Electric Co-op Broadband Provider OzarksGo Plans to Build on Gigabit Success with NG-PON2

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An electric co-op broadband provider operating in parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma has joined the ranks of network operators who have trialed or are trialing next generation FTTP technology NG-PON2, capable of supporting 10Gbps broadband. For now, OzarksGo — the fiber network subsidiary of Ozark...Learn More

Cable Broadband’s Future Lies in Deep Fiber, WOW! is First Up

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As the cable industry rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 over existing infrastructure, cable companies should have no trouble offering gigabit broadband – at least for a while. But as take rates climb and as the cable companies get set to support multigigabit speeds, they are looking...Learn More

Nokia Intelligent Access Highlights Shift to Virtualization and SDAN for Broadband Access

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The Nokia Intelligent Access suite of solutions, announced yesterday, will provide operators with better efficiency for gigabit services, the manufacturer said. The company points out that operators have challenges in providing broadband service because they have customers with very diverse technologies, including fiber, DSL, cable...Learn More

SDN Streamlines Virtualized Open Access Network for Idaho Municipality Ammon Fiber

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Software defined networking (SDN) technology is making it easier for multiple service providers to share a community-owned virtualized open access network in Ammon, Idaho. Two service providers already have signed on to offer broadband at speeds of up to 1 Gbps over the community-owned network...Learn More

iPhotonix Completes Integration with NeoNova

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RICHARDSON, TX (PRWEB) OCTOBER 05, 2017 — iPhotonix, an industry innovation leader for high-speed fiber-optic technology, announced today that its iVolve ONT solutions have been fully integrated with NeoNova, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NRTC. The iVolve platform supports NeoNova’s network management service offerings and solutions. NeoNova’s TR-069-compatible...Learn More

Report: Google Missed Deadlines and Other Challenges Lead Some to Question Google Gigabit Value

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Google failed to deploy gigabit internet and video service to parts of the Kansas City metro area in the timeframe it promised, according to a report published by local media outlet Kansas City Star. According to the report, the Kansas Corporation Commission confirmed that Google...Learn More

TDS Gigabit Launched in Former Municipal Broadband Market

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TDS gigabit broadband service will be available soon in parts of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin only 140 days after the carrier acquired Sun Prairie (WI) Utilities. TDS will begin rolling out fiber-to-the-home to support broadband, video and voice service this week at pre-registered homes in the...Learn More

Verizon CEO: Move to 5G Will Make Verizon Network King Again, Leaving Competitors Behind

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Under CEO Lowell McAdam, Verizon’s key differentiation strategy has been network quality – a differentiator that has been increasingly difficult to maintain now that competitors have largely completed their LTE network buildouts. That’s set to change soon, however, McAdam told investors today. “When you’re ready...Learn More

Nemont Telephone Selects Mimosa for Fixed Wireless Broadband

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Santa Clara, California — September 12, 2017 — Mimosa Networks, the leader in 5G Fixed wireless solutions, announced today that Nemont Telephone Cooperative (Nemont) has selected the company’s fiber-fast wireless solutions to deliver ultra-broadband fixed wireless services to underserved subscribers in Montana. Nemont Telephone has...Learn More

All West Communications Acquisition of Sweetwater Television Announced

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All West Communications has announced the acquisition of the Sweetwater Television Company, which it says will help it expand into southwest  Wyoming. Financial details of the All West Communications acquisition of Sweetwater Television were not released. “We felt this natural geographic expansion of our current...Learn More

NTCA on Rural Fiber Deployment: 31% of Rural Telcos Have 100% FTTH Coverage

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Small, rural telecom providers increasingly are serving their subscribers with deep fiber infrastructure despite concerns about the cost of deploying such services, according to a rural fiber deployment survey released by the NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents said that the cost...Learn More

AT&T G.fast Launch Will Expand Broadband Reach Outside of its Traditional Territory

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AT&T G.fast service, announced today for multi-dwelling units (MDUs) in 22 metro areas, will provide broadband service over a combination of fiber and coax cable at speeds up to 500 Mbps, said an AT&T spokesperson in an email to Telecompetitor. The spokesperson also confirmed that...Learn More

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