New internet provider to bring fiber network to the Duke City

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Jul. 20—A new-to-the-market internet service provider says it is ready to reach into even the most underserved parts of Albuquerque through a new licensing agreement with the city.

Texas-based Vexus Fiber is venturing into New Mexico’s largest city this year with plans to spend $250 million on fiber-optic infrastructure for what officials call the city’s first “fiber-to-the-home” network.

Albuquerque leaders this week announced the new license agreement that will make Vexus the fourth company to provide home internet service in Albuquerque, one with plans to provide coverage throughout the 188-square-mile city.

“One of the tenets of our agreement with the

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Fiber Versus 5G: Why the Wired Connection Still Reigns

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There’s no doubt you’ve heard of 5G by now, and for good reason. The tech upgrade has promised cellular speed boosts of up to 10 to 100 times faster than the previous generation. It’s so fast and powerful that the wireless signals can serve double duty, delivering both cellular connectivity and home internet service — in turn, that could bring high-speed broadband to underserved areas and some much-needed competition to others.

But while 5G and what it can do for your new smartphone is certainly impressive, don’t count on it to replace your home Wi-Fi service just yet, especially

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Holland voters to decide on building fiber internet network

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HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The city of Holland is working to connect more people to high-speed internet.

In a unanimous decision, the city council voted to present a millage proposal on the Aug. 2 primary ballot. Voters will decide if they want to expand broadband internet.

“We’re not a city where there necessarily aren’t options but what we have found is sometimes those options are costly and that there’s not as much competition as our residents would like to see and it’s not as fast as our residents would like to see it,” City Manager Keith Van Beek said.

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TDS Telecom to build high-speed fiber internet network in New Berlin | Waukesha Co. Business News

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NEW BERLIN — TDS Telecommunications LLC announced it is expanding its presence in Waukesha County with an all-fiber, high-speed internet network in New Berlin that will serve thousands of homes and businesses.

According to a TDS press release, the network will include up to 2Gigabit residential internet, and up to 10Gigabit dedicated fiber connections for businesses, at about 17,000 addresses. New Berlin is the second Waukesha County community in which TDS is launching its fiber network after previously announcing the technology is coming to Brookfield.

“We are excited to grow our presence in Waukesha County. With this multimillion-dollar private investment,

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As Rocky Mount prepares for new fiber internet network, rural areas face their own struggles with broadband access :: WRAL.com

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— A new effort to install a fiber network could soon bring high speed broadband throughout Rocky Mount.

But some living in rural areas outside the city limits have concerns that the digital divide in their neighborhoods will keep growing.

Federal data from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration showed in some areas of Rocky Mount over 90% of households have internet access. But in multiple other neighborhoods, the data shows more than 40% of homes don’t have any broadband at all.

“What we’ve found is that we just

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Building a fiber network is difficult, and Springs Utilities’ internet project already has competition | News

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John Cinelli, CEO of Metronet, spoke at a news conference last month in Colorado Springs.




Ben Kley says he’s kept a skeptical eye on the flurry of fiber internet project announcements in Colorado Springs.

Kley, president of StratusIQ — the first company to offer “fiber to the home” and gig-speed internet to residents and businesses in the Springs, back in 2007 — says building citywide fiber networks in the terrain of the Rocky Mountains is not a simple or cheap process. 

“The easy part is putting out the press release,” says Kley. “If this was easy, then the

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