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Content tagged with FTTX posted in March 2021
ADTRAN's compact fiber cabinet targets RDOF bonanza
Jeff Baumgartner  
3/31/2021   Post a comment
Vendor says it already has commitments for the Total Access 5004 Micro-Cabinet, a product with big rural broadband ambitions.
US Ignite, NSF name 7 'Project Overcome' winners to take on the digital divide
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3/30/2021   Post a comment
US Ignite and the NSF announced winning projects of Project Overcome, a $2.7 million effort to accelerate broadband delivery to underserved communities using novel solutions.
BBWN Bites: Path to gigabit not 'one-size-fits-all,' says WISPA
Broadband World News  
3/26/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: MTA, ICA want FCC to reject LTD; Cincinnati Bell signs fiber deal with Boone County, Kentucky; OneWeb launches 36 satellites; Virgin Media, Openreach announce fiber accomplishments.
Podcast – The Divide: Blair Levin and Clint Odom on digital equity and inclusion
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3/25/2021   Post a comment
This week, Blair Levin, former FCC official, and Clint Odom, SVP of policy and advocacy at the National Urban League, join the show to discuss the Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion.
The FCC wants to know how bad your broadband is
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3/23/2021   Post a comment
The FCC announced it will start collecting 'first-hand accounts on broadband availability and service quality directly from consumers.'
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.
BBWN Bites: UK gov launches £5B 'Project Gigabit'
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3/19/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Virginia allocates $20 million for broadband projects; Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) intros Broadband Justice Act; global Wi-Fi market projected for growth; WISPA offers Congress seven steps to end the digital divide.
US broadband providers could see stimulus checks, too
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3/18/2021   Post a comment
Already Congress has earmarked roughly $20 billion in broadband-related spending. But that might just be the beginning. 'There's never been anything like this,' wrote the MoffettNathanson analysts.
BT to build fiber 'like fury' after Ofcom ruling
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3/18/2021   Post a comment
The former UK incumbent says Ofcom's new regulation plan will enable it to earn a fair return on its planned £12 billion FTTP investment.
Podcast – The Divide: Ribbon's Bruce McClelland on economics and politics of rural broadband
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3/18/2021   Post a comment
Bruce McClelland, CEO of Ribbon Communications, joins the show to discuss the challenging economics around building out broadband in hard-to-reach areas, and takeaways from his recent conversations with lawmakers on rural broadband policy.
Cable operator upstream capacity spending spiked in Q4 – Dell'Oro
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3/12/2021   Post a comment
'Mid-split' and 'high-split' upgrades aren't going gangbusters yet, but spending levels on the upstream are a 'clear sign' of increased activity, analyst Jeff Heynen says.
BBWN Bites: DC Dems propose $94B broadband bill
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3/12/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Community Broadband Act would bolster municipal Internet projects; Web inventor calls for getting young people online; CityFibre identifies remaining cities and towns for fiber rollout.
Comcast starts to ratchet up downstream speeds on select tiers
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3/11/2021   Post a comment
Upgrades, initially focused on MSO's Central division, will boost former 1-Gig service to 1.2 Gbit/s downstream, and raise speeds nationwide for its Internet Essentials and prepaid Internet products.
BBWN Bites: US senators call for 100Mbit/s speed standard
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3/5/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: CED releases broadband policy proposals; 2020 saw record growth for service providers; report shows 21% of US adults lack Internet; France sees 'unparalleled' FTTH progress, says Arcep.

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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.
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