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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/8/2021
While it still doesn't boast any major customers, netElastic Systems is starting to assemble a group of smaller operators around the world for its carrier NFV products.
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/2/2021
The US is not the only North American country looking to spur broadband coverage with a big national stimulus package. Up above the 49th parallel, Canada is seeking to do the same thing under plans recently announced by federal and provincial leaders.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/24/2021
Comcast said it will invest $1 billion over the next ten years to reach 50 million low-income Americans with Wi-Fi access and other digital tools designed to help bridge the so-called digital divide.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 3/4/2021
This week, Claude Aiken, president and CEO of WISPA, on the role of small providers in closing the digital divide and why solutions and policies need to be tech neutral.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 2/19/2021
Also in this roundup: DayNet fiber build starts in Dayton, Texas; new report shows millions of Americans aren't getting advertised Internet speeds; TIM "ends" digital divide in Apulia.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 2/18/2021
This week: Judge JD Clark of Wise County, Texas and Councilmember Craig Rice of Montgomery County, Maryland – co-chairs of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Broadband Task Force – on local connectivity challenges, problems with FCC mapping and more.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/9/2021
The FCC is coming under increased pressure to bring back Title II network neutrality rules amid a COVID-19 pandemic that has illustrated the critical need for reliable broadband connectivity, particularly for low-income households.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/9/2021
Starlink's recent Regional Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) wins are being scrutinized in the form of a new study (PDF) estimating that the satellite broadband service will fail to meet its RDOF capacity requirements and commitments in the years to come.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 2/4/2021
This week: Virginia Lam Abrams, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Strategic Advancement at alternative broadband provider Starry.
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Josh Hirschey, General Manager, Amphenol Broadband Solutions and Mette Brink, General Manager, Amphenol Procom & Amphenol Antenna Solutions EMEA & APAC, , 5/7/2020
The need to stay ahead of the technology curve is integral to developing networks that can meet or exceed the bandwidth demand of consumers. Within the broadband industry, we've seen first-hand the approach leading equipment providers have taken, which is to acquire companies that will help fill product or service voids and absorb them into their ...
Broadband World Forum Perspectives
As the Senior Digital Experience Strategist at Canadian operator Rogers Communications, Lindsey Omelon build on her years of marketing experience to approach her strategy with a hybrid ...
There's certainly no shortage of hype around the use of AI in the telecoms sector, but fewer instances of real-world deployments. South Korean national operator KT is one of those ...
Do a Google search of 'artificial intelligence broadband' and you'll get more than 9 million results in less than a second: The sheer volume of content out there shouldn't surprise anyone ...
Comcast, like any other major communications service provider, is undergoing significant changes in the way it grows its business, how it runs its business and the technologies it uses to ...
Five years ago, NOS board member Manuel Ramalho Eanes banked big on smart homes and smart cities.
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