AT&T is more than willing to build its own fiber network in Austin, Texas--as long as it gets the same terms the city is offering to Google for its vaunted 1 Gbps buildout.
In our new feature, The rising stars of wireline in 2013 , FierceTelecom profiles five wireline executives who are the risk takers or change leaders at their respective wireline companies.
Bob Currey, CEO of Consolidated Communications, said that when Google Fiber begins to enter the parts of Kansas City where it operates they will be ready to compete.
Google Fiber General Manager Kevin Lo is among the list of "rising stars in telecom" that FierceTelecom profiled in its issue today.
At a time when the wireline industry is facing various challenges, including the erosion of their landline voice base and fierce cable competition, wireline telcos need forward-looking people who have the vision to make big bets on technology and service initiatives to improve network efficiency and increase top-line revenue. Here are five game-changers worth watching in 2013. ( Image source: iStockPhoto )
Google Fiber has added Gladstone as the latest municipality in the Kansas City area to get its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises service.
It is remarkable that the United States still has no national broadband network. The idea has bubbled around like newt eyes in a witch's brew but it never gets progresses beyond PowerPoint slides before being packed away and carted to the next presentation.
AT&T may have been one of the latest traditional service providers to reveal plans to launch a 1 Gbps fiber plan, specifically in the Austin, Texas market, but an executive maintains the carrier is not just responding to Google Fiber's move into the city.
Google Fiber named Grandview, Mo., as the latest addition to its Kansas City-area fiber to the home network after the city's board of aldermen voted to bring the service to their community.
Google Fiber said late Tuesday that it will expand to Grandview, Mo., after the city's board of aldermen agreed to give it a franchise.