News & Views
Content posted in May 2019
Want a Smart City? Build a Fiber Backbone
Fiber Broadband Association 5/31/2019 18 comments
Fiber future-proofs city networks, is fast and reliable and research shows a strong correlation between fiber deployment and small cell activity – all essential for smart-city development.
DT's Fiber Invasion, One Partner at a Time
Alison Diana 5/24/2019 9 comments
Deutsche Telekom just signed an infrastructure project with the Gigabit Region Stuttgart, home to 174 municipalities and almost 3 million people, one of many partnerships the German operator has inked in its bid to grow revenue and business.
BBWN Bites: The Law & Order Episode
Broadband World News 5/24/2019 5 comments
Trump's 'calm' walkout – a.k.a. 'tantrum' – will impact investment in connectivity spending, US legislators want to fund smaller operators' need to rip and replace Huawei gear, Rovi/Tivo vs. Comcast again and UK regulator Ofcom makes Openreach play nicer with enterprise-focused operators.
Unlicensed CBRS Spectrum Dials Into Rural FWA – Report
Broadband World News 5/16/2019 10 comments
An unlicensed spectrum sharing model from Citizens Band Radio Service could be the right technology to affordably deploy broadband via fixed wireless access to rural regions, finds a new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Research Center.
Broadcom Ups Gfast Ante
Broadband World News 5/15/2019 4 comments
With this production release, Broadcom targets highly densified areas, as well as the MDUs that make up the typical Gfast market.
Liberty Global Bets on Beefier Broadband
Alan Breznick 5/14/2019 9 comments
While it continues to pull back from the European continent, Liberty Global is rolling out faster broadband speeds and next-gen WiFi and mobile services to beef up its market position.
Disney Takes the Wheel at Hulu
Broadband World News 5/14/2019 9 comments
Also in today's roundup: AT&T's big network pledge, Arista's new 400G routers, SES demos 8K video and the US government moves more paper around.
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.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
The digital divide in North America is leaving millions without adequate broadband. Incumbents operate in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas and, at a national scale, perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap.
These regional ISPs operate in a highly fragmented landscape, including smaller wireless and FTTH incumbents, satellite ISPs, electric co-ops, tribal communities, and municipalities in public/private partnerships. These regional ISPs face the same cyber threats and operational challenges as their Tier 1 counterparts, but with far fewer resources and revenue-generating population density. As a result, many regional ISPs have developed highly innovated business models for access and core technology, partnerships, financing and services.
The discussion will cover:
- Three ISPs that have taken an innovative approach to their business, as detailed in a recent STL Partners report
- Why regional ISPs need to double down on core security basics such as DDoS protection
- How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
- Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management