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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/26/2022
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.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 5/12/2022
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.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading, 5/5/2022
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.
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Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 4/15/2022
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.
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Broadband World News, , 4/4/2022
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.
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Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 3/25/2022
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.
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Broadband World News, , 1/17/2022
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.
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Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 9/9/2021
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.
Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 7/23/2021
A survey of local and regional government executives and managers found 80% listed broadband as 'critical infrastructure.'
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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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