Charter Goes for the Gig With Major Expansion Announcement and More to Come

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Today Charter announced it had expanded its Spectrum Internet Gig service to new markets, including Los Angeles, Dallas and Milwaukee. Charter gigabit has now been rolled out to approximately 23 million U.S. homes and the company expects to extend this service to most of its...Learn More

Benaroya’s $14M Investment Will Help FTTH Firm GigabitNow Expand

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The Benaroya Companies have made a $14 million equity investment in GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion that builds FTTH networks in municipalities and private communities. The funds will be used for network development and deployment and other project financing purposes for projects in the western...Learn More

Comcast Introduces Gigabit Internet Service In Vermont

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MONTPELIER, Vt., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Comcast today announced that it is launching a new internet service that will deliver speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers in Vermont,  These speeds will be among the fastest and most widely available and include access...Learn More

Blackfoot Launches C2M beta Innovation Lab Targeting Business Startups

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Montana-based regional carrier Blackfoot has launched a new innovation lab, C2M beta, to provide startup companies with access to Blackfoot’s technology infrastructure, expertise and its nearly 20,000 customers across 16 states. C2M beta is already in full recruitment mode for its 2018 cohort of startups,...Learn More

Open Access Operator A2D Wins Georgia Smart Gigabit City Deal

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Open access operator A2D has begun work on a broadband middle-mile and fiber-to-the-premises network in Warner Robins, Georgia through a public/ private partnership with the city. A2D will design the network, oversee construction and manage and maintain it but will not offer service directly to...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Expansion Continues with Several Florida Markets Now Upgraded

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Comcast today announced additional Florida markets in which its DOCSIS 3.1-based 1 Gbps service will be available. They include the Orlando area, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and southwest sections of the state. In February, Comcast gigabit was launched in Lake County, Panama...Learn More

TDS Begins Fiber-to-the-home Construction Project in Mesquite, Nevada

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April 3, 2018 — TDS Telecom (TDS®) has kicked off construction of a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Mesquite. Construction on the network started in March and will reach at least 2,500 homes this year. TDS is investing millions with this FTTH project. TDS contractors are...Learn More

Survey: More Than 80% of Service Providers Have 2018 Gfast Deployment Plans

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More than four in five service provider respondents to a Broadbandtrends survey say they have 2018 Gfast deployment plans, with 27% in live deployments. Broadbandtrends’ Global Service Provider G.fast Deployment Strategies surveyed 33 incumbent and competitive broadband operators from across the globe. The top objective...Learn More

Las Vegas is Latest US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community, Sponsored by Cox

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Cox Communications and US Ignite today designated Las Vegas as the newest US Ignite Smart Gigabit Community (SGC). US Ignite’s SGC program is creating “living lab” environments for the next generation of gigabit applications. Las Vegas is the 25th community designated as an SGC. The...Learn More

AT&T, ONF Collaborate on Virtualized Multi-Gigabit PON Service Automation

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AT&T is working with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to integrate the ONAP operating system with multi-gigabit passive optical networks. The AT&T, ONF collaboration will leverage work the ONF already has done on multi-gigabit PON. “This is the next step for agile development progression for...Learn More

Gigabit Coming to Every School in North Dakota, Thanks to New 100 Gig Backbone Network

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North Dakota is somewhat of an anomaly in today’s broadband world, where so many lack access to high quality broadband. The largely rural state has some of the best, if not the best, state-wide fiber connectivity in the country. It’s about to get better. Dakota...Learn More

USDA Accepting Community Connect Grant Applications, Up to $3M Each Available for Rural Broadband Projects

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun accepting applications for Community Connect grants, which cover as much as 85% of the costs of providing broadband service in unserved and underserved rural communities. Interested parties have until May 14 to submit their USDA Community Connect grant...Learn More

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