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Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 12/2/2021
Frontier Communications continues to make plenty of noise about its big fiber buildout plans, but the company also appears to have a small but noteworthy interest in fixed wireless Internet technologies.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Broadband World News, 12/1/2021
With few legislative days left on the calendar, the US Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for President Biden's nominees for National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) administrator – Alan Davidson, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner – Gigi Sohn.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Broadband World News, 12/1/2021
With billions of dollars on the line for states to solve their digital divides, the most essential tool for getting that right is accurate data about where broadband service is and isn't lacking, and why.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/30/2021
Charter Communications has told the Federal Communications Commission that "timely and non-discriminatory" access to utility poles is "critical" for the cable operator and other broadband providers to provide access to unserved areas. Without assurances pertaining to reasonable timelines, terms and conditions for pole access, Charter fears that planned ...
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/29/2021
The numbers of US homes passed by telco fiber and subscribing to those fiber-fed services will soar over the next five years as the phone companies keep installing fiber at a torrid pace, according to a new report by the financial analysts at Cowen.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/29/2021
On this episode, we talk with Light Reading's Mike Dano about all things spectrum auctions, including the "Andromeda" auction, which just wrapped up with $22 billion in bids. We also get into the subject of broadband mapping and how spectrum could be used to tackle the digital divide.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 11/26/2021
South Africa's Communications and Digital Technologies Minister, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has committed to completing the country's digital migration by the end of March 2022, saying her department is firmly on the path to meet the deadline.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/24/2021
Sam Pratt, CEO of Render Networks, likes to tell a story about his first time arriving in rural Northeast Arkansas where his company was embarking on a fiber network deployment project for a local electric co-op, Craighead Electric Cooperative Corporation (CECC).
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Broadband World News, 11/23/2021
A new industry report from Accenture, commissioned by CTIA, the wireless industry association, makes the case for serving much of the rural US with fixed wireless, noting that with billions available for broadband, it's "key to acknowledge that 5G FWA is a future-proof technology."
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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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