcast and AT&T's lobbying efforts to block a municipal broadband bill that would let Chattanooga, Tenn.-based EPB expand into two nearby counties paid off as the measure failed to pass following a 5-3 vote in the state legislature.