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BBWN Bites: All they wanna do is TalkTalk fiber
Broadband World News  
1/31/2020   Post a comment
USDA opens its checkbook, Telefónica promotes digital solutions (especially connected homes), Fox notches home-field advantage in pre-Super Bowl tiff with Roku and more.
USDA invests $146M in rural broadband infrastructure this week alone
Alison Diana  
1/31/2020   1 comment
In a flurry of activity throughout the week, Donald (DJ) LaVoy, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the US Department of Agriculture, and his team spent about $145.8 million in the non-urban or suburban areas of seven states.
There's no wireless without wires, no 5G without fiber
Fiber Broadband Association  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Operators such as Verizon have committed to investing in thousands of miles of fiber to support their 5G infrastructures, a vital component of this next-gen cellular technology that's expected to transform the world.
BBWN Bites: Dems promote $86B broadband 'framework,' Virgin Media cabinets charge Up EVs
Broadband World News  
1/30/2020   Post a comment
Also today, BT's not-so-bonny revenue, Openreach expands FTTP footprint, US broadband households like being serviced, Free brings broadband to the French mountains and more.
Calix CEO: 2020 Is a 'Year of Revenue & Profit Growth'
Alison Diana  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Calix reported revenue of $120.19 million – up 4% – in Q4 2019, putting a bounce in the step of company president and CEO Carl Russo and a shine to Calix's ongoing transition from hardware vendor to a provider of platforms enabled by cloud, APIs and subscriber experience.
BT Takes Back Ex-Subs' Routers, Set-Top Boxes
Alison Diana  
1/29/2020   Post a comment
Looking to curtail e-waste and improve the bottom line, BT will require customers to return routers and set-top boxes, although subscribers will not have to pay a fee when they receive regular broadband equipment.
BBWN Bites: SpaceX and Amazon jostle in broadband's space race
Broadband World News  
1/29/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's fixed-access broadband news, AWS and Iridium team on satellite-based CloudConnect to Amazon Web Services to 80% of the unconnected world; House Dems to unveil five-year, $760 billion, unfunded infrastructure program that includes broadband plan; Calix posts Q4 revenue rise; and more.
'Cable Haunt' Modem Threat Gets Fixes
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/27/2020   Post a comment
Vulnerability will 'forever change the security of cable modems,' a DOCSIS and telecom engineering veteran predicts.
Broadband Forum Takes on Carrier-Grade WiFi Challenge
Alison Diana  
1/24/2020   3 comments
The industry standards organization is looking to ease operator pain from residential WiFi, while it also sees initiatives in connected home and other projects bear fruit.
BBWN Bites: DISH Seeks Fiber Providers for 5G Network
Broadband World News  
1/23/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Verizon will soon offer premiere gaming to Fios 1-Gig subs, Frontier and CenturyLink break CAF II promise, Telecom Italian and Open Fiber deal hits snags and more.
DOCSIS 3.1 Pays Dividends for Rogers in Q4
Alison Diana  
1/22/2020   Post a comment
Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint gave Rogers Communications the ability to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s, contributing to a broadband segement that generated about 60% of the Canadian operator's $3.05 billion (US) in Q4 cable earnings.
BBWN Bites: Billionaire Group Wants Telefónica's LatAm Assets – Report
Broadband World News  
1/22/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Netflix grows bigger, Netflix+ accelerates European invasion, DT and Deutsche Glasfaser pilot FTTH network, UK pub owner pays piracy price, Polish agency fines Polkomtel for bundle boo-boo and more about fixed-access broadband topics.
BBWN Bites: Liberty Global Seeks UK's OK for Wholesale Network
Broadband World News  
1/21/2020   Post a comment
Also, CityFibre to acquire FibreNation, plus its amended deal with Vodafone bodes well for other operators, Zzoomm expands 2-gig service footprint, Scottish group sets ambitious goal for government, privacy concerns hinder smart-speaker adoption and more.
BBWN Bites: Australian Fires Spark Reconsideration of Copper Infrastructure
Broadband World News  
1/17/2020   Post a comment
Also on this Friday edition of BBWN Bites, NBCUniversal reveals Peacock's launch dates and pricing, BT's head honcho talks turkey with UK PM, while operator hopes deal with Google Stadia floods its networks bandwidth-hungry gamers and more.
