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Coronavirus and connectivity
Fiber Broadband Association 3/25/2020 Post a comment
Lisa R. Youngers, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, says the benefits of fiber access infrastructure become even more pronounced during times of crisis.
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.
Make Fiber Happen for Rural America
Fiber Broadband Association 8/12/2019 11 comments
It would cost about $70 billion over 10 years to bring all-fiber fixed-access broadband to rural and small-town America, writes Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers in this month's exclusive BBWN column. The ROI? Priceless.
Summer Heats Up & So Does Fiber Industry
Fiber Broadband Association 7/30/2019 19 comments
Fiber is not only fast and reliable, it also broadly benefits the people and communities in which it's available, according to two recent reports financed in part by the Fiber Broadband Association.
Want a Smart City? Build a Fiber Backbone
Fiber Broadband Association 5/31/2019 18 comments
Fiber future-proofs city networks, is fast and reliable and research shows a strong correlation between fiber deployment and small cell activity – all essential for smart-city development.
Why 9-1-1 Needs Fiber
Fiber Broadband Association 4/30/2019 10 comments
Emergency services are too critical to rely on any infrastructure other than fiber, especially in rural areas where mobile and satellite services can cut out, argues Lisa Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association President, in this month's exclusive column.
Fiber Connectivity: the Wheaties of E-Sports
Fiber Broadband Association 3/27/2019 24 comments
Businesses want to buy in to the increasingly popular and lucrative online world of e-sports, where people compete live from their homes in video games that demand ultra-fast, symmetrical access with low latency and high quality of service.
CES 2019: Three Big Trends, One Silent Star
Fiber Broadband Association 1/28/2019 94 comments
In this month's blog, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Lisa Youngers shares the one common thread holding together all CES and 5G technologies – from smart toilets and baby monitors to next-gen communications solutions and AI.
Put a Buy on Fiber
Fiber Broadband Association 12/13/2018 26 comments
Fiber Broadband Association President Lisa Younger's new neighbor Amazon isn't the only one demanding high-speed fiber infrastructure as a prerequisite for anywhere it calls home (or HQ2), she writes in her newest blog. After all, the numbers don't add up any other way.
Why Fiber Matters for the Modern Home
Fiber Broadband Association 11/5/2018 55 comments
In her debut column for Broadband World News, FBA President and CEO Lisa R. Youngers discusses the multiple roles fiber supports – from teleworker to entrepreneur – for today's residential users.
Fiber Wins at the Ballot Box
Fiber Broadband Association 9/4/2018 37 comments
During the recent midterms, candidates from both side of the political aisle recognized the importance their constituents placed on broadband, writes Heather Gold, board member and former president of Fiber Broadband Association.
Sensing New Fiber Optic Opportunities
Fiber Broadband Association 6/26/2018 30 comments
In this month's column, Fiber Broadband Association President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold discusses how fiber optic sensing could reinvent business, government and personal lives — from early prediction of earthquakes and tsunamis to protecting the border, the environment and critical infrastructure.
Over-the-Top Trend Is a Fiber Opportunity
Fiber Broadband Association 5/31/2018 15 comments
OTT services depend on reliable, high-speed, low latency Internet connections and the ability to consume an immense amount of data, and fiber leads all other access technologies in delivering each of these capabilities, writes Heather Burnett Gold, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, in this month's blog.
Fiber Is Key to Becoming 5G Ready
Fiber Broadband Association 3/28/2018 Post a comment
In the debut monthly column from Fiber Broadband Association executives and members, President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold shares the tangible value fiber plays to cities as they prepare for 5G.
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.