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CenturyLink: We can achieve 50% penetration in areas served by CAF-II

CenturyLink said that as it extends broadband services to rural areas via the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund-II program, it can attract a larger amount of customers that reside in 1.2 million homes with 10/1 Mbps speeds.

Charter says proposed FCC set-top rules would force it to charge modem fees

Charter Communications says a provision buried deep within the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed set-top regulation would, if adopted, require it to charge a modem fee.

Verizon-Incompas special access proposal gets support from state and local groups

Verizon and Incompas’ joint business data services (BDS) proposal has gotten the support of several state and local trade associations which say it will enhance network investment and provide greater choice to businesses and non-profit organizatio

Dycom: AT&T, CenturyLink’s FTTX plans are driven by customer demand, not Google Fiber

Google Fiber may have lit the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) fire, but network construction company Dycom said that AT&T and CenturyLink’s ambitious FTTH expansion plans represent the consumer and business customer’s demand for higher speed bandwidt

Google Fiber’s tiny pay-TV subscriber numbers may explain why service is reportedly scaling back buildout

Delivering some hard subscriber data to indicate why Google Fiber is reportedly considering a pause, MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett said that the service had only 68,715 video subscribers at the end of June.

Consolidated says it will surpass the CAF-II 10/1 Mbps rural broadband requirement

Consolidated Communications said a large portion of its footprint it passes can get 20 Mbps, enabling the company to surpass the Federal Communications Commission’s 10/1 Mbps Connect America Fund-II requirement.

AT&T becomes stakeholder in the ConnectHome initiative

AT&T has become a major stakeholder in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative to connect low-income families with internet services, but critics question the availability of its new offerings.

Cable One says usage caps are essential for network performance

Cable One has responded to a customer complaint about its broadband usage caps with a three-page letter explaining why the data limits are crucial to the performance of its network and keeping customers.

CenturyLink broadband availability is uneven, with rural markets suffering, report shows

CenturyLink revealed in its semi-annual broadband deployment report to the Federal Communications Commission that 51 percent of the living units in its more populated legacy Qwest territory can get 40 Mbps or higher.

Alaska Plan is a funding win that 'future proofs' networks, Alaska Telephone Association members say

The Alaska Plan approved recently by the Federal Communications Commission is going to work, said the Alaska Telephone Association (ATA), the leading proponent of the funding plan, mainly because it provides “predictable [Universal Service Fund] s