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

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

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

AT&T: Fixed Broadband Has Returned to Growth and We Have 50 Million Locations in Our Sights

The latest evidence about how serious AT&T is getting about deploying high-speed broadband came from the company’s CFO John Stephens yesterday. Stephens told attendees at a financial conference that the company has a long-term goal of making AT&T high speed broadband available to 50 million...Learn More

Moffett: Telcos May Get Some Revenge Over Cable in Broadband Wars

In recent years, cable companies have gained broadband market share against the telcos except in areas where the telcos have upgraded their traditional copper-based network infrastructure to support speeds competitive with the cablecos’ hybrid fiber coax-based service. But according to researchers at Moffett Nathanson, that’s...Learn More

Midwest Energy & Communications Upgrades Broadband Phone with Alianza VoIP Solution

September 26, 2017 — ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alianza Inc., the cloud voice platform company, announced today that Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) has selected Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform for its next-gen FTTH VoIP solution. With Alianza’s solution, MEC is delivering a better overall user experience to its...Learn More

Windstream Rebrand Introduces Kinetic Across Consumer & SMB Product Portfolio

An announced Windstream rebrand will introduce Kinetic across its broader consumer and SMB product portfolio as a new premium brand. Windstream has been using the Kinetic brand since 2014 for its IPTV service. The new Kinetic brand will now be featured across Windstream’s entire 18...Learn More

NTCA on Rural Fiber Deployment: 31% of Rural Telcos Have 100% FTTH Coverage

Small, rural telecom providers increasingly are serving their subscribers with deep fiber infrastructure despite concerns about the cost of deploying such services, according to a rural fiber deployment survey released by the NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association. Eighty-nine percent of survey respondents said that the cost...Learn More

CenturyLink Strategy Begins with Largest North American Deployment to Date

A CenturyLink strategy began in Platteville, Wisconsin, where the broadband carrier has deployed what it claims to be the largest deployment in North America. That strategy will include deploying to MDUs, MTUs, and neighborhoods where fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) is present. In Platteville, CenturyLink...Learn More

Zayo is Awarded 1,800 Site National Mobile Infrastructure Contract

Boulder, Colorado — September 6, 2016 — Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) has signed its largest mobile infrastructure contract to date. Zayo will upgrade and expand the customer’s fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) network, which includes dark fiber to more than 1,800 cell sites in 26 markets...Learn More

NTCA Report Highlights 15 Year Rural Broadband Progress

Rural broadband has come a long way in the last 15 years, according to new research from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association. One hundred percent of NTCA’s small rural telco members who responded to a 2015 survey offer broadband to some part of their...Learn More

Windstream Broadband: “Almost Half” of Customers Now Can Get 25 Mbps or Faster

Windstream clearly is serious about upgrading its broadband network infrastructure. A Windstream broadband progress report issued yesterday reveals that the company made substantial progress in boosting network speeds since it last provided an update just one month ago. According to yesterday’s release, Windstream broadband is...Learn More

FTTH Market Penetration on the Rise, Overtakes Cable Broadband Globally

From a global perspective, rising FTTH market penetration has positioned the technology as the fastest growing broadband access method, overtaking cable broadband reports Point Topic. Total global broadband subscribers reached 751 million as of Q4 2015, according to Point Topic’s research. FTTx and FTTH market...Learn More

Don’t Miss Any of Our Content

What’s happening with broadband and why is it important? Find out by subscribing to Telecompetitor’s newsletter today.

You have Successfully Subscribed!