Another Friday, another Gigabites. In this week's edition, Windstream announces gigabit trials, municipal broadband suffers a setback in Seattle and more.
In at least one market, Windstream, which also started offering an IP-based TV service in April, will soon have new gigabit competition. (See Windstream Ramps Up TV & Commercial Biz.)
Lincoln-based Nelnet in Nebraska this week announced its own plans to deliver gigabit service in the area; a location where both Windstream and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) already do business. Nelnet acquired ALLO Communications recently and, with it, that company's deal with the city to access fiber infrastructure already deployed locally. Nelnet says it will offer gigabit service to every home and business by sometime in 2019.
— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading