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BBWN Bites: FCC approves $50 monthly broadband subsidy
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2/26/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: West Virginia demands documents from Frontier; hopes are high for Starlink; Nextlink to expand in 11 states; Alaska Communications gets Xtreme.
Judge clears California's net neutrality rules for takeoff
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2/24/2021   Post a comment
Ruling could embolden other states to enact their own rules amid expectations that the FCC will pursue new rules that were rolled back during the Trump administration.
Podcast: Low-latency broadband powers a Michigan music masterclass
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2/24/2021   Post a comment
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Dan Kurin, tech coordinator at Factory Two, and Brandon Corder, CEO of Beats x Beers, to discuss an upcoming experiment with low-latency broadband in Flint, Michigan.
Comcast extends data cap delay in the Northeast
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2/22/2021   Post a comment
Cable operator will wait to implement usage-based data policies in the region until 2022, altering an original plan to introduce those policies there in July 2020.
BBWN Bites: WISPA sets policy priorities
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2/19/2021   Post a comment
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.
Podcast – The Divide: How US counties are confronting connectivity needs
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2/18/2021   Post a comment
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.
FCC takes first step toward fixing broadband mapping
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2/17/2021   Post a comment
New task force will implement 'long-overdue improvements to the FCC's broadband data and mapping tools,' says the agency.
Australian broadband wholesaler NBN has nowhere to go on pricing
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2/16/2021   Post a comment
NBN Co is reviewing prices – but won't make structural changes for at least two years, disappointing retail service providers.
BBWN Bites: Comcast cap inspires town to consider building own network
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2/12/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Nokia projects fiber 'leading broadband technology' in India by 2025; Truespeed rolls out in Bath; Telesat taps Thales for satellite broadband network; and more.
1-Gig and 1 terabyte users continue to climb
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2/12/2021   Post a comment
'Power users' who chew up at least 1 TB per month have doubled along a spike in the percentage of broadband subs provisioned for speeds of at least 1 Gbit/s, OpenVault finds in its Q4 2020 report.
Podcast – The Divide: Dr. Nicol Turner Lee on the 'digitally invisible'
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2/11/2021   Post a comment
This week: Brookings Senior Fellow Dr. Nicol Turner Lee on what she learned on her ten-city tour investigating the digital divide in the US.
Starlink broadens its scope
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2/10/2021   Post a comment
Expanding on a more limited beta service launched last fall, satellite broadband upstart has opened up pre-orders that require prospective customers to front $99.
Pressure builds for FCC to bring back net neutrality rules
Jeff Baumgartner  
2/9/2021   Post a comment
Network neutrality advocates want the FCC to open a proceeding to reinstate broadband as a Title II service amid a pandemic that has amplified the need for broadband connectivity, particularly for low-income households.
Starlink capacity will hit a wall, fiber and telco pressure groups claim
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2/9/2021   Post a comment
Study commissioned by The Fiber Broadband Association and NTCA finds that Starlink could fall short of its RDOF capacity commitments.
Minim debuts broadband data tracker
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2/8/2021   Post a comment
New feature for app will help consumers understand their broadband usage patterns and 'demystify' data caps, company says.
BBWN Bites: NY broadband bill dies on Cuomo's desk
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2/5/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Openreach customers cut off by arsonists; Eutelsat, TelOne to bring satellite Internet to Zimbabwe; Vodafone, Nokia tout progress on 'teleportation.'
Operators weigh next-gen network moves
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2/4/2021   Post a comment
Faced with an evolving competitive landscape, Schurz Broadband Group is debating whether to upgrade its HFC networks to next-gen DOCSIS technologies or to push ahead with FTTP.
Podcast – The Divide: How Starry connects cord cutters and the underserved
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2/4/2021   Post a comment
This week: Virginia Lam Abrams, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Strategic Advancement at alternative broadband provider Starry.
Comcast postpones data cap fees in the Northeast
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2/3/2021   Post a comment
Agreement brokered with Pennsylvania's attorney general follows recent pressure by lawmakers urging Comcast to rethink timing of its new data policies for the region.
Comcast doubles download speeds for 'Internet Essentials'
Jeff Baumgartner  
2/2/2021   Post a comment
Downstream speeds for broadband offering for low-income households rise to 50 Mbit/s, while upstream increases to 5 Mbit/s. Comcast will also accelerate rollout of Wi-Fi 'Lift Zones' for students.
Rogers posts cable, IPTV sub gains in Q4
Alan Breznick  
2/1/2021   Post a comment
Big Toronto-based cable and wireless provider continued to add more broadband and IPTV customers in Q4 to at least partly offset weaknesses in its wireless and media units.
Italy's TIM tees up co-investors for FTTH splurge
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2/1/2021   Post a comment
Telecom Italia reveals co-investment plan for the FiberCop last-mile network grid.
Charter to spend $5B on rural broadband expansion
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2/1/2021   Post a comment
Charter plans to hire 2,000 contractors and employees to facilitate the buildout, but says speed of deployment hinges on pole-permitting and other 'external factors.'
Charter adds 217K broadband subs in Q4, 2.11M for all of 2020
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1/29/2021   Post a comment
Along with a banner 2020 for broadband, Charter's pay-TV results reverted back to the loss column in Q4, as the cable op shed 66,000 residential video subs in the period.
BBWN Bites: One in six can't afford broadband in UK – report
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1/29/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Report urges full fiber for Europe; Chattanooga's Gig City brings in billions; Salt shows its speed; CenturyLink, Frontier fall short.
