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Battle for Metroweb Gains Momentum in Italy

Reuters reports about the movement by Telecom Italia to revive talks to take over the fixed-line broadband provider Metroweb after its rival Vodafone’s attempts to buy a stake in the group. Buying a stake in Metroweb, which owns the biggest fiber-optic network in Italy’s business capital Milan, could ultimately determine who calls the shots in the multi-billion euro plan. Metroweb…

Fiber Optic News 2015 February 21

Fiber Optic News updates of February 21, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave unveils Lynx2 Splice-On fiber-optic connectors: Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEL) now offers the Lynx2-PLUS CustomFit Splice-On Connectors line. The fiber-optic connectors are designed to … West Virginia Bill Would Bond for Fiber-Optic Lines: A bill before the West Virginia Legislature would provide bond financing to build a state-owned fiber-optic network to bring fast Internet service to rural … 11…

Telecom Italia Prepares to Deliver 100 Mbps in Catania

Telecom Italia announced that it is close to launching services on a fiber to the home (FTTH) network in Catania. Initial customers have access to trial 100-Mbps links this week.

The Fiber To The Home network rollout in Catania is part of Telecom Italia’s fiber investment plan. Telecom Italia plans to provide ultra-broadband connections in six Italian cities by the end of 2010 and 13 cities by the end of 2012 and reach 50% population coverage (138 cities) by the end of 2018 on a gradual deployment of fiber to the home.