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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/5/2021
Starlink's overall speeds continue to outpace those of fellow satellite broadband services Viasat and HughesNet, but its median download speeds in the US are starting to enter the neighborhood of fixed-line broadband networks, according to Ookla's latest round of Speedtest data.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/3/2021
Fueled by fiber and mobile transport orders, DZS notched its second-consecutive period of record orders in the second quarter of 2021. And while the company continues to field an influx of requests for proposal (RFPs), DZS, like most of its peers, continues to grapple with supply chain constraints.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/30/2021
Despite fewer sales opportunities, Charter Communications still managed to grow its broadband and mobile subscriber base while keeping pay-TV losses in check in the second quarter of 2021.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/29/2021
Comcast turned in a solid second quarter driven by more broadband subscriber gains and record mobile line additions that more than offset continued pay-TV losses.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/27/2021
Whether it's a program like the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) or even larger infrastructure bills that are now under debate, suppliers can count on a roller coaster ride of sorts, according to Calix CEO Carl Russo.
The Staff, Broadband World News, , 7/27/2021
Life is full of contradictions, and so is the Internet. One of those contradictions is that there are more people online than ever before - and yet unequal access to the Internet is starker than ever.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/27/2021
The Federal Communications Commission said Monday it is ready to authorize about $311 million in broadband funding across 36 states via the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) alongside several moves that aim to "clean up" certain aspects of the program.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/23/2021
Comcast is pushing fiber deeper into its network with a new distributed access architecture (DAA) and deploying fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) in a more targeted fashion. While the rollout will add critical capacity to Comcast's network as it pursues a broader "10G" initiative that will enable symmetrical speeds of 10 Gbit/s, it also presents the ...
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 7/22/2021
Seeking to maintain its competitive edge in the Canadian broadband market, Rogers Communications is rolling out 1.5Gbit/s service as it deploys GPON-based fiber in "strategic areas" and preps for DOCSIS 4.0 over its legacy hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network.
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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