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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.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2021
Just as COVID-19 ushered in an acceptance that broadband is essential, the concurrent era of a worsening climate crisis is also making clear just how vulnerable that critical infrastructure is.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/16/2021
On this episode, Sam Sanders, CEO of Uprise Fiber, discusses his company's goal of serving as a new high-speed, affordable Internet option for customers who aren't happy with or are left out by incumbent service.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/14/2021
Comcast shares closed down 7.3% Tuesday after company CFO Mike Cavanagh warned that subscriber growth in broadband, now considered the cornerstone of Comcast's cable business, is showing signs of slowing when compared to pre-pandemic levels.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/10/2021
Broadband keeps getting faster, but not in the United States.
Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 9/7/2021
The tricky part of extensive full-fiber rollout plans - funding - was once again thrown into the UK spotlight.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 9/2/2021
On this episode of The Divide, we hear from Wanda Tankersley, chief operating officer at MTA (or Matanuska Telecom Association), a telecommunications co-op in Alaska.
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.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 8/25/2021
When the US Congress eventually gets an infrastructure package to President Biden's desk, it will contain $65 billion for broadband, the country's most significant investment in Internet infrastructure to date. But several states aren't waiting around for that influx of cash to make multi-million-dollar investments toward closing their digital divides.
Perspectives: Opinion & Commentary
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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