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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 6/15/2021
As the US gears up to (hopefully) pass infrastructure legislation to infuse cash into building out universal broadband, one of the hiccups in that plan is the country's ongoing failure to accurately quantify its digital divide.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/15/2021
Alaskans love their gigabits, apparently.
Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 6/14/2021
Wireless Internet service provider LTD Broadband is in line to receive around $8,000 in government funding to provide 1 Gbit/s Internet services in the areas immediately surrounding Apple's massive $5 billion headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/14/2021
ACA Connects, a pressure group focused on smaller, independent cable operators, and consulting firm Cartesian have put forth a study that, they believe, provides a framework for policymakers who are tasked with bridging the nation's broadband gap.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 6/11/2021
Also in this roundup: the latest on broadband bipartisanship in DC; new laws in Vermont and Virginia; broadband equipment spending is up, says Dell'Oro.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/11/2021
Pairing Wi-Fi 6 with a fresh swath of 6GHz spectrum sets the stage for a batch of new use cases and revenue-driving opportunities for cable operators and other service providers. And this emerging technology will also put those operators in position to match the performance of their access networks with customers' home networks, says a CommScope exec.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 6/10/2021
This week: Ben Edmond, founder and CEO of Connected2Fiber, and Mel Wagner, CEO of INDATEL, on the economic challenges of rural broadband and how Connected2Fiber is helping operators plan and monetize their networks.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/10/2021
After initially cutting its teeth on consumer broadband, Starlink is now taking some steps toward a strategy focused on providing Internet connectivity for in-flight Wi-Fi services.
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Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/10/2021
Alan Breznick and Tien Fu share bad British humor as they prep for LR's upcoming Cable Next-Gen Europe digital symposium on June 22 and 24.
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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