How to Transform Your Business Model & Grow Revenue – Webinar
Alison Diana  
1/16/2020   Post a comment
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
BBWN Bites: Baroness Calls Broadband Bosses to Brainstorm
Broadband World News  
1/16/2020   Post a comment
Also today, pay-TV providers did not have a lot to celebrate in 2019, Dem candidate Pete Buttigieg's broadband budget, Shaw Communications' Q1 numbers and more.
Prysmian Group Wins $38M Rural Contract From Mexican Government
Alison Diana  
1/15/2020   Post a comment
Prysmian is working for a government-owned Mexican company to connect remote regions of the country with high-speed broadband.
BBWN Bites: Deutsche Telekom & Utility EWE Form Fiber Wholesaler
Broadband World News  
1/15/2020   Post a comment
Also today, global piracy to reach almost $70B, SpaceX ratchets up rocket launches, TiVo CEO wants to enter the streaming war and more.
BBWN Bites: Charter Seeks US Expansion With Biz-Focused High-Speed Internet Service
Broadband World News  
1/14/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Arizona governor promises $100 million for rural broadband, Atlantic Broadband buys yet another local provider, cable bundles keep wholesale carriers busy and more from fixed-broadband operators BT and Deutsche Glasfaser.
Next-gen OneWeb satellite enhances flexibility, cuts latency
Broadband World News  
1/14/2020   Post a comment
In partnership with chipmaker SatixFy UK, OneWeb unveiled technological advances for its LEO and GEO satellites, including the fleet of broadband-communications satellites it will launch in late 2021.
BBWN News: Broadcom Cable Modem Vulnerability Threatens 200M+ Subs
Broadband World News  
1/13/2020   Post a comment
Also today, closing the door on Spectrum Home Security, Zayo brings the zoom to Denver Public Schools' infrastructure, UK ISP adds FTTH to its FWA offering, CableLabs gets bigger in Latin America and more in the always newsworthy fixed-access broadband world.
BBWN Bites: Fisherman Jailed After Freeing Boat From Undersea Cables
Broadband World News  
1/10/2020   Post a comment
Also today in fixed-access broadband news, USDA kicks off ReConnect funding, Euskaltel names CFO, security researcher warns of insecurities for ACT broadband customers and Ofcom focuses on customer experience.
BBWN Bites: FCC Chair Brings Rural Broadband Plan to Committee
Broadband World News  
1/9/2020   Post a comment
Also today, UK's KCOM to spend $130 million on full-fiber rollout, while ITS gets about $59 million infusion from Aviva Investors, Colt densifies in European cities, Lebanon looks to go full-fiber and more from the fixed-broadband world.
The State of States' Broadband Mapping
Alison’s Wonderland  
1/7/2020   3 comments
The lack of an accurate broadband map means states and counties including Illinois, Georgia and Roanoke, Va., must tackle this issue themselves before spending their residents' money on deploying infrastructure.
Cablecos to Trial 10G in 2020
Broadband World News  
1/6/2020   Post a comment
Speaking before the kickoff of CES 2020 this week, CableLabs' newly announced Chief Research and Development Officer Mariam Sorond said cable operators will launch 10G field trials later this year.
BBWN: CES Launches Expand Cableco Smart-Home Opportunities
Broadband World News  
1/6/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup of fixed-access broadband news, UK FTTH availability surges, Africa's pay-TV subs to increase (although revenue won't keep pace), Amazon investment fund pours into Sweepr, Sunrise names new CFO while Russia's Akado Telecom gets new CEO, plus more.
Henderson, Nev., Gets Cox Smart City Treatment
Broadband World News  
1/3/2020   Post a comment
Located 15 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, Henderson city officials hope Cox2M solution will attract visitors and savings.
BBWN Bites: Amazon Attracts DT's Clauberg, Airtel's Batra
Broadband World News  
1/2/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup, Comcast scores à la carte reprieve in Maine, Cuomo vetoes New York State muni study, the FCC expects to write more rural-broadband checks and much more.




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Fixed wireless startup is taking a slow path to success, but Starry's base is growing by 10% per month and is poised to end 2020 with about 100,000 subs, an industry analyst says.
It faces an uphill climb, but Viasat is exploring a plan to build 300 low-earth orbit satellites that could deliver low-latency broadband service and qualify for the US Rural Digital Opportunities Fund.
Cable ops continued to gain ground against broadband rivals in Q1 2020 amid the early stages of the pandemic and a recent surge in new household formation.
The pandemic has caused the operator to redeploy some of its network engineering resources, but Comcast says it remains bullish on its FDX initiative.
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