When an earthquake hit the region around Pieve di Cento, the village became a symbol of the disaster. Now the area is showing other small towns left off telcos' fibre rollout plans how to make sure superfast broadband reaches them.
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The New Zealand government is proposing putting prices for services on par with fibre prices in order to encourage NZ telcos to invest in the new fibre network.
BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.
Ofcom chief Ed Richards says the regulator will require competition in rural broadband networks, and is backing wavelength unbundling as a possible way to ensure fairness in fibre rollouts
Brits not a nation of early adopters when it comes to fibre, says Ofcom report...
Ofcom confirms BT must offer virtual fibre unbundling and open up its ducts and poles...
The UK's largest internet provider has said it will become a wholesale customer of BT's up-to-40Mbps fibre-to-the-cabinet services, as Ofcom finalises the rules governing BT's fibre network
One of the signatories to a national broadband proposal unveiled at the eleventh hour to rival Labor's own long-running NBN project has accused vendors and telcos of stirring up hype for a fibre-optic cable future in line with a view to serving their own interests in generating massive contracts and gaining operating certainty.
The telecoms regulator wants BT to give rivals access to its fibre networks, as part of an effort to promote investment in super-fast broadband
The telco is reportedly in talks with Ofcom about opening access to its ducts and poles so other providers can install their own broadband fibre lines
Lord Carter has laid out plans for charges on fixed copper lines to fund rural fibre, and has called on Ofcom to force ISPs to crack down on illegal file-sharing
Communications regulator Ofcom says cheap mobile broadband and existing fixed services will keep BT from running a fibre monopoly
Queensland-based customers of Optus and several other telcos were suffering service outages this afternoon due to what the SingTel subsidiary suspected was a break in an optical fibre cable north of Coffs Harbour.
The regulator has announced it is looking at ways to encourage telcos to invest in next-generation fibre networks
What are you thinking? Says regulator
European telco O2 (also known as Telefonica Europe) is considering investing in its own fibre-to-the-home network, but wants to wait until Ofcom changes telecommunications regulation before it makes an investment.
The provider may follow BT's lead and invest in a fibre-to-the-home rollout, but only if Ofcom ensures the investment would see a healthy return
The regulator says the popularity of mobile broadband may encourage fixed-line operators to distinguish themselves competitively by investing in next-gen infrastructure
Regulator offers 'fair rate of return' for investing operators...
It's not at all quiet on the fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) network front, as telcos lodge their submissions on regulatory issues for the AU$4.7 billion national broadband network (NBN) and the Liberal party throws a spanner in the works by starting an inquiry into the government's handling of the network tender.