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BBWN Bites: Openreach Seeks New FTTH Supplier
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11/27/2019   Post a comment
The access networks arm of BT is seeking a third equipment supplier, CityFibre is reportedly seeking to renegotiate its deal with Vodafone, and more from the world of fixed broadband.
GAO: Rural Broadband's High-Cost Payment Program Saddled With Too Much Fraud-Risk
Alison Diana  
11/26/2019   Post a comment
The federal watchdog agency recommends the FCC consider eliminating the old cost-accounting program since it's more prone to fraud than the alternative reimbursement method among small, rural providers that receive about $2.5 billion annually to deploy broadband.
BBWN Bites: C Spire Strikes Broadband Deal With Alabama Power
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11/22/2019   Post a comment
Also today, China set to blast into satellite broadband in 2020 while Egypt plans satellite broadband debut today; some young adults do watch streaming video on TV, KPMG finds (among other things); and more.
Climate Change Cries Out for Infrastructure That Withstands the Storm
Fiber Broadband Association  
11/21/2019   Post a comment
The strength of natural disasters like hurricanes is worsening, scientists say, and it's imperative that broadband infrastructures can withstand or be speedily repaired post-catastrophe, writes Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers.
BBWN Bites: Loon Floats Broadband to Peru's Amazon
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11/21/2019   Post a comment
Also today, Ofcom CTO leaves for new smart city, CEO change at Telia Norway, USDA helps out South Dakota and Iowa, BT buys into WiFi analytics, CityFibre's latest chief and more.
Gigabit Broadband Reaches 5% of Global Population: Report
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11/20/2019   2 comments
Also today, NBN cost Aussies millions in lost time, CableLabs and Buckeye Broadband settle their differences, Sagemcom gets WiFi 6 stamp of approval and Connecticut judge okays municipal broadband.
BBWN Bites: Facebook Gets Friendly With West Virginia
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11/19/2019   Post a comment
Also today, Ireland approves $3.3 billion for broadband, poor Internet costs UK SMBs about $4,332, two satellite companies separately advance their broadband missions and more more.
BBWN Bites: New Zealand's Chorus to Sync Up 2-Gig, 4-Gig Services in Early 2020
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11/18/2019   Post a comment
Also today, Canadian court orders ISPs to block pirates, British broadband execs aren't into industrializing broadband, WOW further expands IT leadership team and more.
TIP Trio Brings Containerization, LTE RAN to DOCSIS
Broadband World News  
11/15/2019   Post a comment
Telecom Infra Project (TIP) members Altran, Benetel and Phluido co-created a disaggregated, containerized, multi-organization LTE RAN reference solution that cable operators can use to run 4G RAN services over their existing networks.
BBWN Bites: UK's Labour Party Wants Socialist-Style Broadband for All
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11/15/2019   Post a comment
Also today, UK's Labour Party adds broadband to communist manifesto, Google's Curie subsea cable completes a big step, Hyperoptic offers monthly service, TalkTalk cheers earnings and lots more.
EU Cable Revenue Hit All-Time High of $26.4B
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11/14/2019   Post a comment
Also, Nextgenaccess rides the rails to fiber, cord cutters eat bandwidth, Brits like their homes smart and more.
BBWN Bites: Pay-TV Providers Almost Double Sub Losses in a Year
Broadband World News  
11/13/2019   Post a comment
Also, Orange constructs international network in Africa, Openreach needs to speed up FTTx construction and more.
Telcos Continue Losing Broadband Share to Cable
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11/13/2019   Post a comment
Cable operators dominate, claiming about two thirds of a growing market share, while telcos continue to lose points.
BBWN Bites: Charter Picks Plume OpenSync for Smart Home
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11/12/2019   Post a comment
Also today, senators want unified definition of 'high-speed broadband,' SpaceX gets busy, Broadband Forum's Gfast cert program adds grads, toob automates fiber CX, Illinois adds broadband director, Calix hires global director and Nigerian ISP picks GPON.
BBWN Bites: Disney+ to Dominate Streaming Platforms - Report
Broadband World News  
11/11/2019   Post a comment
Also, Discovery Communications may launch own OTT service, Vodafone UK adds Openreach to wholesale partner list, Vodacom grows in South Africa, Iranian utility to become FTTH wholesaler and Ovum expects big changes for Africa's low fixed broadband rate.
New CEO Will Lead Frontier Communications' Future – Report
Alison Diana  
11/11/2019   Post a comment
After suffering many quarters of financial and broadband subscriber losses, Frontier Communications' bond owners are ready for dramatic change – including a replacement for CEO Dan McCarthy (pictured), Bloomberg reports today, citing several sources.
BBWN Bites: BC Group to Buy Bulgaria's Vivacom for $1.3B
Broadband World News  
11/8/2019   Post a comment
Also today, cable operators beat productivity average, Missouri utility upgrades broadband without upgrading costs, TiVo gives deadline for split and more.
BBWN Bites: Virgin Media's Bundles Lead to Broadband Gains
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11/7/2019   Post a comment
Comcast Flex offers choice, Slovenia's broadband competition is plentiful (and weak), and a city in Iowa considers municipal broadband for better connectivity.
BBWN Bites: Optus Takes On NBN With 5G FWA
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11/6/2019   Post a comment
Also today, gigabit broadband's healthy EU boost, Ofcom picks Oxly as temporary chief exec, Jurassic Fibre's FTTP era, Zen Internet collected about credit, ITI finalizes Canal+ deal and Missouri's $5M grant.
Altice USA Fiber Upgrade Rolls to 500K Homes
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/6/2019   Post a comment
Following an acceleration of network construction, Altice USA's FTTP deployment now spans 10% of its Optimum footprint that covers parts of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
WOW Sharpens Sub Growth Using Network 'Edge-Outs'
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/4/2019   Post a comment
Competitive cable operator also generating some operational benefits from its new whole-home WiFi offer.




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