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The Divide: How Astranis plans to connect Peru with small satellites
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1/21/2022   Post a comment
John Gedmark, CEO of Astranis, joins the podcast to discuss the company's small satellite technology and its upcoming deployment to deliver 4G broadband to Peru.
Ziply Fiber goes wide with 2-Gig and 5-Gig broadband tiers
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1/20/2022   Post a comment
Ziply Fiber, an operator that tangles with Comcast and Charter, has launched two multi-gigabit tiers in 60 urban areas, aiming for all markets by Q2 2022.
Fiber fans focus on broadband bill legal language to push FTTH
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1/19/2022   Post a comment
While the Biden admin's $65 billion broadband bill takes a tech-neutral approach, EFF's Ernesto Falcon said it's the phrase 'easily' scalable that matters most to the fiber industry.
Italy wants to fling 3.7B of taxpayer funds at fiber
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1/19/2022   Post a comment
The government scheme may look wasteful to critics when Italy already looks on track for nationwide fiber coverage.
Starlink's daunting deployment plan 'leaves no margin for error' analyst
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/18/2022   Post a comment
Elon Musk's nascent broadband will need to radically accelerate the rate of satellite launches and navigate tricky supply chain logistics if it's going to come close to fulfilling its global ambition.
FCC sets final rules for $14.2B Affordable Connectivity Program
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1/18/2022   Post a comment
The new program aims to improve upon the Emergency Broadband Benefit program and serve as a long-term subsidy for eligible US households.
Fiber-fueled smart city project hits the streets in Angers, France
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1/17/2022   Post a comment
The city of Angers, France, has embarked on a 12-year contract with Engie Consortium to develop an 'intelligent territory' with several 'smart' initiatives that extend to street lights, waste, water and energy.
Where Internet shutdowns are contributing to the digital divide
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1/14/2022   Post a comment
Last year saw a 56% increase in global Internet disruptions, according to the Internet Society, with the largest number of shutdowns by far occurring in India.
Comcast tests 4-Gig speeds on DOCSIS 4.0 modem prototype
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1/13/2022   Post a comment
Stepping beyond recent network-side trials, Comcast's latest DOCSIS 4.0 trial featured a prototype modem powered by Broadcom silicon.
The Divide: Shirley Bloomfield on bridging the 'rural-rural' divide
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1/13/2022   Post a comment
This week: Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA The Rural Broadband Association, on the challenges facing rural providers when it comes to network deployment and upkeep, and how federal funds from the infrastructure law can best be spent to close the digital divide in the most-underserved areas of the country.
T-Mobile and Verizon's fixed wireless aggression doesn't add up analyst
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/12/2022   Post a comment
MoffettNathanson questions whether mobile operators will have the network capacity and the right business metrics to back their aggressive stance and forecasts for fixed wireless home broadband.
Alan Davidson confirmed as NTIA chief
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1/11/2022   Post a comment
Davidson's confirmation comes not a moment too soon, with the federal agency he now heads responsible for $48 billion in state broadband grant funding.
Fiber builds projected to accelerate through 2025 report
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1/11/2022   Post a comment
New report outlines the potential for record fiber growth over the next few years, but the ultimate outcome depends on how federal funds get spent.
Goodbye, Atlantic Broadband. Hello, Breezeline
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1/10/2022   Post a comment
The company did not announce any new broadband initiatives in concert with the branding change. But Breezeline estimates that 97% of its customers already have access to gigabit services.
UTOPIA Fiber adds two more cities to its open access network
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1/7/2022   Post a comment
Cedar Hills and Santa Clara are the latest cities in Utah to join UTOPIA's municipal open access fiber network, despite pushback from incumbents.
Frontier adds record 45K fiber subs in Q4
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1/6/2022   Post a comment
In the midst of an aggressive FTTP buildout plan, Frontier's fiber subscriber customer additions in the period were a 50% improvement over the prior record of 29,000 net adds in Q3 2021.
New York introduces $1B 'ConnectALL' broadband plan
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1/6/2022   Post a comment
The multi-part plan includes efforts already underway, as well as new grant programs designed to support and expedite rural broadband access.
