Ookla: Northeast is the Slowest U.S. Region for Broadband, West Region is 70% Faster

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The average U.S. broadband download speed continued its years-long upward track during the first half of 2017, according to a fixed broadband speed report from Ookla. The report, which is based on Speedtest Intelligence data from more than 26 million users who initiated more than...Learn More

Total AT&T Fiber Subscribers Approaching 2 Million, Adds Two More Markets

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AT&T added two additional markets to its AT&T Fiber footprint and disclosed for the first time that total AT&T Fiber subscribers are approaching 2 million. The two additional markets include Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss. and Savannah Ga. AT&T Fiber availability also expanded across 60 communities in their...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

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

AT&T Fiber Locations Expand to Include Tulsa

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Tulsa, Oklahoma joins the growing list of AT&T Fiber locations, which now numbers 55 markets. AT&T plans to reach 75 metros serving 12.5 million or more locations with its gigabit capable service by the middle of 2019. The service in the Tulsa area will reach...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

Verizon, Partners Demonstrate Key NG-PON2 Interoperability Milestone

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Verizon said yesterday that it and its partners achieved interoperability in a vital element of its NG-PON2 platform. The NG-PON2 interoperability testing focused on the ONT management and provisioning element of the carrier’s OpenOMCI specification. Other participants were ADTRAN, Broadcom, Cortina Access, Ericsson/Calix and Intel,...Learn More

AT&T XGS-PON Field Trial Aims to ‘Cloudify’ 10 Gbps FTTP Service

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A planned AT&T XGS-PON field trial will introduce virtualized access functions with the next-gen FTTP technology, capable of 10 Gbps. XGS-PON is one of the next iterations of GPON technology, delivering 4x the downstream bandwidth, while co-existing with it, and having similar cost characteristics. “Our...Learn More

Deloitte Calls for $150B Fiber Infrastructure Investment for U.S. to Reach Full Digital Potential

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A $130 billion to $150 billion fiber infrastructure investment is required in the U.S. to unleash innovation, close the digital divide, and fully prepare the country for 5G, according to a report from management consulting firm Deloitte. The report says the investment is needed over...Learn More

Lake Connections Sale Highlights Municipal Decision to Get Out of the Broadband Business

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The Lake County board of supervisors recently unanimously voted for a Lake Connections sale, offering the municipal broadband network up to what they hope is the highest bidder. Lake Connections was formed seven years ago and obtained $66 million in funding to build the municipally...Learn More

Verizon: We’re Doubling Down on Fiber Broadband, Just Don’t Call it Fios

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Verizon’s message at Fiber Connect, taking place here in Orlando this week, was music to the fiber broadband ecosystem’s ears. Fiber is back at Verizon, and in a big way, according to Kyle Malady, SVP and chief network officer of wireline for Verizon. “All the...Learn More

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