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Content posted in April 2019
Why 9-1-1 Needs Fiber
Fiber Broadband Association  
4/30/2019   10 comments
Emergency services are too critical to rely on any infrastructure other than fiber, especially in rural areas where mobile and satellite services can cut out, argues Lisa Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association President, in this month's exclusive column.
Cox Plays the Low-Latency Game
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/26/2019   12 comments
Cable operator claims that test of premium 'Cox Elite Gamer' service doesn't prioritize packets, steers clear of net neutrality concerns.
Vodafone: Use Quality Attenuation to Escape Gig Speed Trap
Alison Diana  
4/26/2019   7 comments
A Broadband Forum initiative, led by Vodafone and Predictable Network Solutions, encourages operators to use quality attenuation to cut capex, increase performance and step away from the gigabit-broadband race to the bottom, says Vodafone's Gavin Young.
Nokia's Fixed Broadband Gear Sales Stall in Q1
Ray Le Maistre  
4/25/2019   6 comments
The giant vendor had a disappointing start to the year across the board, including in fixed broadband access equipment sales.
USDA Opens Up Rural Broadband Funding
Alison Diana  
4/25/2019   15 comments
US Department of Agriculture began accepting online applications from service providers, municipalities and utilities for at least $600M in funding via its new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program.
ADTRAN Starts 2019 With More Revenue & Customers
Alison Diana  
4/18/2019   2 comments
First-quarter earnings show demand for range of ADTRAN products and services, including Gfast, VDSL, XGS-PON and professional services, CEO and President Tom Stanton told analysts.
Ireland's National Broadband Plan Delayed... Again
Alison Diana  
4/15/2019   6 comments
More than a half-million Irish residents expected to have fiber broadband by 2020. But Ireland's National Broadband Plan has not even begun and government officials today postponed any agreement again.
Cable One Aims to Be King of the Sticks
Alan Breznick  
4/10/2019   4 comments
Rapidly growing MSO keeps bulking up by buying smaller cablecos in largely rural and exurban markets throughout the US.
Good Timing, Follow Up Can Keep Broadband Customers Happy
Alison Diana  
4/8/2019   35 comments
J.D. Power's most recent survey reveals that in-home technicians can keep customers happy by being on time, following through and communicating clearly.
Those Who Have the Least Pay the Most for Broadband: Report
Alison Diana  
4/2/2019   26 comments
In a new report and searchable database, Broadband Now discovered fiber is the is the least expensive technology powering subscribers' connections. But the poorest, most rural residents pay the most for connectivity, regardless of underlying infrastructure.
Clearfield CMO: Fiber Is an Economic Engine
Alison Diana  
4/1/2019   15 comments
Fiber is the tie that binds together current and future broadband demands, says Clearfield Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Morgan.




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