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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.
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   4 comments
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Culturing Fiber, Rural Operators Attract Investors - Report
Alison Diana  
12/23/2019   Post a comment
As the pool of savvy, fiber-rich operators across the US rural and regional landscape wanes, the financial community will grow even more interested in acquiring or investing in them, a CoBank report says.
NY's Governor Cuomo Is in a Net Neut State of Mind
Alison Diana  
12/20/2019   Post a comment
Governor Andrew Cuomo details how he wants to bring net neutrality back to the Empire State.
KPN Banks on Hybrid Access Tech to Retain Rural Subs
Alison Diana  
12/16/2019   Post a comment
Dutch incumbent is leveraging its mobile network and copper infrastructure to bring speeds of at least 50 Mbit/s to rural subscribers at a reasonable price.
Cisco Offers Single Chip Approach to IP Transport
Alison Diana  
12/12/2019   Post a comment
STC, Comcast and NTT Communications are among the operators interested in using Cisco's Silicon One, part of the vendor's newly unveiled unified single silicon architecture for routers that is designed to slash testing costs and time.
Holiday Gifts Load Up Broadband Bandwidth, Study Finds
Alison Diana  
12/10/2019   Post a comment
New connected devices from generous relatives, plus endless hours of streaming choices, will cause holiday revelers to use up to 330 gigabytes per subscriber this holiday season, OpenVault predicts.
Telenet Tags SAM for IoT Home Security
Alison Diana  
12/9/2019   Post a comment
European cable operator partners with SAM Seamless Network to provide residential customers with software-based cybersecurity solution for all connected devices.
Don't Count Out EPON as MSOs Mull Their Fiber Future – ADTRAN Exec
Alison Diana  
12/4/2019   1 comment
Many Tier 1 MSOs have yet to choose between EPON and GPON, and their natural ties to IEEE standard-based technologies plus EPON's accelerated future timeline, could make this an attractive standard for large cable ops, ADTRAN engineering exec Jess Beihoffer tells BBWN.
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.
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.
ADTRAN's Revenues Plunge in Q3
Alison Diana  
10/31/2019   Post a comment
Slowed or paused purchasing by two major international operators, DT & Telmex, causes ADTRAN's third-quarter revenues to fall 22.9%.
Verizon Touts Progress With NG-PON2
Alison Diana  
10/30/2019   Post a comment
Verizon and Calix bonded four wavelengths in the lab, bringing Verizon closer to its goal of one unified network for multiple services, says Kevin Smith, vice president of network planning at Verizon, during Calix ConneXions 2019 in Las Vegas.
GVTC VP: Managed WiFi Is a Must-Have Service
Alison Diana  
10/29/2019   Post a comment
Managed WiFi delivers so much value to subscribers and the provider that it's a mandatory part of the Texas telecom coop's Premium WiFi service.
Calix Q3 Earnings Show Transition Is (Slowly) Underway
Alison Diana  
10/25/2019   Post a comment
Calix must overcome ties to its hardware-based past and return to positive earnings, something CEO Carl Russo predicts will happen soon -- pointing to the vendor's flat Q3 earnings and uptick in Verizon orders as positive financial indicators.
Comcast Business Crosses Canadian Border With iTel
Alison Diana  
10/16/2019   Post a comment
Comcast Business Enterprise Solutions will support US-based Fortune 1000's branch offices with northern neighbor through partnership with iTel, SVP and GM Glenn Katz explains.
ADTRAN Warns of Tier 1 Slowdown, but Other Biz Grows 20% in Q3
Alison Diana  
10/10/2019   Post a comment
Excluding DT and Telmex, which were on a purchasing hiatus in Q3, ADTRAN business grew 20% over the prior quarter and generated an estimated $114 million.
USDA Sows $152M Crop of Rural Broadband Funds
Alison Diana  
10/8/2019   Post a comment
The US Department of Agriculture is investing to provide or improve rural broadband in 14 states, across 20 projects.
Virtual Routing Software on Open Network Switches Delivers ROI Punch
Alison Diana  
10/3/2019   Post a comment
Volta Networks' cloud-native virtual routing software now runs on Edgeware Networks' AS7316-26XB cell site gateway switch, the first step in a partnership the two vendors hope will accelerate CSP adoption of white box technologies across providers' networks.
Telemedicine Saves Almost $4K Per Diabetic, CoBank Tells FCC
Alison Diana  
9/19/2019   Post a comment
Broadband-infrastructure financial firm CoBank found rural Type II diabetes patients felt better, had improved relationships with their healthcare providers -- and saved money, when they had high-speed-powered telemedicine.
DOCSIS 3.1: A Calm Before the D4 Storm
Alison Diana  
9/11/2019   Post a comment
As some MSOs consider the direction of their future DOCSIS investments and others embrace full-fiber, most D3.1 adopters will finalize roll-outs this year.
Aussie Wholesaler Says G'Day to XGS-PON
Alison Diana  
9/10/2019   Post a comment
OptiComm CTO Stephen Davies shares the Australian fiber-only wholesaler's strategy to stay ahead of bandwidth demand using 10G-PON.
Broadband Forum Updates Quality of Experience Delivered Initiative
Alison Diana  
9/4/2019   Post a comment
Industry organization's third-quarter meeting features demonstration of QED implementation and release of Broadband Forum architecture report.
Greenlight Networks CEO: Building Up Rochester's High-Speed Fiber Broadband
Alison Diana  
9/3/2019   5 comments
Fiber-only broadband services provider Greenlight Networks uses infusion of capital for 525% headcount increase and accelerated deployment of fiber optic networks to expanded customer base in Rochester, NY, region.
