Fiber Phone Joins the Line-Up for a Google Fiber Triple Play

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Google announced a coming Google Fiber triple play, with the introduction of Fiber voice service. The service will be in a phased roll-out and it follows an announced trial for the service back in February. The cloud based phone service will cost Google Fiber subscribers...Learn More

San Francisco Municipal Broadband Targets $26 Monthly Base Price

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City officials have recommended construction of a San Francisco municipal broadband network based on a public-private partnership. The recommendations came in a 103-page report issued by the office of Supervisor Mark Farrell on March 15. According to the San Francisco Municipal Fiber Advisory Panel’s report...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Pricing Strategy Revealed

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Comcast gigabit pricing strategies were revealed today, as the cable MSO outlined initial customer trials for its DOCSIS 3.1 powered ultra-broadband service. Trials for the service are beginning in select Atlanta neighborhoods, with plans for additional markets later this year, reports Comcast. “Our Atlanta customers...Learn More

Sonic Brings Disruptive Pricing for Gigabit Services Ahead of Google Fiber

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Regional ISP Sonic is bringing disruptive pricing for gigabit to many markets in Northern California, and perhaps beyond. Just one day after Google Fiber’s high profile announcement of their Bay Area intentions, Sonic put them on notice to be ready for a fight (as first...Learn More

Google Fiber Strategy Adapts, Any Market Could be Next

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The Google Fiber strategy is adapting and expansion to any number of new markets appears to be on tap. Safe to say we really don’t know what their next move will be. Google announced they’ll be bringing Google Fiber to parts of San Francisco. Rather...Learn More

Huntsville Utilities Open Access Network is Latest Google Fiber Deployment Model

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Google Fiber has made a public-private partnership with a Huntsville Utilities open access network in order to bring ultra-high-speed gigabit broadband service to high-tech Huntsville, Alabama. A Google Fiber blog post offers only sketchy details, but suggests that Huntsville Utilities will be primarily or even...Learn More

Google Fiber: Fixed Wireless for Last Mile May be in Play

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Building fiber-to-the-premise is hard, expensive, and time-consuming. Even for a company with vast resources like Google. The challenges multiply when you’re a competitive over-builder and your competition sees you coming.  Those competitors don’t exactly stand around and wait for you to cherry pick their customers...Learn More

Report: FTTx Subscribership Exceeds 300 Million

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Access to super-fast broadband service is expanding rapidly and moving into the mainstream, according to FTTx research specialist IDATE’s latest semi-annual report. Super-fast broadband connectivity surpassed the 300 million subscriber mark as of mid-June 2015, while associated technologies represented nearly 38% of broadband access subscriptions,...Learn More

With New Google Fiber 100 Mbps Tier, Google Hedges on Gigabit

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A new Google Fiber 100 Mbps tier may shed some light on the competitive realities of the gigabit marketplace. Google is introducing this cheaper 100 Mbps offer for $50 in their forthcoming Atlanta market. This is the first sub-gigabit tier offered by Google Fiber, besides...Learn More

Google Fiber to Provide Free Gigabit Broadband to Public Housing

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Google announced a plan to provide free gigabit broadband to public housing, starting in its Kansas City market. The initiative is a part of the broader ConnectHome project, launched by the White House and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development back in July 2015....Learn More

With Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 Roadmap Announced, The Gigabit Wars are About to Heat Up

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An announced Comcast DOCSIS 3.1 roadmap will add competitive gigabit services to many markets. Gigabit broadband capability via DOCSIS 3.1 technology is coming to Atlanta and Nashville in early 2016, with Chicago, Detroit, and Miami coming later in the year Comcast announced today. “We’re constantly...Learn More

Google Testing Home Phone Service Called Google Fiber Phone

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When Google launched Google Fiber several years ago, phone service was noticeably absent from their double play offer of broadband and video. That may change, with testing of Google Fiber Phone. The Washington Post managed to get a copy of a notice Google sent out...Learn More