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Here are seven questions dogging the FCC's broadband 'nutrition labels'
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6/29/2022   Post a comment
The FCC wants broadband providers to display easy-to-understand labels to allow consumers to comparison shop for broadband services. But creating broadband labels isn't straightforward.
Hughes tries to bridge the digital divide in Mexico
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6/7/2022   Post a comment
Hughes Network Systems is teaming with a handful of partners to bring satellite broadband connectivity to more than 7,200 sites in rural, underserved parts of Mexico.
ViaSat-3 satellite service launch slips to early 2023
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6/1/2022   Post a comment
A delay on the first of three new high-capacity satellites poised to provide global coverage will briefly push out Viasat's plan to add critical capacity to its residential satellite broadband service.
All systems go for Starlink in Philippines
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5/30/2022   Post a comment
National telecoms regulator awards VAS license to Elon Musk's LEO satellite broadband company.
Avanti Communications, Free in Senegal sign landmark satellite deal
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5/26/2022   Post a comment
New gateway will extend satellite coverage to Senegal as well as its West African neighbors of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau, Gambia and Liberia.
French court says non to Starlink
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4/7/2022   Post a comment
Conseil d'État revokes Arcep's 2021 decision to grant frequencies to Elon Musk's Starlink.
Billionaire space race heats up with Amazon satellite launch deals
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4/6/2022   Post a comment
Amazon progressed in its effort to join the satellite broadband club with news that it has inked deals with three rocket companies for up to 83 Project Kuiper launches over five years.
Starlink helps Vodafone Ukraine reconnect battle-scarred towns
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4/5/2022   Post a comment
Using Elon Musk's satellite constellation as a transport network, the operator said it restored 2G/4G services in Irpin and Romanivka.
Starlink surpasses 250K residential and business subscribers
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3/24/2022   Post a comment
Meanwhile, Starlink, which has supplied 'thousands' of satellite broadband kits to Ukraine, is raising prices on hardware due to surging inflation.
NBN's fixed wireless access, satellite networks get $555M boost
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3/23/2022   Post a comment
The Australian federal government says it will tip a further A$480 million into the national broadband project, with NBN Co. adding another A$270 million.
FBI, CISA warn of 'possible threats' to satellite networks
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3/18/2022   Post a comment
Due to 'the current geopolitical situation,' the advisory instructs satellite network operators to immediately strengthen their defenses and 'significantly lower their threshold for reporting and sharing indications of malicious cyber activity.'
Industry weighs in on FCC broadband nutrition labels
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3/15/2022   Post a comment
With the public comment period on the FCC's broadband nutrition label rules wrapped up, here are some takeaways from the industry's input on how they may be written.
Telstra, OneWeb cue LEOsat partnership for Australia and Pacific
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3/8/2022   Post a comment
The companies say they are exploring new solutions for connectivity in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Viasat outage due to targeted cyberattack in 'connection to the Ukraine conflict' – report
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3/7/2022   Post a comment
Plus, Internet outages in and around the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant are raising alarm about the inability to monitor and publish radiation levels.
Internet connectivity in Ukraine: Here's the latest
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3/2/2022   Post a comment
Regional service blackouts and uncertainty for the path ahead are cause for concern about how long telecommunications services will stay active.
Starlink services go live in Ukraine but could bring additional risk
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2/28/2022   Post a comment
Elon Musk confirmed deployment of SpaceX's Starlink satellite Internet service in Ukraine this weekend – but security experts warn the uplink transmissions may increase the risk of airstrikes.
FCC sets September 1 deadline for broadband data collection
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2/23/2022   Post a comment
In a public notice on Tuesday, the federal agency set data collection dates for its long-anticipated broadband map.
SpaceX steps into Tonga Internet breach
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2/8/2022   Post a comment
Engineers at work on building a temporary Starlink ground station on Fiji to act as an Internet gateway for Tonga.
Cable edge-outs, fresh fiber builds pose bigger threat than FWA, Viasat says
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2/4/2022   Post a comment
Meanwhile, the launch of the first satellite in the company's globally focused ViaSat-3 constellation has slipped to late summer 2022 because of supply chain issues.
Starlink trots out faster 'Premium' tier fetching $500 per month
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2/2/2022   Post a comment
With business users among its new targets, Starlink's Premium satellite broadband tier touts speeds up to 500 Mbit/s, but customers will need to front $2,500 for the router and a new, higher-capacity antenna.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
Webinars
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

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