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FCC Officials Outline Plans for $100 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband Experiments

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WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 – In a webinar on Thursday, July 17, the Fiber to the Home Council hosted a webinar with Federal Communications Commission officials on a $100 million fund for expanding broadband capabilities to rural communities. FCC officials encouraged companies to apply for the funds, but also cautioning them of the heavy commitment.…

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Fiber to the Home Council Webinar on Municipal Broadband Solutions Focuses on Open Access Opportunities

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WASHINGTON, May 22, 2014 – In a Wednesday webinar, the Fiber to the Home Council invited broadband planning firm Magellan Advisors to discuss their ways of advising communities seeking to build advance broadband networks. Guest members included Magellan Advisors President John Honkers and Vice President Kyle Hollifeld. They described their firm as a ‘turnkey’ that…

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Register for the June Broadband Breakfast Club Event: ‘Advanced Energy, Smart Grid and Fiber to the Home: Using Advanced Energy to Jumpstart Fiber Builds’

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Washington, Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 –  BroadbandBreakfast.com will hold its June 2013 Broadband Breakfast Club event: “Advanced Energy, Smart Grid and Fiber to the Home: Using Advanced Energy to Jumpstart Fiber Builds” on Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at Clyde’s of Gallery Place, 707 7th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8 am – 10 am.…

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Virgin Media Plays the Numbers Game in U.K. Broadband Market

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LONDON, November 1, 2010 – The United Kingdom’s first widely available 100 megabits per second fiber-to-the-home broadband service will be launched in December by the country’s dominant cable television operator Virgin Media, leading to a war of words with arch rival BT, the country’s former incumbent telecommunications carrier.

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U.K. Government Raids BBC Money to Finance Rural Super-Fast Broadband

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LONDON, October 25, 2010 – The U.K. government has decided to tap into the BBC’s income to help pay the estimated $1.35 billion cost of deploying super fast broadband to some rural parts of the country over the next seven years.

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Qatar Telecom Begins Fiber-to-the-Home Roll Out

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WASHINGTON, August 31, 2010 – Qatar Telecom announced that it has begun its fiber-to-the-home network.

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Ericsson and Radius Infratel to Setup India’s Largest FTTH Network

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WASHINGTON July 27, 2010- Ericsson will work with Radius Infratel to setup the nation’s largest FTTH network. The network will bring service to 600,000 households with speeds of 100Mpbs down.

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Obama Announces $795 Million in Broadband Grants

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WASHINGTON July 2, 2010- Later today President Obama will announce the awarding of 66 grants for middle mile and public computing centers. The grants will total over $795 million with the award winners providing $200 million in outside investment. The awardees span 36 states and the District of Columbia along with a grant which will span the entire nation.

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Verizon Field Tests 10Gbps Fiber Network

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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 —Verizon currently maintains one of the few commercial fiber-to-the-home networks in America that achieves a top speed of 25mbps up and 25mbps down; however with increased competition by cable providers who have upgraded to DOCSIS3 which can achieve speeds of 50mbps down and 10mbps, Verizon is starting to feel the pressure.

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New Zealand to Blanket the Nation in 100Mbps Connections by 2020

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WASHINGTON, June 9, 2010 –The New Zealand government has joined much of the rest of the world’s governments and has decided to directly fund the expansion of broadband. The government has setup an ISP Crown Fibre Holdings, back in October 2009 which is being tasked with providing the nation 100Mbps down, 50Mbps up high speed access via fiber to the home. The government plans to spend NZ$1.5 billion ($997.34 million US) by 2020.

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