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Centennial's fiber backbone construction complete

The City of Centennial, CO’s vision to provide dark fiber "with simple terms of access and usage has come to fruition with the completion of FiberWorks, a 432-fiber-strand backbone connecting key city sites and community anchor institutions." More than 50 miles of fiber back...

Charlemont residents vote in favor of building town-owned broadband network

Charlemont, MA, residents "are supporting a town-owned fiber broadband network proposal, instead of a cheaper offer from Comcast." 56 percent of residents voted in favor of the town building its own municipal broadband network, despite it being about $1 million more expensive than...

Verizon CEO sees home broadband as a ‘big opportunity’

At the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, "Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg touted the carrier’s 5G home residential broadband service as complementing its wired Fios offering while extending the ability to provide a wireless alternative to home connectivity." In his c...

Verizon’s 5G aspirations lead to over 10,000 voluntary resignations

In light of its 5G aspirations, Verizon announced approximately 10,400 of its employees voluntarily resigned as part of its "realigned organization structure." The cost-cutting program should help Verizon retool for its 5G technology. The realignment is a four-year, $10 billion co...

Charlemont rejects Comcast broadband offer; opts to build $1.4M fiber optic network

Comcast’s $462,123 proposal, which would have connected 96 percent of households in Charlemont, Massachusetts with high-speed internet was rejected by town meeting voters. Instead, Charlemont has decided to build its own fiber optic broadband network. The project funding wou...

Plaza eyes cell nodes and telecommunication regulations

Last week, the Village of Great Neck Plaza introduced legislation to update their laws on telecommunication towers, antennas and other facilities. Mayor Jean Celender described the proposal as aiming to "get ahead" and "be proactive" as new technologies like small cell nodes emerg...

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