TDS continues to make progress with its 1 Gbps FTTH rollout, adding Bagley, Wis., and surrounding areas to its growing rural service footprint.
AT&T is bringing its 1 Gbps FTTH U-verse with GigaPower service to Durham, N.C., a market where it currently does not operate as a wireline provider, laying a challenge to incumbent provider Frontier Communications and eventually Google Fiber.
Google Fiber has launched a plan to deliver Internet access to low-income residents in all of its FTTH markets as part of the Obama administration's ConnectHome initiative.
Google Fiber has received a license from the Texas Public Utility Commission to operate as an ISP in San Antonio's city limits where it would face off with AT&T, reports the San Antonio Current.
Bell Canada is jumping into the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home craze with plans to launch service in the Toronto market as part of a $922 million investment in its last mile network.
Google Fiber's plans to bring its 1 Gbps service into Salt Lake City and Nashville by using existing utility poles in each city not only sheds light on its ongoing buildout strategy, but also shows how important access to utility poles at reasonable rates is key to expanding broadband services.
Google Fiber has started building its gigabit fiber network in Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. The company announced the construction on Twitter showing photos of crews digging and burying fiber in those two cities.
As part of its Google Fiber deployment, Google is expanding its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment to Nashville, Tenn., and Salt Lake City. Interestingly, the company said that it is creating fiber rings in both cities by attaching fiber to utility poles.
Consolidated Communications is moving ahead with its 1 Gbps FTTH expansion effort, announcing that it launched the service for residents across its existing fiber network in the Houston area market.
Consolidated Communications is aware that Google Fiber is a formidable broadband service provider, including the markets where it also offers 1 Gbps broadband, but the century-old telco says that what differentiates them from their new competitor is customer service.