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BBWN Bites: Google Fiber 'plants the speed' in Des Moines
Broadband World News  
10/9/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Starlink nearly ready for public beta; USPS suggests it could support rural broadband; FCC to update its incorrect maps; California urges broadband action.
New report adds to doubt about UK's 2025 FTTP target
Broadband World News  
10/7/2020   Post a comment
UK think tank says the government will miss its 2025 full-fiber rollout target if it doesn't make 'significant policy reform.'
'Project Overcome' seeks new ways to close digital divide
Broadband World News  
10/6/2020   Post a comment
With $1.945 million in NSF funding, US Ignite launches 'Project Overcome' to accelerate broadband delivery to unserved and underserved communities.
AT&T is 'making the digital divide worse' – report
Broadband World News  
10/5/2020   Post a comment
New report from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) calls out AT&T for 'digital redlining.'
BBWN Bites: House adds broadband plans to HEROES Act
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10/2/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Cable One's stake in MBI; high valuations for rural broadband; Starlink plays recovery role; Belgium gets more fiber.
AT&T looks to lure fiber subs with new pricing, unlimited data
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/2/2020   1 comment
Updated pricing on unbundled AT&T Fiber service also bakes in unlimited data and enters the picture after top exec proclaims there's an 'easy path' for AT&T to consider expanding its fiber footprint.
Podcast: What's the story with Starlink?
Broadband World News  
9/30/2020   Post a comment
As Starlink preps for commercial launch, here's what we know about the satellite service and how it will (and won't) disrupt the broadband industry.
Cox commits millions to help bridge online education gap
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/29/2020   Post a comment
Cable op launches 'Cox CARES Act Solution for Education' along with pledge to spend $60 million over the next year to support digital learning.
BT says FTTP builds must double to meet gov. target
Broadband World News  
9/28/2020   Post a comment
Fulfilling the government's goal of connecting the entire UK by 2025 will require additional fiscal and legislative action, says BT.
Rogers tries to sweeten its play for Cogeco
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/28/2020   Post a comment
Canadian operator intends to keep the Cogeco brand as it proposes multi-year plan to invest $3B n Quebec focused on accelerated 5G rollouts, network investments and rural broadband expansions.
BBWN Bites: Study shows Starlink's shortcomings
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9/25/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: NBN's fiber pivot; Virgin goes for 2 Gbit/s; old TV causes broadband wipeout.
Truespeed treats 50 schools to 'free broadband for life'
Broadband World News  
9/23/2020   Post a comment
The company announced today that it will provide 50 rural English schools with free 'ultrafast broadband' of 200 Mbit/s speeds, forever.
Virgin Media looks to double broadband speeds with 'Gig 2'
Broadband World News  
9/22/2020   Post a comment
The UK operator's 'Gig 2' trials delivered a service of 2.2 Gbit/s: about 34 times the country's average connection speed.
Comcast rolls free Wi-Fi to low-income students
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/21/2020   Post a comment
In conjunction with nonprofits, Comcast has launched a multiyear initiative to deploy more than 1,000 Wi-Fi 'Lift Zones' in local community centers.
BBWN Bites: Openreach keeps reaching
Broadband World News  
9/18/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Mississippi subpoenas AT&T; record-setting broadband growth for Comcast; TalkTalk study says workers more productive at home.
Global broadband access equipment revenues rebound in Q2
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/18/2020   1 comment
PON sales remain strong, particularly in Europe, while cable access purchases slipped 8%, according to Dell'Oro Group.
COVID-19 spurs speed and cord cutting – report
Broadband World News  
9/16/2020   Post a comment
Recent data from S&P Global shows US broadband households marked the first part of the pandemic by boosting their broadband speeds.
Google Fiber's 2-Gig move pressures cable to upgrade upstream
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/15/2020   Post a comment
Google Fiber is testing a $100 per month, 2Gbit/s service in two markets next month, with plans to offer it more broadly in early 2021.
BBWN Bites: Survey says Congress should fund broadband
Broadband World News  
9/11/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: thousands more get fiber in rural UK; Halifax County, Virginia, finds $2M in CARES Act for broadband; NCTA builds 'K-12 Bridge to Broadband.'
CenturyLink's latest outage one of the largest in history
Broadband World News  
9/10/2020   Post a comment
The ISP's previous outage in late 2018 triggered an FCC investigation.
Flurry of factors fuels cable's broadband surge
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/10/2020   Post a comment
General consumer demand during the pandemic, accelerating footprint expansions and a spike in new household formation are all contributing, analyst says.
Podcast: COVID-19 spotlights need for rural broadband
Broadband World News  
9/10/2020   Post a comment
With school now in session, delivering broadband to students and teachers in rural areas is even more critical – on top of the need to provide reliable Internet service to employees working from home.
Altice USA stays on the hunt for Cogeco
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/10/2020   Post a comment
Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei will continue to seek an 'end game' resulting in the acquisition of Cogeco's US subsidiary, Atlantic Broadband.
BBWN Bites: SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites
Broadband World News  
9/4/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Indiana commits $51M to expand broadband; Iliad reports Q2 broadband growth; and Three taps CityFibre.
Alaska Comm builds broadband infrastructure in the bush
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9/3/2020   Post a comment
Alaska Comm's Rick Benken shares the operator's approach to bringing broadband to the Alaskan bush and urban areas, in addition to discussing new challenges brought on by the pandemic.
Altice USA, Rogers try to divvy up Cogeco
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/2/2020   Post a comment
Under a $7.8 billion deal, Altice USA makes a play to acquire Cogeco's US-based Atlantic Broadband division, and then sell Cogeco's Canadian assets to Toronto-based Rogers Communications.
