Google, CenturyLink, Cablecos to Offer Low-Income ConnectHome Service

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Updated later on July 15 A range of broadband providers – including Google Fiber, CenturyLink, Cox Communications, Suddenlink Communications and Vyve Broadband – have agreed to offer broadband Internet service at little or no charge to low-income people in 27 communities as part of a...Learn More

Comcast Makes Gigabit Progress, Reveals Gigabit Pro Pricing

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Comcast is starting to reveal details about its Gigabit Pro service, which will provide symmetrical 2 Gbps service in a select, but growing set of markets. Comcast has been particularly quiet about details of the FTTH based service. They just launched a website with more...Learn More

Cincinnati Bell FTTH Push Has Company Looking More Like Google Fiber, Says Exec

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Cincinnati Bell anticipates deploying fiber-to-the-home to 70% to 80% of its base, said the company’s treasurer Chris Elma at the Morgan Stanley Leveraged Finance Conference yesterday, which was also webcast. “We look at the cost to pass homes,” said Elma. “We look at penetration, revenue,...Learn More

CEO Dishes on Consolidated Acquisition Strategy, Competing with Google

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Consolidated Communications is “always looking” at potential acquisitions, said Consolidated President and CEO Bob Udell  at the Stephens Spring Investment Conference today, which was also webcast. But the company’s acquisition criteria are different for larger companies than for smaller ones, Udell noted. Consolidated Acquisition Strategy...Learn More

Verizon FiOS May Soon See Some Gigabit Competition, Finally

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One interesting side note regarding the growing Gigabit movement is the lack of it in Verizon FiOS territories. It seems weekly (if not daily) now that we hear about some new Gigabit plan, but from what I can tell, very few, if any have touched...Learn More

Comcast Ups the Gigabit and FTTH Ante, Will Launch Comcast FTTH 2 Gigabit Service

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Comcast is slated to become a major player in FTTH and Gigabit Internet. They also appear to be looking past the argument of whether 1 Gigabit service is too much bandwidth for residential subscribers. They are looking to take the residential broadband speed crown with...Learn More

Add Salt Lake City to the Google Fiber Footprint, Takes on CenturyLink

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Google announced Salt Lake City as their latest Google Fiber city today. Salt Lake City joins Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville and Raleigh as Google Fiber expansion cities. Google Fiber is already up and running in Austin, Kansas City, and Provo, Utah. “We’re looking forward to seeing...Learn More

Google Wireless Plans: Reconnecting Dropped Calls Could be Just the Start

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Dropped calls that automatically reconnect could be coming your way thanks to Google. According to several news reports, a Google exec told attendees at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week that this capability might be part of the wireless offering the company plans...Learn More

AT&T Vs. Google Fiber Gigabit: A Five-City Face-Off

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AT&T today launched the company’s gigabit broadband service, dubbed U-verse with GigaPower, in parts of more than five cities in the Kansas City metro area. Additionally the company said it will expand the service to Independence, Mo. and Shawnee, Kan. Google Fiber already offers or...Learn More

Sonic Gigabit Plans Not Limited to California

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Several communities in the San Francisco Bay area will be getting gigabit service from Sonic,  a local Internet service provider best known outside its home turf for two things: It’s the company that in 2011 built a gigabit test network for Google Fiber at Stanford...Learn More

Google Fiber Expansion is Here, Four Additional Markets on Tap

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Google will announce this week Google Fiber expansion plans to four additional markets, according to numerous reports, including the Wall Street Journal. The markets are all in the Southeast and include Nashville, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Google has not formally confirmed these reports, but has...Learn More

2014’s Gigabit Network Boom: A Recap

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The gigabit network trend accelerated substantially in 2014. I took a look back at Telecompetitor’s coverage (see list below) and was astonished how many new players this year entered the market or announced plans to do so. In addition, several carriers that announced gigabit plans...Learn More