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.

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 growth opportunities to reach Minnesota communities, including Duluth, Marshall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, Rochester, St. Cloud, and more, according to a news release.

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…