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Content posted in August 2020
Streaming surges in Sweden
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8/31/2020   Post a comment
The second quarter saw record highs in online streaming, according to Swedish analysis and consulting firm Mediavision.
DOCSIS 4.0 gets ready to roll
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/28/2020   Post a comment
Operators and suppliers start to prep the network for the new, speedier platform as the modems and other key pieces of the DOCSIS 4.0 product ecosystem are in development.
BBWN Bites: Openreach goes below and beyond
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8/28/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Virgin Media intros 'essential' plan; Italy moves on broadband network; South Carolina plans $50M Internet expansion; US pay-TV subs drop.
Ericsson to help UNICEF map school connectivity
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8/26/2020   Post a comment
The Swedish networking company joins UNICEF's efforts to map school connectivity in 35 countries.
Delaware latest to dip into CARES cash for broadband
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8/25/2020   Post a comment
Delaware will spend $20M to expand broadband across the state and provide access for low-income families.
BBWN Bites: Plusnet has 'most-satisfied' customers, says Ofcom
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8/21/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: ROKiT Cities launches 'help your neighbor' network; TIM reports fiber progress; CityFibre invests in Swindon; SpaceX raises $1.9B.
St. Louis gets first business connectivity project in ten years
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8/20/2020   Post a comment
As part of its Midwest expansion, Everstream announced a planned 800-route-mile fiber network into St. Louis, Missouri, with the first 150 route miles to be lit by October 2020.
Montana delegate makes rural broadband appeal at DNC
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8/19/2020   Post a comment
A delegate made an appeal for rural broadband during the DNC's roll call nominating Joe Biden from the state of Montana, which ranks last in the US for Internet access.
Dasan Zhone becomes DZS, outlines plan under new CEO
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/19/2020   Post a comment
As DZS, company aims to unify recent acquisitions and focus its pursuit of markets such as 5G transport, next-gen fiber access, passive optical LAN and the connected home/business.
'Smart mobility' market to reach $70.5B by 2027 – report
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8/18/2020   Post a comment
A new study from Allied Market Research shows favorable policies toward smart city proposals have helped propel the 'smart mobility' market but COVID-19 casts a shadow.
BBWN Bites: Starlink shows it's up to speed
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8/14/2020   1 comment
Also in this roundup: US broadband competition is lacking; Openreach connects Bedfordshire village of Cranfield; Bluebird builds fiber in Missouri; Charter preps Milwaukee for DNC.
Broadband competition MIA for millions of US homes – study
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/13/2020   Post a comment
Almost 50 million people in the US are in areas with only one choice of a true broadband service, the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) finds.
Data demands drop but stay ahead of pre-pandemic levels
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/11/2020   Post a comment
Upstream consumption climbed 5.3% even as overall usage dropped by 5.5%, according to OpenVault.
BBWN Bites: States scramble to spend CARES cash
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8/7/2020   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: CityFibre rollouts; Italy to create a single broadband network; Vermont gets a broadband union; ‘Call of Duty’ causes traffic surge.
Virgin Media crowns itself UK gigabit king
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8/6/2020   Post a comment
In serving its Gig1 network to 3.6 million premises, Virgin Media tops Openreach as the largest gigabit provider and furthers its goal of reaching 15 million homes.
Ukrtelecom takes on Ukraine's new rural broadband target
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8/4/2020   Post a comment
Following a four-year rural broadband target set by the Ukrainian government, Ukrtelecom has announced its plan to roll out FTTP for 2.6 million more homes.
Broadband access equipment to dip 7% in 2020 – Dell'Oro
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/3/2020   Post a comment
While cable can expect a topsy-turvy year, the road ahead for the global PON market should be much smoother.




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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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