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10/25/2022   Post a comment
The Broadband World News website will remain active and its archive accessible, but our team's broadband policy and tech coverage is now found at Light Reading Broadband.
AT&T's fiber sub base surpasses its 'non-fiber' base
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10/21/2022   Post a comment
AT&T added 338,000 fiber subs in Q3 for a total of 6.93 million, nudging it past its 6.86 million 'non-fiber' subs. Meanwhile, CEO John Stankey is mum on a reported fiber JV in the works, but says he's 'open to new ideas.'
Starry halts FWA buildout, lays off 500 employees
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10/20/2022   Post a comment
Fixed wireless access (FWA) provider Starry said it will lay off 500 employees in order to 'curtail our cash burn while we pursue strategic options,' according to CEO Chet Kanojia.
The Divide: How Presidio collaborates with the public sector on connectivity
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10/20/2022   Post a comment
This episode features Cyndi Barrera, sales vice president of SLED West at Presidio. We discuss a project Presidio worked on with Fort Worth, Texas, to bring Wi-Fi to all residents and other ways the company is working with municipalities to deliver connectivity.
Comcast ad campaign takes aim at T-Mobile FWA
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10/19/2022   Post a comment
Starting with a 'Vampires' ad and a dedicated web site, Comcast is poking holes in the performance and capabilities of T-Mobile's 5G home broadband service. 'T-Mobile is 10-30x slower,' Comcast proclaims.
FiberLight CEO's vision extends beyond core connectivity
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10/18/2022   Post a comment
Chris Rabii, a former exec with Cablevision Lightpath and Altice Business, explains how FiberLight aims to blend core connectivity more tightly with services and how the middle-mile could be its path into rural broadband funding projects.
Comcast boosting downstream speeds across all markets
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10/18/2022   Post a comment
Comcast is unleashing a wave of downstream speed increases ahead of a plan to make faster upload speeds available to customers on its 'xFi Complete' package.
US DoD 'in communication' with SpaceX about funding Starlink in Ukraine
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10/17/2022   Post a comment
Regarding SpaceX's requests that the US fund Starlink in Ukraine, a DoD official said they've 'identified the need for a SATCOM capability' and are exploring 'all options.'
Price is main driver of broadband provider choice – report
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10/14/2022   Post a comment
New JD Power survey demonstrates importance of cost and reliability and reveals above average customer satisfaction scores for Verizon and AT&T, but below average scores for Cox, Frontier and Spectrum.
Google Fiber to launch 5-Gig and 8-Gig speed tiers in early 2023
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10/14/2022   Post a comment
Google Fiber will test its new, symmetrical multi-gig tiers in a set of markets next month. Its new 5-Gig will sell for $125 per month, and the 8-Gig option will go for $150 per month.
The Divide: Where and why local voices are missing from FCC broadband policymaking
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10/13/2022   Post a comment
This week: Next Century Cities' Ryan Johnston joins the show to discuss his new report on the need for local insights in federal broadband policies and how the FCC's proceedings make it hard for those voices to be heard.
Starry to default on all RDOF bids – FCC
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10/13/2022   Post a comment
In a public notice Wednesday, the FCC said that fixed wireless startup Starry had 'planned to default on all its winning bids.'
Analysts peg DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrade costs at $180 per home passed
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10/12/2022   Post a comment
DOCSIS 4.0 is poised to be 'fully competitive with fiber,' and the dynamics related to D4.0 upgrades are 'more favorable than we expected, in some cases dramatically so,' Credit Suisse claims in a report.
SpaceX to FCC: Starlink 'not required to show' it meets RDOF speed needs yet
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10/11/2022   Post a comment
Viasat urged the FCC to deny Starlink's effort to appeal the commission's rejection of its RDOF awards, noting a 'steep decline' in performance. But Starlink says it will meet speed needs later.
Pivotal Commware CEO Brian Deutsch: Speeding up FWA
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10/10/2022   Post a comment
Pivotal Commware CEO Brian Deutsch discusses the company's new as-a-service offering, Pivotal Turnkey Services, which aims to speed up deployments of fixed wireless access (FWA) networks that use mmWave technology.
The Buildout: AT&T live in rural Indiana, Treasury awards $435M for broadband
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10/7/2022   Post a comment
This week in broadband builds: AT&T live in rural Indiana; Treasury awards $435 million to three states; FastBridge, Metronet, Magellan break ground; Alabama co-ops get millions for middle mile; more GREAT grants for Spectrum.
