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Podcast: The Divide – David Gilford on local priorities for federal broadband funds
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4/15/2021   Post a comment
This week, David Gilford, co-founder of the Broadband Equity Partnership, on what local government and nonprofit broadband leaders need from a national broadband stimulus.
Podcast: The Divide – Scott Willis and Bruce Garrison on the 'collective ecosystem' required to reach the underserved
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4/8/2021   Post a comment
This week, Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints; and Bruce Garrison, chief revenue officer of Bluebird Network, on their connectivity work in rural Iowa and the collaboration required to tackle the digital divide.
Podcast: The Divide – Fiber Broadband Association's Gary Bolton on the 'good news, good news' for fiber
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4/1/2021   Post a comment
This week, Gary Bolton, CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, joins the show to discuss why the US needs to put fiber first, why satellite broadband could be a 'disaster' for communities and more.
Podcast – The Divide: Blair Levin and Clint Odom on digital equity and inclusion
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3/25/2021   Post a comment
This week, Blair Levin, former FCC official, and Clint Odom, SVP of policy and advocacy at the National Urban League, join the show to discuss the Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion.
Podcast – The Divide: Ribbon's Bruce McClelland on economics and politics of rural broadband
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3/18/2021   Post a comment
Bruce McClelland, CEO of Ribbon Communications, joins the show to discuss the challenging economics around building out broadband in hard-to-reach areas, and takeaways from his recent conversations with lawmakers on rural broadband policy.
Podcast – The Divide: Upstream's Kostas Kastanis on offering 'free' Internet in Africa
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3/11/2021   Post a comment
This week, Kostas Kastanis, deputy CEO of Upstream, joins the show to discuss the digital divide in Africa and Upstream's ad-supported service Zero-D, which enables free Internet access for millions of mobile users in emerging markets.
Podcast – The Divide: WISPA's Claude Aiken on tech-neutral solutions
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3/4/2021   Post a comment
This week, Claude Aiken, president and CEO of WISPA, on the role of small providers in closing the digital divide and why solutions and policies need to be tech neutral.
Podcast: Low-latency broadband powers a Michigan music masterclass
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2/24/2021   Post a comment
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Dan Kurin, tech coordinator at Factory Two, and Brandon Corder, CEO of Beats x Beers, to discuss an upcoming experiment with low-latency broadband in Flint, Michigan.
Podcast – The Divide: How US counties are confronting connectivity needs
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2/18/2021   Post a comment
This week: Judge JD Clark of Wise County, Texas and Councilmember Craig Rice of Montgomery County, Maryland – co-chairs of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Broadband Task Force – on local connectivity challenges, problems with FCC mapping and more.
Podcast – The Divide: Dr. Nicol Turner Lee on the 'digitally invisible'
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2/11/2021   Post a comment
This week: Brookings Senior Fellow Dr. Nicol Turner Lee on what she learned on her ten-city tour investigating the digital divide in the US.
Podcast – The Divide: How Starry connects cord cutters and the underserved
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2/4/2021   Post a comment
This week: Virginia Lam Abrams, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Strategic Advancement at alternative broadband provider Starry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Podcast: What's the story with satellite broadband?
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11/17/2020   Post a comment
This week: Jeff Baumgartner on the state of satellite broadband and what differentiates existing competitors.
Podcast: Telefonica targets fiber expansion
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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.
Podcast: US ramps up efforts to keep tech out of Huawei's hands
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5/19/2020   Post a comment
The US government has moved to block Huawei's access, not only to US technology but to any technology made with US expertise. Light Reading's Iain Morris and Phil Harvey discuss this latest move and wonder at what point does the Chinese government retaliate against other, unrelated companies and industries as a way of challenging the Trump administration.
Podcast: Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger on coping with COVID-19
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4/30/2020   Post a comment
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting quickly during the pandemic.
Why CSPs need to deal with video's blurring lines
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2/21/2020   Post a comment
The lines are blurring between streaming media and pay-TV devices and CSPs need to figure out how to manage that change, says Omdia analyst Paul Erickson.
Owning the Home Network
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2/11/2020   Post a comment
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service providers.
MWC2020: WiFi 6.0 and the broadband CPE market
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2/5/2020   Post a comment
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 becomes a technology that can help counter smart home bottlenecks.
ADTRAN CTO Discusses How Gigabit Society Is Evolving From Vision to Reality
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10/25/2019   Post a comment
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APAC, shares his thoughts on the regulatory and government policy, technology adoption and consumer services momentum driving the Gigabit Society. He also outlines use cases for combining 10G fiber and fiber-extension solutions, such as multi-gigabit mesh mmWave, that are helping make the Gigabit Society a reality.
IHS Markit's Fellenbaum on Speeds & Feeds, Rural Coverage & Customer Experience
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10/24/2019   Post a comment
At the recent Broadband World Forum, Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, discusses the broadband speed paradox, the challenge of delivering rural services and plans to measure broadband customer experience.
Ovum's Philpott on Hot Trends in the Connected Home
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10/23/2019   Post a comment
At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Michael Philpott, senior practice leader of Ovum's Consumer Services team, outlines the key developments in the smart/connected home market, with security, analytics and in-building coverage high on the list.
UNH-IOL Updates on CloudCO at #BBWF
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10/22/2019   Post a comment
At the recent Broadband World Forum 2019 event, Lincoln Lavoie from the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) gives an update on the Cloud Central Office (CloudCO) initiative.
