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Calix reports continued growth amid supply chain struggles
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1/27/2022   Post a comment
In a letter to investors, CEO Carl Russo warned that supply chain constraints in 2022 will 'challenge our ability to grow as fast as we have the past two years.'
The Divide: How FibreONE is helping bring broadband infrastructure to rural Canada
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1/26/2022   Post a comment
This week, Tim Emoff, vice president of the telecom division at Sales Outsource Solutions, joins to discuss FibreONE: a coalition of telecom companies that have partnered to help deliver fiber infrastructure across rural Canada.
Charter picks El Paso as first RDOF launch market
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1/26/2022   Post a comment
Charter, which is still grappling with pole access issues in some areas, has launched gigabit broadband, mobile, TV and voice services via FTTP to more than 1,230 homes and small businesses in rural El Paso.
AT&T lights up multi-gig fiber speeds in dozens of US markets
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1/24/2022   Post a comment
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 goes wide with 2-Gig and 5-Gig broadband tiers
Jeff Baumgartner  
1/20/2022   Post a comment
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.
Fiber fans focus on broadband bill legal language to push FTTH
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1/19/2022   Post a comment
While the Biden admin's $65 billion broadband bill takes a tech-neutral approach, EFF's Ernesto Falcon said it's the phrase 'easily' scalable that matters most to the fiber industry.
Italy wants to fling 3.7B of taxpayer funds at fiber
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1/19/2022   Post a comment
The government scheme may look wasteful to critics when Italy already looks on track for nationwide fiber coverage.
Fiber-fueled smart city project hits the streets in Angers, France
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1/17/2022   Post a comment
The city of Angers, France, has embarked on a 12-year contract with Engie Consortium to develop an 'intelligent territory' with several 'smart' initiatives that extend to street lights, waste, water and energy.
The Divide: Shirley Bloomfield on bridging the 'rural-rural' divide
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1/13/2022   Post a comment
This week: Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA The Rural Broadband Association, on the challenges facing rural providers when it comes to network deployment and upkeep, and how federal funds from the infrastructure law can best be spent to close the digital divide in the most-underserved areas of the country.
Fiber builds projected to accelerate through 2025 report
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1/11/2022   Post a comment
New report outlines the potential for record fiber growth over the next few years, but the ultimate outcome depends on how federal funds get spent.
Goodbye, Atlantic Broadband. Hello, Breezeline
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1/10/2022   Post a comment
The company did not announce any new broadband initiatives in concert with the branding change. But Breezeline estimates that 97% of its customers already have access to gigabit services.
UTOPIA Fiber adds two more cities to its open access network
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1/7/2022   Post a comment
Cedar Hills and Santa Clara are the latest cities in Utah to join UTOPIA's municipal open access fiber network, despite pushback from incumbents.
Frontier adds record 45K fiber subs in Q4
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1/6/2022   Post a comment
In the midst of an aggressive FTTP buildout plan, Frontier's fiber subscriber customer additions in the period were a 50% improvement over the prior record of 29,000 net adds in Q3 2021.
New York introduces $1B 'ConnectALL' broadband plan
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1/6/2022   Post a comment
The multi-part plan includes efforts already underway, as well as new grant programs designed to support and expedite rural broadband access.
Cable One and partners team up to form fiber-fueled JV
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1/4/2022   Post a comment
A new firm involving Cable One, GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners and The Pritzker Organization aims to accelerate the growth of a unit comprising Cable One's Clearwave and Hargray fiber businesses.
What we learned about the digital divide this year
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12/30/2021   Post a comment
Key takeaways on industry infighting, muni networks, maps and more from 42 episodes of The Divide podcast.
Gigabit subscriptions set for 'big increase' next year Omdia
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12/28/2021   Post a comment
Led by China, analysts expect global gigabit subscriptions to reach 50 million in 2022, up from 24 million at the end of 2020.
Rural broadband report talks up fiber, funding and supply constraints
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12/23/2021   Post a comment
Here are five of the most interesting things from the NTCA's recent survey and report on broadband availability in rural America.
From the digital divide to 6G, top regulatory trends to watch in 2022 Omdia
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12/22/2021   Post a comment
The analyst firm points to trends it says will be 'at the heart of regulatory activity' next year, including spectrum licensing, the digital divide and yes 6G.
LightBox aims at states with new broadband location fabric
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12/20/2021   Post a comment
The company says its enhanced nationwide location fabric provides more accurate broadband location data for states seeking to create their own maps. 'Every state is a potential customer,' said CEO Eric Frank.
The 'full fiber' vs. 'tech neutral' debate heats up in US
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12/16/2021   Post a comment
Industry groups and policy advocates alike are sharpening their arguments for which technologies should be involved in closing the US digital divide.
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.
Research from Pew examines state broadband grant programs
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12/14/2021   Post a comment
New studies from Pew Charitable Trusts look at how states have been funding broadband through their own grant programs, and how prepared they are to spend billions more in federal funds.
Liberty Global's helloFiber gets going in Germany
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12/13/2021   Post a comment
Touting a wide range of broadband products delivering up to 1-Gig, along with phone, mobile and TV add-ons, Liberty Networks Germany is initially targeting more than 7,000 homes and businesses in Brandenburg.
The Divide: FBA's Gary Bolton on taking fiber advocacy to the states
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12/10/2021   Post a comment
This week: Gary Bolton, president of the Fiber Broadband Association, returns to the podcast to discuss how the fiber industry's advocacy efforts are changing as the US implements its $65 billion broadband bill. We also discuss FBA's forthcoming fiber optic technician training program.
