fiber optic network

City of San Francisco Plans for Full Fiber Deployment

The Californian city of San Francisco has adopted a resolution to deploy fiber optic cables to each of it’s residences and businesses to deliver high-speed broadband services. By doing this San Francisco would be the first major city in the United States to commit to connecting each of its homes and businesses to a fiber optic network. The Fiber for…

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Alphabet Curbs Expansion of Fiber Optic Networks

The parent company of the internet giant and Google fiber in the United States, Alphabet, has decided to curb its expansion of high-speed fiber optic networks and reduce the manpower in those projects. Alphabet officials said that the company was curbing the fiber expansion and the staff in the unit responsible for the work. Alphabet did not provide an exact…

Kevin Lo Joins Facebook

Indicating a clear strategy to gear up its fiber optic network deployment, the social media giant Facebook has hired one of the co-founders of Google Fiber, Kevin Lo. He joined as the director of Infrastructure Connectivity and Investments to help lead Facebook’s partnerships such as Terragraph, a project to bring Wi-Fi to dense urban areas and Facebook’s partnership with Microsoft…

Google Fiber Offers Free Gigabit Service

Offering Free broadband is the best way to accelerate deployment of broadband services in any country, but it wouldn’t viable for the service provider to run its business. Companies like Google Fiber can think of such services in selected communities. This week, Google Fiber announced free gigabit Internet service to residents of selected public housing projects that are connected to…

Fiber Optic Market News 2015 March 21

Network sharing agreements to play role in FTTH expansion Fiber to the home (FTTH) advocacy group FTTH Council is aware of several Latin American operators discussing network-sharing to avoid duplicating infrastructure and to make their business case more affordable. In this respect, operators can learn from the ongoing trend towards tower-sharing by mobile operators, said Héctor Moreno, chairman of the…

Fiber Optic and Broadband Market News 2015 March 16

NBN Co spells out Fibre-on-Demand costs NBN Co has released the details on how much it will cost those interested in switching from Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) technology to Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH), with individual premises set to pay a $300 application fee and a $300 design and quote fee. TPG swipes NBN city customers via rival Fibre-to-the-Basement network FttB is a high-speed broadband…