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EATEL brings GIG 1-Gbps FTTH to Louisiana

July 14, 2015

Louisiana service provider EATEL has launched its GIG Internet service in "select areas" of its home parishes, Ascension and Livingston. The symmetrical 1-Gbps service leverages EATEL's fiber to the home (FTTH) network.

Comcast markets 2-Gbps Gigabit Pro in seven states

July 13, 2015

Better late than never, Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) has officially put its 2-Gbps Gigabit Pro fiber-optic broadband service on offer in 37 markets across seven states. A new website states that customers in those markets will pay $299 a month for the service.

FTTH adds 3.1% to home values says study

July 7, 2015

The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas last week at its FTTH Connect 2015 conference released results of a study that indicates a gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) connection can add up to 3.1% to the value of a home. That equates to an extra $5,437 on a typical home.

Furukawa Electric, OFS offer FITEL NINJA Fusion Splicer for FTTH networks

July 6, 2015

Furukawa Electric and OFS used last week's FTTH Connect conference in Anaheim to unveil the FITEL NINJA NJ001 handheld fusion splicer to the Americas market. The fusion splicer, aimed at fiber to the home (FTTH) applications, offers a detachable V-groove for easier cleaning, along with other ease-of-use features.

TE Connectivity offers building block approach to FTTH deployments

July 2, 2015

TE Connectivity used the FTTH Connect conference in Anaheim June 30 through July 1 to launch its fiber indexing architecture for fiber to the home (FTTH). The approach uses standardized building blocks that consist of connectorized and indexed service terminals with hardened multi-fiber optical connectors to simplify FTTH installations and reduce costs, TE says.

Bell Canada targets Toronto for gigabit FTTH

June 28, 2015

Bell Canada says it will deliver 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) and premises to residents and business in Toronto. Part of a CAN$1.14 billion fiber-optic network infrastructure upgrade, the Gigabit Fibe roll out is expected to begin with access to 50,000 Toronto homes and businesses this summer, with a goal of passing 1.1 million possible customers in the city.

OFS offers MiDia FX fiber-optic microcable

June 25, 2015

Fiber-optic network connectivity supplier OFS has expanded its microcable portfolio with the MiDia FX Cable.

Rural broadband providers embracing fiber says NTCA study

June 22, 2015

According to a study released last week by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, a growing number of rural independent telecom providers are using fiber to the home (FTTH) to deliver broadband services.

Ting Fiber Network offers gigabit broadband in Charlottesville

June 15, 2015

Gigabit broadband and wireless service provider Ting Fiber Network, a subsidiary of Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSX:TC), says it is accepting signups for gigabit Internet services in Charlottesville, VA.

Wave offers gigabit Internet to San Francisco residents

June 15, 2015

Wave, which specializes in fiber-optic broadband services provision in the U.S. Northwest, says it has brought its Wave-G gigabit Internet service to the San Francisco Bay Area. The service provider says it can now offer symmetrical 1-Gbps and 100-Mbps services to residents of San Francisco's NEMA, a 750-unit property in the Mid-Market neighborhood.


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