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BBWN Bites: East beats West in US for broadband – report
Broadband World News  
10/30/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Starlink to connect Texas school district; FCC earmarks $9B for mobile broadband; one third of UK households overpay for broadband.
Managed Wi-Fi: Why its time has come
Broadband World News  
10/29/2020   Post a comment
As many more people work from home because of COVID-19 and Wi-Fi 6 continues to roll out, service providers need a solid managed Wi-Fi solution to keep customers satisfied.
Starlink arrives for some beta customers – report
Broadband World News  
10/27/2020   Post a comment
The satellite Internet service from SpaceX appears to be offering speeds of 50 Mbit/s to 150 Mbit/s for $99 per month.
Rogers sees broadband, IPTV growth slow in Q3
Alan Breznick  
10/26/2020   Post a comment
As the Canadian economy reopened after the mass COVID-19 lockdowns of the spring, Rogers experienced substantially less sub growth for its broadband and Ignite TV services.
BBWN Bites: US counties unite on 'broadband task force'
Broadband World News  
10/23/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: 'ReConnect Program' commits over $560M in second round broadband grants; Verizon, AT&T celebrate broadband subs; Virgin Media, Google bundle up.
Fiber fuels AT&T's broadband growth in Q3
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/23/2020   Post a comment
Additions of 357,000 FTTP subs offset DSL and IP 'non-fiber' losses in the period.
European telcos talk full-fiber bottlenecks
Broadband World News  
10/21/2020   Post a comment
As more regions commit to supporting full-fiber broadband, some telcos are raising issues with obstructions in their paths.
Azure's cloud rolls into space
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/20/2020   Post a comment
SpaceX's Starlink and SES are two key partners for Azure Space, a new, globally focused, integrated cloud platform that taps into both satellite and ground-based connections.
Podcast: Telefonica targets fiber expansion
Broadband World News Video  
10/19/2020   Post a comment
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.
BBWN Bites: Wisconsin taps communities for broadband pilot
Broadband World News  
10/16/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: FCC announces qualified applicants for RDOF; Ofcom investigates BT; NAO says no to UK 2025 fiber target.
DZS gets amped for RDOF
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/15/2020   Post a comment
Meanwhile, Starlink, Hughes and Viasat, along with a batch of cable operators, have come through as qualified bidders for the RDOF sweepstakes.
Hitting the DOCSIS 'sweet spot'
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/14/2020   Post a comment
Cisco's John Chapman analyzes the options available to cable operators as they consider how to proceed with DOCSIS 3.1 today and, later, with DOCSIS 4.0.
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
Broadband World News  
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.




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