Windstream has named Sugar Land, Texas, as the third market for its Kinetic IPTV service. The provider will offer its service to over 30,000 homes beginning in the second quarter, laying a new challenge to incumbent video provider Comcast.
CenturyLink is furthering its challenge against Minnesota's key cable operator Comcast, announcing that it is now offering its Prism TV service over its FTTH network in parts of St. Paul and 20 other surrounding cities.
CenturyLink is going to launch its Prism IPTV service in Vancouver, Wash., bringing the first video challenge to incumbent cable provider Comcast.
Windstream has begun its 1 Gbps FTTH trial in Lexington, Ky., marking the first step of its plans to launch the service in five markets during the first half of 2016.
Windstream continues to move forward with its IPTV rollout initiative, but the telco's chief financial officer maintains it will focus on the larger markets it provides service to today where it sees strong cable competition.
A number of CenturyLink's FTTH customers in Seattle continue to report that they have been without service since Sunday afternoon.
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.
Ericsson cut its outlook for how much the network equipment will grow over the next few years, but still said it aimed to grow faster than the market. The company also thinks it will be aided by a new partnership it unveiled yesterday with Cisco to integrate existing gear, combine some sales and consulting efforts potentially jointly develop new hardware and services.
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.
CenturyLink's efforts to tighten the credit and collection policy on its broadband subscriber base may eventually enable it to reduce churn, but in the near-term it resulted in the telco losing about 37,000 customers.