Verizon extends free FWA services to qualifying households
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10/7/2022   Post a comment
Following a similar Fios program, the new 'Verizon Forward' initiative brings free 5G Home and LTE-based Internet services to households that qualify for the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program.
Louisiana rejects Sparklight protest of Conexon's broadband grant
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10/6/2022   Post a comment
'Sparklight has not satisfied its burden of proof to establish that it provides reliable service to the applied-for areas,' said Veneeth Iyengar, executive director of Louisiana's broadband office.
The Divide: LiveOak's Steve Smith on getting fiber-ready in Florida and Georgia
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10/6/2022   Post a comment
This week: LiveOak Fiber's Steve Smith joins the show to discuss the company's plans to build out fiber to 80,000 homes and businesses on the Emerald Coast of Florida and the Golden Isles of Georgia.
NTIA receives $5.5B in grant requests for $1B middle mile fund
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10/5/2022   Post a comment
NTIA said it received over 235 applications worth $5.5 billion for the $1 billion middle mile fund and will issue grants 'no earlier' than March 2023.
FWA advocates 'greatly disappointed' in Newsom veto on broadband bill
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10/5/2022   Post a comment
California's governor vetoed a bill that would have helped wireless providers get broadband grants. But WISPA is seeking clarification on funding rules for FWA.
Mississippi's ACE Power to offer fiber technician training program
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10/4/2022   Post a comment
ACE Power will offer the Fiber Broadband Association's OpTIC Path course later this year to train new and existing employees for a fiber expansion project.
US-made products for middle mile builds 'not available' – NTIA
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10/3/2022   Post a comment
NTIA proposed a limited waiver on 'Build America, Buy America' rules for middle mile broadband grants. Comments on the proposal are due October 3.
MTA boosts latency, resilience with fiber route to Chicago
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9/30/2022   Post a comment
Matanuska Telecom Association recently launched a new leg of its terrestrial fiber network connecting Alaska and Chicago. Execs said it was necessary to 'avoid the Pacific Northwest.'
Starry has solid potential, but financing needs fixing – analyst
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9/30/2022   Post a comment
Starry 'delivers a good product and generates good unit economics,' but investors will stay on sidelines until the FWA specialist resolves its long-term financing issues, MoffettNathanson says.
The Divide: How FirstLight is connecting communities with middle-mile fiber
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9/29/2022   Post a comment
This week: FirstLight Fiber's Maura Mahoney, chief marketing officer, and Patrick Coughlin, chief development officer, talk about tackling the digital divide through fiber 'onramps and off ramps,' their work with local nonprofits and institutions and more.
Cable broadband: More than a speed saga
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9/28/2022   Post a comment
Raw broadband speed is still important in the multi-gig era, but messaging from cable industry execs at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo zeroed in on network reliability and meeting elevated customer expectations.
Google Fiber is about to go big with the Gigs
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9/28/2022   Post a comment
Touting a 20-Gig test and 'journey' toward a symmetrical 100-Gig future, Google Fiber plans to 'dramatically expand our multi-gigabit tiers' in the coming months, says unit CEO Dinni Jain.
Telecom services severely restricted in Iran amid protests
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9/27/2022   Post a comment
The Iranian government is restricting Internet and mobile access in response to nationwide protests. Whether Starlink can help is unclear.
OpenVault CEO on why ACP customers are such big data users
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9/26/2022   Post a comment
Mark Trudeau, the founder and CEO of OpenVault, said speed tier upgrades among customers on the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program is what likely drove usage in that group higher than the average in Q2 2022.
The Buildout: More 'GREAT' news for Spectrum, Yellowstone Fiber goes live
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9/23/2022   Post a comment
This week in broadband builds: Spectrum gets millions more in 'GREAT' grants; ReConnect awards $502 million; Yellowstone Fiber live in Montana; NTIA awards $29 million for Alaskan tribes; Cajun Broadband breaks ground – and more.
The Divide: Ziply VP chats rural fiber builds, permit reforms and micro-trenching
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9/22/2022   Post a comment
This week: Jessica Epley, vice president of regulatory and external affairs at Ziply Fiber, joins the podcast to discuss the company's rural buildouts, federal funding and why permit reform is one key to closing the digital divide.
