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FCC moves forward with broadband nutrition labels
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1/27/2022   Post a comment
The agency is mandated by the Biden administration's infrastructure law to adopt regulations for easy-to-understand labels that allow consumers to comparison shop for broadband services.
The Divide: How Astranis plans to connect Peru with small satellites
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1/21/2022   Post a comment
John Gedmark, CEO of Astranis, joins the podcast to discuss the company's small satellite technology and its upcoming deployment to deliver 4G broadband to Peru.
Starlink's daunting deployment plan 'leaves no margin for error' analyst
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1/18/2022   Post a comment
Elon Musk's nascent broadband will need to radically accelerate the rate of satellite launches and navigate tricky supply chain logistics if it's going to come close to fulfilling its global ambition.
Viasat tells FCC Starlink is 'at odds' with RDOF framework
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1/3/2022   Post a comment
In response, SpaceX filed a letter calling Viasat's complaint a 'sideshow' and said it is working with the commission to demonstrate it 'will meet all of its RDOF obligations.'
Here's what the industry wants from the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program
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12/15/2021   Post a comment
In public FCC filings, industry groups and ISPs provided input for how the new affordability subsidy, funded through the infrastructure bill, should be implemented and structured.
Fixed wireless, LEO satellite broadband best suited for unserved and underserved areas study
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/22/2021   Post a comment
Performance data from Comlinkdata/Tutela indicate that T-Mobile Home Broadband and Starlink are as good as VDSL, stomp on DSL, but generally fall short of terrestrial HFC and fiber services.
The Divide: James Clark on preserving Native American culture with broadband
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11/11/2021   Post a comment
This week on the podcast, we hear from James Clark, a fellow with the American Connection Corps (ACC), who is working with Mille Lacs Band tribal leadership to preserve his ancestors' Ojibwe language. We discuss that effort, along with the causes of the digital divide at Mille Lacs and what they and other Indigenous tribes need from policymakers.
Broadband advocates push for broader spectrum use
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11/5/2021   Post a comment
Public interest groups argue that spectrum in the 12GHz band and beyond should be put to broader use to solve the digital divide, despite arguments to the contrary from incumbents like SpaceX.
BT and OneWeb sign satellite broadband deal
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11/3/2021   Post a comment
OneWeb has inked a deal with BT to provide low-Earth orbit satellite connectivity across BT Group, with the first live trials due to start early 2022.
Verizon, Amazon to integrate LEO satellites with 5G
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10/29/2021   Post a comment
The first offering from the new partnership will backhaul Verizon's cell sites through Amazon's LEO satellites, allowing Verizon to offer fixed wireless Internet services in unconnected rural areas.
TIM launches satellite service for underserved parts of Italy
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10/11/2021   Post a comment
New service is based on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite, but solving the digital divide remains a challenge.
The Divide: What Viasat's Evan Dixon wants DC to know about satellite broadband
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10/7/2021   Post a comment
This week: Evan Dixon, president of global fixed broadband at Viasat, discusses the company's role in tackling the digital divide in the US and abroad, and he pushes back on arguments from the fiber industry that satellite isn't 'future proof.'
Amazon to FCC: Make SpaceX follow the rules
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9/13/2021   Post a comment
Kuiper Systems, Amazon's satellite broadband unit, counters that concerns about SpaceX's 'Gen2' plan for Starlink has nothing to do with slowing competition, but is about holding SpaceX to FCC rules.
AT&T connects with OneWeb
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/8/2021   Post a comment
Providing OneWeb with a big-name tenant, AT&T plans to tap into OneWeb's developing low-Earth orbit satellite broadband platform to serve businesses in remote parts of the US.
Amazon, SpaceX wage war over Starlink's 'Gen2' system
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/3/2021   Post a comment
Amazon's Kuiper Systems wants the FCC to dismiss SpaceX's next-gen satellite broadband plans while SpaceX calls the complaint a delay tactic to slow competition and help Kuiper can catch up.
The Divide: Tackling the global broadband gap with aerial mapping
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8/26/2021   Post a comment
This week: Jennifer Alvarez, co-founder and CEO, Aurora Insight, and David Hartshorn, CEO of Geeks Without Frontiers, on their partnership to address the lack of reliable wireless broadband in underserved parts of the US and abroad.
