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Google Fiber looks to challenge AT&T, Consolidated in Merriam, Kan.

Google Fiber has named Merriam, Kan., as its latest FTTP target--its fifteenth Kansas City-area community where it plans deliver 1 Gbps-capable broadband service to residential customers.

FiberLight snags 20-year dark fiber agreement with Univ. of Virginia

FiberLight has won a 20-year contract to provide its dark fiber services to The University of Virginia, connecting the main university data center to Northern Virginia.

Frontier and Carbondale, Ill. to build $1.5M 1 Gbps broadband network

The city of Carbondale, Ill., has hatched a plan to deliver a 1 Gbps fiber to the premises-based broadband service via the state's Gigabit Communities Challenge.

Sprint debuts 10, 40, 100G Ethernet wavelength service

Sprint  has introduced a new line of Ethernet wavelength services supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GigE), 40GigE and 100GigE speeds under its new Ethernet Wave Service line.

AT&T extends 45 Mbps U-verse option to 40 additional markets

AT&T is bringing its 45/6 Mbps bandwidth U-verse Power Internet service option to an additional 40 markets across 15 states.  The service is now available in a number of states in the East, Midwest and South. In July, it debuted the 45/6 Mbps option in  California and Nevada.

Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, ZTE see Q2 benefits from increased GPON, EPON spending

An uptick in second quarter service provider spending on GPON and EPON fiber to the premises network equipment to serve residential and businesses benefited three of the largest vendors: Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, and ZTE, according to Infonetics Research.

Week in research: VDSL rules in Europe; Carrier IP telephony revenues fall to $1.4B

What will the European high-speed broadband landscape look like in 2020? Mostly copper, according to Point Topic, which said that despite the push for FTTH, most providers will rely on VDSL to meet Europe's broadband goals quickly with minimal cost.

Ciena, Fujitsu ride North America optical network growth trend

Ciena and Fujitsu are enjoying the benefits of a robust North American service provider optical market, which grew 18 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, according to a new Dell'Oro report.

Verizon turns down second round of CAF Phase I funding

Verizon Communications once again turned down a Phase I Connect America Fund award from the FCC to expand broadband services into rural areas. The service provider did not cite a specific reason for its refusal.

Windstream accepts $60.4M in CAF I funds for rural broadband extension

Following similar moves by AT&T and Frontier after an FCC rule change, Windstream Communications said it will take the $60.4 million in incremental Phase I funding from the Connect America Fund (CAF). The telco has also agreed to use $63.5 million above its initial allocation for a total of over $123.9 million.