A number of New York City officials said they are considering suing Verizon for not meeting their proposed FiOS buildout obligations set in their 2008 franchise agreement.
CenturyLink, like other telcos, may be enjoying the fruits of lower cost FTTH equipment-- including optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network terminals (ONTs)-- but to overcome the construction burdens associated with underground Brownfield deployments, it has developed a new method to trench fiber underground into existing neighborhoods.
CenturyLink announced that it has let go nearly 150 employees in Colorado, or 2.5 percent of its workforce, from the company. The latest job cuts, which are part of a broader effort to lay off a total of 1,000 employees, are being implemented to tighten its purse strings.
Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, has written a letter to the New York Public Service Commission (NYPSC) asking the state regulator to investigate Verizon and look at how the deregulation of the New York telecom market is impacting businesses and consumers.
C Spire said that the towns of Clinton and Madison, Miss., have met the subscriber threshold to get the company's 1 Gbps FTTH service.
Hawaiian Telcom will take $26 million in the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF-II) funding to extend 10/1 Mbps capable broadband service to over 11,000 unserved rural locations. With a focus on neighbor islands in Hawaii, the telco is now working on a deployment timeline for the six-year period, beginning in 2015 through 2020.
CenturyLink has begun trialing a new 100 Mbps service over its existing copper network for consumer and business customers in Salt Lake City.
CenturyLink has officially launched its Prism IPTV service in Seattle, Wash., complementing its ongoing 1 Gbps FTTH network buildout.
As service providers continue to expand and enhance their last mile networks, a new Point Topic report revealed that residential broadband pricing worldwide has dropped 9 percent in the past year.
TDS Telecom is continuing its aggressive 1 Gbps FTTH expansion plan, announcing that it is bringing service to two new towns in New Hampshire and one town in Indiana.