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Next Century Cities collaborate to promote gigabit broadband

October 20, 2014

Thirty-two cities have launched a collaborative effort to promote deployment and use of gigabit-level broadband access networks. The Next Century Cities initiative launched October 20 at a kickoff ceremony in Santa Monica, CA, aims to promote the importance of gigabit-level Internet to attract new businesses and create jobs, improve health care and education, and connect residents to new opportunities.

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Gigabit broadband driven by technology leadership desire survey says

October 20, 2014

Such deployments are moving forward despite doubts operators expressed about customer needs for such speeds, according to the market research firm’s 2014 "Global Service Provider Survey – Gigabit Broadband Services."

XG-PON deployment by Telefónica supports 1-Gbps FTTH

October 17, 2014

Spanish service provider Telefónica has chosen Huawei to supply 10-Gbps capable XG-PON equipment to support provision of symmetrical 1-Gbps fiber to the home home (FTTH) services. The operator expects to use the new equipment to launch the 1-Gbps services next year.

Atlanta, Chicago next up for 1-Gbps GigaPower service says AT&T

October 15, 2014

AT&T says it plans to roll out its 1-Gbps U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service in the Chicago and Atlanta areas. Other Georgia communities also will receive the service.

AT&T completes gigabit upgrade for Austin customers

October 14, 2014

AT&T says it has transitioned all U-verse with GigaPower customers to gigabit speeds and has doubled the reach of its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Austin, TX, and surrounding communities in a recently completed expansion.

Lumbee River Electric chooses Calix GPON equipment

October 9, 2014

Calix Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says that Lumbee River Electric Membership Corp. (LREMC) has selected the Calix E7-20 and E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platforms (ESAPs) and 700GE series optical network terminals (ONTs) to deliver voice, video, and high-speed data services to residents and businesses in North Carolina's Robeson County. The LREMC open access network will use GPON technology for service delivery.

Cox to offer residential gigabit serves in Phoenix this month

October 6, 2014

Cable MSO Cox Communications says it will launch 1-Gbps broadband services to residents of Phoenix, AZ, later this month. The company promised to extend the new service, branded "G1GABLAST," to additional cities this year and "market-wide" by 2016.

Hyperoptic targets four more UK cities for gigabit broadband

October 6, 2014

UK alternative broadband services provider Hyperoptic says it will roll out its gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Newcastle, Sheffield, Birmingham, and Nottingham. The new cities, in addition to the recently announced expansion into Glasgow, Scotland, will extend the operator’s footprint to more than 75,000 homes spanning 480 sites, with a target of half a million homes by 2018.

RST Global Communications chooses WDM-PON gear from Transmode

October 6, 2014

Optical transport systems vendor Transmode says that North Carolina alternative operator RST Global Communications LLC has begun to deploy the optical systems company’s iWDM-PON equipment. RST will use the gear, part of Transmode’s iAccess portfolio, to support Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services provision.

Light Brigade expands fiber-optic training offerings in Canada

October 1, 2014

Light Brigade, the education and training unit of AFL, will increase its slate of fiber-optic training sessions in Canada to 13 next year. The sessions will include several of the company’s more popular courses, including "Fiber Optics 1-2-3," "Advanced Hands-on Training," "FTTx for Installers and Technicians," "Fiber Optics for Oil/Gas," "Fiber Optics for Mining Applications," and "Fiber Optics for ITS, Traffic, Fire Alarm, and Communication Systems."

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