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Connecticut Mayors Seek Partners to Develop a Gigabit Network

Gig.U congratulates Connecticut for making major strides in their quest for next generation speeds! Today, New Haven, Stamford and West Hartford, CT issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), opening up a dialogue with companies and organizations on developing gigabit networks in their cities and around the state. The mayors have three goals: Create a world-leading […]

AT&T and Town of Chapel Hill Reach Agreement to Deploy Up to 1 Gigabit Network

Press Release | June 24, 2014 CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T* to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Chapel Hill.  AT&T will provide U-verse® with GigaPowerSM over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per second. The agreement stemmed […]

AT&T puts Cary, NC on its FTTP deployment map

by Sean Buckley | FierceTelecom | June 20, 2014 AT&T has identified the town of Cary as the next destination in the state of North Carolina where it will bring its 1 Gbps-capable fiber to the home (FTTH) “U-verse with GigaPower” platform. However, details of the new deployment are lacking. The service provider said that […]

AT&T Trumps Google with first gigabit internet in Raleigh

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge | Triangle Business Journal | June 18, 2014 It’s official: Raleigh is getting fiber internet – with or without Google Fiber. The City has ratified an agreement with AT&T to bring in its ultra-fast “GigaPower” service – an extension of AT&T U-Verse. The service operates over a fiber network and has speeds that can reach […]

Would Bandwidth ‘Abundance’ Solve the Net Neutrality Debate?

by Anne L. Kim | Roll Call | June 10, 2014 To Blair Levin, who oversaw the development of the National Broadband Plan, the debate over net neutrality is both old and will be ongoing — and he sees municipal broadband as the solution in the meantime. But that issue comes with its own set of […]

Winston-Salem signs off on gigabit broadband deal with AT&T

by Matt Evans | Triad Business Journal | June 10, 2014 Officials in Winston-Salem have ratified a formal agreement with AT&T meant to speed the telecom company’s deployment of ultrafast broadband connections in the city, according to AT&T. The agreement stems from work by the N.C. Next Generation Network consortium, which took proposals from multiple providers interested in building […]

There goes the fiberhood: Optico moves into communities, connects first 1Gbps users

June 6, 2014 Puerto Rico’s first 1Gbps-capable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband internet service was launched on 3 June 2014 by Critical Hub Networks under the ‘Optico Fiber’ banner. The service is available exclusively for residential customers, offering symmetrical download/upload speeds of up to 1Gbps, and unlimited (fair usage policy) data caps. Local news site Newsismybusiness.com reports […]

Shaker Heights considers increasing fiber-optic network availability

by Chanda Neely | Cleveland.com | May 23, 2014 SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio –- City officials are in talks about possibly expanding the high-speed fiber-optic network currently available in the Chagrin-Lee corridor to other commercial districts. Shaker officials believe a fiber network – which offers speeds up to 1,000 times faster than other networks – will […]

Small Market Gigabit Deployments Gain Steam with TDS, Comporium News

by Joan Engebretson | Telecompetitor | May 28, 2014 Judging by three separate announcements this week, gigabit broadband certainly seems to be catching on in smaller markets. TDS Telecom said yesterday that it has made gigabit Internet service available in Hollis, N.H. And Comporium, which earlier this year announced plans for gigabit service in Rock […]

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on the Urbana-Champaign & iTV-3 Gigabit Services Announcement

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has praised the new partnership between the university communities of Urbana and Champaign and the Illinois-based company iTV-3: “Congratulations to Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) and iTV-3 on making gigabit services over fiber available throughout the community. This public-private partnership provides a valuable model for communities and companies throughout the country and […]