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

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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

CAF II Auction Start Date Could Be July 24, FCC Not Swayed by Comments

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Broadband providers interested in deploying service to parts of 20 states could have until March 30 to apply to participate in a reverse auction that will award funding for those deployments. The proposed deadline is included in a 100-page public notice that the FCC is...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

Comcast Gigabit Expansion Includes Sacramento Area

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Comcast is launching a new internet service designed to provide speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers in Sacramento, California and nine surrounding cities. The Comcast gigabit speeds are the fastest available in the areas served, the company said. In addition...Learn More

70% of Hawaiian Telcom CAF Deployments Support Gigabit Service

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Hawaiian Telcom has brought broadband to 5,000 locations in rural areas of Hawai‘i in a project partially funded by the Connect America Fund (CAF). The Hawaiian Telcom CAF deployment is about 70% fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP). This capability enables 1 Gbps service. Since Hawaiian Telcom’s initial 1...Learn More

AT&T Has International Ambitions for AirGig Broadband Platform

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AT&T has launched a second trial of its Project AirGig broadband technology in the U.S., along with a new international trial, the company said on its blog today. AirGig is designed to eventually deliver internet speeds of more than 1 gigabit per second via a...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

Virtualization: A Path Forward for Cable MSOs to Embrace the Gigabit Society

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Broadband demand continues to accelerate, thanks to home applications like 4K and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and business applications that need ultra-high-speed access to the cloud. Even with their lead in much of the market, cable MSOs still need a path toward full-duplex multi-Gigabit capable...Learn More

Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway Aims to be the Center of Gig Enabled Smart Homes

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A new Comcast xFi Advanced Wi-Fi Gateway is now available in every market that has Comcast Xfinity Gigabit Internet, currently available in 26 markets. The new gateway can provide gigabit type performance within the home, while also integrating IoT capabilities. The xFi gateway has hit...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

Maine WISP Redzone Announces Gigabit Fixed Wireless, Promises Disruptive Pricing

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Gigabit fixed wireless will be coming to Portland, Maine beginning in the first quarter of 2018. Wireless internet service provider (WISP) Redzone Wireless said today that it will achieve gigabit speeds by combining three spectrum bands – licensed 2.5 GHz spectrum and unlicensed spectrum in...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

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