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.
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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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2021
On this episode, Sam Sanders, CEO of Uprise Fiber, discusses his company's goal of serving as a new high-speed, affordable Internet option for customers who aren't happy with or are left out by incumbent service.
Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/15/2021
North Africa has the world's slowest broadband as a collective region followed by sub-Saharan Africa which is the second slowest in the world.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/9/2021
On this episode, we hear from Eric Frank, CEO of LightBox, a real estate information and technology platform, on the company's new nationwide Internet connectivity map. While the FCC's most recent estimate shows 14.5 million Americans lacking Internet access, LightBox today puts that number at a much larger 60 million, or one in six Americans.
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Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 9/9/2021
Mo Katibeh speaks to AT&T's efforts to close the digital divide and what's next for the operator's future fiber and 5G network buildouts.
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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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Wednesday, October 6, 2021
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London

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.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Microservices
  • Containerization
  • How to implement cloud-native containerized PON
  • The convergence of fiber and mobile networks

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