Telefonica has crafted an agreement with two of its main competitors--Vodafone and Orange--to share vertical fiber network infrastructure in buildings they serve throughout Spain.
TDS Telecom has taken a page from Google Fiber's "Fiberhood" concept by rolling out its "Fiberville" pre-registration campaign in Concord and parts of Knoxville, Tenn., where it plans to offer 100 Mbps fiber to the home and TDS TV services.
TDS Telecom, the wireline subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is offering its fiber to the home broadband customers in Halls and La Vergne, Tenn., and Monticello, Minn., a new 100 Mbps speed option.
Gigabit Squared, an economic development organization focused on bringing IT-enabled infrastructure to communities, has revealed the pricing plans for the fiber to the home network services in Seattle it will launch in 2014.
Hot on the heels of its approach to Kabel Deutschland, Vodafone is also eyeing a possible acquisition of Italian broadband provider Fastweb as part of its quad-play push, according to a Bloomberg report, although both Vodafone and Fastweb parent Swisscom declined to comment on the report.
France continues to make headway with fiber to the home, adding 50,000 subscribers in Q1 2013, according to its telecom regulator ARCEP--up almost 70 percent over the same period in 2012.
Bell Aliant is extending its FibreOP service into more residential homes and businesses in Nova Scotia and Ontario as part of an aggressive multimillion-dollar network expansion effort.
Google Fiber announced Raytown, Mo. as the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber service, challenging AT&T and Comcast. The city aldermen in Raytown voted unanimously in favor of the move.
Cincinnati Bell is taking careful steps in building its Fioptics network, its president and CEO said, setting a modest goal of 15 percent penetration within six months of building into a new neighborhood.
AT&T is seeing some early success with its fiber deployments. Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson told investors at a J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference today that the company is seeing good uptake of its fiber to the building deployments from the small and medium-size business market.