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BBWN Bites: Amazon approved for 'Project Kuiper'
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7/31/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Zayo doubles Tennessee fiber; Eutelsat eats up Bigblu's satellite activities; and Ofcom calls out UK operators.
Verizon sees Fios slowdown because of COVID-19
Alan Breznick  
7/29/2020   Post a comment
Big US telco picks up fewer Fios broadband subscribers and sheds more Fios video customers in Q2 because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Openreach building to 3.2M premises in UK 'final third'
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7/29/2020   Post a comment
Over 3 million hard-to-reach premises in the UK will benefit from FTTP, according to new plans from Openreach.
MaxLinear nears finish line on Intel buy
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/28/2020   Post a comment
Anticipating a strong Q3 driven by cable data 'tailwinds,' the chipmaker also expects to wrap up its acquisition of Intel's home gateway biz in the period.
BBWN Bites: Speed standard 'useless, harmful,' says EFF to FCC
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7/24/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Earnings from AT&T, TalkTalk; Orange to bring satellite Internet to France; fast Internet gets to rural Alaskans; Openreach expands.
AT&T sees another decline in broadband subs
Alan Breznick  
7/23/2020   Post a comment
AT&T reports loss of more than 100,000 broadband customers in second quarter despite big subscriber gains for its fiber network.
Rogers ekes out broadband sub gains despite pandemic
Alan Breznick  
7/22/2020   Post a comment
In an otherwise dreary quarter, Canada's largest cable and wireless provider still manages to add broadband and IPTV subscribers.
Smart Parking in Ohio may help with COVID-19 tracking
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7/21/2020   Post a comment
Announcing the launch of a Smart Parking pilot application in Dublin, Ohio, Fujitsu said the solution brought an unanticipated benefit of helping track quarantine efforts.
Verizon signals fiber future with successful 800G test
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7/20/2020   Post a comment
Verizon confirmed that it successfully tested an 800Gbit/s connection with vendor Infinera.
BBWN Bites: Fiber goes west
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7/17/2020   Post a comment
In this roundup: Regions of the UK and western US see new fiber rollouts and network launches, spearheaded by CityFibre, Openreach, Crosslake Fibre, Google and TDS.
Full fiber to roll deeper into rural Northern Ireland
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7/16/2020   Post a comment
Openreach announced an additional 94 rural towns where it will expand full FTTP in the next two years, pushing connectivity as essential to Northern Ireland's COVID-19 recovery.
Frontier forks over $750K to settle complaint with Minnesota AG
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/14/2020   Post a comment
Frontier, now in the middle of a bankruptcy reorganization, has also agreed to reform sales and ad practices and invest $10 million in broadband network improvements in the state.
Crosslake Fibre gets set to dive into English Channel
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7/14/2020   Post a comment
The fiber-optic subsea cable connecting the UK and France, dubbed CrossChannel Fibre, will reportedly be ready for service in late 2021.
Shaw loses broadband subs due to COVID
Alan Breznick  
7/13/2020   Post a comment
Big Canadian cable and wireless operator reports loss of broadband subscribers in its fiscal third quarter even as it boosts speeds.
Charter's RDOF plan could target 2.5M homes
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/13/2020   Post a comment
By participating in the RDOF auction, the cable op is poised to broaden its footprint to adjacent rural areas and apply pressure on telcos such as CenturyLink and Frontier.
Frontier pays for probe into hidden fees, 'misrepresentation' of Internet speeds
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/10/2020   Post a comment
Already in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the telco will fork over $900,000 to resolve an investigation by the Washington state Attorney General's office.
BBWN Bites: The return of Google Fiber
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7/10/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: New report explores broadband business models; California nonprofit calls for 'one gigabit or bust'; KCOM, ADVA go full steam for full fiber in Hull; Internet balloons go live over Kenya.
Loon goes live in Kenya
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7/8/2020   Post a comment
Loon is now providing Internet service to Telkom Kenya subscribers, representing the first application of balloon-powered Internet in Africa.
MTN is fastest South African network during lockdown – report
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7/8/2020   Post a comment
A new report from MyBroadband Insights rates MTN as South Africa's best network during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Openreach goes live for 80K premises in Edinburgh
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7/7/2020   Post a comment
Openreach announced that FTTP service is officially available for 80,000 homes and businesses in Edinburgh, with further work restarting in areas where COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have eased.
Podcast: What’s the story with mobile data in Africa?
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7/3/2020   Post a comment
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert joins Light Reading's 'What's the Story?' podcast to discuss the latest news around mobile data and broadband subscriptions in South and Sub-Saharan Africa.
BBWN Bites: RIP to FCC pledge to Keep Americans Connected
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7/3/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Virgin Media launches gigabit services in Edinburgh and Liverpool; rural Mississippi gets the 'equivalent of the initial delivery of electricity' with broadband legislation; and the Georgia Broadband Availability Map reveals huge disparities.
Podcast: US Ignite touts brave new broadband business models
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7/1/2020   Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey talks about how cities and companies can provide broadband to residents in underserved areas with hybrid network business models.
LR's Cable Next-Gen event is going virtual
Alan Breznick  
7/1/2020   Post a comment
Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.




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Silicon Valley startup signs up several small Brazilian ISPs for its virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG), which helps service providers deliver speeds up to 1 gig.
According to a new batch of Ookla Speedtest data, median speeds for the satellite broadband service temporarily dipped then climbed again. Meanwhile, the service's burst speeds appear to be on the rise.
Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.
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