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Households need more than gig speeds, conference hears

telecom | 06/04/2018 8:23 pm EDT

TORONTO — The telecom industry will need to look beyond the gigabit threshold in the home to take advantage of better technologies and enhance customer experience, speakers told a telecom conference on Monday. “In reality, the speed in the home needs to go up,” Michael Weening, executive vice-president of sales and marketing at United States-based telecom access provider Calix Inc., said Monday morning. “A gig isn’t enough, not even close...we actually need two gig, three gig, five gig and every single one of those [home] devices need to go at a higher speed.” Weening...

U.S. city launches 10-gigabit service

telecom | 09/04/2015 7:10 pm EDT

Fibrant, a telecom company owned and operated by the City of Salisbury in North Carolina, and Calix Inc., a telecom equipment provider, announced this week that Salisbury, N.C., has become first city in the United States to get 10-gigabit Internet service. Robert Van Geons, Salisbury's economic development director, said in phone interview Friday that this service is available throughout the city. While no residential accounts have been sold yet, Kent Winrich, director of broadband infrastructure at Fibrant, who was on the same call, said residential subscriptions are available for $400...