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Corning Enters in Agreement to Acquire 3M

US based global pioneer in fiber optic industry, Corning Incorporated will buy another world famous fiber optic components maker 3M Communications’ Texas based unit. The deal worth US$900 million will make corning strong in the field of fiber optic accessories and components. Corning will acquire substantial stakes of all of 3M’s Communication markets division, a press release from Corning reveals. This move will strengthen Corning’s global market reach and will expand its product portfolio for high bandwidth solution market.

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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…

Midco Extends Fiber-Optic Network in Minnesota

South Dakota-based Midcontinent Communications (Midco) has extended its fiber-optic network reach to more locations in Minnesota through a cooperative relationship with Arvig. The agreement with arvig will help Midco Business customers take advantage of growing opportunities to reach Minnesota communities, including Duluth, Marshall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, Rochester, St. Cloud and more, according to a news release. Midco is…

Great Lakes Tech Park Gets Fiber Optic Connectivity

Mark Tower of mlive.com reports that AT&T plans to announce a “fiber-ready” designation for the property during an event at the 231-acre site on Monday, Oct. 26 this year. About a year after the first tenant was announced for Saginaw County’s Great Lakes Tech Park, AT&T has announced new technology that will help market the site to potential tenants. “It…

Upper Arlington Proceeds With Fiber Optic Network Plans

City Council members of the Upper Arlington met to discuss on how to proceed with the proposal to connect city offices, schools and the library buildings in the city with the high speed broadband network. Fiber optic cables will be installed to connect these facilities. City Council estimates the project cost for deploying fiber optic cables would be approximately 2.5…

Evansville and Vanderburgh Opts for OPT-E-MAN

The City of Evansville and Vanderburgh County, IN through an agreement with AT&T Inc. will have the state’s largest city/county optical fiber cable network. The OPT-E-MAN fiber optic network as expected will be faster and enable more efficient communications and operations among fire, police, park, water, transportation, and other city facilities.