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Content posted in April 2020
Nextgenaccess completes Bristol-to-Wales fiber route
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4/30/2020   Post a comment
Nextgenaccess completes its carrier-independent, high-capacity fiber network from Bristol to Wales.
Telenet reports growth, momentum in Q1
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4/30/2020   Post a comment
Belgian operator Telenet reports strong numbers for Q1 2020, including 8,100 broadband additions.
CNSL upgrades broadband in Brooklin
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4/29/2020   Post a comment
The project included additional fiber capacity, upgrading existing equipment and building new remote terminal sites in Brooklin, Maine.
CTL extends late fee, disconnect waivers through June 30
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4/28/2020   Post a comment
Carrier is waiving late fees and will not terminate a residential or small business customer’s service through June 30 due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19.
Calix helps Arvig increase first call resolution rate by 72%
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4/28/2020   Post a comment
Minnesota provider Arvig is now resolving 72% of troubleshooting tickets on the first call with help from Calix EDGE Insights.
Everstream completes purchase of Rocket Fiber assets
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4/27/2020   Post a comment
The acquisition of Rocket Fiber provides Everstream coverage in all major Michigan markets.
CM'IN boosts broadband in France thanks to Ekinops upgrade
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4/24/2020   Post a comment
Ekinops enables French telecom service provider CM'IN to boost broadband with 100G optical upgrade.
FTTH Council Europe releases 2020 Market Panorama
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4/23/2020   Post a comment
FTTH Council Europe report on fiber deployments shows that the number of homes passed by fiber in EU39 reaches nearly 172 million, with the biggest increases in Italy and Spain.
QA Cafe delivers test solution for Wi-Fi 6 access devices
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4/23/2020   Post a comment
QA Cafe announces the first fully comprehensive automated test platform for WiFi 6 access devices.
Ukrtelecom, Iskratel form fiber partnership to connect rural Ukraine
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4/23/2020   Post a comment
New fiber-optic network will bridge the digital divide in Ukraine, connecting 200 towns and villages across the country.
netElastic adds BNG Manager to enhance customer vBNG experience
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4/22/2020   Post a comment
netElastic's BNG Manager will help service providers better configure and monitor their virtual Broadband Network Gateways (vBNGs).
Calix announces fully virtualized regional summits
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4/22/2020   Post a comment
The virtual series will begin with four regional summits, followed by smaller, more geographically targeted events.
ATX unveils GigaXtend family of next-gen outside plant equipment
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4/22/2020   Post a comment
Each product line in the GigaXtend portfolio of nodes, amplifiers and hardline taps and passives offers an upgrade path to 3GHz and beyond.
Ericsson, U.S. Cellular partner to increase mobile broadband capacity
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4/21/2020   Post a comment
With support from Ericsson, U.S. Cellular began boosting mobile broadband capacity to customers in several states as demand for data increases during the pandemic.
ISP uses satellite service from SES to reach rural Alaskans
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4/21/2020   Post a comment
OptimERA ups capacity in Unalaska and the Aleutian Islands despite being miles from a fiber-based network.
New report assesses COVID-19's impact on Greek broadband and telecom market
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4/16/2020   Post a comment
The 'Greece - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses' report suggests that broadband penetration is steadily developing despite economic hardship.
Aviat selects MaxLinear backhaul chipset for WTM 4800 Multi-Band radios
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4/15/2020   Post a comment
Aviat Networks has selected the MxL1105 CMOS transceiver along with the MxL85652 and MxL85110 modems for its new line of WTM 4800 Multi-Band radios.
Orange ship ready to conduct surveys for new submarine cable routes
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4/15/2020   Post a comment
The Urbano Monti, the new ship of Orange and its subsidiary Elettra tlc, dedicated to marine surveys of new submarine cable routes, is ready to start her first operation.
Windstream offers UCaaS deal to schools
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4/14/2020   Post a comment
Windstream provides a 90-day free offer for collaboration tools helping public schools and municipalities.
Ting Internet welcomes former Verizon exec Neil Shah as VP of Product
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4/14/2020   Post a comment
In this role, Neil Shah will own the Ting Internet and TV product vision and roadmap.
TDS lights up 1-Gig in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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4/13/2020   Post a comment
Operator says FTTH build covers 3,500 addresses there.
Congruex providing fiber services for critical organizations combating COVID-19
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4/9/2020   Post a comment
Congruex highlighted recently completed projects for critical service organizations with nationwide networks as they combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monroe County EPA picks Conexon to build FTTH network
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4/8/2020   Post a comment
The buildout will provide broadband benefits to 10,800 rural Mississippi homes and businesses, with the first customers expected to be connected by early 2021.
UK altnets increased coverage by 50% in 2019 – report
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4/8/2020   Post a comment
New INCA and Point Topic survey finds independent network operators have achieved 50% growth from the previous year and expects the number of premises passed to rise to 2.4 million in 2020.
Atlantic Broadband reports usage spikes since COVID-19 outbreak
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4/7/2020   Post a comment
With stay-at-home orders in place in most states across the US, Atlantic Broadband reports a significant increase in Internet bandwidth usage since mid-March.
i3 Broadband partners with Plume on i3 Smart Wi-Fi
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4/7/2020   Post a comment
i3 Broadband partners with Plume to bring fast, reliable and consistent Wi-Fi to their residential customers.
Everstream secures $342.5M in debt financing
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4/6/2020   Post a comment
Midwest business Internet provider will buy and build its way into five new markets during 2020 with backing from nine banks.
TDS Metrocom to build FTTH network in Idaho
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4/3/2020   Post a comment
The network will ultimately connect more than 57,000 homes and businesses across the communities of Meridian, Garden City and Boise.
IMU picks Calix to deploy next-generation fiber
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4/2/2020   Post a comment
Indianola Municipal Utilities (IMU) is deploying a next-generation fiber broadband network with Calix in order to deliver vital communications services to telecommuters in central Iowa.




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