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AT&T Brings Gigabit Fiber & WiFi to North Carolina

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 10th, 2014

AT&T plans to begin building out its 1 Gbit/s broadband service in parts of North Carolina, in the next few week, marking its second deployment of the fiber service, after Austin, Texas. AT&T introduced GigaPower in Austin after Google Fiber announced its intention to enter that market. It’s the same deal with North Carolina, reports […]

Google Fiber Going Wireless?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 4th, 2014

Google is weighing the possibility of launching its own wireless service in markets where it offers its Google Fiber, according to a report in The Information. Google’s plan is to become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator buying service, possibly through a partnership with Sprint or Verizon Wireless at wholesale prices and reselling it to consumers […]

Google Fiber Expands to More Cities

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 19th, 2014

Google Fiber is ready to expand, reports ArsTechnica. Google has identified nine areas around the country as possible deployment sites. Currently, Kansas City (KS and MO), Provo UT and Austin TX are using Google’s gigabit fiber. “We’ve invited 34 cities in nine metro areas across the US to work with us to explore what it […]

Google Blasts Kansas Bill to Limit Fiber Competition

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 3rd, 2014

Kansas lawmakers were pushing the “Municipal Communications Network and Private Telecommunications Investment Safeguards Act” (pdf), which claims to “encourage the development and widespread use of technological advances in providing video, telecommunications and broadband services at competitive rates.” But it’s really a protectionist bill drafted by the phone and cable industry to hamstring towns, cities, and […]

Transoceanic Fiber Upgraded

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 2nd, 2013

The Southern Cross Trans-Pacific submarine cable network, which connects Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii and the west coast of the U.S., has completed the deployment of Ciena’s 100G transmission equipment across its entire network. The 100G upgrade brings total lit capacity across the two cables to 2.6 Tbps. If deployed on all Southern Cross fibres, […]

Fiber to Antenna & Femtocells Growing Fast

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 22nd, 2013

Commscope has launched a fiber-to-the-antenna solution that standardizes remote radio unit installation. The FTTA Turnkey Solution includes Commscope’s multiport antennas, hybrid fiber and power trunk, with an option to include the company’s pre-assembled tower top, a factory produced, pre-assembled tower top to simplify installation. “The top of an antenna tower is one of the more […]