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Utah lawmakers propose anti-municipal broadband provider legislation

Utah has become the latest municipal broadband battleground as the state is looking at a new law that could inhibit the growth of public-based municipal broadband networks, reports  ars technica.

Brazil's Telebras to complete fiber build to 3 cities by end of 2011

Telebras, the state-run incumbent service provider, is on track to light up new fiber backbone networks in at least three cities by the end of December this year. Among the cities in the latest

North Florida's broadband initiative comes under government fire

The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA), a community-led consortium building a middle mile network serving 14 rural counties in North Central Florida, is facing allegations of project

Google's FTTH pilot inspires developers to come up with bandwidth hungry apps

While it might be hard to imagine how consumers could use 1 Gbps worth of broadband from Google's (Nasdaq: GOOG) upcoming Fiber to the Home (FTTH) build in Kansas City, Mo., Think Big Partners, a

Google starts prep work on Kansas City FTTH network

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has begun the early planning and engineering work to break ground on its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) projects in Kansas City, Mo. and Kansas City, Kansas. "There's still a lot of

Google begins connecting customers to its Stanford FTTP network

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is finally bringing on the first customers to its much talked about Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network on the Stanford University campus. Jenna Wandres, a Google spokeswoman,

New Zealand breaks ground on countrywide broadband network

The New Zealand government is making good on its Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) plan by laying the first section of fiber cable in Hamilton, NZ. Upon completion, the Hamilton deployment which includes Te

Washington State breaks ground on its NoaNet middle mile expansion project

Washington State is moving ahead with the expansion of its Northwest Open Access Network (NoaNet) middle mile network. Set on delivering services to communities that don't currently have broadband

Telstra finalizes $11.6B National Broadband Network transition plan

Telstra (ASX: TLS.AX) has at long last wrapped up its agreement to surrender its wireline assets to the Australian government for their National Broadband Network initiative. This agreement comes

Metro Fibrewerx lights up OCAD University's fiber network

Metro Fibrewerx, a provider of dark fiber networks, has built out a fiber network for OCAD University linking its main campus center at 100 McCaul Street in Toronto with multistrand dark fibers to