Bell Canada has extended the reach of its 1 Gbps FTTH service Gigabit Fibe to over 2 million homes across Quebec, Ontario, and the Atlantic regions of Canada, with plans to extend it to a total of 2.2 million homes by the end of the year.
AT&T has made its 75 Mbps service available in four more Texas markets, scaling it to over 70 markets across 21 states.
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.
When Frontier completes its acquisition of Verizon's assets in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider will leverage its eligible funding from the Connect America Fund's second phase (CAF II) to bring broadband services to underserved areas of California and Texas.
Telus is enhancing its fiber-to-the-home buildout plans, announcing that it will invest $814 million to connect over 90 percent of homes and businesses in Edmonton to its network over the next six years.
AT&T is continuing with its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier rollout, announcing that it is bringing it to an additional nine markets in its wireline service territory.
Telus sees that fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) will continue to play a bigger role in its last mile network, becoming the preferred future mechanism to deliver broadband services to consumers and businesses.
AT&T is seeing that the rollout of fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) is the only way it can realistically compete with both existing cable operators and emerging players, such as Google Fiber, that are offering higher speeds than it can deliver on a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) architecture.
AT&T said its 75 Mbps U-verse service is now available in parts of nearly 90 cities across more than 60 markets after initially launching the service in December in four markets.
AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion to improve its wireline and wireless networks in North Carolina between 2012 through 2014, adding more customers to its U-verse network and expanding the availability of its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service.