Study Explores Mobile vs. Fixed Internet Preferences, But Results Need a Closer Look

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An authoritative study commissioned by the Internet Innovation Alliance contains valuable information about mobile vs. fixed internet preferences. Researchers at CivicScience surveyed 10,000 people for the study and the researchers appear to have been quite diligent about ensuring an appropriate mix of respondents. But beware...Learn More

Climate Change and Telecom: 4,000 Miles of U.S. Fiber Will Be Underwater by 2033, Researchers Say

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CenturyLink, Inteliquent, AT&T and other network operators got some bad news today in the form of a climate change and telecom report released by researchers at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and the University of Oregon. The researchers project 4,067 U.S. miles of fiber conduit...Learn More

Economists Put the Tab at $61 Billion to Bring Fiber Broadband to Rural U.S.

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The cost to deploy fiber to unserved U.S. rural areas is about $61 billion, said Jim Stegeman, president of CostQuest Associates, an economic consultancy that specializes in telecom. Among CostQuest’s credentials: the company created the cost model used to determine broadband deployment costs for the...Learn More

Iowa Based Regional Carrier Migrates to Calix AXOS Platform

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PETALUMA, CA – July 10, 2018 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced Iowa’s Evertek is moving to a future built on AXOS as it transitions its existing fiber network to the Calix AXOS E7-2 Intelligent Modular System. A leading local exchange carrier (LEC) based in the northwestern part of the state, Evertek has...Learn More

TDS Announces Another Fiber Overbuild Market

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TDS has spotted another fiber overbuild opportunity and will bring FTTH to the community of Windsor, Wis. the carrier announced yesterday. The move highlights an ongoing fiber overbuild strategy for the rural broadband carrier to opportunistically expand its broadband reach in several markets across the...Learn More

Fatbeam Completes Purchase of IP Connect and Is Poised for Future Expansion

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Coeur d’Alene, ID – July 10, 2018 – Fatbeam, a leading provider of fiber-based wide area networks to rural and mid-sized markets in the western U.S., announces new financing and the purchase of the IP Connect division of Ednetics, a longstanding strategic partner of Fatbeam...Learn More

Gluing Fiber to the Road: FiberTRAX Aims to Reduce Fiber Costs, Deployment Times

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Washington D.C.-area startup Traxyl offers a new take on fiber deployment: gluing fiber to the road. The company’s FiberTRAX offering uses a methyl methacrylate (MMA) coating designed to enable fiber to be deployed without trenching by adhering it to road surfaces, thereby reducing the cost...Learn More

GoNetspeed Expands Fiber Broadband in Connecticut

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July 03, 2018 — ROCHESTER, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, GoNetspeed, a high-speed, 100% fiber-optic Internet provider, announced it has begun installing service to residences in Connecticut. The company now has 14 active markets operational, including Hartford, West Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport, CT, as well as 10 others...Learn More

New CableLabs Spec Targets Fiber Capacity Needs as Cable MSOs Migrate to Full Duplex

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Cable industry consortium CableLabs has introduced the Point-to-Point Coherent Optics specification, which it says will increase fiber capacity by a factor of ten. Coherent optics uses amplitude, phase and polarization to dramatically increase capacity. CableLabs says that the new specification can be used to push...Learn More

Cincinnati Bell Completes Combination with Hawaiian Telcom

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July 02, 2018 — CINCINNATI & HONOLULU–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB) (the “Company” or “Cincinnati Bell”), today announced the Company has completed its acquisition of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc. (“Hawaiian Telcom”), the leading integrated communications provider serving Hawaiʻi, and the state’s fiber-centric technology leader. The combination...Learn More

FairlawnGig Expands its Reach, Touts Municipal Broadband Network Success

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FairlawnGig — a municipal broadband network offering gigabit speeds in Fairlawn, Ohio – is expanding service to include communities within the greater Akron area. It’s an interesting development for the municipal broadband sector at a time when some municipal networks have struggled and when some...Learn More

Frontier Communications Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer

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Jun 21, 2018 — NORWALK, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jun. 21, 2018– Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) announced today that R. Perley McBride, its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be resigning from the company for personal reasons, and to return to Atlanta where his family resides. Mr. McBride will remain in his...Learn More

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