Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/24/2021
Future-proofing the network well beyond 10-Gig is one of the reasons Frontier Communications is bullish on XGS-PON as the company pursues a major, multi-year fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) upgrade initiative.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/23/2021
Frontier Communications has hooked up with Nokia to connect about 100,000 homes to XGS-PON technology, a move that puts the telco on a path to eventually deliver symmetrical 10Gbit/s broadband services.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/22/2021
AT&T could consider raising its fiber buildout beyond 30 million residential and business locations by 2025, under the right circumstances, according to company CEO John Stankey.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2021
Residents of Turney, Missouri - a village in Clinton County - have a new way to connect to the Internet. And stakeholders hope the experiment will help tackle the digital divide in the rural area.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2021
Taking a step toward network and service convergence, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) recently approved two standards for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), an initiative focused on the development of standardized nodes for access networks.
Broadband World News, , 9/20/2021
Vodafone and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are embarking on a "major new initiative" to address the global digital divide - with the aim to give an additional 3.4 billion people access to the Internet through a smartphone by 2030.
Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/17/2021
The Biden administration's massive infrastructure bill - which would allocate fully $65 billion for broadband - appears to be nearing the finish line. As a result, policy pundits across the country are debating how to overhaul to a decades-old program designed to finance bridges across the digital divide.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2021
Another 466 winning bids from phase I of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) have been blessed by the FCC.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2021
Just as COVID-19 ushered in an acceptance that broadband is essential, the concurrent era of a worsening climate crisis is also making clear just how vulnerable that critical infrastructure is.
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Heather Gate, Vice President, Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation and CN Texas, , 5/6/2021
For most Texans, life without Internet access is unimaginable. The Internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives - from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without ...
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The demand for high-speed broadband services and hyperconnectivity has driven massive surges in network data usage like never before. Due to this trend, the networks of communications service providers (CSPs) are increasingly overburdened. Service providers need to optimize their networks to scale service delivery efficiently, while maximizing the opportunity to innovate at a rapid pace.

Learn how cloud-native containerized solutions can position CSP networks for long-term evolution and sustainable growth. Hear practical steps and flexible options for implementing a cloud-native PON solution in your network. Discover how to maximize operational resources and make way for enhanced applications, innovations and new use cases.

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