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EPB unleashes 25-Gig service... for $1,500 per month
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8/26/2022   Post a comment
The municipal fiber provider's new 25-Gig speed tier more than doubles the speed of its high-end tier. While the residential offering fetches $1,500 per month, the commercial version goes for $12,500.
The Divide: Closing the broadband adoption gap in Charlotte, North Carolina
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5/12/2022   Post a comment
This episode features Rachel Mukai Stark, smart cities program manager for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Bruce Clark, executive director for the Center for Digital Equity at Queen's University of Charlotte. We discuss the challenge of broadband adoption in Charlotte, the city's roadmap to closing the digital divide, the importance of digital training and more.
The Divide: How UniCity's public Wi-Fi partnerships help connect communities
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5/5/2022   Post a comment
This episode features John Putnam, director of UniCity – the smart city division at Cincinnati Bell, now known as Altafiber. We discuss UniCity's 3,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots and how the division engages partners on providing connectivity, digital training services and more.
Comcast pitches smart solutions for clever cities
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4/15/2022   Post a comment
Service providers won't stop believing in smart cities. The latest, Comcast, is keen to explain how its new business unit will monitor streetlights, people.
How Dublin is working with telcos to power smart city services
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4/4/2022   Post a comment
Jamie Cudden, smart city program manager for the Dublin City Council, discusses how Dublin is applying new and emerging connectivity technologies to deliver better city services and community outcomes.
WeLink expands leadership team, plots growth
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3/25/2022   Post a comment
John Paul Farmer is one of a handful of new executives at fixed wireless startup WeLink, which hopes to expand its services to more cities using government funding.
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.
AT&T's Katibeh on bridging the digital divide
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9/9/2021   Post a comment
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.
Cities increasingly view broadband as 'critical infrastructure'
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7/23/2021   Post a comment
A survey of local and regional government executives and managers found 80% listed broadband as 'critical infrastructure.'
Chattanooga, San Jose join Global Smart Cities Alliance
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12/3/2020   Post a comment
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and San Jose, California, join the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance, a global effort of three dozen cities piloting the adoption of new tech.
BBWN Bites: US counties unite on 'broadband task force'
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10/23/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: 'ReConnect Program' commits over $560M in second round broadband grants; Verizon, AT&T celebrate broadband subs; Virgin Media, Google bundle up.
BBWN Bites: House adds broadband plans to HEROES Act
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10/2/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Cable One's stake in MBI; high valuations for rural broadband; Starlink plays recovery role; Belgium gets more fiber.
'Smart mobility' market to reach $70.5B by 2027 – report
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8/18/2020   Post a comment
A new study from Allied Market Research shows favorable policies toward smart city proposals have helped propel the 'smart mobility' market but COVID-19 casts a shadow.
Virgin Media crowns itself UK gigabit king
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8/6/2020   Post a comment
In serving its Gig1 network to 3.6 million premises, Virgin Media tops Openreach as the largest gigabit provider and furthers its goal of reaching 15 million homes.
Smart Parking in Ohio may help with COVID-19 tracking
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7/21/2020   Post a comment
Announcing the launch of a Smart Parking pilot application in Dublin, Ohio, Fujitsu said the solution brought an unanticipated benefit of helping track quarantine efforts.
Podcast: US Ignite touts brave new broadband business models
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7/1/2020   Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey talks about how cities and companies can provide broadband to residents in underserved areas with hybrid network business models.
Virgin Media sees a day of downtime, delays and hiccups
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6/25/2020   Post a comment
Two separate service outages in Virgin Media's network left thousands of homes in the UK without TV and Internet services for hours on Thursday.
BBWN Bites: UK could go Cuckoo for faster Internet
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5/8/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup: OpenVault reports COVID-19 Internet usage numbers; US House Democrats propose $86 billion broadband bill; ExteNet, Nokia help Cal.net reach rural Californians; and Google bails on Toronto smart city project.
To have a smart city, you may need a Digital Town Square
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4/21/2020   Post a comment
US Ignite, a nonprofit backed by funding from the NSF, is helping cities overcome regional bottlenecks by deploying local infrastructure hubs called Digital Town Squares.
