Bluebird Network Launches The Connected World SaaS Platform

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Columbia, Missouri –August 17, 2017 — Connected2Fiber, the leading SaaS go-to-market platform for connectivity companies, announces today that Bluebird Network has implemented The Connected World SaaS platform. Bluebird Network, has also adopted the Building List Manager, an automated software module for creating and distributing OnNet and...Learn More

CenturyLink 10G PON Field Trial Points to a Virtualized Broadband Access Future

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As CenturyLink plots their FTTP broadband access future, the company has plans to use a virtualized 10G PON approach, said Frank Miller, CenturyLink vice president of access, in an interview with Telecompetitor. Rather than using a “monolithic” optical line terminal (OLT), CenturyLink 10G PON will...Learn More

Mid-Rivers Usage-Based Broadband Improves Customer Satisfaction, Take Rates

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Montana-based broadband provider Mid-Rivers Communications has taken a contrarian approach to broadband pricing, adopting a usage-based rather than a speed-tier approach. The change to usage-based broadband has increased customer satisfaction and take rates – and while margins initially dropped, profitability was back to its previous...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

Altice FTTH to Reach 1 Million Homes by Late 2018

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Altice USA says that it has begun design and construction of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure to several hundred thousand homes in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and that it is on track to provide Altice FTTH connectivity to  a million homes by the end of...Learn More

Report: U.S. Median Broadband Price is $80 Monthly

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The U.S. residential median broadband price was $80 per month during the second quarter of 2017, according to research from Point Topic. Globally, the average residential download speed was 135 Mbps and the average monthly charge was $105. The best value was provided by fiber...Learn More

Nokia Analytics to Underlie C Spire Smart City Trial

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A C Spire smart city trial in Ridgeland, Mississippi will include smart lighting and traffic analytics with the goal of saving costs, improving quality of life and enhancing economic development opportunities, the carrier said today. C Spire is partnering with Nokia to provide connectivity, services...Learn More

Windstream expands metro fiber network in Indianapolis

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Indianapolis, Indiana — July 26, 2017 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in Indianapolis. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless infrastructure that...Learn More

I3 Broadband Win Demonstrates Huawei Persistence in U.S. Market, MDU Broadband Focus

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Regional broadband provider i3 Broadband has selected Huawei for broadband access gear to serve MDUs and FTTP in their central Illinois market. I3 will use Huawei gear for a growing MDU broadband focus to deliver triple play capability, according to a Huawei press release. I3...Learn More

Lumos Networks Signs Multi-Year Enterprise Contract with Virginia Military Institute (“VMI”)

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Waynesboro,  Virginia — July 13, 2017 — Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: LMOS), a leading fiber-based service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region signed a multi-year agreement with the Virginia Military Institute (“VMI”) to provide 1.5 Gigabit of Dedicated Internet to its...Learn More

NineStar Connect Announces Fiber Optic Service to 100% of Businesses and Residences in McCordsville

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Greenfield, Indiana — July 12, 2017 — NineStar Connect, a smart utility based in Hancock County, Ind., announced today that it has reached a milestone of providing high-speed fiber optic broadband service to 100 percent of businesses and homes in McCordsville, Ind. With a population...Learn More

i3 Broadband Expands Residential and Business Fiber Optic Network in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois — July 10, 2017 — i3 Broadband, a neighborhood provider of fiber optic Internet, today announced it will start construction in multiple neighborhoods to continue its multi-year, multi-million dollar investment in extending the fiber network throughout Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. i3 Broadband offers ultra-high speed...Learn More

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