ADTRAN CEO Tom Stanton Q&A: All Access All the Time
Alison Diana  
8/21/2019   8 comments
In a one-on-one interview with Broadband World News, ADTRAN Chairman and CEO Tom Stanton speaks about the vendor's success with a new breed of broadband providers, today's competitive environment and, yes, Verizon and NG-PON2.
Illinois' $420M Broadband Program Is Part of National Trend
Alison Diana  
8/19/2019   7 comments
Governor JB Pritzker introduced the Broadband Advisory Panel, consisting of 25 private citizens and government professionals, who will work with ISPs to guide Illinois' $420 million investment in broadband infrastructure.
ADTRAN Connects Operators to Smart-Home Opportunity
Alison Diana  
8/13/2019   5 comments
ADTRAN kicks open the door to connected home opportunity for operators, integrating SmartRG into Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite and debuting new products.
Broadband Forum's Connected-Home Standard Gathers Momentum
Alison Diana  
8/9/2019   11 comments
The industry association's latest iteration of its popular TR-069 standard was specifically developed to help providers remotely manage and control smart-home networks.
Frontier Posts $5.2B Loss That Includes $5.4B Goodwill Write-Down
Alison Diana  
8/7/2019   6 comments
Frontier earned revenue of $2.07 billion, but $5.4 billion goodwill write-down goes toward losses on sale of assets and operations and restructuring expenses, plus potential future costs.
Polynesia's Manatua Cable Manufacturing Nears Completion
Alison Diana  
8/6/2019   3 comments
A consortium of Polynesian operators led the effort to build and manage this 3,600-km submarine cable system, slated to open May 2020.
SpaceX Delays Satellite Launch 'Til Tuesday
Alison Diana  
8/5/2019   3 comments
Also in today's roundup: Corning fiber growth, WOW broadband results and new FTTH deployments from Safaricom.
Cloud-Based Apps Power 10G PON
Alison Diana  
7/31/2019   6 comments
Residential and enterprise demand for cloud-based apps and the need for more storage are driving operator investment in 10G PON, says Ovum analyst Julie Kunstler.
Diversity Will Soon Lead Calix Back to Profitability: CEO Russo
Alison Diana  
7/24/2019   17 comments
Calix continues to diversify its customers and solutions, extend the market for its more profitable platform and services and has almost transferred its supply chain from China, CEO Carl Russo tells investors.
OneWeb Satellites Takes One More Giant Leap for Broadband
Alison Diana  
7/23/2019   2 comments
Joint venture between OneWeb and Airbus opens facility that can make two satellites per day at one-fiftieth the cost of traditional factories that produce one satellite a year, boasts OneWeb Satellites.
ADTRAN's Diversification Adds Up to $156.4M in Q2 Revenue
Alison Diana  
7/19/2019   5 comments
Vendor expands focus into MSOs and utilities, increases fiber sales and extends efforts in global territories, as part of initiative to decrease reliance on CSPs.
DOCSIS 3.1 Gains New Ground
Alison Diana  
7/17/2019   7 comments
Some operators expand existing D3.1 infrastructure, while others discover fiber-only is too slow and expensive to meet subscribers' needs quickly enough to keep them happy.
Piracy to Swipe $12.5B in Video Revenue by 2024 – Report
Alison Diana  
7/16/2019   30 comments
Piracy and account sharing are taking a sizable bite from operators' content revenue, with incumbents and OTT startups feeling the financial hurt.
FCC Seeks to Streamline Satellite Regs as Bezos & Musk Ready for Space Battle.
Alison Diana  
7/10/2019   4 comments
The FCC drafts changes to accelerate its satellite review process about a week after Amazon's Project Kuiper files an application with the agency in the fast-moving space broadband race.
FCC Explores MDU Broadband Regulation
Alison Diana  
7/10/2019   2 comments
Federal agency suggests that mandating competition and infrastructure sharing will discourage MDU buildouts and perpetuate the digital divide.
Amazon Files With FCC to Launch Satellites for Global Broadband
Alison Diana  
7/9/2019   5 comments
Subsidiary Kuiper Systems, led by Jeff Bezos, requests FCC permission to launch 3,236 satellites slated to beam broadband service to most of the under- and unserved parts of the world.
NBN Moves Goal Post for Rollout Victory
Alison Diana  
7/3/2019   5 comments
Australian broadband operator met lowered targets for premises passed and activated accounts for its fiscal year and most recent quarter.
Openreach Bumps Up Gfast Download Specs
Alison Diana  
7/2/2019   19 comments
British wholesaler Openreach increases its minimum-mandated Gfast download speed to 120 MHz.
Better Broadband Gets Better Scores for USDA Funding
Alison Diana  
6/17/2019   15 comments
The US Department of Agriculture gives high points to those operators providing symmetric, high-speed infrastructure when considering loan and grant applicants.
NG-PON2 Tunable Optics Prices Too High for Nokia
Alison Diana  
6/5/2019   7 comments
Tunable optics components add up to about $1,000, says Nokia's Stefaan Vanhastel, too high an admission cost for the $26-plus billion corporation in a market estimated at $204 million in 2022.
CenturyLink Enterprise: Shining a Light on Network Opportunities
Alison Diana  
6/3/2019   11 comments
As enterprises adopt public networking, their adoption of dark fiber for high-security uses grows, said Ed Morche, president of enterprise and government markets at CenturyLink.
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