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EU agrees European Electronic Communications Code update

The European Parliament and Council have reached a political agreement to update the European Electronic Communications Code. The proposed new version proposed is designed to boost investments in high capacity networks across the EU, including in remote and rural areas.

GigabitNow receives investment from Benaroya Companies for U.S. FTTH development

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – GigabitNow, a division of IsoFusion, has received an equity investment in IsoFusion from Benaroya Companies.  The venture capital firm will also provide $14 million in project financing capital, which will allow GigabitNow to expand its operations. 

GigabitNow's new in-house financing capabilities will allow it to expedite its network construction financing for private communities and municipalities in the U.S. including the initial costs of network development.

Open Fiber extends partnership with Vodafone to bring FTTH to 271 Italian cities

Open Fiber is extending its collaboration with Vodafone for the development in Italy of ultra-wideband connectivity services for fibre to the home (FTTH).

The agreement, which is already active in around two million households and businesses across 13 cities has been expanded to an additional 258 cities as part of the next wave of the fast broadband network rollout. This includes Clusters A and B - home to around 60% of the Italian population.

The Rise and fall of the Australian NBN

Green Nylon jacketed 576 fibre optic ribbon cable at an installation site used for the backbone of the NBN in Australia

Benoît Felten takes a closer look at what went wrong with Australia’s ambitious National Broadband Network

CityFibre calls for judicial review of UK advertising watchdog ‘fibre’ ruling

CityFibre has filed for a judicial review of the UK’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority’s (ASA), 2017 ruling, which approved the continued use of the term ‘fibre’ to describe services delivered over copper-based networks.

The builder, owner, and operator of fibre-optic infrastructure argues that the research and logic that led to the ASA’s decision was fundamentally flawed and that the watchdog has not only permitted, but also encouraged internet service providers to continue to mislead consumers.

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