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Content posted in December 2020
Gigabit market on pace for continued growth in 2021 report
Broadband World News  
12/23/2020   1 comment
A new report from Omdia projects growth for the global gigabit market next year but warns providers to prioritize reliable service over ultra-high speeds.
Broadband gets $7B in new COVID-19 relief bill
Broadband World News  
12/21/2020   1 comment
The funding includes a $3.2 billion emergency broadband benefit for anyone laid off or furloughed during the pandemic.
BBWN Bites: OneWeb constellation grows to 110
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12/18/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Ofcom reports on UK fiber growth; Virgin Media says November was busiest month for data; Openreach creates jobs to 'build back better.'
US ISPs add 1.32M subs in Q3 2020
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/16/2020   Post a comment
Cable once again led growth in the quarter, but a top industry analyst expects the rate of broadband sub growth to slow in 2021.
CommScope launches cable network upstream booster
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12/14/2020   Post a comment
New transmitter and receiver support 'high-split' upgrades that raise the HFC network's upstream capacity to 204MHz, setting a path for cable operators to deliver symmetrical 1-Gig on DOCSIS 3.1 networks.
Mediacom sues West Des Moines over Google Fiber deal
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/11/2020   Post a comment
Cable operator alleges that the city council improperly used taxpayer-backed bonds to build a multi-million conduit network for the exclusive use of Google Fiber.
BBWN Bites: Zen Internet warns gamers may ruin your holiday
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12/11/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: West Virginia braces for disappointment; Openreach rolls on in Scotland; Welsh commission pushes mobile broadband.
Verizon and CFU lead as Frontier and AT&T lag the field in online gaming
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/10/2020   2 comments
New PCMag study shows which ISPs both big and small are tops in latency and jitter performance.
RDOF round one: Winners and losers
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12/8/2020   Post a comment
Auction results were 'quite bad' for incumbent telcos as Charter and SpaceX cleaned up, analyst says.
Comcast extends COVID-19 commitments through June 2021
Jeff Baumgartner  
12/7/2020   Post a comment
Cable op will continue to provide 60 days of free access to new Internet Essentials customers, along with free access to 1.5 million public Wi-Fi hotspots through mid-2021.
BBWN Bites: FTTH Council Europe cheers fiber growth
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12/4/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: CityFibre adds four more ISPs to its network; Openreach weans Salisbury off copper; West Virginia gets 'first-of-its-kind' broadband map.
Chattanooga, San Jose join Global Smart Cities Alliance
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12/3/2020   Post a comment
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and San Jose, California, join the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance, a global effort of three dozen cities piloting the adoption of new tech.
Cable access market bounces back in Q3
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12/2/2020   Post a comment
Pickup in the cable access network segment helped to drive total broadband access equipment spending to $3.1 billion in the period, according to Dell'Oro Group.
NYC's Verizon settlement furthers the 'Master Plan'
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12/1/2020   Post a comment
A settlement requiring Verizon to connect 500,000 homes will help New York City further universal broadband goals outlined early this year in an 'Internet Master Plan.'




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Financial support for winning bids from more than a dozen smaller broadband players will be disbursed in 120 monthly payments, starting at the end of this month.
The cable operator is seeing a 'little bit of a slowdown in the net adds in the cable business' in the current quarter, but still expects 2021 growth to beat pre-COVID 2019 levels, CFO Mike Cavanagh told investors.
Kuiper Systems, Amazon's satellite broadband unit, counters that concerns about SpaceX's 'Gen2' plan for Starlink has nothing to do with slowing competition, but is about holding SpaceX to FCC rules.
Providing OneWeb with a big-name tenant, AT&T plans to tap into OneWeb's developing low-Earth orbit satellite broadband platform to serve businesses in remote parts of the US.
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