OEN shuts down FTTH service

While Verizon is expanding symmetrical broadband offerings, one of the service providers that pioneered the concept commercially has discontinued service. The Houston Chronicle reported late last week Optical Entertainment Network had shut down its fiber-to-the-home-based services in the Houston area, and several days later, there is still no explanation from management. Always-ambitious OEN said earlier this year it planned to reach 15,000 customers by the end of this year, but it is unclear how many existing customers are affected by the shut-down.

For more:
- here's the story in The Houston Chronicle
- read a follow-up in Telephony

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