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   Latest News

November 16, 2015- FTTH Council /RVA, LLC poll results= over 50% of North American's 1,000 FTTH providers expect to be offering a Gigabit by 2020; fiber deployments in the United States grew 13 percent in 2015.  

November 9, 2015 Wilson, NC Brief supporting the FCC's order to removing the anticompetitive “‘thicket’ of purely commercial measures” designed to stop municipal fiber network competition. 


   OCC In The Spotlight
October 4, 2015 - Digital Divide: Northwest hills of Connecticut struggle to gain broadband access.  By Stephen Singer, AP Business Writer. 
The Register Citizen,; Hartford Courant, B1

September 30, 2015 - Connecticut’s ban on variable electric rates starts Thursday - New Haven Register

September 24, 2015 - Consumer Protection in the Broadband Era: The Role of the FCC.  Gigi Sohn, Counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, was in Providence, Rhode island on , to deliver a speech in which she focused on how the FCC’s expertise is more vital than ever to promote fiber networks to drive economic growth and provide universal access, public safety, and consumer protection.  She also noted that the FCC will continue to work together with state agencies like the OCC and the CT State Broadband Office to promote the public good.