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Bell Canada targets Toronto for gigabit FTTH

June 28, 2015

Bell Canada says it will deliver 1-Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) and premises to residents and business in Toronto. Part of a CAN$1.14 billion fiber-optic network infrastructure upgrade, the Gigabit Fibe roll out is expected to begin with access to 50,000 Toronto homes and businesses this summer, with a goal of passing 1.1 million possible customers in the city.

OFS offers MiDia FX fiber-optic microcable

June 25, 2015

Fiber-optic network connectivity supplier OFS has expanded its microcable portfolio with the MiDia FX Cable.

Rural broadband providers embracing fiber says NTCA study

June 22, 2015

According to a study released last week by NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, a growing number of rural independent telecom providers are using fiber to the home (FTTH) to deliver broadband services.

Ting Fiber Network offers gigabit broadband in Charlottesville

June 15, 2015

Gigabit broadband and wireless service provider Ting Fiber Network, a subsidiary of Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSX:TC), says it is accepting signups for gigabit Internet services in Charlottesville, VA.

Wave offers gigabit Internet to San Francisco residents

June 15, 2015

Wave, which specializes in fiber-optic broadband services provision in the U.S. Northwest, says it has brought its Wave-G gigabit Internet service to the San Francisco Bay Area. The service provider says it can now offer symmetrical 1-Gbps and 100-Mbps services to residents of San Francisco's NEMA, a 750-unit property in the Mid-Market neighborhood.

Open Internet net neutrality rules go into effect

June 12, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) most recent iteration of its Open Internet net neutrality rules went into effect today when a Washington, DC, Circuit Court on June 11 declined a petition to stay them.

Los Angeles to issue gigabit broadband RFP

June 11, 2015

The City of Los Angeles plans to issue an RFP as part of its CityLinkLA broadband initiative. The RFP, which the City Council approved June 10, seeks one or more partners who will commit to building fixed and wireless broadband access networks that will support at least 1-Gbps symmetrical services.

2015 broadband equipment sales start strong but may not finish that way

June 10, 2015

First quarter sales of DSL, PON, and point-to-point Ethernet fiber to the home (FTTH) broadband aggregation equipment grew by 14% year-over-year, according to the latest figures from IHS (NYSE: IHS). However, the market research firm believes the space will end 2015 down versus 2014.

Consolidated Electric Cooperative offers gigabit broadband in Ohio

June 1, 2015

Ohio utility Consolidated Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has begun to roll out gigabit broadband capabilities across Ohio using equipment from ADTRAN Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), according to the systems provider. The roll out will enable the co-op to offer fiber-optic broadband services to business as well as serve the needs of 15 school districts.

Energia Communications tests G.fast, TWDM-PON in Japan

June 1, 2015

Energia Communications and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) have partnered to work out the systems vendor's G.fast and TWDM-PON technologies for possible use in Japan, the companies say. The trials aim to position Energia to eventually provide such bandwidth-intensive services as 8K television when the first such broadcasts begin in Japan in 2016.

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