AT&T is finding that as the economics of building out fiber facilities to more cities and towns in its footprint improve, its rollout plans are increasingly becoming about how to accommodate the demand for bandwidth over wireline and wireless facilities.
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 has named Sarah Day as president of its Consumer and Small Business division. Set to go into effect on Jan. 1, Day will be tasked with leading, managing and developing the short- and long-term strategies of the unit.
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.
Windstream has formally launched its Kinetic IPTV service in Lexington, Ky., offering consumers an alternative set of dual and triple play broadband, voice and data bundles that they only could get from local cable provider Time Warner Cable.
Windstream will begin 1 Gbps FTTH service trial with plans for a broader roll out to follow in 2016 in markets where it has previously built fiber to homes.
With the sale of its data center business in motion, Windstream plans to dedicate $250 million to enhance its last mile network by installing VDSL2 network equipment to support up to 100 Mbps in more of its rural markets.
Following months of rumors, Windstream made it official that it will sell off its data center business to TierPoint for $575 million, a deal that reflects the company's need to focus on its core business, wholesale, and consumer services strategy.
Windstream is bringing up to 100 Mbps speeds to nearly 240 markets in 16 states, making its service more competitive with cable operators that are poaching Windstream's growing mix of consumer and small- to medium-sized business customers.
As more service providers look to take advantage of new technologies like G.fast and VDSL2, the Broadband Forum has devised a new specification for a new Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) architecture and a set of associated requirements.