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Content tagged with Digital Divide posted in February 2022
FCC starts process to stop digital redlining
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2/25/2022   Post a comment
According to a draft notice of inquiry, the federal agency will soon invite public comments on how to write its rules in order to eliminate and regulate digital discrimination.
FCC sets September 1 deadline for broadband data collection
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2/23/2022   Post a comment
In a public notice on Tuesday, the federal agency set data collection dates for its long-anticipated broadband map.
What Black communities need from federal broadband programs
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2/22/2022   Post a comment
Government leaders from across the US joined an event hosted by the FCC to discuss how funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law can be used to close the digital divide in Black communities.
'Harder than it looks.' Utopia Fiber model grows beyond Utah
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2/18/2022   Post a comment
The open access muni network may be unloved by incumbents, but its 2021 growth numbers show continued momentum in Utah and beyond.
The Divide: STL's Ankit Agarwal on what's prolonging the digital divide globally
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2/16/2022   Post a comment
Ankit Agarwal, managing director at STL (aka, Sterlite Technologies Limited), joins the podcast to discuss STL's perspective on the digital divide based on its work delivering network solutions in over 100 countries, including what the ongoing connectivity challenges are worldwide and where government plans are making a difference.
Here's what's changed for ISPs under new FCC rules for apartments
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2/15/2022   Post a comment
The new rules ban revenue-sharing agreements for ISPs and multi-tenant environments, require disclosure of exclusive marketing arrangements and close loopholes with indoor cable wiring regulations.
10M US households signed up for monthly broadband subsidy
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2/14/2022   Post a comment
The FCC has signed up roughly 1 million households since the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) launched in January. That's in addition to the 9 million households enrolled in the program's predecessor, the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) which ended on December 31, 2021.
Costs, COVID and crummy infrastructure slowing Ireland's fiber rollout
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2/11/2022   Post a comment
A 3 billion plan to deliver fiber broadband across Ireland has been met with delays, but officials with National Broadband Ireland (NBI) say it's still on track to meet its 2026 target.
Fiber advocates, WISPs take their case for broadband funds to the NTIA
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2/9/2022   Post a comment
In comments on the NTIA's $42.45 billion BEAD grant program, fiber and fixed wireless industry advocates pitched their interpretation of how best to use the funding to reach the infrastructure law's goals.
SpaceX steps into Tonga Internet breach
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2/8/2022   Post a comment
Engineers at work on building a temporary Starlink ground station on Fiji to act as an Internet gateway for Tonga.
The Divide: Where fiber broadband deployment is (and isn't) progressing worldwide
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2/7/2022   Post a comment
Michael Philpott, research director at Omdia, joins the podcast to discuss Omdia's 2021 Global Fiber Development Index, including where fiber is being deployed the fastest and why speed inequalities are growing as countries work toward closing their connectivity divides.
Adtran sees record Q4 bookings but growth slowed by supply chain
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2/3/2022   Post a comment
Execs say they expect to see 'minor incremental improvement' over the next few quarters.
Senators probe Raimondo on broadband maps she doesn't oversee
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2/2/2022   Post a comment
At a hearing on Tuesday, senators pressed Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the department's prep work to distribute tens of billions of dollars in broadband grants, and when the FCC will finish the national broadband map needed to get the process started.
Montana's broadband map will be 'vastly different' from FCC's
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2/1/2022   Post a comment
Montana has tapped LightBox for its broadband map, to be published 'very soon,' according to Chad Rupe, the state's broadband program manager.

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Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will present our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference as a free digital symposium on June 21.
Charter has sparked RDOF work in all 24 states where it won bids. The cable op booked about $19 million in RDOF revenues in Q1, and expects to have about $9 million per month come in over the next ten years.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days in mid-March.
Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.
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