Garrett County, MD RFP for broadband network

Garrett County, Maryland has issued a public tender for a broadband network. The deadline for responses is 13 January 2015 at 14:00 (local time). Below is a summary of the RFP which you can download from the Garrett County website (you have to register to download the document). I posted the RFP on Scribd so […]

Allegiance Communications gets $28.6 million broadband grant for fiber deployments

The NTIA has awarded a $28.6 million BTOP grant to Allegiance Communications to deploy a new fiber optic network over 680 miles in Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. The project intends to directly connect more than 70 community anchor institutions to the broadband network, including city halls, police stations, fire stations, libraries, schools, and a […]

City of St. Paul and Ramsey County, Minnesota issue RFP for fiber network

City of Saint Paul, Minnesota and Ramsey County have issued an RFP and are seeking to enter into a public-private patnership with a proposer who represents one or more qualified network service providers or other qualified respondents to support efforts to obtain funding from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), or other funding sources, […]

Eastern and Northern Europe driving broadband and FTTH growth

At the Broadband World Forum Europe held in Paris last week, several announcements revealed that Eastern European countries have been driving broadband growth in fiber to the home (FTTH) and fiber to the building (FTTB) deployments. The FTTH Council Europe presented the results of a survey conducted by iDate on the progress of FTTH/FTTB in […]

The status of fiber to the home deployments in Spain

The deployment of fiber to the home (FTTH) networks in Spain is quite disappointing due to the lack of investment in next generation networks (NGNs) by most network operators. The number of FTTH subscribers is limited because FTTH is just offered only by small operators or under field trial basis from national incumbents. The only widespread […]