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Brits' Broadband Bulldogs Run From Lands End to John o' Groats
Alisonís Wonderland  
3/26/2019   8 comments
The number and power of Britain's so-called altnets are growing, increasing access to fiber-based gigabit broadband for residents and businesses.
A Tale of Two Broadbands: Global Fiber Use Is Mixed
Alisonís Wonderland  
2/28/2019   8 comments
Nations' use of high-speed fiber accessed via fixed-broadband Internet grew to 25% versus 12%, OECD found, but there's huge disparity between countries.
Google Buries Louisville Fiber Plans
Alisonís Wonderland  
2/7/2019   57 comments
Search engine giant opts to leave Louisville, KY, rather than replace the entire network after nanotrenching technique creates nightmare experience for customers and residents.
Why Did FCC Kill NTIA's Broadband Map?
Alisonís Wonderland  
1/16/2019   5 comments
After NTIA asked for public comments on map improvements in October 2018, the FCC decommissioned the agency's broadband map in early December but did not say whether it will use any of the public's great ideas on its own (largely panned) map.
Net Neutrality: It's Not Dead Yet
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1/9/2019   23 comments
The case of Mozilla v. FCC is slated to begin in the D.C. Circuit Court on Feb. 1, marking what's expected to be the beginning of a protracted legal battle that may continue well into the 2020 presidential race.
FCC Finally Defines Broadband for All
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12/14/2018   12 comments
At its meeting, the Federal Communications Commission increased the speed of acceptable rural broadband and increased funding for providers, delivering it to households and businesses in the countryside.
Can Brexit Boost British Broadband?
Alisonís Wonderland  
12/12/2018   18 comments
Ex-pat Alison Diana finds some Brits focused on improving the country's pretty abysmal service since it's something they can control ó unlike Brexit, Theresa May's future, Parliamentary games or anything else to do with the relationship between the EU and UK.
Ajit Pai's Not-So-Bad Bad Day
Alisonís Wonderland  
12/7/2018   7 comments
Imagining a day in the life of Ajit Pai, a day when two years of service provider speed test data is finally released in the middle of a 762-page report.
Cable Business Services: Going Vertical to Keep Growing
Alisonís Wonderland  
11/15/2018   11 comments
Cable operators must know their enterprise strategy and play to their strengths by aiming for specific customer types or by thoroughly covering vertical industries.
Should Utilities Foot Fiber Bill in Vermont?
Alisonís Wonderland  
10/12/2018   10 comments
Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist, herself a former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, believes the state's digital divide will end if she wins and mandates that all utilities pay to deploy fiber, then sell their wholesale services.
FCC Strikes Another Nail in State's Rights
Alisonís Wonderland  
10/1/2018   8 comments
Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing looms over the first of several anticipated state laws passed, challenging the FCC's reversal of net neutrality.
The $70B Digital Divide Conundrum
Alisonís Wonderland  
9/12/2018   10 comments
US households with broadband access receive, on average, an economic benefit of $1,950 annually: That's lost to co-op residences unless the country figures out a way to use multiple technologies to deploy true high-speed, future-facing broadband to all.
Managed Security Forges Trusted Advisor Relationship
Alisonís Wonderland  
8/17/2018   13 comments
By combining physical and virtual security of software and Internet of Things solutions, service providers can generate ongoing monthly revenue streams and subscriber peace of mind that their home truly is a fortress, physically and virtually.
Smart Homes as a Hedge Against High Rural Electric Bills
Alisonís Wonderland  
7/20/2018   27 comments
Rural customers pay up to 40% higher utility bills than their more urban peers. Broadband providers can push smart home solutions as a way to offset electricity costs.
NG-PON2: The Case for 5G Trumps Lackluster Equipment Volumes
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7/19/2018   5 comments
Chinese telcos won't buy enough NG-PON2 to drive down volume costs. But does that matter, considering the role the next-gen optical technology's going to play in 5G and service provider infrastructure?
Just Connect, Already
Alisonís Wonderland  
7/17/2018   31 comments
New study sponsored by Internet Innovation Alliance finds almost no difference in how people prefer to connect to Internet – via wireless or wireline.
World Cup Sends OTT Demand Into OT
Alisonís Wonderland  
7/9/2018   3 comments
The last time England won the World Cup, a ragged bunch of lads from Liverpool was about to invade America. Teenage girls watched the fab four on wood-framed televisions and shared their thoughts on Princess phones.
The Dumb Side of DIY Smart Homes
Alisonís Wonderland  
6/11/2018   42 comments
More consumers want do-it-yourself smart home devices. But that approach defeats the whole purpose of smart homes Ė spending more time with family and getting out of household chores.
Epsilon: From Coal Shed to Cloud
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5/30/2018   9 comments
Epsilon has taken the best of system integrators' lessons and applied them to its telco model, empowering the wholesale service provider to upgrade its global network to 100Gbit/s and leave its coal-shed history far, far behind, says Jerzy Szlosarek, Epsilon CEO.
Broadband Satellites Revitalize Space Age
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5/8/2018   7 comments
Advances in technology and cost reductions translate into soaring expectations for satellite vendors and managed service providers, such as SES Networks.




