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Content tagged with FTTX posted in March 2022
New York lawmakers call for 'fiber tax' repeal
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3/31/2022   Post a comment
While the governor's ConnectALL broadband plan calls for state-funded projects to be exempted from the fiber fee, lawmakers are urging a full repeal.
The Divide: Clearfield's Cheri Beranek on explosive fiber demand and building heterogenous networks
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3/30/2022   Post a comment
This week: Cheri Beranek, CEO of Clearfield, on the state of the fiber industry and the supply chain's impact on broadband deployments, why she supports heterogeneous networks, the company's efforts in workforce training and more.
Rural broadband gets $600M in proposed Biden budget
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3/29/2022   Post a comment
The budget proposal also includes $25 million for rural co-ops to refinance Rural Utilities Services loan debt and upgrade their networks.
Construction starts on open access fiber network in Montana
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3/24/2022   Post a comment
Yellowstone Fiber has started laying conduit to install underground fiber to connect Gallatin County and the city of Bozeman, Montana. The open access network is a partnership with Utah's Utopia Fiber.
House Dems outline 5 broadband priorities for NTIA
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3/23/2022   Post a comment
In a letter this week, US House Democrats urged NTIA Chief Alan Davidson to focus new broadband grant programs on affordability, digital inclusion, high-capacity networks, competition and community engagement.
Cox investment prompts Rhode Island reps to push for broadband council
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3/22/2022   Post a comment
Rhode Island lawmakers called a multi-million-dollar Cox investment 'an effort to catch up on years of neglect' and renewed their push for a dedicated advisory council to plan out the state's broadband future.
Global broadband prices rose during pandemic – study
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3/21/2022   Post a comment
A new policy brief shows fixed broadband prices rose to 3.5% of gross national income (GNI) per capita in 2021, up from 2.9% in 2020. Mobile broadband prices increased to 2% of GNI in 2021, up from 1.9% in 2020.
With $67M in state grants, Ritter will bring fiber to underserved Arkansans
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3/17/2022   Post a comment
The local phone company founded in 1906 first started building fiber in 2010 and today is delivering high-speed broadband to regions of the mid-South left behind by incumbents.
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.
'Not even in the conversation' – Louisiana sees fiber as economic necessity
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3/14/2022   Post a comment
With $21 million in federal funding, LUS Fiber will bring high-speed broadband to several rural Louisiana towns where officials say fiber infrastructure is key to retaining the region's culture and population.
Google Fiber gets down to business with 2-Gig broadband
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3/11/2022   Post a comment
New offering, priced at $250 per month, matches the cost of Google Fiber's original 1-Gig service for businesses, which has been lowered to $100 per month.
The Divide: Sacred Wind's John Badal on bringing broadband to Navajo Nation
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3/10/2022   Post a comment
This week: John Badal, founder and CEO of Sacred Wind Communications, on how his company is closing the digital divide on Navajo lands in rural New Mexico.
New playbook guides states on getting grants and funding fiber
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3/9/2022   Post a comment
The playbook offers states a guide to navigating broadband funding opportunities in the Biden administration's infrastructure bill – and stresses the need to spend funds on future-proof technology.
FWA nabbed 38% of broadband share in Q4 as possible 'fiber bubble' forms
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3/7/2022   Post a comment
Recent fixed wireless subscriber growth from T-Mobile and Verizon has grabbed the broadband spotlight, but MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett wonders if an influx of fiber projects will end up paying off.
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.
Average data consumption eclipses half a terabyte per month – OpenVault
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3/1/2022   Post a comment
Latest data usage milestone enters the frame as broadband service operators continue to unleash and expand the reach of multi-gigabit speed tiers.

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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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