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The number of fiber-to-the-home deployments will rise 30 percent annually over the next five years, says research firm Heavy Reading, with 130 million households likely to have fiber hookups by 2013.
Internet service providers are getting a new option called G.fast that can extend the lifespan of existing copper phone lines yet again.
Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses.
Austin residents already subscribing to AT&T's super-fast GigaPower broadband service will finally get the 1Gbps speeds they were promised when the service was introduced last year.
In two separate congressional hearings, AT&T's CEO makes the case for the $48.5 billion proposed merger with DirecTV.
Most broadband customers get the speeds ISPs advertise -- but some don't, and they're likely to be DSL users, says an FCC report.
A door-to-door survey of residents in Kansas City suggest that as many as 50 percent of households in Google Fiber neighborhoods are signing up for the service, which could drive the company to expand further across the nation.
The mere promise of Google Fiber seems to be enough to send rivals scrambling to deliver ultrafast Internet service at a reasonable price. Just look at Austin, Texas.