Frontier is taking its FrontierTV IPTV service to Durham, N.C. beginning in January, enabling it to more effectively compete with the growing threat from AT&T and Google Fiber.
Consolidated Communications is aware that the ongoing growth in broadband consumption will lend itself to a usage-based or metered model, but it won't make its move until it sees how other service providers offer such a service structure.
While it has committed $300 million to improving its customer service reputation, it seems Comcast still has a ways to go before it can afford to take public shots at other service providers.
Google Fiber said that it will expand to Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa, marking the next wave of growth for one of the cable industry's biggest competitive threats. The company will challenge Comcast, Bright House Networks, Charter Communications and other cable operators that operate in those three new markets.
Google Fiber is considering Oklahoma City and two Florida cities, Jacksonville and Tampa, as areas where it could bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service.
Google Fiber hit a foul ball during game one of the World Series as the service provider's 1 Gbps FTTH network suffered an outage in Kansas City, Mo.
Google Fiber is in the process of seeking permission from San Jose city council to build two "fiber huts," signaling that the Silicon Valley city could be the next stop on its FTTH journey.
Ting will become the latest service provider to offer broadband speeds in the Triangle area of North Carolina with plans to bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service to Holly Springs, N.C.
The Scottsdale, Ariz., City Council has delayed a decision over granting Google Fiber a video services license until the Oct. 20 meeting so it could meet with Cox Communications to discuss the cable MSO's beef with the city of Tempe over that city's approval of a similar deal with Google.
Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service may be only available in a small amount of markets, but a new Bernstein Research study said that large telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink should see the Internet giant's FTTH initiative as a credible threat.