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Google Fiber targets 34 cities and towns for expansion

February 19, 2014

Google revealed today that it has its eyes on 34 cities and towns concentrated in the U.S. West and South as possible expansion markets for its 1-Gbps Google Fiber fiber to the home (FTTH) service. Government leaders in each community will have to complete a “fiber ready checklist” that will ease Google’s deployments while the company further studies each market’s suitability.

Alcatel-Lucent supplies FTTH gear for Swisscom’s 1-Gbps broadband services

February 18, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) says it is supplying its 7302 Intelligent Services Access Manager (ISAM) to Swisscom to enable the Swiss Tier 1 to deliver 1-Gbps services via fiber to the home (FTTH) to a million households (see “Swisscom FTTx plans include 1-Gbps services”).

CenturyLink delivers gigabit fiber service in Salt Lake City area

February 11, 2014

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it is now offering Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps for more than 2500 businesses located in multi-tenant unit office buildings throughout Salt Lake City, Sandy, Midvale, Draper, South Jordan, West Jordan, Cottonwood Heights, and other area municipalities in Utah.

France takes stock of FTTH growth

February 10, 2014

In France, where unemployment is at a record high, GNP growth is near zero, and President François Hollande’s popularity rating is plummeting, the telecom sector provided a glimmer of better economic days with the announcement of two milestones this month-- the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) subscribers had reached 500,000 and more than 10 million households had been passed by superfast broadband networks.

COMANDER project targets fiber-wireless-network convergence

February 4, 2014

Four parties have teamed up to participate in the European research project "Converged Optical-Mobile Access Networks with Dynamic and Efficient Resource allocation" (COMANDER), funded under the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) action call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP.

Clearfield expands FieldShield SmarTerminal network access point portfolio

January 31, 2014

Fiber management and connectivity provider Clearfield Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD) has expanded its FieldShield SmarTerminal line with three new configurations. The extension of the network access point (NAP) portfolio continues to address above-grade and below-grade applications.

KeyFibre preps for FTTH Conference Europe with new products

January 31, 2014

Fiber to the home (FTTH) connectivity specialist KeyFibre says it plans to use the FTTH Council Europe’s upcoming FTTH Conference 2014 in Stockholm, February 18-21, to launch a range of new products, as well as a new division.

BT pledges additional £50 million for fiber broadband in cities

January 27, 2014

UK incumbent BT says it plans to invest a further £50 million in its commercial fiber-optic broadband program over the next three years.

WDM-PON field trial in Austria supports gigabit broadband

January 23, 2014

ADVA Optical Networking (FSE: ADV) says it has partnered with Energie AG Oberösterreich Data GmbH and ELCON Systemtechnik GmbH in a WDM-PON trial in Austria. The trial is designed to assess WDM-PON technology for next-generation residential broadband access by using the technology to offer uncontended gigabit connectivity to residential subscribers.

AT&T launches 300 Mbps U-verse in Austin with 1 Gbps on the way

December 12, 2013

Attempting to beat Google Fiber to the punch, AT&T (NYSE:T) has launched its fiber to the home (FTTH) based GigaPower U-verse service in Austin, TX. AT&T initially will offer 300 Mbps downstream speeds via GigaPower, with an eye towards offering 1 Gbps next year. However, the local government may pass new local ordinances that will force AT&T to help its rival catch up.