Fiber Optics

Lightpath establishes 135-mile all-fiber network in Miami Metro region

(UC) — Lightpath has entered the Miami market for fiber connectivity solutions by establishing a 135-mile, all-fiber network throughout the Miami Metro region.

USDA to provide $759 million in grants for broadband internet

The Agriculture Department announced it is making available $759 million in grants and loans to enable rural communities to access high-speed internet, part of the broader $65 billion push for high-speed connectivity from last year’s infrastructure law.

Report: Connecticut city scraps plan to build city-owned broadband

New Haven is scrapping the idea of building a city-owned high-speed internet network and now plans instead to encourage expansion of existing, largely private broadband services.

Lumos investing $50 million to install broadband in North Carolina

Lumos will install more than 600 miles of the latest fiber-optic technology in Durham and Orange counties, North Carolina.

FCC rejects SpaceX’s Starlink, LTD bid for $2 billion in broadband subsidies

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rejected SpaceX's Starlink and LTD Broadband's long-form applications for more than $2 billion in internet service subsidies via the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund program, the Commission said on Wednesday.

Federal program to help Alaska villages install broadband infrastructure

Alaska will receive at least $100 million through a new federal program to expand high-speed internet to underserved rural areas and promote workforce development, officials said.

Hylan to build fiber optic network for New Jersey tunnel project

Global InterXchange LLC (GIX) has selected Hylan to be the contractor to build the metro dark fiber network via the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) tunnel, the company said on Tuesday.

Shentel to expand fiber network throughout South Central Pennsylvania

Glo Fiber, powered by Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel), has agreed to expand its fiber optic network to the Waynesboro, Shippensburg, and Greencastle boroughs in Pennsylvania.

Magellan kicks off fiber construction in US

Magellan, which develops next-generation fiber networks, has commenced the design and construction of fiber-to-the home-networks, worth over $250 million.

Funding available for fiber optic expansion, but US construction finds speed bumps

The first of those funds are reaching municipalities, businesses and other groups involved in the effort, but some say supply chain issues, labor shortages and geographic constraints will slow the rollout.

Clearwave Fiber expands in Illinois

Clearwave Fiber expands the company's fiber network into Carbondale, Illinois.

Two Vermont districts announce broadband expansion plans

Northwest FiberworX and Lamoille FiberNet have plans to expand broadband services throughout the state.

FOSA supports new Federal Highway Administration "Dig Once" regulations

The Fiber Optic Sensing Association supports new "Dig Once" policies that go into effect on March 3.

Maine receives $28M for rural broadband expansion

Maine plans to expand broadband in 24 unserved rural communities with funding from the COVID-19 relief bill.

South Carolina Senate to discuss aid for water, fiber upgrades

The South Carolina Senate will debate how to allocate federal spending money with proposed spending for water, sewer, and broadband upgrades.

U.S. Navy selects NCI for fiber optic network modernization contract

The U.S. Navy selects NCI Information Systems for fiber optic support services for the U.S. Department of Defense and other agencies.

Rural Georgia is awarded $408M in grants for internet upgrades

The Georgia governor awarded rural communities with a grant to upgrade to high-speed internet.

Harbor Link breaks ground on new Baltimore underground conduit project

Harbor Link begins work on a Baltimore telecommunications project that will install 60 miles of conduit to be used for fiber optic cables.

AT&T: Some Fiber-Optic Infrastructure Going Under Ground

AT&T announced plans to transfer areas of its Lousiana fiber-optic infrastructure underground.

Construction Begins for $64M Fiber Expansion in Arkansas

Construction will soon begin to bring fiber broadband internet to more than 15,000 residents and businesses in Arkansas.

Kinetic Brings Fiber to North Carolina Communities

Kinetic brings fiber internet to 18,000 locations in Matthews, NC.

Horizon Acquires Consolidated Cooperative's Commercial Fiber Business

Horizon has acquired Consolidated Cooperative's commercial fiber business

C Spire Begins Construction on 243-Mile Fiber Route

C Spire begins construction on its 243-mile fiber route from Mississippi to Alabama.

Florida Utility Selects Fujitsu for Fiber Broadband Build-out

The Fort Pierce Utilities Authority selects Fujitsu Network Communications to design and build a broadband network expansion.

Virginia Budget Covers Water Projects, Broadband Infrastructure

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proposed more spending proposals to invest in clean water projects among other infrastructure investments.

Midco Will Invest $500 Million to Expand Fiber Network

A Midwestern network and technology services provider says it plans to invest $200 million to upgrade and expand its fiber network in North Dakota.

Louisiana Plans $180M Fiber Expansion Effort

Louisiana plans to spend $180 million to expand fiber connections in the state to make broadband more accessible to rural communities.

Broadband Expansion Plan Approved for Two West Virginia Counties

An application was approved for Logan and Mingo counties to install fiber lines to provide broadband service for over 15,000 residents.

Corning Introduces Fiber Designed to Accelerate Network Transformation to 5G

Corning introduces its latest optical fiber technology designed to build out 5G networks and advances cloud computing.

Santee Cooper is Set to Offer Broadband on its Extra Lines

Santee Cooper is taking company applications to use extra fiber and transmission lines for rural broadband service.