Biden's FCC, NTIA nominees stuck in the Senate
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1/5/2022   Post a comment
Leaving the NTIA leaderless could delay progress on implementing billions in broadband funding at the state level.
Cable One and partners team up to form fiber-fueled JV
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1/4/2022   Post a comment
A new firm involving Cable One, GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners and The Pritzker Organization aims to accelerate the growth of a unit comprising Cable One's Clearwave and Hargray fiber businesses.
Viasat tells FCC Starlink is 'at odds' with RDOF framework
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1/3/2022   Post a comment
In response, SpaceX filed a letter calling Viasat's complaint a 'sideshow' and said it is working with the commission to demonstrate it 'will meet all of its RDOF obligations.'
What we learned about the digital divide this year
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12/30/2021   Post a comment
Key takeaways on industry infighting, muni networks, maps and more from 42 episodes of The Divide podcast.
The year in DOCSIS 4.0
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/29/2021   Post a comment
With early lab trials, a first wave of interoperability testing and collaborations between key suppliers, DOCSIS 4.0 made significant progress in 2021, even as deployments remain well out on the horizon.
Gigabit subscriptions set for 'big increase' next year Omdia
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12/28/2021   Post a comment
Led by China, analysts expect global gigabit subscriptions to reach 50 million in 2022, up from 24 million at the end of 2020.
NYC housing developments get people-powered broadband
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12/27/2021   Post a comment
Through the de Blasio administration's Internet Master Plan, local firms BlocPower and People's Choice Communications (PCC) are delivering low-cost broadband by and for the people of New York.
Rural broadband report talks up fiber, funding and supply constraints
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12/23/2021   Post a comment
Here are five of the most interesting things from the NTCA's recent survey and report on broadband availability in rural America.
From the digital divide to 6G, top regulatory trends to watch in 2022 Omdia
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12/22/2021   Post a comment
The analyst firm points to trends it says will be 'at the heart of regulatory activity' next year, including spectrum licensing, the digital divide and yes 6G.
The Divide: Craig Settles on broadband funding and the need for accountability
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12/21/2021   Post a comment
Broadband and telehealth consultant Craig Settles joins the podcast to discuss the details of the $65 billion broadband bill and why getting the rules around implementation right is crucial.
LightBox aims at states with new broadband location fabric
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12/20/2021   Post a comment
The company says its enhanced nationwide location fabric provides more accurate broadband location data for states seeking to create their own maps. 'Every state is a potential customer,' said CEO Eric Frank.
Verizon's mmWave 5G deployment continues to polarize
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12/17/2021   Post a comment
Verizon's mmWave 5G network, part of its home broadband strategy, is either meeting its 'intended purpose' or faces 'low success' in achieving significant profitability, depending on which study you read.
The 'full fiber' vs. 'tech neutral' debate heats up in US
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12/16/2021   Post a comment
Industry groups and policy advocates alike are sharpening their arguments for which technologies should be involved in closing the US digital divide.
Here's what the industry wants from the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program
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12/15/2021   Post a comment
In public FCC filings, industry groups and ISPs provided input for how the new affordability subsidy, funded through the infrastructure bill, should be implemented and structured.
Research from Pew examines state broadband grant programs
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12/14/2021   Post a comment
New studies from Pew Charitable Trusts look at how states have been funding broadband through their own grant programs, and how prepared they are to spend billions more in federal funds.
Liberty Global's helloFiber gets going in Germany
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12/13/2021   Post a comment
Touting a wide range of broadband products delivering up to 1-Gig, along with phone, mobile and TV add-ons, Liberty Networks Germany is initially targeting more than 7,000 homes and businesses in Brandenburg.
The Divide: FBA's Gary Bolton on taking fiber advocacy to the states
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12/10/2021   Post a comment
This week: Gary Bolton, president of the Fiber Broadband Association, returns to the podcast to discuss how the fiber industry's advocacy efforts are changing as the US implements its $65 billion broadband bill. We also discuss FBA's forthcoming fiber optic technician training program.
New research explores flaws with FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit program
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12/9/2021   Post a comment
BroadbandNow finds that the vast majority of eligible households have not signed up for the $50 broadband subsidy.
