It's Friday. Time for Gigabites. This week, EPB gets up close and personal with the alligators, the gigabit scene heats up in LA, Suddenlink expands service in North Carolina and more.
Calling it the "first municipal demonstration of ultra-high definition live video in the country," EPB and its host city are touting the demo as a tourist attraction, a first look at what's available in downtown Chattanooga. It's also a way to draw attention to the unique high-speed broadband service EPB has to offer. After turning Chattanooga into one of the nation's first gigabit cities, EPB recently started promoting 10-Gig residential service with the help of Nokia's next-gen PON fiber technology. (See Chattanooga Vaults to 10-Gig With NG-PON.)
If the lifelike alligator video isn't enough to scare visitors away, the new airport display should act as a handy advertisement for EPB, and a way to show passersby what kind of video experience gigabit broadband can enable.
It's worth noting that Google Fiber Inc. recently announced that it too will take its Gigabit service to LA; a service that now offers triple-play bundles with the recent introduction of Google Fiber Phone landline voice service. (See Google Eyes Chicago & LA for Fiber Expansion and Google Fiber Moves a Step Closer to Cable.)
— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading