What’s the future of telecoms?
On Thursday, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Charter, and Time Warner Cable filed for a new federal court order that would allow them to build out their networks and increase the speed of their connections.
The orders, filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, would enable the companies to dramatically expand their data centers, to deploy more of their network’s fiber optic cable and wireless broadband connections, and to increase the number of Internet-capable devices that are connected to the networks.
Comcast is hoping that the new orders will allow the company to expand its network capacity to meet the demands of new streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu.
Time Warner’s plan to expand the size of its fiber optic network and install more fiber optic cables across the country is being met with resistance from local officials who fear that it will harm their businesses and businesses will suffer.
The companies have long said that the expansion of their fiber optic networks will help them grow faster, but the order would allow for the companies and their competitors to use their fiber network to provide faster Internet speeds for their customers.
AT&s;T is trying to increase its fiber network capacity and also expand its Internet access.
In an effort to increase speed and reliability, Verizon is planning to build a new fiber optic fiber optic backbone in the New Jersey suburbs and expand its fiber internet access network.
In response, the Federal Communications Commission has said that they have a responsibility to protect broadband and that they are “reviewing the plans for additional fiber-optic broadband in the U.S.”
But it has also said that it has “significant regulatory authority over telecommunications providers, including those in rural and low-income communities.”
Comcast has said in the past that its fiber networks will be faster than those of other companies, but it is not clear if it has changed its plans or if the new plans will make it faster.
Verizon, AT & T, Charter and Time Warner Cable all said that their networks will not be impacted by the new order.
Comcast also released a statement saying that it is a company that will continue to innovate, and that its commitment to fiber is strong.
“The Internet will continue its march to ubiquitous deployment and widespread use,” Comcast wrote.
“As we move forward, we continue to invest in fiber optic infrastructure, which is expected to help us to increase speeds and to make our services more reliable and more secure.
Our Fiber Network will continue providing high-speed Internet access for our customers, and we expect to have more than 50 million fiber connections deployed across the U, the country, and the world by the end of 2020.”
As the FCC moves forward with its review of the proposals, we will continue working to ensure that we have the most competitive fiber networks available for our users, including new and innovative technologies that will benefit our customers,” the statement continued.