Topic: broadband connections
CenturyLink said in its semiannual report to the FCC that 53% of urban-area customers can get 40 Mbps, but that number drops in rural markets.
The Broadband Forum reported that the number of certified interoperable vendor platforms has risen from 7 to 24 in less than three months.
TDS Broadband, a TDS Telecom unit, has purchased Mead, Colorado-based K2 Communications.
Frontier continues to be stuck in a broadband subscriber loss rut, dropping a total of 101,000 subscribers in the second quarter.
Westell has named Matthew Brady as the company’s new president and CEO.
Frontier plans to scrub its base of nonpaying customers and increase profitability, but the effort resulted in a near-term decline in the first quarter.
CenturyLink is simplifying its broadband tier pricing in Nevada, offering consumers a price for life guarantee on three of its common internet speed tiers.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been asked by a bipartisan group of 56 senators to keep advancing broadband deployment in hard-to-serve rural areas.
House legislators from both sides of the aisle renewed calls to update the National Broadband Map, which was initially created by the NTIA and the FCC.
Hawaiian Telcom has enabled a total of 202,000 households with fiber-based broadband on O’ahu.