Topic: fiber to the node (FTTN)
Fiber-based broadband is still far from ubiquitous, but telcos, cable operators and municipal providers passed 35 million homes with fiber in 2017.
Cincinnati Bell is on track to reach about 80%-90% of its customer base in Cincinnati with its fiber-based Fioptics service.
Frontier is taking a bullish stance on FTTH, with plans to roll out service to 50,000 to 100,000 homes over the next two years.
Cincinnati Bell continues to make progress with its Fioptics FTTH build, passing an additional 23,000 new addresses.
Sonic is expanding the reach of its $40-a-month 1 Gbps service to more San Francisco neighborhoods.
AT&T is looking to provide its copper VDSL2 and fiber broadband customers an easier-to-understand view of their plans by whittling down its offers.
Bell Canada has hatched a $637 million plan to bring fiber-based broadband services to 1.1 million homes and businesses in Montreal.
Hawaiian Telcom has enabled a total of 202,000 households with fiber-based broadband on O’ahu.
AT&T has been accused by the NDIA of "digital redlining" in Cleveland, or passing over lower-income neighborhoods with broadband upgrades.
Cincinnati Bell has named Leigh Fox as president and CEO, succeeding Ted Torbeck, who is retiring from the company.