Calix AXOS G.fast Solution Targets Gigabit over Copper for MDUs

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PETALUMA, CA– February 22, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, today announced the expansion of its industry-leading family of AXOS G.fast solutions to support a true gigabit experience to copper-fed subscribers in MDUs. Cutting-edge Collective Dynamic Timing...Learn More

Iowa Municipality Turns to Innovative Systems for IPTV

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February 20, 2017 — Muscatine Power and Water announced that it has selected Innovative Systems to provide the “middleware” that will power new customer features for video subscribers when MP&W converts the cable system to Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) later this year as part of...Learn More

Independents Fiber Network Expands Into Ohio Warren and Butler Counties

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Wapakoneta, Ohio — February 15, 2017 — Independents Fiber Network, a wholly owned subsidiary of Com Net Inc (“CNI-Independents”) has added 240 route miles totaling 3,551 fiber miles under its turn-key management.  These additional facilities are primarily located in Warren and Butler counties with portions reaching into Montgomery,...Learn More

Fiber Vs. Fixed 5G Report: Fiber More Economical in Rural Areas

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Fixed 5G wireless is not a substitute for wireline broadband, argues telecom engineering and consulting firm Vantage Point Solutions in a technical paper filed with the FCC by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. Broadband delivery methods based on fiber to the premises (FTTP) generally...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Expansion Continues with Five Additional Markets Now on Tap

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An ongoing AT&T Fiber expansion is well underway and will reach 51 major metro markets by the end of this month. Market launches for AT&T Fiber in the month of February will include Columbia, S.C.; Jackson, Miss.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Milwaukee, Wisc.; and Shreveport, La. AT&T’s...Learn More

Google Fiber Now Pushing Gigabit Fixed Wireless

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When Google fiber acquired wireless ISP Webpass, they gained gigabit fixed wireless capability in six markets across the country. Shortly after this transaction, Google fiber began pausing their ambitious FTTP overbuild plans in multiple previously announced Google fiber markets, and conventional wisdom suggests they are...Learn More

Hudson Fiber Completes Its National Wide Area Network

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Paramus, New Jersey — January 26, 2017 — Hudson Fiber Network (“HFN”), a premier data transport provider offering high-bandwidth, low-latency networking solutions for financial, content, carrier and enterprise customers, today announced the completion of its national Wide Area Network with service now live across 16...Learn More

Lumos Networks Announces Closing of Clarity Communications Acquisition

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Waynesboro, Virginia — January 23, 2017 — Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks”) (NASDAQ: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the mid-Atlantic region announced it recently completed the closing of its acquisition of Clarity Communications Group (“Clarity”), in line with prior guidance of a first...Learn More

Wave Buys Cascade in Yet Another Fiber Consolidation Deal

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A regional provider of business and residential gigabit fiber network services, Washington state’s Wave on Jan. 20 announced it had acquired Cascade Networks. As Wave buys Cascade, it will gain more than 350 route miles to add to its West Coast fiber network, Wave highlights...Learn More

Verizon Goes on the Offensive with Cable, Launches 750 Mbps Symmetrical Service

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With cable broadband service dominating virtually all broadband growth of late, Verizon is upping the ante with a new 750 Mbps symmetrical service, set to launch January 14th across several Fios markets. While not gigabit speeds, the new 750 Mbps symmetrical service, called Fios Instant...Learn More

In Pursuit of Next Generation FTTP, Verizon OMCI Specs Seek NG-PON2 Interoperability

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Verizon said today that it has completed what it believes is the first interoperability trial of next-generation passive optical networking 2 (NG-PON2) technology. In an interview, Dennis Khomitsky, distinguished member of Verizon’s technical staff, said the ability to mix optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical...Learn More

ILSR Creates Useful Map and List of Municipal Broadband Networks

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The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has issued a useful interactive map and list of municipal broadband networks in the U.S. Interactive icons on the map indicate where municipal broadband networks have been built. Interested parties can click on any icon to get details about each...Learn More