Broadband News 2015 February 28

Ruling could ease path to rural broadband The local cable company has refused to extend broadband service to their home, said Brenda Thornton, who likes to trade securities and commodities … FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband Commissioners, in a 3-2 vote, moved to preempt laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that limit the expansion of existing…

Fiber Optic News 2015 February 28

Fiber optic internet to come to Westfield Metronet offers a 100% fiber-optic network, which allows incredibly fast internet speed, up to a full gigabit per second. The fiber optic company also … Company proposes fiber optic installation in River Edge Cross River Fiber is requesting a right of way agreement to install fiber optic cable to existing telephone poles and…

FTTH News 2015 February 27

Zambia: Liquid Telecom launches FTTH Liquid Telecom has revealed the launch of its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) service. According to the company, the FTTH Service is expected to provide … Nigeria’s ipNX recognized for innovation in FTTH deployment Nigerian ICT service provider ipNX has received the Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership, based on its…

Broadband News 2015 February 27

FCC passes net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as a utility The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to approve new net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility, … FCC approves net neutrality rules, reclassifies broadband as a utility FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband plans State laws restricting city-run broadband overruled Wilson broadband…

Fiber Optic News 2015 February 27

Fiber Optic News updates on 27 February 2015 Vandals cut northern Arizona’s digital umbilical cord Phoenix police said CenturyLink employees found that the fiber-optic cable in far north Phoenix had been completely cut through. The cable, which … Fiber optic Internet cables not heavily protected The information from a cell phone call is collected by cell towers and concentrated from…

Broadband News 2015 February 26

Broadband News updates on 26 February 2015 Gigaom FCC Weighs Overriding State Laws to Expand Broadband Access The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override state laws blocking city-owned broadband companies from expanding … Broadband battle: FCC, Legislature square off over EPB bid to expand Gig territory FCC considers overriding state laws that hamper spread of city-owned broadband services…

Fiber Optic News 2015 February 26

Fiber optic news updates on 26 February 2015 RETN upgrades pan-European fiber–optic network with Infinera DTN-X………RETN’s fiber–optic network backbone connects 26 countries across Europe, Asia, and North America. The current deployment focuses on the … 2:40 pm update: Cut fiberoptic cable believed the cause of phone and Internet outage in Arizona………….CenturyLink spokesman Alex Juarez said the company believes a fiberoptic cable has been cut. The outage is affecting the north…

Broadband News 2015 February 25

Broadband News updates on February 25, 2015 Outflanking Network Neutrality: The Ubiquitous broadband strategy Over the past few years, Internet companies Google, Facebook, Amazon have announced a series of investments in unconventional broadband …   Will net neutrality slow broadband investment? Sununu is now the honorary co-chair of telecommunications industry trade groupBroadband for America and a Time Warner Cable board member.   What the Broadband Industry Really Needs…