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.
AT&T may have been one of the latest traditional service providers to reveal plans to launch a 1 Gbps fiber plan, specifically in the Austin, Texas market, but an executive maintains the carrier is not just responding to Google Fiber's move into the city.
Fibre Channel is still the technology of choice for data center operators, despite the emergence of Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), an Infonetics Research report says.
Google Fiber on Thursday said that it is extending its fiber to the home service into Shawnee, Kan., where it will take on established telcos AT&T and Verizon.
Bell Aliant's growing FibreOP fiber to the home service was a factor in the telco's Q1 revenue mix, contributing 0.3 percent, or $1.98 million to its total of $679 million in operating revenues.
Vermont's Vtel has entered the 1 Gbps fiber to the home symmetrical speed race, serving up a $35 a month offering for rural consumer and business customers.
Bell Aliant is making its FibreOP brand even more competitive with area cable operators Eastlink and Rogers by upping all of its existing speed tiers for free.
Fiber to the home may be the last-mile endgame, but hybrid copper/fiber-based VDSL and VDSL2 drove up the number of broadband subscribers worldwide to more than 643 million, a new Point Topic report reveals.
How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. (Image source: iStockPhoto)