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Broadband Bites: State officials say 25/3 broadband definition must die
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6/25/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: Virginia counties and co-ops team on rural fiber; Broadband Equity Partnership launches affordable housing broadband initiative; Nigeria's broadband penetration up 91.7%.
Cable's speedier upstream will need to tune out the network noise
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6/24/2021   Post a comment
The use of more efficient OFDMA upstream channels on DOCSIS 3.1 networks will require cable operators to maintain a clean plant and tamp down the noise mitigation, especially in lower frequencies.
The Divide: UTOPIA Fiber's Roger Timmerman on serving Utah with open access muni broadband
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6/24/2021   Post a comment
This week: Roger Timmerman, CEO of UTOPIA Fiber, on running an open access, municipal fiber network in Utah, why the model works and what other communities should know as they embark on building broadband.
Lawmakers ramp up attacks on muni broadband
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6/22/2021   Post a comment
But public network proponents and broadband advocates warn that such criticism is unfounded and monopoly-driven.
GCI touts solid take rate for 1-Gig
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/15/2021   Post a comment
Alaska operator says nearly 41% of its broadband subs are getting speeds of 1 Gbit/s, or four times the national adoption rate uncovered by a recent study from OpenVault.
Study sizes up price tags to help bridge the broadband gap
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/14/2021   Post a comment
A budget of $61 billion to $118 billion would enable the US to bring 1-Gig to all locations that get less than 100/20 Mbit/s service that aren't tied to RDOF phase I, ACA Connects/Cartesian study finds.
Broadband Bites: Starry and Microsoft team up in Detroit
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6/11/2021   Post a comment
Also in this roundup: the latest on broadband bipartisanship in DC; new laws in Vermont and Virginia; broadband equipment spending is up, says Dell'Oro.
Podcast: The Divide – INDATEL and Connected2Fiber on monetizing 'fiber to the farmhouse'
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6/10/2021   Post a comment
This week: Ben Edmond, founder and CEO of Connected2Fiber, and Mel Wagner, CEO of INDATEL, on the economic challenges of rural broadband and how Connected2Fiber is helping operators plan and monetize their networks.
Cable ops sizing up upstream 'sweet spot' for DOCSIS 4.0
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/9/2021   Post a comment
As operators mull plans for future DOCSIS 4.0 deployments, many are considering expanding the upstream to 396MHz, a move that would deliver upstream speeds of about 3 Gbit/s, CommScope exec says.
Fiber push in UK might bode ill for BT
Iain Morris  
6/7/2021   Post a comment
The UK is bustling with companies eager to build the next generation of broadband networks in what looks like a potentially nasty development for BT.
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.
The Divide: How Project Nandi is addressing Internet inequity in the Twin Cities
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6/3/2021   Post a comment
On this episode: Ini Augustine, founder of Project Nandi, on her efforts to prevent Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Asian students in Minnesota's Twin Cities from being left behind by remote learning.

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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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