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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.

Covage wins Seine-et-Marne FTTH deal

January 13, 2015

Covage, the French company of Axia NetMedia Corp. (TSX: AXX), has been selected as a major partner in a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Seine-et-Marne, France. The fiber-optic network will pass 319,000 homes when completed.

Hilliary Communications upgrades FTTH network to gigabit speeds with ADTRAN

January 13, 2015

Hilliary Communications will upgrade its fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure in Oklahoma and north central Texas with 1-Gbps service capabilities using technology from ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), the technology vendor announced.

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.


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