Verizon may be in the process of selling off its wireline assets in Florida to Frontier, but its move to offer new and existing FiOS customers that reside in the Tampa Bay region a 100 Mbps symmetrical speed tier shows the telco still sees value in its FTTH product line.
AT&T has two ambitious missions in front of it: bring 1 Gbps FTTH service to an additional 12.5 million homes per its agreement with the FCC to get its DirecTV deal approved and scaling its satellite TV service. But it faces the lingering question of how it will meet these goals.
Service providers' ongoing FTTH deployments that incorporate passive optical networking (PON) have driven the worldwide broadband access market to $3.2 billion in the second quarter of 2015, says Dell'Oro Group in a new report.
CenturyLink is amplifying its 1 Gbps service rollout with plans to bring the service to parts of six new states in its territory, enabling it to come closer to its goal to enable 700,000 homes by the end of the year.
As AT&T rolls out its 1 Gbps GigaPower into more communities, it is keen to wire more existing and new multi-dwelling units (MDU) with fiber.
Windstream is bringing up to 100 Mbps speeds to nearly 240 markets in 16 states, making its service more competitive with cable operators that are poaching Windstream's growing mix of consumer and small- to medium-sized business customers.
Cincinnati Bell may be an advocate of 1 Gbps FTTH service, but like other wireline telcos it has found that in the near-term most of its customers find utility in 30 Mbps speed services.
Verizon may be sticking to its guns that it won't build out FiOS to any new markets, but that has not stopped the mayors from Peabody and Salem, Mass., from pleading with the telco to build out its FTTH service in their towns.
Google Fiber has cited that it is talking to three new cities -- Irvine, Calif.; Louisville, Ky. and San Diego-- as three cities that it is considering to light its 1 Gbps service, but there's no promise the service provider will move forward with an actual deployment.
CenturyLink is aware that when Charter Communications completes its acquisition of Time Warner Cable the merger will give CenturyLink a larger threat in its residential and business service capabilities, but the telco says it has the right weapons to compete.