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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/15/2021
Nokia will look to establish a more direct connection with hundreds of independent cable and broadband operators after striking a fiber-focused deal with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC).
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/13/2021
Frontier Communications has tapped former AT&T exec Veronica Bloodworth as EVP and chief network officer, an appointment that comes as Frontier moves through the Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring process.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 4/9/2021
Also in this roundup: 'Connect New Mexico Act' becomes law; Altice USA and Morris Broadband become one; C-Spire releases rural broadband report; T-Mobile teams with Open Dutch Fibre.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 4/8/2021
This week, Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints; and Bruce Garrison, chief revenue officer of Bluebird Network, on their connectivity work in rural Iowa and the collaboration required to tackle the digital divide.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/6/2021
WideOpenWest (WOW) has begun to alert customers in the Chicago area that the competitive cable operator will start to impose data caps and usage-based broadband policies starting in June.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 4/2/2021
Also in this roundup: Trussville, Alabama, gets gigabit; Maryland commits $300 million to broadband; Texas senate bill would create broadband department; industry groups respond to Biden's $100 billion fund for broadband.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/2/2021
Fueled by a pandemic that forced millions to work and school from home, 2020 was one for the history books in upstream data consumption, when data flows from the user to the network.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 4/1/2021
This week, Gary Bolton, CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, joins the show to discuss why the US needs to put fiber first, why satellite broadband could be a 'disaster' for communities and more.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/31/2021
ADTRAN is taking particular aim at the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) opportunity with a new compact, ruggedized cabinet that's tailored for fiber deployments in unserved and underserved areas as well as locations on the edges of more urban environments.
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Josh Hirschey, General Manager, Amphenol Broadband Solutions and Mette Brink, General Manager, Amphenol Procom & Amphenol Antenna Solutions EMEA & APAC, , 5/7/2020
The need to stay ahead of the technology curve is integral to developing networks that can meet or exceed the bandwidth demand of consumers. Within the broadband industry, we've seen first-hand the approach leading equipment providers have taken, which is to acquire companies that will help fill product or service voids and absorb them into their ...
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