714 Million Fixed Broadband Subscribers at the End of 2014

Point Topic reveals that there were 714 million fixed-line broadband subscriptions worldwide at the end of 2014. The analyst reported 1.1 percent growth between October and December from 706 million at the end of Q3 2014. The US recorded the newest broadband subscribers during Q4 2014, followed by China, Russia, the Philippines, the UK, Brazil, and France. Point Topic noted that…

Broadband and Fiber Optic Market News 2015 March 22

Fibre-to-the-home prices: Vodacom vs Telkom Vodacom recently started offering its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services to residential customers in Equestria Estate in the east of Pretoria. Vodacom’s … EPB attracts 45 percent of homes with telecom services Two men man the EPB Fiber Optic control room. … for gaining more than 10,000 customers a year since it started offering fiber-optics services in…

Broadband Market Digest 2015 March 17

Lawmakers consider issuing bonds for broadband expansion The Billings Democrat’s measure, House Bill 14, would fund up to one-half or $2.5 million of any project to install the broadband framework, specifically … German minister Dobrindt pledges billions for broadband Transport Minister Alexander Dorbindt has announced a major public-private plan to invest in broadband infrastructure in Germany, saying fast … Telecom…

Broadband Market News 2015 March 14

Idaho broadband vendors file for $6 million in unpaid bills BOISE, Idaho — The two vendors for Idaho’s failed broadband program are seeking more than $6 million in unpaid bills from the time its contract with … Wicker chides feds for scrapping the broadband project WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi rebuked federal telecommunications officials this week for…

Broadband News 2015 March 13

Broadband contractors file multi-million-dollar claim against state The Idaho Education Network’s contractors have filed tort claims with the state, demanding back payments on the voided broadband contract … School board awards the broadband contract to Time Warner A contract for broadband services the Guilford County Board of Education awarded this week beat the next lowest bid by $8,341. Average broadband…

Broadband News 2015 March 12

National Broadband Network names cable broadband trial sites In Queensland, Merrimac, Slacks Creek, and Redcliffe will trial NBN HFC broadband, along with the Western Sydney town of Emu Plains. NBN Co… Fast broadband lifts revenue growth for Europe’s cable operators Fast broadband lifts revenue growth for Europe’s cable operators … “Cable is growing because of broadband, the number of broadband…

Broadband News 2015 March 11

Research on Broadband and Digital Media Markets In Australia Report provides 148 statistical tables and 34 charts related to the broadband and digital media markets in Australia, as well as aspects of the related… Globe claims top spot in PHL broadband This compares with the 2.3 million broadband subscriber base of Smart Communications Inc., Sun Cellular’s 676,000 and Philippine Long…

Broadband News 2015 March 10

Branstad pushing for Iowa broadband funding to be reinstated South Slope Cooperative Communications has been a leader in providing broadband access to Eastern Iowa communities. Broadband prices collapse along with Idaho Education Network Under IEN, schools on average paid $81 per month for each megabit – a measure of how much information a network line can carry – of broadband…