CFO: TDS Continuing to Eye Out-of-Market Expansion Through Fiber Overbuilds, Cable Acquisitions

TDS Telecom saw top-line wireline and cable growth rates of 1% and 10%, respectively, for 2017. Both of those numbers are above average – and according to TDS Telecom CFO Vicki Villacrez, TDS growth can be attributed, in large part, to the company’s ongoing investment...Learn More

ALLO Communications Triples Speeds, Doesn’t Change Consumer Pricing

ALLO Communications has tripled the speed of its residential broadband offering from 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps in both the upstream and downstream – and done so without increasing subscription rates. ALLO is a competitive fiber-to-the-home provider serving Lincoln, North Platte, Ogallala, Bridgeport, Scottsbluff, Gering,...Learn More

Verizon CFO Still Bullish on Fios Future

Despite an industry-wide shift away from traditional pay TV, Verizon is still bullish about its Fios offering, which traditionally has bundled broadband with other services including pay TV and/or voice. The company still sees growth in the Fios future, on both the broadband take rate...Learn More

Clearfield Exec Sees Synergies in Purchase of Calix Powered Cabinet Portfolio

Fiber management equipment provider Clearfield expects to see strong demand for the outdoor powered cabinet portfolio it has acquired from broadband equipment provider Calix, said Kevin Morgan, Clearfield chief marketing officer, in an interview with Telecompetitor. The purchase price for the Clearfield Calix deal was...Learn More

Cable Company ImOn Deploys PON Fiber Network, Pursues Gigabit Broadband Strategy

Iowa-based cable company ImOn is pursuing a gigabit broadband strategy, with a hybrid network that includes traditional HFC-delivered DOCSIS and a FTTP PON network. The triple play provider with both a strong business services and residential focus, will use a Calix GPON platform to extend...Learn More

Exec Details C Spire Electric Utility Partnership to Build Fiber Network

A C Spire electric utility company partnership announced today aims to bring more than 300 miles of fiber to remote areas of Mississippi. The partnership with Entergy Mississippi calls for C Spire to build and own the network, with Entergy contributing construction costs, explained C...Learn More

Rumored Frontier Sale of Verizon Lines: A Desperate Act?

Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg is reporting that Frontier is considering a sale of landline assets in California, Florida and Texas that the company acquired from Verizon. A Frontier sale of the Verizon lines would appear to be a rather desperate act aimed at improving the...Learn More

Verizon: Next Gen Fiber Broadband Era to Begin with Tampa NG-PON2 Trial

Verizon is planning large scale NG-PON2 deployments, which will begin this quarter with a customer trial in Tampa, said Verizon Director of Technology Planning Vincent O’Byrne in an interview. NG-PON2 can co-exist with GPON on existing fiber-to-the-home networks, boosting capacity and service speeds by layering...Learn More

AT&T Outlines Virtualized, Multi-Gigabit FTTP Broadband Path for AT&T XGS-PON

When AT&T begins deploying XGS-PON, perhaps in 2019, broadband speeds up to 10 Gbps won’t be the only technology advance involved. The carrier also expects to make heavy use of software-based networking and network virtualization, said Eddy Barker, AT&T assistant vice president of fixed access...Learn More

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

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)

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

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

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