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TDS adds Hollis, NH, to gigabit FTTH roster

May 29, 2014

Service provider TDS Telecom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., has launched a 1-Gbps Internet service in Hollis, NH (a stone’s throw from Lightwave world headquarters in Nashua, NH, and just across the border with Massachusetts). The service, called 1Gig, leverages a GPON-based fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure built with the E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) from Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), according to the FTTx equipment provider. Actiontec, meanwhile, announced that it will supply its T2200H Universal Broadband Gateway as the preferred customer premises equipment (CPE).

'Broadband for all' target achieved says EU

May 29, 2014

The European Commission says it has achieved the objective of delivering basic broadband coverage to all by 2013, and is making good progress on other targets outlined in the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE). However, roll out of high-speed broadband in rural areas still lags behind.

Rock Hill, SC, to get FTTP-based gigabit broadband

May 28, 2014

Network equipment provider ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it is supplying its Total Access 5004 multiservice platform to broadband services provider Comporium to enable delivery of 1-Gbps services in Rock Hill, SC. Comporium has partnered with the City of Rock Hill, Winthrop University, and other community entities to create a “Knowledge Park” as part of a community economic development project. The project will use a variety of fiber-optic network technologies, ADTRAN sources say.

Cox outlines gigabit broadband plans

May 27, 2014

U.S. cable MSO Cox Communications said May 22 that it plans to offer 1-Gbps download speeds in Phoenix, AZ, Las Vegas, NV, and Omaha, NE. The high-speed broadband service would begin to be available in at least some neighborhoods within the three cities by the end of 2016, Cox said.

Zhone, Qypsys deliver fiber-optic broadband to tech-savvy California community

May 27, 2014

FTTx equipment supplier Zhone Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE) and systems integrator Qypsys have completed a fiber-based access network deployment with Fuller Apartment Homes, Inc. at its 224-unit Park Square complex at Seven Oaks, an upscale apartment community currently under construction in Southwest Bakersfield, CA.

Bolt Fiber Optic Services adds 1-Gbps FTTH with GPON gear from Alcatel-Lucent

May 27, 2014

Bolt Fiber Optic Services, the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) based communications subsidiary of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative, has upgraded its fiber-optic network to support 1-Gbps downstream speeds with GPON equipment from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), the systems provider announced.

AT&T to buy DIRECTV for $48.5 billion

May 19, 2014

Thwarted in its pursuit of T-Mobile and with the potential Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger in mind, AT&T (NYSE:T) has reached an agreement with DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) to buy the satellite television provider in a stock-and-cash transaction worth $48.5 billion -- $67.1 billion if DIRECTV’s net debt is included. While the boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, regulatory authorities are likely to prove less enthusiastic.

C Spire launches 1-Gbps FTTH network construction

May 15, 2014

C Spire said May 8 that it has launched construction of a planned statewide fiber-optic network that would support 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) connections in Mississippi. The service provider asserts the network will be the first in the U.S. to provide 1-Gbps FTTH services across an entire state.

New Zealand's Chorus picks Alcatel-Lucent's XRS core router

May 15, 2014

New Zealand infrastructure operator Chorus has launched the “Chorus Accelerate” program, a new suite of wholesale copper and fiber-optic broadband services designed to encourage faster adoption of FTTx technologies. And it has selected IP routing technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) to build the IP core network that will power the new program.

Choosing an optimal FTTH architecture

May 12, 2014

Making the right choice requires weighing the benefits of different architectures against the business requirements of your FTTH network.

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