Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/22/2021
AT&T could consider raising its fiber buildout beyond 30 million residential and business locations by 2025, under the right circumstances, according to company CEO John Stankey.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2021
Taking a step toward network and service convergence, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) recently approved two standards for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), an initiative focused on the development of standardized nodes for access networks.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2021
Another 466 winning bids from phase I of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) have been blessed by the FCC.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/13/2021
Kuiper Systems, Amazon's budding satellite broadband unit, shot back at SpaceX this week, telling the FCC that its objection to SpaceX's revised plans for its Starlink service has nothing to do with curtailing competition and everything to do about ensuring that Elon Musk's company simply follows the agency's rules.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/8/2021
OneWeb has secured a key customer for its emerging low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband platform, announcing Wednesday that AT&T will use it to provide satellite-based connectivity to business customers in remote parts of the US.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/3/2021
Amazon's Kuiper Systems subsidiary and SpaceX are squaring off at the FCC over SpaceX's plans for a "Gen2" system that envisions a massive constellation of heavier, but more powerful low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites that can be delivered into orbit via SpaceX's new heavy-duty Starship rocket.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/1/2021
Mediacom Communications is working with Ericsson to reach rural areas using fixed wireless access products that use CBRS spectrum.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/31/2021
Frontier Communications won't be able to sidestep all of the supply chain constraints that have gripped the telecom industry, but access to both materials and labor should improve significantly by the time the telco's big fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) upgrades are in full swing, says an industry analyst who remains bullish on Frontier's future.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/25/2021
Much of the communications industry's M&A action lately has centered on small and midsized network operators. But the telco and cable giants aren't always the instigators. In fact, many recent deals have come from private equity (PE) firms and other less conventional players.
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Heather Gate, Vice President, Digital Inclusion, Connected Nation and CN Texas, , 5/6/2021
For most Texans, life without Internet access is unimaginable. The Internet has become embedded in every aspect of our daily lives - from streaming movies, working, running small businesses, attending virtual classrooms and taking part in telehealth visits. It has become impossible to efficiently access economic opportunity and basic resources without ...
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