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C Spire chooses ADTRAN for Mississippi gigabit network

August 18, 2014

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says its fiber-optic broadband platform has been chosen by C Spire for the carrier’s gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) program in Mississippi.

AT&T GigaPower subscribers in Austin finally get 1 Gbps

August 12, 2014

AT&T has made good on its promise to bring gigabit broadband to its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) customers in Austin, TX (see "AT&T launches 300 Mbps U-verse in Austin with 1 Gbps on the way”).

Arkansas schools partner with EducationSuperHighway for broadband upgrade

August 12, 2014

The Arkansas Department of Education has partnered with EducationSuperHighway, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving Internet access in schools, to carry out a study of digital-learning readiness and K-12 broadband spending in Arkansas. The initial study results, which focus on Internet access to schools, reveal a significant opportunity to deliver high-speed connectivity via fiber to all Arkansas students by better use of existing funds, according to EducationSuperHighway.

FTTH Council's Gigabit Highway runs through Minneapolis

August 11, 2014

The FTTH Council America’s will hold the latest in its Gigabit Highway series of regional meetings in Minneapolis, MN, September 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The event will feature a series of speakers and panel discussions covering various aspects of fiber to the home (FTTH) and the trend toward gigabit services delivery to residences and businesses via fiber-optic broadband access networks.

Sagemcom offers GPON, EPON gateways for gigabit FTTH

August 7, 2014

French communications technology developer Sagemcom has launched a series of PON gateways for GPON and EPON "and preparing for 10-Gig EPON." The gateways will support gigabit-speed connections to support such services as IPTV, RF video, WiFi services with Wave 2 802.11ac, and voice-over-IP (VoIP).

Brazil reinvesting in fixed broadband infrastructure says Infonetics

August 6, 2014

While telcos and cable MSOs in Brazil spent 11% less on equipment year-over-year in 2013, Infonetics Research expects the market to rebound soon.

CenturyLink increases gigabit city count to 16

August 5, 2014

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) says it is now offering symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services in 16 cities. Gigabit services are available to both residents and businesses in 10 of the markets, with business-only services available currently in the other six.

Zhone supplies FTTP gear for South African smart city

August 1, 2014

FTTx equipment vendor Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) says it has supplied its MXK 819 platform to support both GPON and Active Ethernet deployments in a smart city application in Cape Town, South Africa. Century City Connect is using the platform, as well as customer premises equipment from Zhone, to create and operate an open access network in the city.

Swisscom surpasses 1 million homes connected to ultrafast broadband

July 31, 2014

Swisscom says it has connected more than a million homes and businesses in Switzerland to ultra-fast broadband – delivering download speeds of 100 Mbps or better – using a mixture of fiber-optic broadband technologies.

Digging deep: The secrets behind successful fiber-optic project management

July 29, 2014

By Allen Powell, S&N Communications -- This article will focus on what actions you, as a municipality or project manager, can take to ensure a successful fiber-optics installation project. Specifically, we’ll take a close look at what should happen behind the scenes before you hire a fiber-optics infrastructure construction company and best practices to pursue to ensure maximum effectiveness and cost savings for your next project.

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