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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 10/3/2022
NTIA proposed a limited waiver on 'Build America, Buy America' rules for middle mile broadband grants. Comments on the proposal are due October 3.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 9/29/2022
This week: FirstLight Fiber's Maura Mahoney, chief marketing officer, and Patrick Coughlin, chief development officer, talk about tackling the digital divide through fiber 'onramps and off ramps,' their work with local nonprofits and institutions and more.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 9/27/2022
The Iranian government is restricting Internet and mobile access in response to nationwide protests. Whether Starlink can help is unclear.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/26/2022
Mark Trudeau, the founder and CEO of OpenVault, said speed tier upgrades among customers on the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program is what likely drove usage in that group higher than the average in Q2 2022.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 9/23/2022
This week in broadband builds: Spectrum gets millions more in 'GREAT' grants; ReConnect awards $502 million; Yellowstone Fiber live in Montana; NTIA awards $29 million for Alaskan tribes; Cajun Broadband breaks ground – and more.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 9/22/2022
This week: Jessica Epley, vice president of regulatory and external affairs at Ziply Fiber, joins the podcast to discuss the company's rural buildouts, federal funding and why permit reform is one key to closing the digital divide.
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Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 9/21/2022
Hurricane Fiona knocked out wireline Internet services to hundreds of thousands of subscribers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. And the storm shut down roughly 23.5% of the cell sites in those areas, too.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 9/20/2022
Through 'Big Apple Connect,' New York will subsidize Altice and Charter to deliver free service to NYCHA residents. Verizon is TBD, said the city.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2022
Despite outcry from the East Carroll community, Cable One says Sparklight will persist with challenging Conexon's $4 million grant to build broadband.
Perspectives: Opinion & Commentary
Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 7/5/2022
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.
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