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Broadband Forum readies release of G.fast management model

With service provider interest in Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) architectures growing, the Broadband Forum has responded with a new management construct that leverages the YANG management model.

Report: 77% of school districts in the U.S. have broadband access

The U.S. has made big strides in the past two years in bringing high-speed broadband access to classrooms.  According to an annual report from the nonprofit group EducationSuperHighway, in 2013 only 30 percent of school districts nationwide had broadband access that met the FCC's minimum requirement of 100 Kbps. Today that number has increased to 77 percent.

FCC's Pai: USF rules hamper rural providers' broadband investments

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai remains concerned that there are too many rules in place that make it difficult for rural service providers to invest in their networks to deliver higher speed broadband services.

USTelecom says FCC should consider how Charter-TWC merger impacts ILEC broadband competition

As Charter Communications moves forward with its pending $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, USTelecom is concerned that the deal and other consolidation in the cable market could impede broadband competition for ILECs and other competitors.  

Hawaiian Telcom considers G.fast for rural areas as CAF-II boosts wholesale revenue to $17.2M

Hawaiian Telcom is making progress with its FTTH initiative, making it possible for nearly 60 percent of homes in Oahu to get the 1 Gbps speed tier while eyeing new technologies such as G.fast and VDSL2 to increase speeds on its copper network.  Regarding the sub headline and first sentence, as Scott said on the call, ~60% of our  enabled  homes are FTTH (so 60% of the 183K homes that we've enabled on Oahu). I just don't want people to misinterpret that with 60% of total census households on Oahu (~300K homes).-          Also I think Scott said that ultimately we'll enable 230K-235K homes on Oahu (no definite timeframe), though the bulk of it will be done by early 2017.  So in your fourth paragraph if you could take out "early 2017" that'd be great!  

Frontier snags 27K new broadband subscribers, but sees 3Q seasonal churn rise

Frontier may be seeing its broadband base continue to grow, but the service provider saw churn rise during the third quarter due to seasonal trends and customers dropping voice services and moving out of territory.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent expand G.fast broadband testing to 2,000 more UK homes

BT is moving forward with its strategy to get ultra-fast broadband technology deployed in select parts of the United Kingdom in the near future. The carrier is working with Alcatel-Lucent on a consumer test of G.fast, a technology that can enable broadband speeds up to 330 Mbps over copper, in Gosforth, located in northeast England.

Broadband bill links deployments to federal highway projects

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a "Streamlining and Investing in Broadband Infrastructure Act" that will use a "dig once" policy to link broadband deployment to federal highway projects. According to a Federal Highway Administration estimate about 90 percent of the cost of deploying fiber comes from digging up and replacing roads.

Cable One raises broadband customers' bill by $5 per month

Cable One has announced an across-the-board, $5-a-month increase in residential broadband services.

Frontier adds all Nest automation products in bid to strengthen broadband customer bond

Frontier has taken another step forward in its home automation drive, announcing support for Nest's Nest Cam and Nest Protect for qualifying broadband customers.