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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 8/8/2022
Many in the industry have been raising concerns about the federal government's 'Buy America' rules for subsidized broadband builds. But some also see an opportunity.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/30/2022
Following similar public/private fiber upgrade projects in rural areas, AT&T is targeting more than 22,000 customer locations via a three-year, multi-million agreement with the Texas panhandle city.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 6/21/2022
Panelists from utility providers joined the Fiber Broadband Association to discuss benefits of deploying fiber and where they see their role in closing the digital divide.
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Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/16/2022
Deborah Kish, VP of research and workforce development at the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the organization's research on how fiber deployments are improving communities and shares updates about OpTIC: the FBA's new fiber optic technician training program.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 6/14/2022
Netly Fiber, an open access network founded in 2017, announced the completion of a two-year fiber build of its terabit-ready network in Solana Beach, California.
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Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/14/2022
DZS CEO Charlie Vogt talks about the influx of federal broadband funding and how his company is cutting costs for service providers by giving them more visibility into their customer networks.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 6/13/2022
Consumer demand, operator technology upgrades, marketing and high levels of investment are all contributing to 1-Gig growth globally, says analyst firm Omdia.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 6/9/2022
Jason Leifer, Dryden Town Supervisor; Ryan Garrison, director of technology at HUNT Engineers, Architects & Surveyors; and Gina Nienaber, director of portfolio marketing at Ciena, join the podcast to discuss Dryden Fiber: a new municipal fiber network being deployed in Tompkins County, New York.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/1/2022
A delay on the first of three new high-capacity satellites poised to provide global coverage will briefly push out Viasat's plan to add critical capacity to its residential satellite broadband service.
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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Thursday, August 4, 2022
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London

The digital divide in North America is leaving millions without adequate broadband. Incumbents operate in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas and, at a national scale, perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap.

These regional ISPs operate in a highly fragmented landscape, including smaller wireless and FTTH incumbents, satellite ISPs, electric co-ops, tribal communities, and municipalities in public/private partnerships. These regional ISPs face the same cyber threats and operational challenges as their Tier 1 counterparts, but with far fewer resources and revenue-generating population density. As a result, many regional ISPs have developed highly innovated business models for access and core technology, partnerships, financing and services.

The discussion will cover:

  • Three ISPs that have taken an innovative approach to their business, as detailed in a recent STL Partners report
  • Why regional ISPs need to double down on core security basics such as DDoS protection
  • How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
  • Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management

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