Windstream and Time Warner Cable are among 12 companies that have expressed interest in building a fiber network throughout the city of Lexington, Ky., as a means to increase Internet speeds and expand overall broadband access.
Verizon is now offering 50 Mbps as its default speed tier at a time when overall new subscriber growth is leveling off as it penetrates its existing markets.
As AT&T and CenturyLink move forward with their ambitious 1 Gbps FTTH service plans, Dycom should gain revenue benefits, says Wells Fargo.
A number of AT&T wireline customers in Pompano Beach, Fla., have been without service for almost 10 days after a construction company cut into severed one of the telco's area cables.
Google Fiber's ongoing buildout of its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH service in six metro areas and exploration into entering Los Angeles and Chicago is a sign that the service provider is looking to make a larger impact in the broadband market, says Wells Fargo in a research report.
CenturyLink is seeing its FTTH rollout in 16 markets helping create awareness for its broader broadband portfolio, enabling it to take share and win back share from cable. In the markets where CenturyLink offers 1 Gbps FTTH, it is no surprise that the service provider isn't seeing every user taking up service since most users don't need that much bandwidth.
Driven by telco and cable providers like AT&T and Comcast, the number of gigabit Internet connections is projected to rise tenfold to 10 million by the end of year, with residential connections accounting for about 70 percent of the total, says Deloitte Global.
China may still be the reigning FTTH growth champion, but a new Point Topic report shows that the Americas also saw FTTH technology share increase in the third quarter, mainly led by the United States and Canada.
BT has named Clive Selley as the new CEO of its Openreach division, replacing Joe Garner, who is leaving the company to become CEO of the UK's Nationwide Building Society.
CenturyLink may not have 1 Gbps FTTH available in every market it serves, but where it is available it is helping it take market share away from cable operators and drive awareness about other speed tiers.