Los Angeles to release RFI on Monday April 7, 2014

Last year we reported that the city of Los Angeles would be issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a muni wireless and broadband network. Today the city announced that it would be releasing a Request for Information (RFI) instead and will later issue an RFP. Here is the text of the city of LA […]

Apply now to participate in rural broadband pilot program

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Attention ISPs and community advocates! The FCC has created a Rural Broadband Trials Program whose goal is to bring high-speed Internet access to those areas of rural America that still suffer from abominable broadband service. You can apply now to participate in this program and help solve this problem. You should submit an Expression of […]

Tales from the Towers Chapter 50: Cry “Havoc!” And let slip the dogs of war

Interesting fellow that Shakespeare because not only did he write plays, he also acted in them. And although Tales from the Towers doesn’t hold a candle (pre-electric times, you can groan now) to Mr. William’s contributions to culture, I have a double life too. If you haven’t guessed it yet, writing articles really isn’t my […]

Singapore Open Net FTTH user survey shows most are happy with the service


A Fibre Index Survey commissioned by OpenNet revealed that 88 percent of fibre broadband subscribers are satisfied with their service, compared to 74 percent in 2012. Within this group of satisfied fibre users, 33 percent are extremely satisfied, compared to 27 percent in the previous year. The survey was carried out by Acorn Marketing & […]

Los Angeles plans citywide FTTH project and a look at Singapore FTTH experience

Los Angeles will issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking a vendor to deploy a citywide fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to bring high-speed broadband service to 3.5 million residents, as well as businesses. The RFP is expected to be issued in December; responses to the RFP are due in March 2014. The city will require the […]