Iowa utility expands FTTP network in Cedar Falls

Following the maxim "if you build it, they will come," Cedar Falls Utilities (CFU) in Cedar Falls, Iowa, has announced plans to expand and upgrade its cable TV service via a fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) deployment that will pass 15,000 homes and cover more than 30 square miles. Construction will begin in August and run through the end of 2012.

CFU got into the cable business--where it now claims to be the dominant provider--in 1995 and now operates four city-owned utilities to provide electricity, natural gas, water and communications.

The latest network enhancement includes the construction of a PON network using technology from Clearfield.

For more:
- see this news release

Related articles:
Qwest, Mediacom protest Iowa's underground cable ordinance
North Carolina fights anti-municipal broadband bill
Iowa Utilities Board approves CenturyLink-Qwest deal

Suggested Articles

Comcast/NBCUniversal is planning an investor day on January 16 to discuss details about its upcoming streaming service, Peacock.

Comcast today said it is planning a January 2020 meeting to provide further details about its upcoming ad-supported streaming service, Peacock.

The FCC is planning to auction off C-band spectrum so it can be used for 5G.