Verizon Communications has made it clear that it won't bring FiOS to any new markets, but CFO Fran Shammo told investors it would consider expansions once the current buildouts have given it the best return on its investment.
Cincinnati is the latest city to lobby Google Fiber to be the next destination for its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, reports WLWT News 5.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson reiterated to investors this week how pleased the company is with the cost dynamics for its initial fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment in Austin, Texas, and said it is going to roll the service out in other markets this year.
Cincinnati Bell has set an ambitious target to pass 60-70 percent of the city's homes with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based Fioptics product. "We see a path to about 60-70 of the city being covered and that's within our return thresholds today," said Leigh Fox, CFO of Cincinnati Bell, during the Raymond James 35th Annual Institutional Investors Conference.
SaskTel is doubling down on fiber-based broadband, announcing plans to invest $55 million on its fiber to the premises (FTTP) consumer and fiber to the business (FTTB) program.
TDS Telecom has made Andover, N.H., as the latest stop in its fiber to the home (FTTH) drive, offering consumers a mix of 300 Mbps data and IPTV service.
Hawaiian Telcom is the latest incumbent telco to jump on the higher broadband speed bandwagon with the debut of a new 500/50 Mbps tier.
Cincinnati Bell reported that its fiber-based products were once again a major factor in its fourth-quarter 2013 earnings, with Fioptics revenues rising 49 percent year-over-year to $29 million.
Google Fiber plans to explore the idea of bringing its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service to an additional 34 cities across 9 U.S. metro areas, a move the provider decided to make in the wake of the experience it gained through deployments in Kansas City, Austin and Provo.
TeliaSonera has completed a field trial of Huawei's G.fast technology, one that enables service providers to theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps over existing copper loops.