Report: ‘Clear and Unchanging’ Community Broadband Prices Beat Commercial ISP Networks

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Community-owned broadband networks generally offer lower pricing in comparison with commercial networks, according to a new report. Researchers for Responsive Communities at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research at Harvard University compared community broadband prices in 27 markets and found that the...Learn More

Top Telecom Stories of 2017 (7 High-Profile, 3 Low-Profile)

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It was virtually impossible to miss some of the top telecom stories of 2017 –such as the recent Net Neutrality reversal or carriers’ ongoing 5G and fixed wireless activities. Some other important stories initially got a bit of attention but then faded from the collective...Learn More

Fiber Deployment Forecast: 1.4 Million Miles Needed for 5G in Top 25 Metros

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The Fiber Broadband Association has issued a bullish fiber deployment forecast. The forecast, which calls for approximately 1.4 million miles of fiber in the top 25 metro markets in the U.S., is driven in large part by carriers’ 5G wireless deployment plans, which will require...Learn More

AT&T Fiber Expansion Includes Five More Metros, 7 Million Locations Now Reached

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AT&T announced yesterday that it has launched its ultra-fast internet service in five new metro areas –  Springfield, Mo.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Madison, Wis.; Southeastern Tenn. and Wichita, Kan. The Witchita service will be available in only select areas, said a press release about the...Learn More

C Spire Fixed Wireless Launch: Five-Mile Range Using Unlicensed Spectrum

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C Spire today launched fixed wireless service at speeds up to 100 Mbps in 40 markets in the company’s home state of Mississippi. C Spire fixed wireless service will be available to consumers in 22 markets and to businesses in all 40 markets, supporting speeds...Learn More

AT&T: Fixed Broadband Has Returned to Growth and We Have 50 Million Locations in Our Sights

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The latest evidence about how serious AT&T is getting about deploying high-speed broadband came from the company’s CFO John Stephens yesterday. Stephens told attendees at a financial conference that the company has a long-term goal of making AT&T high speed broadband available to 50 million...Learn More

CEO: Key Broadband Metrics Encourage Possible Expansion of TDS Fiber Deployment Plans

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TDS fiber deployment plans may expand to areas of its local service territory where such deployments traditionally have been considered uneconomical, said Leroy T. Carlson Jr., TDS chief executive, at an investor conference yesterday. TDS also will consider fiber deployments in areas where other network...Learn More

Charter DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Launch Illustrates Growing Importance of Cable Broadband Upgrades

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The launch of Charter DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit internet service on the Hawaiian island of Oahu today marks the company’s first residential DOCSIS 3.1 deployment supporting gigabit speeds, the company said. The service will sell for $104.99 a month for new customers. In a press release,...Learn More

Cooperatives Embrace Fiber Broadband: ILSR Finds 87 Cooperative Gigabit Deployments Nationwide

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Telecom and electric cooperatives are playing an important role in bringing high-speed broadband to rural America, according to a new report from the Community Broadband Networks Initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR). Using FCC data, researchers identified 87 cooperative gigabit deployments as of...Learn More

MoCA Joins Broadband Forum

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November 28, 2017—San Ramon, CA—Demonstrating its commitment to broadband access, MoCA has joined the Broadband Forum. MoCA will work with the organization to utilize its data modeling and management standards for integration into MoCA Access™. Broadband Forum also represents a market opportunity as many telco’s...Learn More

Google Fiber Mixes Things Up, Drops Gigabit Pricing to $55, Adds OTT Bundle and Wi-Fi

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Never afraid to mix things up with the ever-changing Google Fiber model, Google has picked its San Antonio launch to introduce several new changes. For starters, Google Fiber’s gigabit pricing has been reduced to $55/month, down from $70 in its other markets. “There’s no installation...Learn More

Lexington, Kentucky Aims to be Largest U.S. Gigabit City

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Lexington, Kentucky could become the largest U.S. gigabit city if MetroNet plans to build a citywide gigabit network there proceed as planned. Lexington mayor Jim Gray announced the plans at a press conference today. The network is expected to cost MetroNet at least $70 million...Learn More

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