Residents of a Nashville neighborhood were appalled to find themselves unplugged from Google Fiber when public works crews begin removing the top layer of their street in order to repave the asphalt -- and immediately tore into the cables buried (not far) below.
Seven months ago, the city required all lines -- including those deployed for repair projects -- must be laid at that depth, Cortnye Stone, a spokeswoman for Metro Public Works told Nashville's News4 I-Team.
Using a tape measure, the local news station determined the fiber was buried only two inches under the road.
In June 2017 -- three months before he abruptly quit -- then recently named Google Fiber CEO Greg McCray Greg McCray discussed the company's use of new deployment techniques such as microtrenching, designed to curtail the expense and time associated with fiber rollouts, McCray said.
"As an example, we're doing a lot in shallow trenching so we don't have to worry about the poles, we don't have to go three or four feet boring underground. We've been doing narrow trenching," he added. "We've been working with our fiber cities, with the communities and city managers, getting permits and trials much, much, much faster and with a lot less disruption to the neighborhoods and communities."
In Nashville, Google Fiber pulled 594 permits to lay fiber, News4 said. Google said it will pay and replace all fibers damaged by road construction, a company spokeswoman told the TV station.
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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