Comcast added nearly 2M more broadband customers last year
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1/29/2021   Post a comment
The cable provider also added another 246,000 Xfinity Mobile lines in Q4 2020, as broadband and mobile wins helped offset pay-TV subscriber losses.
Mass. lawmakers seek temporary ban on data caps, service shutoffs
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/28/2021   Post a comment
Bill would prevent ISPs from turning off service for customers facing hardships, raising fees and implementing data caps for up to 60 days after the pandemic.
Podcast – The Divide: NDIA's Angela Siefer on digital redlining
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1/28/2021   Post a comment
This week: Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), on how digital redlining is holding communities back.
Google Fiber ramps reach of 2-Gig service
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/27/2021   Post a comment
Expansion of new $100 per month service to Atlanta and Utah follows earlier rollouts in Nashville and Huntsville.
Clearfield CEO: Pandemic reinforces broadband demand
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1/27/2021   Post a comment
Light Reading's Women in Comms caught up with Clearfield President and CEO Cheri Beranek to discuss how the pandemic has impacted broadband demand.
SpaceX, Amazon engage in satellite spat
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/26/2021   Post a comment
Two companies take swipes at each other over Starlink's plan to lower the orbit of thousands of satellites.
Wave Broadband deals for Digital West
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/26/2021   Post a comment
US cable operator will bulk up its fiber capabilities and broaden its business services play in California's Central Coast region.
US ISPs tacked on 1.1M subs in Q4 2020 – analyst
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/25/2021   Post a comment
Broadband subscriber additions for Q4 2020 beat year-ago numbers, but slowed down from a blowout, pandemic-fueled Q3, according to Evercore ISI.
Cable tech chiefs target broadband moves
Alan Breznick  
1/25/2021   Post a comment
CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney and SCTE/ISBE President and CEO Mark Dzuban say the now-merged organizations will spur cable's rollout of 10G, DOCSIS 4.0 and fixed-wireless, as well as efforts to bridge the digital divide.
BBWN Bites: Pop goes Loon
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1/22/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Outgoing FCC chair releases 'confounding' report; SHLB announces policy agenda; Rogers ranked 'most consistent' by Ookla.
Podcast – The Divide: Pew's Anna Read on state efforts to close the gap
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1/21/2021   Post a comment
This week: Anna Read, research officer with the broadband research initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts, discusses ongoing challenges to broadband access and how state programs and public-private partnerships are making a difference.
DZS snaps up Optelian to shore up mobile transport play
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/20/2021   Post a comment
The first acquisition for DZS under new CEO Charlie Vogt will add in coherent optics tech and pave a path to 200-Gig and 400-Gig transport capabilities.
Charter yanks petition to drop ban on data caps
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/20/2021   Post a comment
Large US cable operator has dropped an FCC petition to put an early end to condition that bans Charter from implementing usage-based data policies and cutting paid peering deals.
FCC OKs Frontier's Chapter 11 restructuring plan
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/15/2021   Post a comment
Frontier expects to emerge from Chapter 11 in early 2021.
BBWN Bites: 2.2 billion children, youths lack Internet at home – report
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1/15/2021   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup: UK gets Starlink; US House Democrats demand answers from ISPs; Wisconsin and New York governors share broadband proposals at 'State of the State.'
Podcast – The Divide: EFF's Ernesto Falcon on 'building back better' broadband
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1/14/2021   Post a comment
On the first episode of 'The Divide' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Ernesto Falcon, senior legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about the need for a commitment to fiber in the US and what's holding that up.
ISPs catch heat about data caps, price increases
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/13/2021   Post a comment
Democratic lawmakers in the House Energy & Commerce committee are pressing the likes of Comcast, Altice USA, Charter, Cox and T-Mobile to detail their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Podcast: eero CEO Nick Weaver takes Wi-Fi management for the win
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1/13/2021   Post a comment
eero's CEO discusses Wi-Fi 6, pandemic connectivity and how the company is courting service provider broadband partners.
Hitron's DOCSIS sensor designed to streamline self-installs, cut capex
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/8/2021   Post a comment
Vendor says low-cost coax testing device enables customers to verify a coax outlet before calling tech support and should help operators reduce unnecessary truck rolls and service calls.
Viasat seeks review of Starlink
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/7/2021   Post a comment
Viasat urges FCC to take a close look at the potential environmental impact posed by Starlink's plans to deploy thousands of broadband satellites.
Podcast: US Ignite on PAWRing up rural broadband
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1/6/2021   Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey shares how her organization is partnering across the industry to address broadband access in underserved areas.
Verizon expands reach of low-cost Internet program
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/4/2021   Post a comment
Starting at $19.99 per month, Fios Forward provides uncapped broadband service to new and existing qualified, low-income households.
Gigabit market on pace for continued growth in 2021 – report
Broadband World News  
12/23/2020   1 comment
A new report from Omdia projects growth for the global gigabit market next year but warns providers to prioritize reliable service over ultra-high speeds.
Broadband gets $7B in new COVID-19 relief bill
Broadband World News  
12/21/2020   1 comment
The funding includes a $3.2 billion emergency broadband benefit for anyone laid off or furloughed during the pandemic.
BBWN Bites: OneWeb constellation grows to 110
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12/18/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Ofcom reports on UK fiber growth; Virgin Media says November was busiest month for data; Openreach creates jobs to 'build back better.'
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