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Kentucky launches private/public partnership for middle-mile network

January 5, 2015

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced on December 23 the selection of Macquarie Capital as the Commonwealth's partner in the development and deployment of a state-wide open access middle-mile fiber-optic network. Construction of the network should begin this year and finish in April 2016, the planners expect.

US Internet offers 10-Gbps broadband access via FTTP

January 5, 2015

US Internet has launched what it asserts is the world's first 10-Gbps broadband access offering in Minneapolis, MN. The company will charge its residential and small business customers $399 a month for the service.

BT plans fiber to the basement trial in London

December 22, 2014

BT says it plans to try out a new fiber to the basement technique in a pair of buildings within the City of London beginning in January 2015. The carrier says it developed and funded the technology under test itself.

NBN Co revises Australian national broadband deployment plans

December 1, 2014

NBN Co, the company tasked with deploying Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), as released a revised deployment schedule. The schedule reflects a switch in technology emphasis from fiber to the home (FTTH) to fiber to the node (FTTN) as mandated when the Australian government changed hands in the Fall of 2013 (see "Government shifts Australia’s National Broadband Network away from FTTH").

AT&T to FCC: You've got our FTTH plans all wrong

December 1, 2014

AT&T has told the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that the Commission (and just about everyone else) misinterpreted comments from AT&T President and CEO Randall Stephenson regarding the service provider's unwillingness to roll out high-speed broadband services due to Net Neutrality concerns.

FTTH subscribers in Asia-Pacific hit 100 million

November 25, 2014

Market research firm Ovum and the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific say that the number of customers receiving broadband services via fiber to the home (FTTH) networks in the Asia-Pacific region has reached 100 million.

The next 30 years

November 25, 2014

Having marked the start of the year of our 30th anniversary with a look at how much fiber-optic communications has progressed over our three decades of existence, I think we should end the year with a look at how optical communications will evolve over the next three decades.

Calix supports gigabit fiber network in Jackson, Wyoming

November 18, 2014

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says Silver Star Communications has selected E7-2 and E7-20 Ethernet Services Access Platforms (ESAPs) and 700GE optical network terminals (ONTs) as well as the Calix 844G GigaCenter for its Gigabiz initiative in Jackson, WY.

FCC wants AT&T GigaPower FTTH details

November 17, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and AT&T took turns applying pressure to each other last week in reaction to President Barak Obama's support of Title II classification (albeit with a withhold on rate regulation) as an engine toward net neutrality. The FCC may be squeezing tighter.

Google Fiber to offer small business services in Kansas City via FTTP

November 13, 2014

Google Fiber says it will finally begin to offer high-speed broadband access services to small businesses in "select areas" of central Kansas City via its fiber to the premises (FTTP) network.

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