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

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

Future Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg: Will He Continue McAdam Legacy?

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Verizon’s next CEO will be Hans Vestberg, former CEO of key supplier Ericsson, who joined Verizon as chief technology officer just over a year ago. Verizon announced that he will assume that title August 1, replacing Lowell McAdam, who has been Verizon CEO for seven...Learn More

NCTA Touts Rural Cable Gigabit Successes

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Rural cable gigabit success stories are highlighted in a range of new blog posts from NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. The success stories come from tier 2 and 3 cable companies such as Mediacom and Alaska’s GCI. The initiative suggests that the cable...Learn More

TDS Plans Another Out-of-Market Fiber Deployment

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TDS Telecommunications said it will build a fiber network supporting gigabit service in the village of DeForest, Wis. The TDS fiber deployment is not in TDS’s traditional local exchange carrier territory, a TDS spokesperson told Telecompetitor. TDS Fiber Deployment TDS plans for DeForest include providing...Learn More

Broadband Forum: Citing Global Fixed Broadband Statistics, Fiber Now Underlies 77% of All Connections

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Fiber, copper and cable networks supported 77% of fixed subscribers worldwide at the end of last year, according to global fixed broadband statistics compiled by Point Topic. The new research from the company found that more than half of people get their broadband over these...Learn More

AT&T: Transition from Legacy DSL Largely Complete, Fiber Broadband Penetration Nearing 50% in Many Areas

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AT&T now has more than five times fewer legacy DSL customers than it did four years ago, according to metrics presented on the company’s first quarter 2018 earnings call yesterday. Nevertheless, the company saw a net gain of 82,000 broadband subscribers in the first quarter,...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

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

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

BARC Electric Cooperative Chooses Calix Carrier Class Wi-Fi

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PETALUMA, Calif., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), today announced BARC Electric Cooperative (BARC) and its BARC Connectssubsidiary have selected Calix Mesh Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi and Calix Cloud to deliver managed, whole home Wi-Fi services for their rapidly growing subscriber base in Virginia. BARC has already launched a  multi-year, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network...Learn More

Adtran Buys Sumitomo North America EPON Business, Aims to Dramatically Expand Cable MSO Business

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Adtran will gain considerable clout with cable companies as a result of its purchase of the North America EPON business of Sumitomo Electric Industries. Adtran already has EPON technology, but Japan-based Sumitomo has a dominant market share position in the North American EPON market, as...Learn More

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