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Cincinnati Bell's Torbeck: We'll spend $80M-85M on FTTH this year

Cincinnati Bell's CEO Ted Torbeck told investors that the telco will continue to focus on transforming itself into a fiber-based broadband company, with plans to spend between $80 million to $85 million on rolling out fiber to the home (FTTH) throughout Cincinnati.

RCN Business' Roeder on Ethernet, dark fiber and wireless backhaul opportunities

RCN Business is finding that its stance as a fiber-centric provider is resonating well with a host of retail businesses and wholesale customers, particularly wireless operators. Robert Roeder, EVP and chief development officer for RCN Business, recently talked with FierceTelecom Senior Editor Sean Buckley about the ongoing evolution of RCN Business and the success it is seeing with both small and large businesses and wireless operators.

AT&T sues San Francisco to keep U-verse utility boxes on sidewalks

AT&T has filed a suit against San Francisco over its protest to the telco's proposed placement of utility boxes on city sidewalks that will house the VRAD equipment to support its U-verse broadband and IPTV service.

Alcatel-Lucent enters talks to sell cybersecurity division to Thales

Alcatel-Lucent is in talks to sell its cybersecurity unit to Thales as part of what it says is a broader partnership to address network security opportunities.

GPON spending rose 44% in Q1, says Infonetics

Service provider spending on GPON-based fiber to the home (FTTH), particularly in China and EMEA, rose 44 percent in a traditionally slow season for the first quarter of 2014.

BT Openreach to bolster ranks with plans to hire 1,600 engineers

Openreach, BT's local access network business, is ramping up its employee base, announcing that it will create 1,600 new engineering positions to keep up with its ongoing rollout of its fiber-based broadband services.

ABI: Global fiber broadband adoption keeps Huawei, ZTE at the top

Increasing fiber-optic broadband coverage and adoption are driving fiber-optic broadband device shipment growth, according to a new study from ABI Research. ABI reports that fiber-optic customer premises equipment represents 26 percent of total shipments in 2013, which translates into 146 million devices.

Roku, Apple TV see faster load times than non-dedicated streaming devices

NEW YORK--Dedicated streaming devices like Apple TV and Roku have one distinct advantage over competing devices that offer multiple functionalities: OTT services like Netflix load significantly faster, with programs starting up within 2 seconds on average.

Roku's Rosenberg: MVPDs threatened by connected TV devices

Multichannel video programming distributors are less threatened by mobile devices that also stream video, like smartphones and tablets, than they are by devices that connect to the television, Roku Vice President of Business Development Scott Rosenberg told a panel audience Tuesday. But, he added, that perception is changing among some cable operators.

TiVo's Rogers: Our differentiator is we have everything on one device

DVR pioneer TiVo stands out in the burgeoning device space because its subscribers can get "everything" on a single device, CEO Tom Rogers told investors at a Miami conference, including online video content in the wake of TiVo's recent deals with cable operators including Suddenlink and Grande Communications to provide access to Netflix through their set-top boxes.