New research explores flaws with FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit program
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12/9/2021   Post a comment
BroadbandNow finds that the vast majority of eligible households have not signed up for the $50 broadband subsidy.
Altice USA chief sets sights on renewed growth
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12/8/2021   Post a comment
Speaking virtually at the UBS Global TMT Virtual Conference on Tuesday, Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei said the large MSO's revamped growth strategy should start paying dividends sometime in the new year.
Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed for another FCC term
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12/7/2021   Post a comment
Rosenworcel's official designation as chair (a position she's held in an acting capacity) makes her the first woman to helm the federal agency.
Virgin Media O2 completes gigabit upgrade
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12/7/2021   Post a comment
The gigabit upgrade comes courtesy of DOCSIS 3.1, but VMO2 also has plans to build out full fiber by 2028.
Senators press Sohn, Davidson on how they'll implement broadband bill
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12/1/2021   Post a comment
With few legislative days left on the calendar, the US Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for President Biden's nominees for NTIA head, Alan Davidson, and FCC Commissioner, Gigi Sohn.
Charter warns that pole access disputes could slow RDOF deployments
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11/30/2021   Post a comment
Charter tells FCC that 'timely and non-discriminatory access' to utility poles is critical for RDOF buildouts. Meanwhile, Charter and an electrical co-op don't see eye-to-eye on a pole-related issue that has surfaced in Kentucky.
Telcos to nearly double fiber footprint by 2027 report
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11/29/2021   Post a comment
Wall Street firm projects that telcos will pass nearly twice as many homes with fiber lines over the next five years, while the number of telco FTTH subs will more than double to 35 million.
How Render uses geospatial data to get fiber builds up to speed
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11/24/2021   Post a comment
The startup hopes its work on a fiber build for an Arkansas co-op, completed almost two years ahead of schedule, will make the case that these networks can be built more efficiently with the right tools.
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.
What's the Story with Altice USA's fiber strategy?
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11/22/2021   Post a comment
On this episode of the What's the Story? podcast, Light Reading's Alan Breznick explains why Altice USA did a 180 on its broadband growth strategy.
Broadband Bites: California picks first projects for open-access network
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11/19/2021   Post a comment
Also in today's roundup: US broadband growth back to pre-pandemic levels; Nokia, Earthlink building broadband backbone in Iraq; Openreach passes 6 million with fiber; FCC proposes spectrum-sharing incentive program.
Bouygues Telecom nears 50% FTTH customer milestone
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11/19/2021   Post a comment
French operator says it is on track to meet targets set out under Ambition 2026 strategy.
Multiple forces fueling broadband's 'Great Deceleration' analyst
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11/18/2021   Post a comment
Competition, depressed household formation, government stimulus dollars and the saturation of broadband penetration are all affecting the rate of broadband subscriber growth, says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.
Rosenworcel fields questions on FCC's broadband map in Senate hearing
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11/17/2021   Post a comment
In a confirmation hearing before the US Senate today, FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel discussed the agency's crucial work on broadband mapping and said it has selected a bidder for the national broadband serviceable location fabric.
Fiber Broadband Association makes case for symmetrical speeds in new report
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11/16/2021   Post a comment
The study, conducted by market research firm RVA, hints at talking points for fiber providers as federal and state agencies prepare to distribute funds for new broadband networks.
Broadband Bites: Biden signs infrastructure bill with historic broadband investment
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11/15/2021   Post a comment
Also in today's broadband roundup: UK plans infrastructure assessment; Vodafone and CityFibre take the next step; US Senate schedules Rosenworcel hearing.
Consolidated boots up 'Fidium Fiber' brand as network upgrades expand
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11/15/2021   Post a comment
Launched in parts of northern New England, the new brand offering features symmetrical 1-Gig service starting at $70 per year paired with a whole-home Wi-Fi platform powered by Plume.
Conexon Connect gets $435M in latest RDOF round to serve fiber through rural co-ops
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11/12/2021   Post a comment
In the FCC's largest round of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) yet, which saw electric cooperatives as the walkaway winners, over $435 million was designated for Conexon Connect, a fiber ISP providing service through local co-ops.
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.
WeLink expands FWA in Las Vegas and Phoenix
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11/10/2021   Post a comment
Company leaders wouldn't reveal current subscriber numbers but said that they are pleased with WeLink's performance so far.
Commerce Sec promises Fed oversight on state broadband plans
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11/9/2021   Post a comment
US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said at a White House press briefing that closing the digital divide will be a 'massive undertaking' and shared details on oversight plans and requirements for state funding.
Altice USA touts big gigabit subscriber gains
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11/9/2021   Post a comment
Big US cable provider reports that 13.3% of customers who can get it now take 1-Gig service, with 46% of new high-speed data subs signing up for it in Q3. Those numbers translate to 580,000 gig customers.
BT CEO predicts UK fiber victory but still unsure of final score
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11/9/2021   Post a comment
The UK's broadband market is suddenly awash with fiber investors and a loss of share could be extremely damaging to the incumbent.
US House passes Biden's infrastructure bill with $65B for broadband
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11/8/2021   Post a comment
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act contains the federal government's largest investment in broadband, as well as key provisions around affordability and digital equity.
Altice USA plans aggressive fiber build to boost growth
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11/5/2021   Post a comment
Big US MSO unveils more aggressive fiber upgrade, edge-out and mobile strategy after losing broadband subs and seeing mobile sub growth slow to a crawl in Q3.
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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.
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.
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