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Gigabit broadband services on roadmap for 40% of operators says Infonetics survey

March 10, 2015

As many as 40% of the respondents to an Infonetics Research study indicate they plan to offer 1-Gbps broadband access network services by 2017. The trend is likely among the reasons that fiber-optic broadband should become more popular, as the market research firm, now part of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), expects the percentage of broadband subscribers served via fiber to the home (FTTH) to grow this year.

Google Fiber launches business services in Provo

March 4, 2015

Google Fiber has added Provo, UT, to the list of markets in which it will offer its 1-Gbps broadband access network service available to small businesses. The company says it also will expand its small business service footprint in its original market, Kansas City (see "Google Fiber to offer small business services in Kansas City via FTTP").

FTTXcellence Award nominations open for 2015

March 2, 2015

Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW) and Lightwave have opened nominations for the 12th annual FTTXcellence Award. The award recognizes individuals from North America and Latin America who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the deployment of optical access networks. This year's award will be presented to the winner on Tuesday, June 30, at the 2015 FTTH Conference & Expo in Anaheim, CA.

FCC passes Net Neutrality plan – whatever it may be

February 26, 2015

As expected, commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in support of Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler's latest strategy for imposing Net Neutrality safeguards on broadband service provision. But the details of the strategy remain a mystery, as the FCC doesn't expect to release the plan immediately.

FCC makes first strikes against anti-muni broadband state laws

February 26, 2015

Warming up for its vote on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Thomas Wheeler's Net Neutrality proposals, FCC commissioners first voted 3-2 in favor of petitions from EPB in Chattanooga, TN, and the City of Wilson, NC, to strike down laws in their states that prevented them from extending their fiber to the home (FTTH) based broadband service offerings beyond city limits.

Fairlawn, OH, looking for gigabit broadband partners

February 19, 2015

The City of Fairlawn, OH, has launched a request for proposals (RFP) for assistance with its planned FairlawnGig broadband access network project. The goal of the project is to create and implement a new municipal broadband utility through which residents, businesses, and visitors within the City of Fairlawn and the Akron-Fairlawn-Bath Township Joint Economic Development District can receive wireless and fiber-optic broadband Internet services.

OFS offers MiDia Dry FX all-dry microcable

February 17, 2015

OFS has expanded its all-dry fiber-optic cable offerings with a new microcable product line. The MiDia Dry FX microcable can help reduce fiber cable installation costs and improve safety and productivity, the company asserts.

European FTTH connects 14.5 million homes

February 17, 2015

Research commissioned by the FTTH Council Europe and released at the organization's annual conference last week indicates that the number of fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) subscribers in Europe reached approximately 14.5 million in 2014. The total represents a 50% increase over 2013.

HKT offers 10-Gbps broadband FTTH in Hong Kong

February 16, 2015

HKT (SEHK: 6823) says it will leverage its fiber to the home (FTTH) network to deliver 10-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services to its residential and commercial customers in Hong Kong.

Sonic to deliver gigabit FTTH to six California communities

February 16, 2015

Sonic, a Santa Rosa, CA based competitive service provider specializing in gigabit fiber-optic broadband, says it will expand its gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network to serve six communities in Northern California, including Brentwood. ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says it will supply the necessary FTTH equipment.

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