Bell Canada is on track with its fiber-based broadband expansion plans, with plans to reach nearly 3 million locations by the end of the year. CEO George Cope said that the provider will continue to aggressively build out a mix of FTTH and fiber-to-the-node as part of its broader broadband expansion plan.
Windstream has named Sugar Land, Texas, as the third market for its Kinetic IPTV service. The provider will offer its service to over 30,000 homes beginning in the second quarter, laying a new challenge to incumbent video provider Comcast.
AT&T remains locked in a battle with Tennessee lawmakers over a proposed bill that could enable municipal broadband providers like Chattanooga-based EPB, which gained attention for its 10 Gbps FTTH services, to expand their gigabit fiber-based broadband services into other parts of the state where services are lacking.
As Cincinnati Bell continues to scale its Fioptics broadband customer base, the telco is realizing that customers are turning toward online sources to get their video service because they can choose the content they want to pay for. Its new Fioptics MyTV service is a response to that trend, one that the provider hopes will keep subscribers in the IPTV fold.
AT&T is expanding its 1 Gbps FTTH presence in parts of four markets, a likely response to Comcast's move to expand its gigabit broadband footprint via DOCSIS 3.1 technology.
Comcast plans to bring its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled gigabit broadband services to five markets this year, boosting a challenge to AT&T's ongoing FTTH program.
Cincinnati Bell and ATC, a telecom consulting company, are jointly operating a new Web-based portal that allows businesses to find quotes and pricing for fiber services.
CenturyLink is furthering its challenge against Minnesota's key cable operator Comcast, announcing that it is now offering its Prism TV service over its FTTH network in parts of St. Paul and 20 other surrounding cities.
Deutsche Telekom and Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent claimed they delivered 10 Gbps over existing copper wiring during a lab trial using XG-Fast technology at the end of 2015.
Google Fiber is in the process of testing a new voice service with some of its FTTH customers that will allow a user to have one number for any of their wireline or wireless devices.