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Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative preps Gigabit FTTH

February 9, 2015

Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (FTC) is using its equipment to support 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) services in Alabama’s DeKalb and Jackson Counties.

Ciena announces two Ethernet network wins with partner Kapsch

February 9, 2015

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) last week announced a pair of Ethernet-related deployments in Austria working with Kapsch BusinessCom, a member of Ciena's BizConnect partner program. The first will see Energie AG Data deploy Ciena platforms to provide advanced wholesale Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet business services in Upper Austria. In the second, Citycom, part of Graz City Council (Die Holding Graz), will upgrade its network as well.

Verizon to sell certain wireline assets to Frontier, lease wireless tower rights

February 9, 2015

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) announced February 5 that it would sell its local wireline assets in California, Florida, and Texas to Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) for $10.54 billion.

FCC targets Title II regulation of Internet services with forbearances for Net Neutrality

February 4, 2015

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler today unveiled his new attempt to implement Net Neutrality. As had been signaled for several weeks, the plan involves limited application of Title II reclassification of Internet service provision as a telecommunications service.

BT targets G.fast for 500 Mbps

February 1, 2015

BT says it will roll out G.fast over its national fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) infrastructure with the goal of supporting up to 500 Mbps downstream "to most of the UK" within a decade.

FCC raises broadband definition to 25 Mbps

January 30, 2015

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 along party lines to increase the data rates within its definition of broadband to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream. The FCC announced the decision as it released a Broadband Progress Report January 29 that, not surprisingly, stated that 17% of Americans, most of them in rural locations, don’t have access to such Internet speeds.

Google Fiber to bring FTTH to four southeastern cities, looks at five more

January 29, 2015

Google Fiber has announced that it plans to expand into four markets in the southeastern U.S. The company says it will build out fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in a total of 18 cities within the Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, and Raleigh-Durham metro areas.

Vodacom to deploy GPON FTTP in South Africa

January 26, 2015

Vodacom, South Africa's largest mobile service provider, plans to build a GPON-based fiber to the premises (FTTP) network to expand its service range for the enterprise and residential markets. Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will supply the GPON broadband access network equipment.

Northwestern Indiana Tel sees FTTH traffic double

January 26, 2015

Northwestern Indiana Telephone Co. (NITCO) saw the traffic on its fiber to the home (FTTH) network double in 2014, according to the service provider's broadband access equipment vendor, ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN). The jump comes from a combination of new subscribers and greater bandwidth demand per subscriber, ADTRAN reports.

President Obama backs municipal broadband efforts

January 15, 2015

At a speech in Cedar Falls, IA, President Barack Obama stated his support for the right of municipalities to build and operate broadband access networks. The President set up a potential showdown between the Federal Government and the governments of the 19 states that have restricted community-supplied broadband initiatives.

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