CORD Comes to Life at #BBWF
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10/16/2019   Post a comment
At the Broadband World Forum 2019 in Amsterdam, Light Reading's Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the industry's hot developments, including the latest on CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) and the importance of alternative broadband access technologies.
ADTRAN CTO Discusses Network Disaggregation Without Sacrificing Integrity
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11/13/2018   1 comment
Ronan Kelly, ADTRAN CTO, EMEA & APC, shares his thoughts on industry operators leveraging virtualization, disaggregation and open SDN control, along with open management and orchestration while maintaining network confidence.
BBWF Cloudstreet Highlights
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11/12/2018   1 comment
Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, application-aware networks requires a wholesale operational transformation that will move the carrier from simply selling SIM cards to managing a spectrum of tailored services in an expanding ecosystem as we move to 5G. Cloudstreet founder and CEO Mika Skarp unpacks the challenges an enormous opportunities of this shift.
F-Secure's Mikko Hyppφnen on IoT, 5G and Machine Learning
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11/9/2018   2 comments
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate malware detection, for the last 10 years. At BBWF18, F-Secure presented its Connected Home Security offering, an opportunity for service providers to protect their customers' smart homes by adding security to their home WiFi routers.
Plume on OpenSync
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11/5/2018   1 comment
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with consumer electronics giant Samsung, OpenSync is set to accelerate Learn more: www.opensync.io/
Trends in Home Networking & 3 Keys to High-Performing Networks
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10/30/2018   Post a comment
Talking to Light Reading's Iain Morris, Sebastian Richter from devolo explains why operators have to think beyond delivering high bandwidth and outlines why coverage across the entire home and ease of use are key to the customer experience.
Challenges in the Virtualization (SDN/NFV) Market
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10/29/2018   2 comments
Aricent on the SDN/NFV market and addressing its challenges with SD-vAS and uCPE solutions.
Community Fibre Brings Affordable 10G Broadband to London
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10/24/2018   5 comments
Alternative UK fixed-broadband network operator Community Fibre is deploying ADTRAN gear to take 10 Gbit/s to London users at aggressive prices.
BBWF 2018: The Economics of SD-Access
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10/23/2018   3 comments
At Broadband World Forum 2018 there's a lot of chat about the shift towards software-defined access networks, but how tough and how expensive might it be to integrate and run best-of-breed, virtualized broadband networks?
A World Made Possible by the Promise of the Pervasive Network
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2/13/2018   2 comments
This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity. Sponsored Video
ZTE on Future Networks
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10/30/2017   6 comments
ZTE discusses the future of broadband networks and how we can be better prepared for the challenges they will bring.
Broadband's Hot Topics
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10/27/2017   17 comments
What are the hot talking points in the fixed broadband sector right now? Gigabit over copper as well as fiber, software-defined access and more, as Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre divulges from the Broadband World Forum 2017 show floor.
Chewing the Broadband Fat at BBWF 2017
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10/26/2017   2 comments
Light Reading's pro-European, Berlin-lovin' editors Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris discuss some of the hot topics from BBWF 2017, including Gfast and automation -- and manage not to get too distracted by a giant blue fluffy head.
Why Ultra-Broadband Is Thriving
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2/1/2017   9 comments
The UBB2020 community has had a great first four months thanks to a market that's on the up!
Stokab on The Dark Fiber Business Case
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1/9/2017   1 comment
Per-Olof Gustafsson, Deputy CEO at AB Stokab, the wholesale fiber access network operator in the city of Stockholm, talks about the business case for running a citywide dark fiber access network.
ADTRAN On SDN in the Access Network
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1/5/2017   3 comments
This informative interview with Robert Conger, AVP, ADTRAN, highlights the reasons global service providers and cable network operators are evaluating SDN for their broadband and Ethernet access networks.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: BT's Tim Whitley on 'Purposeful Innovation'
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12/14/2016   8 comments
BT's Head of Research & Innovation, Prof. Tim Whitley, discusses 'Purposeful Innovation' and the future of communications.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ZTE On the Future of Fixed Broadband Connectivity
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12/14/2016   Post a comment
Chris Mulley, Principal Architect at ZTE's CTO Group, discusses trends and innovation in fixed broadband access.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Cox's Access Network Strategy Overview
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12/13/2016   Post a comment
Cox Communications Executive Director of Network Strategy Jeff Finkelstein talks about how cable networks need to transition during the next 10 years.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: ETSI CTO Dispels 5G Myths
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12/12/2016   Post a comment
ETSI CTO Adrian Scrase tackles some 5G myths and lays out the facts about the why, when, where and what of 5G standards.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Openreach CEO on Maintaining Britain's Digital Leadership
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12/8/2016   5 comments
Clive Selley, CEO of BT's access network division Openreach, delivers a strategic update entitled 'Better, Broader, Faster: Connectivity to Maintain Britain's Digital Leadership.'
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Huawei on How To Improve Revenues, Improve Bandwidth, Reduce Costs
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12/8/2016   Post a comment
Huawei's head of access network marketing Jack Zhu discusses the steps the supplier is taking to help network operators and service providers increase revenues, boost bandwidth and reduce costs.
BBWF 2016 Keynote: Liberty Global Tackles the Myths About Cable Broadband
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12/6/2016   1 comment
Neil Geary, Technical Strategy Consultant (CPE & Network) at Liberty Global's Chief Architecture Office (CAO) department, dispels some myths about cable's broadband speeds and discusses cable's access network evolution options, including DOCSIS 3.1.
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