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Content posted in October 2020
BBWN Bites: East beats West in US for broadband – report
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10/30/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Starlink to connect Texas school district; FCC earmarks $9B for mobile broadband; one third of UK households overpay for broadband.
Managed Wi-Fi: Why its time has come
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10/29/2020   Post a comment
As many more people work from home because of COVID-19 and Wi-Fi 6 continues to roll out, service providers need a solid managed Wi-Fi solution to keep customers satisfied.
Starlink arrives for some beta customers – report
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10/27/2020   Post a comment
The satellite Internet service from SpaceX appears to be offering speeds of 50 Mbit/s to 150 Mbit/s for $99 per month.
Rogers sees broadband, IPTV growth slow in Q3
Alan Breznick  
10/26/2020   Post a comment
As the Canadian economy reopened after the mass COVID-19 lockdowns of the spring, Rogers experienced substantially less sub growth for its broadband and Ignite TV services.
BBWN Bites: US counties unite on 'broadband task force'
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10/23/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: 'ReConnect Program' commits over $560M in second round broadband grants; Verizon, AT&T celebrate broadband subs; Virgin Media, Google bundle up.
Fiber fuels AT&T's broadband growth in Q3
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/23/2020   Post a comment
Additions of 357,000 FTTP subs offset DSL and IP 'non-fiber' losses in the period.
European telcos talk full-fiber bottlenecks
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10/21/2020   Post a comment
As more regions commit to supporting full-fiber broadband, some telcos are raising issues with obstructions in their paths.
Azure's cloud rolls into space
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/20/2020   Post a comment
SpaceX's Starlink and SES are two key partners for Azure Space, a new, globally focused, integrated cloud platform that taps into both satellite and ground-based connections.
Podcast: Telefonica targets fiber expansion
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10/19/2020   Post a comment
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.
BBWN Bites: Wisconsin taps communities for broadband pilot
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10/16/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: FCC announces qualified applicants for RDOF; Ofcom investigates BT; NAO says no to UK 2025 fiber target.
DZS gets amped for RDOF
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/15/2020   Post a comment
Meanwhile, Starlink, Hughes and Viasat, along with a batch of cable operators, have come through as qualified bidders for the RDOF sweepstakes.
Hitting the DOCSIS 'sweet spot'
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/14/2020   Post a comment
Cisco's John Chapman analyzes the options available to cable operators as they consider how to proceed with DOCSIS 3.1 today and, later, with DOCSIS 4.0.
BBWN Bites: Google Fiber 'plants the speed' in Des Moines
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10/9/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Starlink nearly ready for public beta; USPS suggests it could support rural broadband; FCC to update its incorrect maps; California urges broadband action.
New report adds to doubt about UK's 2025 FTTP target
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10/7/2020   Post a comment
UK think tank says the government will miss its 2025 full-fiber rollout target if it doesn't make 'significant policy reform.'
'Project Overcome' seeks new ways to close digital divide
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10/6/2020   Post a comment
With $1.945 million in NSF funding, US Ignite launches 'Project Overcome' to accelerate broadband delivery to unserved and underserved communities.
AT&T is 'making the digital divide worse' – report
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10/5/2020   Post a comment
New report from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) calls out AT&T for 'digital redlining.'
BBWN Bites: House adds broadband plans to HEROES Act
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10/2/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Cable One's stake in MBI; high valuations for rural broadband; Starlink plays recovery role; Belgium gets more fiber.
AT&T looks to lure fiber subs with new pricing, unlimited data
Jeff Baumgartner  
10/2/2020   1 comment
Updated pricing on unbundled AT&T Fiber service also bakes in unlimited data and enters the picture after top exec proclaims there's an 'easy path' for AT&T to consider expanding its fiber footprint.




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Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will present our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference as a free digital symposium on June 21.
Charter has sparked RDOF work in all 24 states where it won bids. The cable op booked about $19 million in RDOF revenues in Q1, and expects to have about $9 million per month come in over the next ten years.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days in mid-March.
Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.
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