AT&T

AT&T Says 1.6 Million Can Now Get Fiber Broadband

AT&T this week for the first time got more specific about the company’s ongoing deployment of “Gigapower” gigabit broadband service, stating that 1.6 million subscribers can now get access to the ultra-fast service. While AT&T’s overall fixed-line CAPEX has been dropping, the company continues to push fiber into housing developments, college campuses, and other areas…

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Mediacom is Suing Iowa City to Prevent Broadband Competition

Like countless municipal broadband providers before it, Iowa’s ImOn Communications is faced with trying to launch a new fiber broadband service — at the same time it has to fend off lawsuits from incumbent ISPs angry at the faintest specter of competition. Iowa City was recently sued by Mediacom Communications, who claims that the operation’s…

Verizon fios

Hell Freezes Over, Verizon FiOS is Finally Coming to Boston

Over the years there’s any number of cities that Verizon failed to upgrade to FiOS, be it Alexandria, Buffalo, or Baltimore. But the biggest neglected city has long been Boston, where many suburbs were upgraded, but the telco simply refused to upgrade the city proper. That apparently ends today with a surprise Verizon announcement that…

Google Fiber

Google Fiber Dropping ‘Free’ 5 Mbps Option

When Google Fiber originally launched in Kansas City, the company offered several options, including symmetrical gigabit broadband for $70, and TV and symmetrical broadband for $120 (now $130). But the company also offered a third option: a symmetrical 5 Mbps tier that was free after users paid a $300 installation fee — which could be…