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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.

AT&T battles Google Fiber with 1-Gbps FTTH in Kansas City

February 16, 2015

Joining battle once again with Google Fiber, AT&T says it has launched its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower in parts of Kansas City, MO, and surrounding communities in both Missouri and Kansas.

Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative preps Gigabit FTTH

February 9, 2015

Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative (FTC) is using its equipment to support 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) services in Alabama’s DeKalb and Jackson Counties.

Ciena announces two Ethernet network wins with partner Kapsch

February 9, 2015

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) last week announced a pair of Ethernet-related deployments in Austria working with Kapsch BusinessCom, a member of Ciena's BizConnect partner program. The first will see Energie AG Data deploy Ciena platforms to provide advanced wholesale Carrier Ethernet and Ethernet business services in Upper Austria. In the second, Citycom, part of Graz City Council (Die Holding Graz), will upgrade its network as well.