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Making a power play for small cells, Wi-Fi, and HD security-camera access

September 18, 2014

Having available power is often taken for granted by network and communications engineers deploying access-network devices - until it suddenly becomes a significant issue.

2014 FTTXcellence Award winner helps AT&T power 1 Gbps

September 17, 2014

AT&T has stepped up to the challenge of providing high-speed fiber-optic broadband services with its 1-Gbps AT&T U-verse with GigaPower service. Part of the service provider's Project Velocity IP (VIP) effort, the brownfield fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments began in Austin, TX.

Connecticut communities combine for gigabit broadband RFQ

September 15, 2014

The mayors of New Haven, Stamford, and West Hartford, CT, along with state officials, have announced a joint request for qualifications (RFQ) for the development and provision of gigabit broadband networks. They’ve also invited other state communities to join the party.

Kentucky muni network goes gigabit with Calix FTTP gear

September 15, 2014

Broadband access network equipment provider Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) says it has provided its Calix E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform (ESAP) and 700GE family of optical network terminals (ONTs) to EPB SmartNet, a municipally owned fiber to the premises (FTTP) network in Russellville, KY. EPB SmartNet is using the equipment to become the first provider in Kentucky to offer 1-Gbps fiber-optic broadband services.

ZTE to build FTTx network for Entel in Bolivia

September 15, 2014

ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK / A: 000063.SZ) says it is the exclusive winner for the tender from Bolivian operator Entel S.A. to build the first large-scale fiber-to-the-x (FTTx) network in the country. Covering all four of the nation’s regions, the new fiber-optic network will offer fast broadband connectivity to consumers and businesses across the country.

NTS launches gigabit Internet service in Texas

September 9, 2014

NTS, Inc. has launched 1-Gbps Internet service in Plainview, TX, where its fiber to the premises network provides the fastest speed in the region, it claims.

FCC Chairman Wheeler finds broadband competition lacking

September 8, 2014

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler called for more competition among broadband service providers in an address at a Washington, DC, tech company incubator September 4. He called for an “Agenda for Broadband Competition” that would establish broad principals to encourage more choice for broadband consumers.

CityFibre plans gigabit network in Aberdeen

September 3, 2014

UK network infrastructure provider CityFibre Ltd. says it plans to build a city-wide fiber-optic network in Aberdeen, thus creating Scotland’s first Gigabit City.

NWTA picks ADTRAN to support FTTH program

September 3, 2014

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) says the Northwest Telecommunications Association (NWTA) is using its Total Access 5000 platform to advance fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) initiatives in nearly 400 communities throughout Oregon and Washington.

ADTRAN targets gigabit MDU connections via FTTH, G.fast

August 28, 2014

ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) has continued a run of broadband technology and deployment announcements with by releasing its near-term vision for gigabit services support for multiple-dwelling units (MDUs). The company says it will support both pure-play fiber to the living unit via conventional fiber to the home (FTTH) approaches, as well as G.fast-enabled fiber to the building (FTTB).

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