ECC Technologies hits the streets to map New York's broadband
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12/8/2021   Post a comment
The project, mandated through the state's Comprehensive Broadband Connectivity Act, will result in a detailed Internet access map to be published in May 2022.
Altice USA chief sets sights on renewed growth
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12/8/2021   Post a comment
Speaking virtually at the UBS Global TMT Virtual Conference on Tuesday, Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei said the large MSO's revamped growth strategy should start paying dividends sometime in the new year.
Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed for another FCC term
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12/7/2021   Post a comment
Rosenworcel's official designation as chair (a position she's held in an acting capacity) makes her the first woman to helm the federal agency.
Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade
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12/7/2021   Post a comment
The gigabit upgrade comes courtesy of DOCSIS 3.1, but VMO2 also has plans to build out full fiber by 2028.
Consumer groups, states join in support of New York's $15 broadband mandate
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12/3/2021   Post a comment
A district court prevented the Affordable Broadband Act (ABA) from taking effect pending litigation brought by ISPs. Now states and advocacy groups are siding with New York on its appeal.
Frontier quietly looks to expand CBRS fixed wireless biz
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12/2/2021   Post a comment
'In some cases, we use fixed wireless technology to deliver broadband to a small portion of our customer base in rural communities,' the company acknowledged in response to questions.
Senators press Sohn, Davidson on how they'll implement broadband bill
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12/1/2021   Post a comment
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 NTIA head, Alan Davidson, and FCC Commissioner, Gigi Sohn.
The Divide: Digging into Pennsylvania's broadband map
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12/1/2021   Post a comment
This week: Penn State Extension's Harry Crissy and Tom Beresnyak discuss how and why they created a broadband map for the state of Pennsylvania and how it's being used to address the digital divide.
Charter warns that pole access disputes could slow RDOF deployments
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11/30/2021   Post a comment
Charter tells FCC that 'timely and non-discriminatory access' to utility poles is critical for RDOF buildouts. Meanwhile, Charter and an electrical co-op don't see eye-to-eye on a pole-related issue that has surfaced in Kentucky.
Telcos to nearly double fiber footprint by 2027 report
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11/29/2021   Post a comment
Wall Street firm projects that telcos will pass nearly twice as many homes with fiber lines over the next five years, while the number of telco FTTH subs will more than double to 35 million.
What's the story? The $22 billion Andromeda spectrum auction
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11/29/2021   Post a comment
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 broadband mapping and how spectrum could be used to tackle the digital divide.
South Africa's digital migration on track for March 2022
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11/26/2021   Post a comment
South Africa's Communications Minister has committed to completing the country's digital migration by the end of March 2022.
How Render uses geospatial data to get fiber builds up to speed
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11/24/2021   Post a comment
The startup hopes its work on a fiber build for an Arkansas co-op, completed almost two years ahead of schedule, will make the case that these networks can be built more efficiently with the right tools.
Wireless industry report says 5G FWA could connect 43% of rural US
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11/23/2021   Post a comment
A new industry report from Accenture, commissioned by CTIA, the wireless industry association, makes the case for serving 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.'
Fixed wireless, LEO satellite broadband best suited for unserved and underserved areas study
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/22/2021   Post a comment
Performance data from Comlinkdata/Tutela indicate that T-Mobile Home Broadband and Starlink are as good as VDSL, stomp on DSL, but generally fall short of terrestrial HFC and fiber services.
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Ziply Fiber, an operator that tangles with Comcast and Charter, has launched two multi-gigabit tiers in 60 urban areas, aiming for all markets by Q2 2022.
Elon Musk's nascent broadband will need to radically accelerate the rate of satellite launches and navigate tricky supply chain logistics if it's going to come close to fulfilling its global ambition.
MoffettNathanson questions whether mobile operators will have the network capacity and the right business metrics to back their aggressive stance and forecasts for fixed wireless home broadband.
With early lab trials, a first wave of interoperability testing and collaborations between key suppliers, DOCSIS 4.0 made significant progress in 2021, even as deployments remain well out on the horizon.
Charter tells FCC that 'timely and non-discriminatory access' to utility poles is critical for RDOF buildouts. Meanwhile, Charter and an electrical co-op don't see eye-to-eye on a pole-related issue that has surfaced in Kentucky.
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