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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 8/5/2021
The $65 billion broadband bill now inching its way through the US Senate as part of the bipartisan infrastructure package would represent the country's most significant effort to tackle the digital divide at a national level. In addition to being a massive infusion of cash, it also seeks to prioritize an equitable path toward a universally connected ...
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/5/2021
Starlink's overall speeds continue to outpace those of fellow satellite broadband services Viasat and HughesNet, but its median download speeds in the US are starting to enter the neighborhood of fixed-line broadband networks, according to Ookla's latest round of Speedtest data.
Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 8/3/2021
A bipartisan group of US Senators unveiled a $1.2 trillion, eight-year infrastructure bill during a rare Sunday session. The development represents another tentative step forward for legislation that would allocate an astounding $65 billion toward broadband in the US, a historic amount that would have serious implications for the entire industry.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/3/2021
Fueled by fiber and mobile transport orders, DZS notched its second-consecutive period of record orders in the second quarter of 2021. And while the company continues to field an influx of requests for proposal (RFPs), DZS, like most of its peers, continues to grapple with supply chain constraints.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/2/2021
Virgin Media O2's ambitious plan to upgrade its entire UK network to fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) over the next seven years raised plenty of eyebrows last week. It also raised some big questions about the long-term viability of hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) networks and the future of DOCSIS 4.0.
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Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 8/2/2021
Gary Bolton, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the newly launched Optical Telecom Installation Certification (OpTIC) program, a new training and certification curriculum for fiber techs in North America.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/30/2021
Despite fewer sales opportunities, Charter Communications still managed to grow its broadband and mobile subscriber base while keeping pay-TV losses in check in the second quarter of 2021.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/29/2021
Comcast turned in a solid second quarter driven by more broadband subscriber gains and record mobile line additions that more than offset continued pay-TV losses.
Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 7/29/2021
The US government's definition of broadband is broadening, but it doesn't appear to favor any particular access technology, according to the draft section of the new infrastructure bill.
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Heather Gate, Vice President, Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation and CN Texas, , 5/6/2021
For most Texans, life without Internet access is unimaginable. The Internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives - from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without ...
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