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Australia's NBN names 140 suburbs to get FTTN-based service

NBN Co. has announced the 140 Australian suburbs that will be the first to receive a fiber-to-the-node (FTTN)-based connection over the next 12 months on the National Broadband Network.

Adtran names Ronan Kelly as CTO for EMEA, APAC regions

Adtran has tapped Ronan Kelly to serve in its newly created CTO position for the vendor's EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.

AT&T hatches plans to bring 1 Gig to 4 new cities

AT&T is expanding its 1 Gig fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) program with plans to bring the U-verse GigaPower service to four cities.

Cincinnati Bell taps ARRIS for its TV Everywhere service

Cincinnati Bell has jumped into the TV Everywhere fray, serving up the app for its growing Fioptics TV service that it says will allow existing and new customers access to video streaming services throughout their home.

eircom's CEO Hribar steps down; CFO Moat takes on interim CEO role

Herb Hribar, CEO of eircom, has told the company's board of directors he will not seek to renew his contract and will leave the company. The announcement comes after the Ireland-based company abandoned plans for an initial public offering.

BT achieves 1 Gig rates with G.Fast copper trial, creates new broadband lab

BT revealed that during its trial of G.FAST, a technology that allows service providers to gain higher speeds over existing copper on short loop lengths using a fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architecture, it achieved combined downstream and upstream speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

AT&T broadens U-verse reach in San Diego area

AT&T is putting its U-verse into the hands of more of its California user base, announcing that it has extended service to over 4,200 new San Diego-area locations.

CenturyLink's Ewing: We'll pass nearly 2.2M homes with IPTV by end of 2014

CenturyLink plans to pass an additional 300,000 homes with its Prism IPTV service this year. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference, Stewart Ewing, CFO and EVP of CenturyLink, told investors he expects to end the year with a total of 2.2 million homes passed.

Members of Congress seek flexibility in FCC's rural broadband requirements

Over 40 members of Congress have asked the FCC to give service providers the flexibility they need to deploy high-speed broadband connections to more hard-to-reach communities under the upcoming Connect America Funding II (CAF II) program.

eircom's fiber network now passes 1M homes, businesses

Ireland's eircom has reached a major milestone in its next-gen broadband rollout program, announcing that it has passed 1 million premises with its fiber network.