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CRTC rules Canadian carriers must share FTTH infrastructure

July 23, 2015

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), the country's primary telecommunications regulatory authority, ruled July 22 that incumbent carriers must share their fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure with other carriers on a wholesale services basis. The move paves the way for increased competition in high-speed fiber-optic broadband services, the CRTC believes – and less investment in FTTH, critics assert.

FCC chairman approves AT&T's DirecTV acquisition with conditions

July 22, 2015

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) appears on the verge of receiving federal regulatory approval for its proposed acquisition of DirecTV (NASDAQ:DTV). Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler confirmed late yesterday that he has circulated an order recommending approval of the deal, as long as certain conditions are met. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice has signaled its approval as well.

AT&T launches GigaPower FTTP in Greensboro, Durham

July 20, 2015

AT&T has expanded the North Carolina footprint of its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower fiber to the premises (FTTP) offering by initiating service in parts of Greensboro and Durham. Parts of surrounding communities of both markets also can receive the FTTP services.

KKR to buy stake in FTTH provider Deutsche Glasfaser

July 20, 2015

Investment firm KKR says it has reached an agreement with Dutch counterpart Reggeborgh to acquire a majority stake in the latter's Deutsche Glasfaser, which constructs and operates fiber to the home (FTTH) networks in Germany. The agreement includes a joint investment of €450 million ($488.4 million) to fund additional fiber-optic network infrastructure in Germany "over the next few years," in the words of a press release.

Telnet Redes offers interoperable GPON ONT

July 16, 2015

Spanish intelligent network technology supplier Telnet Redes Inteligentes has unveiled its latest GPON optical network terminal (ONT), the WaveAccess 3021. The GPON ONT features an integrated gateway and provides interoperability with a variety of optical line terminals (OLTs, including, of course, TELNET's) to provide fiber to the home (FTTH) service providers greater flexibility.

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.

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