Posts tagged as: Fiber

Google Fiber Acquires Gigabit Internet Provider Webpass

Announced in a press release , Google Fiber has acquired fellow gigabit internet provider Webpass. For those unfamiliar, Webpass was founded in 2003 with a focus on providing gigabit internet connectivity for customers around the United States, in both commercial and residential areas, although the biggest focus was commercial. Currently, Webpass is active in five United […]

Gooogle Fiber Expanding in Kansas City – 158 More Fiberhoods

Citing the Google connectivity effort underway so far having laid 6,000 miles of Fiberoptic cable in the Kansas City metro area, the search engine is opening up the signup process to residents in south Kansas City, Kansas City, north, Grandview, Raytown and Gladstone. Should enough residents in each of those areas sign up for the […]

AT&T Plans to Bring Gigabit Fiber Internet to Austin, Texas

AT&T is following through with its plans to spoil Google Fiber in Austin, as it starts to deploy its own fiber network in the city and surrounding area. The 100-percent fiber Internet from the carrier will be preceded by a deployment of its U-verse with GigaPower service, complete with “more advanced TV services and features,” […]

Gigabit Seattle to Build Fiber-to-the-Home/Business in 12 Initial Areas

The City of Seattle has reached an agreement with broadband developer Gigabit Squared for the development and operation of an ultra high-speed fiber-to-the-home/business broadband network. The plan, dubbed Gigabit Seattle, will begin in twelve Seattle neighborhoods as a demonstration, and it will leverage Seattle’s excess giver capacity to encourage business owners, health care and education […]

Details for Kansas City Google Fiber Launch Due July 26

Residents of both Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri may be getting Google Fiber in the near future. An update on the Google Fiber Blog claims that the service will be launching soon, and that more information will be made available on July 26. The sentiment is also mirrored on the Google Fiber website, […]

Zayo Group Plans to Buys 360networks

Zayo Group plans to acquire Seattle-based 360networks, a leading provider of fiber network and telecom services. The acquisition combines highly complementary assets – Zayo’s deep metropolitan fiber networks across 60 US metropolitan markets and 360networks’ unique intercity fiber network spanning the central and western United States. 360networks will be the largest of the 17 acquisitions […]

Cities Get in Line for Google Fiber

Palo Alto, Seattle and a coalition of 16 towns in Utah have or will soon have responded to Google’s request for information as the first step to getting the service. Such projects have often been proposed but have frequently been shelved due to various financial and political factors. Axia tried a similar project in Palo […]

Fiber Broadband Subscribers to Total 106 Million Worldwide in 2014

The number of fixed broadband subscribers will rise to 501 million at the end of 2014, according to new market data released by ABI Research. Of those, about 106 million will subscribe to services delivered via fiber. Fiber broadband subscribers totaled 44 million at the end of 2009. The number of fixed broadband subscribers totaled […]

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