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AT&T launches 1-Gbps U-Verse with GigaPower FTTH service in Nashville area

May 18, 2015

AT&T has added Nashville, TN, to the list of communities in which it supplies its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower fiber to the home (FTTH) service. Residents in parts of Clarksville, Lebanon, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Smyrna, and other communities in the metro area also may elect the service.

HKT deploys XG-PON from Huawei for 10-Gbps FTTH

May 11, 2015

Huawei says it has supplied 10-Gbps XG-PON equipment to Hong Kong’s HKT to support the carrier’s offering of 10-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) services. The deployment is now in its pilot phase, but HKT plans to offer 10 Gbps to all of its current GPON customers by the third quarter of this year.

Cox’s G1GABLAST reaches Arizona, California, Nebraska, and Nevada

May 7, 2015

Cox Communications reports that its residential gigabit Internet service G1GABLAST is now available in Phoenix, Omaha, Las Vegas, and Orange County, CA.

Greater Chicago Region Comcast subscribers to access 2-Gbps Gigabit Pro service

May 7, 2015

More than 2.4 million Comcast customers in the operator's Greater Chicago Region will have access to the cable MSO's Gigabit Pro 2-Gbps broadband service later this month. As has been the case with Comcast's other Gigabit Pro rollouts, the service will be available to any home within close proximity of Comcast's fiber-optic network and require an installation of professional grade equipment.

CommScope to unveil 10G EPON OLT at INTX

April 30, 2015

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) plans to use next week's Internet and Television Expo (INTX) in Chicago to show off a new 10G EPON optical line terminal (OLT). Based on DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE), the C9516 EPON OLT would appear to be well timed, given Comcast's plans for symmetrical 2-Gbps services via fiber to the home (FTTH; see "Comcast one ups Google Fiber, AT&T with 2-Gbps broadband in Atlanta").

Troy Cable offers gigabit Internet via FTTH

April 27, 2015

Alabama's Troy Cable will supply 1-Gbps Internet services via fiber to the home (FTTH) with ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) equipment, the systems house said last week. The FTTH roll out will cover more than 20 communities across the state.

Gigabit FTTH comes to La Crosse, WI, via CenturyLink

April 20, 2015

CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) is marketing 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services to residences and small businesses in La Crosse, WI. La Crosse is the second market in Wisconsin to receive the symmetrical fiber to the home (FTTH) service, after Platteville, and the 18th overall where CenturyLink provides some form of gigabit services.

Alcatel-Lucent launches ONT with gigabit Wi-Fi, improved service activation

April 20, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) will expand its fiber to the home (FTTH) portfolio with a new optical network terminal (ONT) that supports gigabit Wi-Fi, as well as an online service activation feature called ONT Easy Start.

Comcast to bring 2-Gbps FTTH to California

April 20, 2015

Comcast says it will bring its 2-Gbps Gigabit Pro service to 12 markets in California. It also announced a new 250-Mbps Internet service in the state as well as data rate upgrades for Performance and Blast customers.

Orange targets nine cities for full FTTH by 2016

April 17, 2015

French incumbent carrier Orange says it will invest in 3 billion euros of the 4.5 billion euros set aside for fiber-optic network deployments in France to extend its fiber to the home (FTTH) footprint. The service provider aims to raise the number of FTTH homes passed from the current 4 million to 12 million in 2018 and 20 million in 2022. The effort will include achieving 100% coverage in nine French cities.

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