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April 26, 2011  4:08 PM

Verizon financials point to the problem with copper, broadband mobile



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, copper, DSL, FTTH, local loop, Verizon

Verizon reported its numbers and demonstrated why voice and legacy is out and FiOS and mobile is in. The company beat AT&T on subscriber ads, something the media links to the iPhone...

August 16, 2010  12:23 PM

FTTH customers happier than DSL and cable — but at what cost?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, DSL, fiber to the home, FTTH

Probably to no one’s surprise, FTTH customers are happier with their service than cable or DSL customers, according to some recent research commissioned by...

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August 9, 2010  11:48 AM

Q2 reports show cause for concern for CenturyLink-Qwest



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CenturyLink, CenturyTel, fiber to the home, FTTH, mergers and acquisitions, Qwest, wireless

The CenturyLink acquisition of Qwest is starting to look like an alliance of the weak, much as we'd feared. Neither company did all that well in their latest quarter in our view. Qwest reported better profits but sharply...


July 15, 2010  2:34 AM

Google’s fiber legislation push creates broadband speed dilemma



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband plan, FTTH, Google

Google is pushing hard for legislation that would make creating fiber conduits or dark fiber paths a routine part of federal, state, and local construction. The company’s hope is to use...


July 6, 2010  2:37 PM

New France Telecom unveils plan to remake the business



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, France Telecom, FTTH, Video

France Telecom’s new CEO Stephane Richard has stepped up with four “conquests” he says will remake its business and (obviously) re-establish its road to continued profitability...


May 10, 2010  5:55 PM

Verizon CEO eyes fiber-fueled future sans ‘voice-only’ service



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, fiber to the home, FiOS, FTTH, Ivan Seidenberg, mobile services, telecom networks, telecom service providers, Verizon, Verizon FiOS, wireless, wireline

Verizon CEO Ivan G. Seidenberg is no shrinking violet, as we all know. His recent comments on the company's plans suggest that Verizon is essentially dividing...


March 4, 2010  2:38 PM

FCC proposing additional national broadband subsidies, targeting FTTH



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband plan, FCC, fiber to the home, FTTH

The FCC is preparing to propose up to $25 billion in additional federal spending to subsidize national broadband access as a part of its forthcoming national broadband plan, according to a number of sources. Technology like fiber to...


September 30, 2009  4:40 PM

FCC universal broadband cost estimate doesn’t factor in performance



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, FTTH, regulation

The FCC said that giving 100 Mbps broadband to every home would cost $350 billion, which is about half what we think it would cost to give every household FTTH and therefore pretty consistent with our own models. The FCC also said...


February 11, 2009  7:11 PM

Cable companies look at RF over Glass for video delivery



Posted by: Tom Nolle
DSL, FiOS, FTTH, PON, RFoG, video on demand

In yet another sign of stress for the IPTV camp, cable companies are looking hard at their own RFoG or linear RF over glass approach, as more telco experience is showing that to be the best way to deliver broadcast channels and (some say) even some video on demand. A cable shift to fiber to the...


February 9, 2009  3:46 PM

AT&T’s U-verse: The beginning of the end?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, cable, DSL, FiOS, FTTH, video on demand

AT&T’s new deal with DirecTV may be the beginning of a shift away from U-verse toward the “Homezone” satellite-and-IP/VoD hybrid model, according to rumors we’ve heard.

The problems with U-verse are that the service has an extremely high pass cost—on the order of 4 to 6...


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