Google Fiber may have turned its back on Beantown, but AT&T is dishing out high-speed Internet to some apartment-dwelling Bostonians via Gfast.
The Massachusetts city is the second metropolitan area where AT&T has launched a Gfast property outside its traditional 21-state home Internet service area, according to AT&T. The provider is deploying Gfast at the upscale Meriel Marina Bay apartment complex, offering speeds of up to 500Mbit/s.
"With Gfast we can connect more Boston area residents to information, entertainment and their community," said Ed Balcerzak, senior vice president of AT&T Connected Communities. "We're committed to providing connectivity to MDU residents in Boston. And we’ll do it through Gfast and millimeter wave."
AT&T began offering Gfast with Internet connections of up to 500Mbit/s to MDUs in eight of its 21-state service area and announced plans to offer this option to an additional 14 metro out-of-area regions, the company said.
Earlier this month, Google parent Alphabet said WebPass was leaving Boston after the company analyzed data generated after its 2016 acquisition of the point-to-point wireless broadband provider (See Google Fiber Exits Beantown .)
In a flurry of activity throughout the week, Donald (DJ) LaVoy, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the US Department of Agriculture, and his team spent about $145.8 million in the non-urban or suburban areas of seven states.
Calix reported revenue of $120.19 million – up 4% – in Q4 2019, putting a bounce in the step of company president and CEO Carl Russo and a shine to Calix's ongoing transition from hardware vendor to a provider of platforms enabled by cloud, APIs and subscriber experience.
Looking to curtail e-waste and improve the bottom line, BT will require customers to return routers and set-top boxes, although subscribers will not have to pay a fee when they receive regular broadband equipment.
Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint gave Rogers Communications the ability to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s,
contributing to a broadband segement that generated about 60% of the Canadian operator's $3.05 billion (US) in Q4 cable earnings.
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