Comcast: Network peak usage has plateaued in most markets
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/16/2020   Post a comment
New data fits in with what other US cable operators are seeing following initial spikes caused by increased residential broadband usage as millions hunkered down at home.
Technicolor leans on lessons to strengthen supply chains during pandemic
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/14/2020   Post a comment
Use of C.A.R.T. principles, lessons from recent component shortages and trade wars have helped the key CPE vendor prepare for the supply chain challenges wrought by the COVID-19 crisis.
Podcast: Plume looks at how we work from home
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4/13/2020   Post a comment
Plume CMO Todd Grantham talks about what his company is learning by looking at data from more than 700 million computers, smartphones and entertainment devices on Plume's service provider customer networks.
New Nokia beacon lights up home with Wi-Fi 6
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3/20/2020   Post a comment
Finnish vendor flexes mesh muscles in the home with next-gen Wi-Fi.
Report: COVID-19 could wipe $20B off smart home device sales this year
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3/19/2020   Post a comment
Research firm Omdia downgrades its 2020 revenue forecast for the smart home device market by a massive $20 billion.
Broadcom, Intel put Wi-Fi 6 through its paces at 6GHz
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3/4/2020   Post a comment
US chipmakers get the Wi-Fi 6E show on the road and pave the way for a bandwidth splurge in the home network.
Why CSPs need to deal with video's blurring lines
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2/21/2020   Post a comment
The lines are blurring between streaming media and pay-TV devices and CSPs need to figure out how to manage that change, says Omdia analyst Paul Erickson.
Owning the Home Network
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2/11/2020   Post a comment
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service providers.
MWC2020: WiFi 6.0 and the broadband CPE market
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2/5/2020   Post a comment
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 becomes a technology that can help counter smart home bottlenecks.
BBWN Bites: All they wanna do is TalkTalk fiber
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1/31/2020   Post a comment
USDA opens its checkbook, Telefónica promotes digital solutions (especially connected homes), Fox notches home-field advantage in pre-Super Bowl tiff with Roku and more.
There's no wireless without wires, no 5G without fiber
Fiber Broadband Association  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Operators such as Verizon have committed to investing in thousands of miles of fiber to support their 5G infrastructures, a vital component of this next-gen cellular technology that's expected to transform the world.
BBWN Bites: Dems promote $86B broadband 'framework,' Virgin Media cabinets charge Up EVs
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1/30/2020   Post a comment
Also today, BT's not-so-bonny revenue, Openreach expands FTTP footprint, US broadband households like being serviced, Free brings broadband to the French mountains and more.
Calix CEO: 2020 Is a 'Year of Revenue & Profit Growth'
Alison Diana  
1/30/2020   1 comment
Calix reported revenue of $120.19 million – up 4% – in Q4 2019, putting a bounce in the step of company president and CEO Carl Russo and a shine to Calix's ongoing transition from hardware vendor to a provider of platforms enabled by cloud, APIs and subscriber experience.
BT Takes Back Ex-Subs' Routers, Set-Top Boxes
Alison Diana  
1/29/2020   4 comments
Looking to curtail e-waste and improve the bottom line, BT will require customers to return routers and set-top boxes, although subscribers will not have to pay a fee when they receive regular broadband equipment.
BBWN Bites: SpaceX and Amazon jostle in broadband's space race
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1/29/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's fixed-access broadband news, AWS and Iridium team on satellite-based CloudConnect to Amazon Web Services to 80% of the unconnected world; House Dems to unveil five-year, $760 billion, unfunded infrastructure program that includes broadband plan; Calix posts Q4 revenue rise; and more.
'Cable Haunt' Modem Threat Gets Fixes
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/27/2020   Post a comment
Vulnerability will 'forever change the security of cable modems,' a DOCSIS and telecom engineering veteran predicts.
Broadband Forum Takes on Carrier-Grade WiFi Challenge
Alison Diana  
1/24/2020   3 comments
The industry standards organization is looking to ease operator pain from residential WiFi, while it also sees initiatives in connected home and other projects bear fruit.
