Google Fiber has taken another step forward in its proposed move to bring its 1 Gbps service to Portland, Ore., by crafting a tentative franchise agreement with the city, reports The Oregonian. This is one of the first major cities where it has signed such an agreement.
A new fiber to the premises (FTTP) joint venture formed by BSkyB, TalkTalk and CityFibre will provide up to 1 Gbps speed broadband in York as a way battle incumbent telco BT with their own broadband network.
Cincinnati Bell's aggressive fiber rollout is having an effect on area small businesses, and its partnership with The Brandery, a consumer marketing and branding accelerator, is a good example of that trend.
Google Fiber may have not named New York City on its recent list of planned 34 cities where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports Geek.com.
Google Fiber had high ambitions to start delivering its 1 Gbps service in Austin, Texas, sometime this spring, but gaining permits for rights of way to lay its fiber has held up that process, reports KXAN-TV.
AT&T has made North Carolina the next target for its fiber to the home (FTTH) 1 Gbps service with a particular focus on parts of the Triangle and Piedmont Triad regions.
Cincinnati Bell's pending sale of its wireless assets may be a sign of the challenge regional wireless operators face in competing against behemoths like AT&T Mobility. But the other part of the story is that it will free up resources to enhance Fioptics, its growing consumer fiber-based broadband service, and its business and wholesale arms.
Cincinnati Bell confirmed that it will sell its wireless spectrum licenses to Verizon Wireless for $210 million, a move that should allow it to more effectively focus on its growing wireline-based Fioptics broadband offerings for consumers and small to medium businesses.
Bernard Daines, one of the early commercial Ethernet pioneers, passed away last Thursday morning after a long illness, reports The Spokesman-Review. According to his brother Dan Daines, he would have been 70 on April 12.
Illinois is the latest state finding itself entangled with Gigabit Squared, a startup focused on providing wireline-based fiber broadband connections to nine communities, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.