Starlink terminal shipments pass the 100K mark
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/24/2021   Post a comment
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk notes that Starlink's satellite broadband service reaches parts of 14 countries, with license applications pending 'in many more countries.'
SpaceX sizes up more powerful 'Gen2' system for Starlink
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/20/2021   Post a comment
Elon Musk's SpaceX says the next-gen system, to be delivered into orbit via the company's Starship rocket, will substantially increase capacity and reach using a constellation of almost 30,000 satellites.
SES's new 1-Terabit satellite constellation takes a step toward the launchpad
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/18/2021   Post a comment
SES showed off its new high-capacity, medium-Earth orbit satellite, which will form its 11-satellite O3b mPower constellation. SES plans to hook into Microsoft Azure to establish an aggregated, multi-orbit network.
Viasat looks for new global satellite fleet to beef up bandwidth
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/9/2021   Post a comment
Residential fixed satellite broadband subs dipped in Q2 2021 but customers continue to consume capacity as they move to faster tiers.
Starlink's median download speeds start to flirt with fixed-line levels, Ookla finds
Jeff Baumgartner  
8/5/2021   Post a comment
Median download speeds for the satellite broadband service hit 97.2 Mbit/s in the US, up from 65.7 Mbit/s in Q1 2021, according to Ookla's Q2 2021 Speedtest data.
The Broadband 50 to Watch
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7/27/2021   Post a comment
Here's the Informa Tech Broadband 50 to Watch, a list of leaders, innovators and executives we think are worth watching as the industry hustles to keep up with global broadband demand.
FCC authorizes batch of RDOF funding amid action to 'clean up' program
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7/27/2021   Post a comment
FCC sends letters to almost 200 winning phase I auction winners that offers a chance to pull funding requests from areas that are already served by broadband or viewed as possibly wasteful.
The Divide: Hughes' Paul Gaske on upping speeds with a 'massive new satellite'
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7/22/2021   Post a comment
This week: Paul Gaske, EVP and GM of North America at Hughes, on how the company is meeting demand for faster broadband with a new $600 million satellite, why he disagrees that fiber is "future proofed" and more.
OneWeb completes 'Five to 50' mission
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7/8/2021   Post a comment
Also in this satellite roundup: Hughes joins Emergency Broadband Benefit program; Eutelsat partners on vaccines; India makes it easier for telcos to use satellite capacity.
Starlink flirts with in-flight broadband market
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/10/2021   Post a comment
Satellite-powered broadband service provider is in talks with 'several' airlines about providing connectivity for in-flight W-Fi services.
First ViaSat-3 satellite takes a step toward launch
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/7/2021   Post a comment
Set for launch in early 2022, ViaSat-3 will cover the Americas and represent the first in a set of new satellites that will eventually deliver global coverage.
Broadband Bites: White House frees $1B for broadband on tribal land
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6/4/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: 34% low-income homes struggle to pay Internet bills in US; Michigan creates broadband office; CenturyLink updates FCC on CAF; Germany may subsidize Starlink.
US cable operators face rising fiber threat
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6/3/2021   Post a comment
Cable One, Comcast, Charter and Altice USA will all see a significant rise in competitive FTTH overlaps by 2025, according to a new forecast from MoffettNathanson.
Broadband Bites: OneWeb developing a 'beam-hopping' satellite
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5/28/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: India adopts rules to advance satellite Internet; US Treasury urged to fund more underserved areas; FCC Commissioner wants big tech to pay for broadband.
GCI going big with 2-Gig in 2022
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5/21/2021   Post a comment
Cable and mobile operator says it will deploy 2-Gig broadband to 77% of Alaskans next year, and has put 10-Gig speeds on its five-year roadmap.
BBWN Bites: 183M European premises are fiber fed, says FTTH Council
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5/14/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Rural UK homes paying more for less; Cox coughs up 25 additional Mbit/s; SpaceX, Google partnership; FCC declares 'help has arrived.'
