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AT&T completes gigabit upgrade for Austin customers

October 14, 2014

AT&T says it has transitioned all U-verse with GigaPower customers to gigabit speeds and has doubled the reach of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Austin, TX, and surrounding communities in a recently completed expansion.

Lumbee River Electric chooses Calix GPON equipment

October 9, 2014

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Lumbee River Electric Membership Corp. (LREMC) has selected the Calix E7-20 and E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) and 700GE series optical network terminals (ONTs) to deliver voice, video, and high-speed data services to residents and businesses in North Carolina's Robeson County. The LREMC open access network will use GPON technology for service delivery.

Cox to offer residential gigabit serves in Phoenix this month

October 6, 2014

Cable MSO Cox Communications says it will launch 1-Gbps broadband services to residents of Phoenix, AZ, later this month. The company promised to extend the new service, branded "G1GABLAST," to additional cities this year and "market-wide" by 2016.

Hyperoptic targets four more UK cities for gigabit broadband

October 6, 2014

UK alternative broadband services provider Hyperoptic says it will roll out its gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, and Nottingham. The new cities, in addition to the recently announced expansion into Glasgow, Scotland, will extend the operator’s footprint to more than 75,000 homes spanning 480 sites, with a target of half a million homes by 2018.

RST Global Communications chooses WDM-PON gear from Transmode

October 6, 2014

Optical transport systems vendor Transmode says that North Carolina alternative operator RST Global Communications LLC has begun to deploy the optical systems company’s iWDM-PON equipment. RST will use the gear, part of Transmode’s iAccess portfolio, to support Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services provision.

Light Brigade expands fiber-optic training offerings in Canada

October 1, 2014

Light Brigade, the education and training unit of AFL, will increase its slate of fiber-optic training sessions in Canada to 13 next year. The sessions will include several of the company’s more popular courses, including "Fiber Optics 1-2-3," "Advanced Hands-on Training," "FTTx for Installers and Technicians," "Fiber Optics for Oil/Gas," "Fiber Optics for Mining Applications," and "Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm, and Communication Systems."

GVTC switches on gigabit Internet in San Antonio area

September 30, 2014

GVTC Communications says that residential and business customers in the San Antonio area now have access to 1-Gbps broadband access network speeds and claims it is among the first to deliver gigabit speeds across such a vast region.

2014 FTTXcellence Award winner helps AT&T power 1 Gbps

September 17, 2014

AT&T has stepped up to the challenge of providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services with its 1-Gbps AT&T U-verse with GigaPower service. Part of the service provider's Project Velocity IP (VIP) effort, the brownfield fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments began in Austin, TX.

Connecticut communities combine for gigabit broadband RFQ

September 15, 2014

The mayors of New Haven, Stamford, and West Hartford, CT, along with state officials, have announced a joint request for qualifications (RFQ) for the development and provision of gigabit broadband networks. They’ve also invited other state communities to join the party.

Kentucky muni network goes gigabit with Calix FTTP gear

September 15, 2014

Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it has provided its Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) to EPB SmartNet, a municipally owned fiber to the premises (FTTP) network in Russellville, KY. EPB SmartNet is using the equipment to become the first provider in Kentucky to offer 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services.