Conterra joins Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community; Is Google betting too much on fiber?

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> Conterra Broadband Services, a provider focused on serving underserved areas of the United States, has joined Allied Fiber's Dark Fiber Community. Release

> Juniper asks, what can a large enterprise network learn from the service provider model? Post

> VSAT and BGAN satellite technologies could have use in the backhaul segment of a utility's smart grid deployment. Release

> Hughes plans to offer three main tiers on its "Gen4" broadband satellite services: 10/1 $50, 10/2 $80 and 15/2 $100. Article

And finally … Is Google spending too much money to fulfill its ambitious Fiber to the Premises (FTTP) network goals? Article

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