BBWN Bites: House divided on municipal broadband
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5/7/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Atlantic Broadband gets $4.2 million grant from Virginia; Alabama passes broadband bill; BT launches service for low-income households; Eutelsat and Facebook to expand broadband in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Starlink claims 500K pre-orders as fiber players fret satellite hype
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5/5/2021   Post a comment
SpaceX launched an additional batch of 60 low-Earth orbit Starlink satellites into the sky on Tuesday, while announcing that the company's forthcoming Internet service has received 500,000 pre-orders.
Amazon lands rockets for its satellite broadband
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4/21/2021   Post a comment
The United Launch Alliance will provide Atlas V rockets for nine launches, helping Amazon get its Project Kuiper off the ground.
BBWN Bites: Satellite broadband market to generate $4.1B in 2026 report
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4/16/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: a municipal broadband win in Washington state; AT&T touts $2 billion commitment to digital divide; Italy to increase broadband investment.
The billion dollar fight to cross the digital divide gets dirty
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4/8/2021   Post a comment
Some of the companies that won money in the FCC's RDOF program are facing a growing, noisy chorus of critics that argue they won't be able to meet their obligations.
Starlink's speed performance erratic of late
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/7/2021   Post a comment
According to a new batch of Ookla Speedtest data, median speeds for the satellite broadband service temporarily dipped then climbed again. Meanwhile, the service's burst speeds appear to be on the rise.
Wired ISPs won't need to sweat the Starlink threat, analyst says
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4/5/2021   Post a comment
Capacity constraints are likely to limit Starlink's focus to relatively uncompetitive, rural markets, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.
Rogers poised to become Canada's cable/broadband kingpin
Alan Breznick  
3/19/2021   Post a comment
Proposed $20.8 billion deal to buy fellow cableco Shaw Communications would cement Rogers' position as the Comcast of the Great White North, with far more cable and broadband subscribers than any other Canadian provider.
Starlink moves on mobile connectivity
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3/9/2021   Post a comment
SpaceX is pursuing a plan to connect Starlink satellites to trucks, planes, ships and other kinds of moving vehicles. Meanwhile, SpaceX is engaged in regulatory battles with Viasat and Dish Network.
BBWN Bites: FCC approves $50 monthly broadband subsidy
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2/26/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: West Virginia demands documents from Frontier; hopes are high for Starlink; Nextlink to expand in 11 states; Alaska Communications gets Xtreme.
BBWN Bites: WISPA sets policy priorities
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2/19/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: DayNet fiber build starts in Dayton, Texas; new report shows millions of Americans aren't getting advertised Internet speeds; TIM 'ends' digital divide in Apulia.
FCC takes first step toward fixing broadband mapping
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2/17/2021   Post a comment
New task force will implement 'long-overdue improvements to the FCC's broadband data and mapping tools,' says the agency.
BBWN Bites: Comcast cap inspires town to consider building own network
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2/12/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Nokia projects fiber 'leading broadband technology' in India by 2025; Truespeed rolls out in Bath; Telesat taps Thales for satellite broadband network; and more.
Starlink broadens its scope
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2/10/2021   Post a comment
Expanding on a more limited beta service launched last fall, satellite broadband upstart has opened up pre-orders that require prospective customers to front $99.
Starlink capacity will hit a wall, fiber and telco pressure groups claim
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2/9/2021   Post a comment
Study commissioned by The Fiber Broadband Association and NTCA finds that Starlink could fall short of its RDOF capacity commitments.
BBWN Bites: NY broadband bill dies on Cuomo's desk
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2/5/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Openreach customers cut off by arsonists; Eutelsat, TelOne to bring satellite Internet to Zimbabwe; Vodafone, Nokia tout progress on 'teleportation.'
SpaceX, Amazon engage in satellite spat
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/26/2021   Post a comment
Two companies take swipes at each other over Starlink's plan to lower the orbit of thousands of satellites.
US ISPs tacked on 1.1M subs in Q4 2020 analyst
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/25/2021   Post a comment
Broadband subscriber additions for Q4 2020 beat year-ago numbers, but slowed down from a blowout, pandemic-fueled Q3, according to Evercore ISI.
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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.
Ziply Fiber, an operator that tangles with Comcast and Charter, has launched two multi-gigabit tiers in 60 urban areas, aiming for all markets by Q2 2022.
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