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.
TDS Telecom is pushing ahead with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV deployments, rolling out service in two more markets in the third quarter bringing its total footprint to 22 markets, or 20 percent of its total footprint.
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.
AT&T has been training its broadband and U-verse IPTV installers to also install service for its DirecTV offerings, and early next month it plans on sending out into the market the first wave of technicians who can install all of the services.
TDS Telecom said it is on track to launch in Tipton, Ind., with 1 Gbps Internet and IPTV service market in November, moving it closer to reaching its goal to equip seven new markets this year.
Wi-Fi vendor Boingo recently launched a new $19.95 per month "skinny" bundle of TV services for its military users that sports a handful of TV channels specifically targeted at millennial men. Boingo said its new Core TV offers in-home streaming video, "which is important for this universe because their primary screen is a mobile device (laptop, tablet, smartphone)," the company said.