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Content posted in September 2020
Podcast: What's the story with Starlink?
Broadband World News  
9/30/2020   Post a comment
As Starlink preps for commercial launch, here's what we know about the satellite service and how it will (and won't) disrupt the broadband industry.
Cox commits millions to help bridge online education gap
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/29/2020   Post a comment
Cable op launches 'Cox CARES Act Solution for Education' along with pledge to spend $60 million over the next year to support digital learning.
BT says FTTP builds must double to meet gov. target
Broadband World News  
9/28/2020   Post a comment
Fulfilling the government's goal of connecting the entire UK by 2025 will require additional fiscal and legislative action, says BT.
Rogers tries to sweeten its play for Cogeco
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/28/2020   Post a comment
Canadian operator intends to keep the Cogeco brand as it proposes multi-year plan to invest $3B n Quebec focused on accelerated 5G rollouts, network investments and rural broadband expansions.
BBWN Bites: Study shows Starlink's shortcomings
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9/25/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: NBN's fiber pivot; Virgin goes for 2 Gbit/s; old TV causes broadband wipeout.
Truespeed treats 50 schools to 'free broadband for life'
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9/23/2020   Post a comment
The company announced today that it will provide 50 rural English schools with free 'ultrafast broadband' of 200 Mbit/s speeds, forever.
Virgin Media looks to double broadband speeds with 'Gig 2'
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9/22/2020   Post a comment
The UK operator's 'Gig 2' trials delivered a service of 2.2 Gbit/s: about 34 times the country's average connection speed.
Comcast rolls free Wi-Fi to low-income students
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/21/2020   Post a comment
In conjunction with nonprofits, Comcast has launched a multiyear initiative to deploy more than 1,000 Wi-Fi 'Lift Zones' in local community centers.
BBWN Bites: Openreach keeps reaching
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9/18/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Mississippi subpoenas AT&T; record-setting broadband growth for Comcast; TalkTalk study says workers more productive at home.
Global broadband access equipment revenues rebound in Q2
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/18/2020   1 comment
PON sales remain strong, particularly in Europe, while cable access purchases slipped 8%, according to Dell'Oro Group.
COVID-19 spurs speed and cord cutting – report
Broadband World News  
9/16/2020   Post a comment
Recent data from S&P Global shows US broadband households marked the first part of the pandemic by boosting their broadband speeds.
Google Fiber's 2-Gig move pressures cable to upgrade upstream
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/15/2020   Post a comment
Google Fiber is testing a $100 per month, 2Gbit/s service in two markets next month, with plans to offer it more broadly in early 2021.
BBWN Bites: Survey says Congress should fund broadband
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9/11/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: thousands more get fiber in rural UK; Halifax County, Virginia, finds $2M in CARES Act for broadband; NCTA builds 'K-12 Bridge to Broadband.'
CenturyLink's latest outage one of the largest in history
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9/10/2020   Post a comment
The ISP's previous outage in late 2018 triggered an FCC investigation.
Flurry of factors fuels cable's broadband surge
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/10/2020   Post a comment
General consumer demand during the pandemic, accelerating footprint expansions and a spike in new household formation are all contributing, analyst says.
Podcast: COVID-19 spotlights need for rural broadband
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9/10/2020   Post a comment
With school now in session, delivering broadband to students and teachers in rural areas is even more critical – on top of the need to provide reliable Internet service to employees working from home.
Altice USA stays on the hunt for Cogeco
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/10/2020   Post a comment
Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei will continue to seek an 'end game' resulting in the acquisition of Cogeco's US subsidiary, Atlantic Broadband.
BBWN Bites: SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites
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9/4/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Indiana commits $51M to expand broadband; Iliad reports Q2 broadband growth; and Three taps CityFibre.
Alaska Comm builds broadband infrastructure in the bush
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9/3/2020   Post a comment
Alaska Comm's Rick Benken shares the operator's approach to bringing broadband to the Alaskan bush and urban areas, in addition to discussing new challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Altice USA, Rogers try to divvy up Cogeco
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/2/2020   Post a comment
Under a $7.8 billion deal, Altice USA makes a play to acquire Cogeco's US-based Atlantic Broadband division, and then sell Cogeco's Canadian assets to Toronto-based Rogers Communications.
Telecom Italia will move forward with single fiber network
Broadband World News  
9/1/2020   Post a comment
Telecom Italia is still on track with a complicated plan to create a single fiber network in Italy through an integration with Open Fiber.




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