Bell Aliant on Thursday invested CAD 750,000 (USD 760,000) to extend its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network to about 1,500 homes and businesses in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.
Carriers are still making good money on their fixed broadband networks and services, but they're in a financial bind when it comes time to spend money to upgrade and/or improve those networks.
Comcast on Thursday revealed plans that it will soon offer a 305 Mbps/65 Mbps speed tier over a point-to-point Ethernet-based Fiber to the Home network.
While Tier 1 telcos like AT&T and Verizon boast the largest fiber networks in the United States, regional ILECs (incumbent local exchange carriers) are doing much of the heavy lifting in getting homes connected to fiber--and they're succeeding, with approximately 9 million U.S. homes directly connected to fiber, according to the FTTH Council Americas.
Telecom Italia COO Marco Patuano said on Friday that spinning out wireline network is an "interesting" idea, while confirming that it is conducting discussions with a state-backed financing body to collaborate on new broadband projects.
EPB Fiber, the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based utility telco service provider known for its 1G Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) service, has realigned the structure of its speed and pricing regime.
While residential and business customers outside of these areas would also love to have the 1 Gbps speeds that the Internet giant promises, not everyone is convinced it's going to live up to its grand expectations.
Iliad, the France-based competitive telco that delivers services via the Free brand, on Monday received €200 million ($251 million) to expand its FTTH and ADSL2+ networks from the European Investment Bank.
Optical spending rises in Q2: ACG Research reports that the total optical market rose 25 percent quarter over quarter and there are signs they may start spending more on gear in Q3 and Q4 2012.
Bell Aliant on Wednesday announced it will extend its FibreOP Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service targeting residential and business customers in five new Atlantic Canadian communities.