BBWN Bites: DISH Seeks Fiber Providers for 5G Network
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1/23/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Verizon will soon offer premiere gaming to Fios 1-Gig subs, Frontier and CenturyLink break CAF II promise, Telecom Italian and Open Fiber deal hits snags and more.
DOCSIS 3.1 Pays Dividends for Rogers in Q4
Alison Diana  
1/22/2020   Post a comment
Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint gave Rogers Communications the ability to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s, contributing to a broadband segement that generated about 60% of the Canadian operator's $3.05 billion (US) in Q4 cable earnings.
BBWN Bites: Billionaire Group Wants Telefónica's LatAm Assets – Report
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1/22/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Netflix grows bigger, Netflix+ accelerates European invasion, DT and Deutsche Glasfaser pilot FTTH network, UK pub owner pays piracy price, Polish agency fines Polkomtel for bundle boo-boo and more about fixed-access broadband topics.
BBWN Bites: Liberty Global Seeks UK's OK for Wholesale Network
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1/21/2020   Post a comment
Also, CityFibre to acquire FibreNation, plus its amended deal with Vodafone bodes well for other operators, Zzoomm expands 2-gig service footprint, Scottish group sets ambitious goal for government, privacy concerns hinder smart-speaker adoption and more.
BBWN Bites: Australian Fires Spark Reconsideration of Copper Infrastructure
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1/17/2020   1 comment
Also on this Friday edition of BBWN Bites, NBCUniversal reveals Peacock's launch dates and pricing, BT's head honcho talks turkey with UK PM, while operator hopes deal with Google Stadia floods its networks bandwidth-hungry gamers and more.
How to Transform Your Business Model & Grow Revenue – Webinar
Alison Diana  
1/16/2020   Post a comment
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
BBWN Bites: Baroness Calls Broadband Bosses to Brainstorm
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1/16/2020   Post a comment
Also today, pay-TV providers did not have a lot to celebrate in 2019, Dem candidate Pete Buttigieg's broadband budget, Shaw Communications' Q1 numbers and more.
BBWN Bites: Deutsche Telekom & Utility EWE Form Fiber Wholesaler
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1/15/2020   Post a comment
Also today, global piracy to reach almost $70B, SpaceX ratchets up rocket launches, TiVo CEO wants to enter the streaming war and more.
BBWN Bites: Charter Seeks US Expansion With Biz-Focused High-Speed Internet Service
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1/14/2020   Post a comment
Also today, Arizona governor promises $100 million for rural broadband, Atlantic Broadband buys yet another local provider, cable bundles keep wholesale carriers busy and more from fixed-broadband operators BT and Deutsche Glasfaser.
BBWN News: Broadcom Cable Modem Vulnerability Threatens 200M+ Subs
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1/13/2020   Post a comment
Also today, closing the door on Spectrum Home Security, Zayo brings the zoom to Denver Public Schools' infrastructure, UK ISP adds FTTH to its FWA offering, CableLabs gets bigger in Latin America and more in the always newsworthy fixed-access broadband world.
BBWN Bites: Fisherman Jailed After Freeing Boat From Undersea Cables
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1/10/2020   Post a comment
Also today in fixed-access broadband news, USDA kicks off ReConnect funding, Euskaltel names CFO, security researcher warns of insecurities for ACT broadband customers and Ofcom focuses on customer experience.
BBWN Bites: FCC Chair Brings Rural Broadband Plan to Committee
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1/9/2020   Post a comment
Also today, UK's KCOM to spend $130 million on full-fiber rollout, while ITS gets about $59 million infusion from Aviva Investors, Colt densifies in European cities, Lebanon looks to go full-fiber and more from the fixed-broadband world.
Cablecos to Trial 10G in 2020
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1/6/2020   Post a comment
Speaking before the kickoff of CES 2020 this week, CableLabs' newly announced Chief Research and Development Officer Mariam Sorond said cable operators will launch 10G field trials later this year.
BBWN: CES Launches Expand Cableco Smart-Home Opportunities
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1/6/2020   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup of fixed-access broadband news, UK FTTH availability surges, Africa's pay-TV subs to increase (although revenue won't keep pace), Amazon investment fund pours into Sweepr, Sunrise names new CFO while Russia's Akado Telecom gets new CEO, plus more.
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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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