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As Vice President of Global Healthcare at AT&T, Maria Lensing oversees the telecommunications operator's technology and professional services offerings across the spectrum of medical providers, from solo practitioners and walk-in clinics to giant hospital chains, medical-device vendors and consulting firms. Lensing also sees more interest from traditional service providers -- cable and telecom operators looking to expand or build relationships with their own medical communities, perhaps as an adjunct to smart-home successes or standalone.

Lensing, who took on this role almost a year ago in May 2018, oversees both the sales and technical teams responsible for developing growth initiatives for AT&T's Global Healthcare business -- including products, services and industry-specific solutions. She also very actively promotes business minority inclusion, education and female empowerment programs and has been recognized both within and outside AT&T. Some awards she's received include "Top 40 Under 40" and "Super Woman in Business" from the Memphis Business Journal.

Join Maria Lensing, VP of Global Healthcare at AT&T, on Tuesday, April 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. PT, when she's the guest on BBWN Radio, hosted by Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana. Register now!

So far, the agenda includes a discussion of technologies such as fiber and 5G; defining the needs and solutions for a widely diverse range of customers; partnering for success in a typically slow-moving, budget-constrained market; learning and dispersing best practices from other verticals and within other business groups; promoting diversity and female empowerment when so many say they're doing so but so little has changed; and what she hopes to accomplish in another year in this role.

Register and post your questions for Maria on BBWN Radio's easy-to-use chat board. We will get to as many questions as possible. Please post questions before and during the broadcast. Once you've registered, you will be led to the chat board page. Talk to you on April 23!

Tune in to Broadband World News Radio on February 14 at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT / 4 p.m. UK when John Isch, Practice Director of the Network and Voice Center of Excellence at Orange Business Services, discusses use cases, ROI and misconceptions of software-defined wide-area networks, virtualization and cloud.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m London

Just when you thought the answer to your next technology direction question was clear, the noise around multiple new technology options fills the Internet and airwaves. Multiple 5Gs are being deployed; there's CableLabs' 10G initiative; the ITU and IEEE are toiling around 50G PON Ė and we havenít even talked about Wi-Fi6 yet! Is any of this real, do you have to pay attention or can you just let the dust settle and then decide?

Since waiting is often not the best option, letís demystify technology options, their impact on your business, and how to prepare for whatever the future brings.

In this webinar, Service Providers will learn:

  • Current state of 5G and how it affects everyone, not only mobile network providers.
  • Latest technologies being developed and how they will benefit their networks and subscribers.
  • How to prepare their networks for the future Ė whatever it may hold.

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The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
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