G.fast Enhancements Will Support Gigabit Speeds Over Copper

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The next generation of G.fast chips will give network operators the ability to support gigabit speeds over twisted pair copper or coax wiring over distances of 100 meters or more – and chipmaker Sckipio expects to support the maximum possible bandwidth, said Michael Weissman, vice...Learn More

Verizon Next Generation Broadband Strategy: We’ll Pass on G.fast and Stick With FTTP

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Speaking at ADTRAN’s Broadband Solutions Summit this morning in Huntsville, Alabama, Verizon’s Director of Network Planning Vincent O’Byrne outlined a Verizon next generation broadband strategy. That strategy is heavily focused on NG-PON2. It apparently will not include G.fast. “We have no strategy for G.Fast,” O’Byrne...Learn More

With Verizon-CWA Copper Settlement, Union Forces Verizon’s Landline Hand

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A complaint filed with the Pennsylvania public utilities commission has driven a Verizon-CWA copper settlement involving maintenance of the company’s traditional landline network infrastructure. Verizon union workers represented by the CWA argued that the company was in violation of statutory obligations to provide adequate service...Learn More

FCC Won’t Regulate Most Business Data Services Pricing, Aims to Speed Copper Retirement

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The FCC today opted not to regulate pricing for most business data services and began a process aimed at making it easier for service providers to retire copper networks. The moves on business data services pricing and copper retirement came during the commission’s monthly meeting....Learn More

Adtran: Connect America Fund Broadband Technologies Will Be a Mixed Bag

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Telcos are likely to use a mixture of technologies — including fixed wireless, copper bonding and vectoring – to meet deployment requirements of phase two of the Connect America Fund (CAF), said Kurt Raaflaub, head of strategic solutions marketing for broadband equipment supplier Adtran, in...Learn More

Report: U.S. Fixed Broadband Subscribers Decline in 2Q 2016

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The number of U.S. fixed broadband subscribers dropped by nearly 200,000 on a net basis in 2Q 2016, a decline of 0.2 percent, according to the latest market data from Point Topic. A 4 percent decline in the number of copper-based broadband connections was the...Learn More

Adtran: G.fast Dynamic Time Allocation Brings More Bandwidth Flexibility

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G.fast dynamic time allocation is now available on equipment from Adtran, the company said today. Dynamic time allocation automatically adjusts the amount of bandwidth that is allocated to upstream and downstream communications in response to consumer usage patterns, explained Kurt Raaflaub, Adtran head of solutions...Learn More

CenturyLink G.fast Strategy Begins with Largest North American G.fast Deployment to Date

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A CenturyLink G.fast strategy began in Platteville, Wisconsin, where the broadband carrier has deployed what it claims to be the largest G.fast deployment in North America. That strategy will include deploying G.fast to MDUs, MTUs, and neighborhoods where fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) is present. In Platteville, CenturyLink...Learn More

CenturyLink Broadband Roadmap: Funding Shifting From the Cloud

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CenturyLink has set a goal of bringing broadband service supporting speeds of at least 40 Mbps to 50% of its base by the end of 2018, said Tony Davis, head of investor relations for CenturyLink, at a financial conference today. Although CenturyLink has done some...Learn More

Windstream G.fast Era to Begin in Lincoln, Nebraska

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A Windstream G.fast deployment in Lincoln, Nebraska will bring gigabit speeds to existing copper infrastructure within multiple dwelling units (MDUs). Lincoln is Windstream’s first market for the copper based G.fast technology, which is of great interest to telcos, allowing them to bring fiber-like broadband speeds...Learn More

Windstream Investment in CSAL Reduced by Half; Further Action to Come

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Windstream investment in CSAL, the real estate investment trust (REIT) spun off from the company last year, is being reduced by half.  Windstream said late yesterday that it has closed a transaction to transfer half of its shares in Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) to...Learn More

Frontier CEO: We’re Up to the Challenge of Competing With Cable

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When it comes to telcos competing with cable companies, it’s not as difficult as some industry observers have argued, according to Frontier CEO Dan McCarthy. Although some people view cable companies as formidable competitors able to offer unbeatable broadband speeds, McCarthy said Frontier has found...Learn More

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