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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.
Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 7/23/2021
City planners spend much of their time on essentials like roads, sewage and transportation. But they're increasingly looking to add broadband services into that mix, according to a new survey of 101 local and regional government executives and managers conducted by Probolsky Research and touted by networking equipment vendor Cisco.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 12/3/2020
The World Economic Forum recently named 36 cities to its G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance, or what it describes as "a global effort to advance the responsible and ethical use of smart city technologies."
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 10/23/2020
Also in this roundup: USDA ReConnect Program commits over $560 million in second round broadband grants; Verizon, AT&T celebrate broadband subs; Virgin Media, Google bundle up.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 10/2/2020
Also in this roundup: Cable One's stake in MBI; high valuations for rural broadband; Starlink plays recovery role; Belgium gets more fiber.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 8/18/2020
The global "smart mobility" market - encompassing transportation apps, smart parking solutions and the infrastructure that supports them - is estimated to reach $70.46 billion by 2027, growing between now and then at a CAGR of 20.2%.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 8/6/2020
This week Virgin Media connected nearly a million additional homes in Leeds, Bradford and Glasgow to its Gig1 network, allowing the ISP to claim 3.6 million premises passed and therefore making it the "largest gigabit broadband network" in the UK, surpassing BT's Openreach.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 7/21/2020
Dublin, Ohio, is home to a new Smart Parking project, courtesy of technology from Fujitsu and as part of the city's burgeoning Connected Dublin initiative.
Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 7/1/2020
The pandemic has been a wake-up call to broadband's overall importance in the US economy. While some big telcos are waiving data caps and other penalties to make it easier for consumers to stay connected, those companies are not necessarily speeding up their efforts to connect underserved and rural communities.
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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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