Comcast reaches 'second phase' of its DAA journey
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9/21/2022   Post a comment
Comcast has accelerated its deployment of a distributed access architecture as it starts to set the stage to offer symmetrical, multi-gig services to tens of millions of homes by 2025, exec says.
How Hurricane Fiona is affecting telecom networks
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9/21/2022   Post a comment
Hurricane Fiona knocked out wireline Internet services to hundreds of thousands of subscribers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. And the storm shut down roughly 23.5% of the cell sites in those areas, too.
Cable industry pursues upgrades in face of its 'life or death' moment
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9/20/2022   Post a comment
Comcast's David Watson and Liberty Global's Michael Fries discussed the industry 'talent gap,' network upgrade strategies and cable's 'existential' moment in a fireside chat at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo this morning.
Altice, Charter will deliver free broadband to NYC housing residents
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9/20/2022   Post a comment
Through 'Big Apple Connect,' New York will subsidize Altice and Charter to deliver free service to NYCHA residents. Verizon is TBD, said the city.
California bill would let wireless in on broadband grants
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9/19/2022   Post a comment
Wireless industry is pushing California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill enabling the state to award broadband grants on a 'technology-neutral basis.'
Feds push for BGP security updates, but ISPs balk at mandates
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9/19/2022   Post a comment
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a basic routing protocol used to exchange information among various networks on the Internet. Many argue it's not secure, but there's disagreement on what to do about that.
Sparklight 'persisting' with grant challenge to Conexon in Louisiana
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9/16/2022   Post a comment
Despite outcry from the East Carroll community, Cable One says Sparklight will persist with challenging Conexon's $4 million grant to build broadband.
Why AT&T's fiber gambit in Phoenix is worth watching
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9/15/2022   Post a comment
AT&T said it plans to offer 5 Gbit/s fiber services across 100,000 homes in a Phoenix suburb. The effort represents a new gambit by AT&T, which previously only built fiber in its existing copper markets.
Fiber upgrades 'the right thing to do' – Altice USA CEO
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9/14/2022   Post a comment
Altice USA's plan to upgrade millions of homes to fiber in both urban and rural settings set up the company to drive down opex costs and escalate subscriber gains and broadband ARPU, Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei said.
The Buildout: Tennessee awards $447M for broadband
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9/13/2022   Post a comment
This week in broadband builds: Tennessee doles out $447 million; Brightspeed, Charter, and Lumos win in North Carolina; Redzone runs on ngFWA in Maine.
FCC inspector general says 'dozens' of ISPs claimed fraudulent ACP funds
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9/12/2022   Post a comment
Meanwhile, data shows the program is still only reaching 36.5% of eligible households and could run out of funds by March 2025.
Ziply Fiber raises $450M for greenfields and 'edge-outs'
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9/12/2022   Post a comment
Ziply Fiber CEO Harold Zeitz says the company is exploring additional opportunities to build fiber networks in the northwestern US that will span 'hundreds of thousands' of new homes and businesses.
The Divide: TruConnect's Danielle Perry on the role of MVNOs in keeping people online
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9/9/2022   Post a comment
This episode features Danielle Perry, chief compliance officer at TruConnect, on the important role of mobile virtual network operators and federal subsidy programs in closing the digital divide.
FWA not 'good enough' for the long term, AT&T CFO says
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9/8/2022   Post a comment
Fixed wireless access has potential in targeted instances where fiber buildouts are economically unattractive, but AT&T will continue to place big bets on fiber buildouts, says company CFO Pascal Desroches.
NTIA grants will fund 'a lot of non-fiber technology,' says Alan Davidson
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9/7/2022   Post a comment
The NTIA chief said while much funding will go to fiber, grants will fund a 'healthy mix' of broadband technology. But whether they do is up to the states.
These states have broadband on the ballot this November
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9/7/2022   Post a comment
Broadband is on the ballot for millions of US voters this year, with some states and counties seeking to amend their constitutions or bypass laws to make room for federal funding.
Technetix broadens reach in the Americas with Lindsay Broadband buy
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9/6/2022   Post a comment
Technetix and Lindsay Broadband overlap in some HFC product areas, but the acquisition will also help Technetix expand its mobile and powering portfolio, Technetix CEO Paul Broadhurst says.
Liberty Global JV kicks off fiber network construction in Germany
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9/5/2022   Post a comment
With a focus on greenfield areas, Liberty Networks Germany expects to start connecting customers by the end of 2022 and sell broadband services under the 'helloFiber' brand.
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