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Charter adds 217K broadband subs in Q4, 2.11M for all of 2020
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1/29/2021   Post a comment
Along with a banner 2020 for broadband, Charter's pay-TV results reverted back to the loss column in Q4, as the cable op shed 66,000 residential video subs in the period.
BBWN Bites: One in six can't afford broadband in UK report
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1/29/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Report urges full fiber for Europe; Chattanooga's Gig City brings in billions; Salt shows its speed; CenturyLink, Frontier fall short.
Comcast added nearly 2M more broadband customers last year
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1/29/2021   Post a comment
The cable provider also added another 246,000 Xfinity Mobile lines in Q4 2020, as broadband and mobile wins helped offset pay-TV subscriber losses.
Mass. lawmakers seek temporary ban on data caps, service shutoffs
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/28/2021   Post a comment
Bill would prevent ISPs from turning off service for customers facing hardships, raising fees and implementing data caps for up to 60 days after the pandemic.
Podcast The Divide: NDIA's Angela Siefer on digital redlining
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1/28/2021   Post a comment
This week: Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), on how digital redlining is holding communities back.
Google Fiber ramps reach of 2-Gig service
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1/27/2021   Post a comment
Expansion of new $100 per month service to Atlanta and Utah follows earlier rollouts in Nashville and Huntsville.
Clearfield CEO: Pandemic reinforces broadband demand
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1/27/2021   Post a comment
Light Reading's Women in Comms caught up with Clearfield President and CEO Cheri Beranek to discuss how the pandemic has impacted broadband demand.
SpaceX, Amazon engage in satellite spat
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1/26/2021   Post a comment
Two companies take swipes at each other over Starlink's plan to lower the orbit of thousands of satellites.
Wave Broadband deals for Digital West
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1/26/2021   Post a comment
US cable operator will bulk up its fiber capabilities and broaden its business services play in California's Central Coast region.
US ISPs tacked on 1.1M subs in Q4 2020 analyst
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/25/2021   Post a comment
Broadband subscriber additions for Q4 2020 beat year-ago numbers, but slowed down from a blowout, pandemic-fueled Q3, according to Evercore ISI.
Cable tech chiefs target broadband moves
Alan Breznick  
1/25/2021   Post a comment
CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney and SCTE/ISBE President and CEO Mark Dzuban say the now-merged organizations will spur cable's rollout of 10G, DOCSIS 4.0 and fixed-wireless, as well as efforts to bridge the digital divide.
BBWN Bites: Pop goes Loon
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1/22/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Outgoing FCC chair releases 'confounding' report; SHLB announces policy agenda; Rogers ranked 'most consistent' by Ookla.
Podcast The Divide: Pew's Anna Read on state efforts to close the gap
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1/21/2021   Post a comment
This week: Anna Read, research officer with the broadband research initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts, discusses ongoing challenges to broadband access and how state programs and public-private partnerships are making a difference.
DZS snaps up Optelian to shore up mobile transport play
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1/20/2021   Post a comment
The first acquisition for DZS under new CEO Charlie Vogt will add in coherent optics tech and pave a path to 200-Gig and 400-Gig transport capabilities.
Charter yanks petition to drop ban on data caps
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1/20/2021   Post a comment
Large US cable operator has dropped an FCC petition to put an early end to condition that bans Charter from implementing usage-based data policies and cutting paid peering deals.
FCC OKs Frontier's Chapter 11 restructuring plan
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1/15/2021   Post a comment
Frontier expects to emerge from Chapter 11 in early 2021.
BBWN Bites: 2.2 billion children, youths lack Internet at home report
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1/15/2021   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup: UK gets Starlink; US House Democrats demand answers from ISPs; Wisconsin and New York governors share broadband proposals at 'State of the State.'
Podcast The Divide: EFF's Ernesto Falcon on 'building back better' broadband
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1/14/2021   Post a comment
On the first episode of 'The Divide' a new series from the Light Reading Podcast Ernesto Falcon, senior legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about the need for a commitment to fiber in the US and what's holding that up.
ISPs catch heat about data caps, price increases
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1/13/2021   Post a comment
Democratic lawmakers in the House Energy & Commerce committee are pressing the likes of Comcast, Altice USA, Charter, Cox and T-Mobile to detail their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Podcast: eero CEO Nick Weaver takes Wi-Fi management for the win
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1/13/2021   Post a comment
eero's CEO discusses Wi-Fi 6, pandemic connectivity and how the company is courting service provider broadband partners.
Hitron's DOCSIS sensor designed to streamline self-installs, cut capex
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1/8/2021   Post a comment
Vendor says low-cost coax testing device enables customers to verify a coax outlet before calling tech support and should help operators reduce unnecessary truck rolls and service calls.
Viasat seeks review of Starlink
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1/7/2021   Post a comment
Viasat urges FCC to take a close look at the potential environmental impact posed by Starlink's plans to deploy thousands of broadband satellites.
Podcast: US Ignite on PAWRing up rural broadband
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1/6/2021   Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey shares how her organization is partnering across the industry to address broadband access in underserved areas.
Verizon expands reach of low-cost Internet program
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1/4/2021   Post a comment
Starting at $19.99 per month, Fios Forward provides uncapped broadband service to new and existing qualified, low-income households.




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