Telecom Italia will move forward with single fiber network
Broadband World News  
9/1/2020   Post a comment
Telecom Italia is still on track with a complicated plan to create a single fiber network in Italy through an integration with Open Fiber.
Streaming surges in Sweden
Broadband World News  
8/31/2020   Post a comment
The second quarter saw record highs in online streaming, according to Swedish analysis and consulting firm Mediavision.
DOCSIS 4.0 gets ready to roll
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/28/2020   Post a comment
Operators and suppliers start to prep the network for the new, speedier platform as the modems and other key pieces of the DOCSIS 4.0 product ecosystem are in development.
BBWN Bites: Openreach goes below and beyond
Broadband World News  
8/28/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Virgin Media intros 'essential' plan; Italy moves on broadband network; South Carolina plans $50M Internet expansion; US pay-TV subs drop.
Ericsson to help UNICEF map school connectivity
Broadband World News  
8/26/2020   Post a comment
The Swedish networking company joins UNICEF's efforts to map school connectivity in 35 countries.
Delaware latest to dip into CARES cash for broadband
Broadband World News  
8/25/2020   Post a comment
Delaware will spend $20M to expand broadband across the state and provide access for low-income families.
BBWN Bites: Plusnet has 'most-satisfied' customers, says Ofcom
Broadband World News  
8/21/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: ROKiT Cities launches 'help your neighbor' network; TIM reports fiber progress; CityFibre invests in Swindon; SpaceX raises $1.9B.
St. Louis gets first business connectivity project in ten years
Broadband World News  
8/20/2020   Post a comment
As part of its Midwest expansion, Everstream announced a planned 800-route-mile fiber network into St. Louis, Missouri, with the first 150 route miles to be lit by October 2020.
Montana delegate makes rural broadband appeal at DNC
Broadband World News  
8/19/2020   Post a comment
A delegate made an appeal for rural broadband during the DNC's roll call nominating Joe Biden from the state of Montana, which ranks last in the US for Internet access.
Dasan Zhone becomes DZS, outlines plan under new CEO
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/19/2020   Post a comment
As DZS, company aims to unify recent acquisitions and focus its pursuit of markets such as 5G transport, next-gen fiber access, passive optical LAN and the connected home/business.
'Smart mobility' market to reach $70.5B by 2027 – report
Broadband World News  
8/18/2020   Post a comment
A new study from Allied Market Research shows favorable policies toward smart city proposals have helped propel the 'smart mobility' market but COVID-19 casts a shadow.
BBWN Bites: Starlink shows it's up to speed
Broadband World News  
8/14/2020   1 comment
Also in this roundup: US broadband competition is lacking; Openreach connects Bedfordshire village of Cranfield; Bluebird builds fiber in Missouri; Charter preps Milwaukee for DNC.
Broadband competition MIA for millions of US homes – study
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/13/2020   Post a comment
Almost 50 million people in the US are in areas with only one choice of a true broadband service, the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) finds.
Data demands drop but stay ahead of pre-pandemic levels
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/11/2020   Post a comment
Upstream consumption climbed 5.3% even as overall usage dropped by 5.5%, according to OpenVault.
BBWN Bites: States scramble to spend CARES cash
Broadband World News  
8/7/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: CityFibre rollouts; Italy to create a single broadband network; Vermont gets a broadband union; ‘Call of Duty’ causes traffic surge.
Virgin Media crowns itself UK gigabit king
Broadband World News  
8/6/2020   Post a comment
In serving its Gig1 network to 3.6 million premises, Virgin Media tops Openreach as the largest gigabit provider and furthers its goal of reaching 15 million homes.
Ukrtelecom takes on Ukraine's new rural broadband target
Broadband World News  
8/4/2020   Post a comment
Following a four-year rural broadband target set by the Ukrainian government, Ukrtelecom has announced its plan to roll out FTTP for 2.6 million more homes.
Broadband access equipment to dip 7% in 2020 – Dell'Oro
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/3/2020   Post a comment
While cable can expect a topsy-turvy year, the road ahead for the global PON market should be much smoother.
BBWN Bites: Amazon approved for 'Project Kuiper'
Broadband World News  
7/31/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Zayo doubles Tennessee fiber; Eutelsat eats up Bigblu's satellite activities; and Ofcom calls out UK operators.
Verizon sees Fios slowdown because of COVID-19
Alan Breznick  
7/29/2020   Post a comment
Big US telco picks up fewer Fios broadband subscribers and sheds more Fios video customers in Q2 because of the spread of the coronavirus.
Openreach building to 3.2M premises in UK 'final third'
Broadband World News  
7/29/2020   Post a comment
Over 3 million hard-to-reach premises in the UK will benefit from FTTP, according to new plans from Openreach.
MaxLinear nears finish line on Intel buy
Jeff Baumgartner  
7/28/2020   Post a comment
Anticipating a strong Q3 driven by cable data 'tailwinds,' the chipmaker also expects to wrap up its acquisition of Intel's home gateway biz in the period.
BBWN Bites: Speed standard 'useless, harmful,' says EFF to FCC
Broadband World News  
7/24/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Earnings from AT&T, TalkTalk; Orange to bring satellite Internet to France; fast Internet gets to rural Alaskans; Openreach expands.
AT&T sees another decline in broadband subs
Alan Breznick  
7/23/2020   Post a comment
AT&T reports loss of more than 100,000 broadband customers in second quarter despite big subscriber gains for its fiber network.
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