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Konnect Africa, Vodacom to bring broadband to Tanzania's unserved
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12/2/2021   Post a comment
Eutelsat and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed an agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania.
FBA announces call for speakers and program for Fiber Connect 2022
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12/2/2021   Post a comment
New in 2022, the program is designed to demonstrate the benefits fiber brings to communities as they look to leverage high-capacity services once the digital divide is closed.
Virgin Media O2 connects entire Scotland network to gigabit broadband
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12/1/2021   Post a comment
1.2 million homes across Scotland now have access to gigabit speeds on Virgin Media O2's broadband network.
Allo to build 10 Gbit/s network in five more Nebraska communities
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11/30/2021   Post a comment
Allo will begin construction in these markets in 2022 after working closely with the cities to complete the necessary agreements.
Neos Networks completes major stage of expansion program
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11/30/2021   Post a comment
Today's announcement will see the company reach a full fiber footprint of more than 34,000km before the end of the year.
CityFibre launches 800 Gbit/s backbone ring
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11/24/2021   Post a comment
CityFibre launches 800 Gbit/s ring in collaboration with Ciena to serve 23 cities and six 'super core' sites.
FCC commits additional $169M to Emergency Connectivity Fund
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11/23/2021   Post a comment
Latest funding wave provides support to over 500,000 students in 47 states.
Bluepeak starts FTTH build in Oklahoma
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11/22/2021   Post a comment
Initial phase of expansion efforts will provide more than 140,000 premises with access to symmetrical bandwidth of 10 Gbit/s.
Vexus Fiber announces new build plans in Nacogdoches
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11/22/2021   Post a comment
Company says $20 million, 100% fiber network will go live in 2022.
GigNet completes initial fiber installation at Cancun's Shark Tower
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11/22/2021   Post a comment
GigNet completes first phase of fiber installation at Cancun's Shark Tower.
5G FWA could serve nearly half of US rural households – study
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11/18/2021   Post a comment
5G FWA services could serve 8.4 million rural households with a 'future-proof,' rapidly deployable and cost-effective high-speed broadband option, says Accenture study commissioned by CTIA.
FCC proposes new incentive program to address digital divide
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11/18/2021   Post a comment
FCC proposes enhanced competition incentive program to encourage licensees to offer opportunities for small carriers and tribal nations to obtain spectrum.
Kinetic to expand fiber network in North Carolina
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11/18/2021   Post a comment
Kinetic announced plans today for a multi-year initiative to bring fiber Internet to more communities in North Carolina.
US broadband growth returns to pre-pandemic levels in Q3 LRG
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11/17/2021   Post a comment
Top US cable operators and telcos added 630,000 subs in Q3 2021, down from 1.52 million in Q3 2020, and up slightly from 615,000 in Q3 2019, according to Leichtman Research Group.
Openreach fiber broadband reaches 6 million homes
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11/17/2021   Post a comment
Openreach's build rate remains on track with fiber reaching 47,000 new homes and businesses every week.
Calix GigaSpire Blast systems awarded BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi from Broadband Forum
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11/16/2021   Post a comment
The BBF.398 Grade Wi-Fi industry benchmark is included in the Broadband Forum's (BBF) Issue 2 TR-398 standard.
Fiber Broadband Association releases 2021 consumer study
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11/16/2021   Post a comment
FBA's annual Broadband Consumer Study reveals fiber is the best technology to deliver digital equality across North America.
Logix Fiber Networks and Avant team up in Texas
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11/16/2021   Post a comment
New agent partner Avant will support Logix's continued growth across Texas.
Adtran starts acceptance period of voluntary public takeover offer for ADVA
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11/12/2021   Post a comment
Adtran and ADVA intend to combine companies and create a leading global, scaled provider of end-to-end fiber networking solutions.
Calix launches subscriber quality-of-experience score
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11/11/2021   Post a comment
This new capability ensures marketing, customer support and network operations teams gain a holistic view of the subscriber experience.
Lumos and NorthState form new exec team to fuel fiber growth
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11/11/2021   Post a comment
The company intends to have an executive leadership presence and offices in both Waynesboro, Virginia, and High Point, North Carolina.
FCC authorizes over $700M for broadband in 26 states through RDOF
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11/10/2021   Post a comment
In the fourth round of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), 50 providers will bring broadband to over 400,000 locations in 26 states.
Bluepeak to build fiber network in Tonkawa, Oklahoma
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11/10/2021   Post a comment
Internet provider receives franchise approval from the city and will break ground next summer on a high-speed fiber network.
Virgin Media O2 close to completing national gigabit rollout
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11/9/2021   Post a comment
Virgin Media O2 says over 90% of its network is gigabit ready, with 14.3 million UK homes able to access average speeds of 1,130 Mbit/s.
Blue Danube delivers broadband from stratosphere in test launch
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11/8/2021   Post a comment
Blue Danube's BeamCraft 500 was launched and operated on an unmanned stratospheric platform as part of a project in New Mexico led by Sceye.
FCC commits additional $421M to Emergency Connectivity Fund
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11/8/2021   Post a comment
Says latest commitment brings total past $3 billion.
Ting launches fiber Internet in Dover, Idaho
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11/8/2021   Post a comment
Ting's fiber Internet now accessible throughout the Greater Sandpoint region.
Fiber Broadband Association recognizes Tombigbee Communications
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11/5/2021   Post a comment
Annual award celebrates accomplishments in fiber optics.
CityFibre starts 12M full-fiber build in Horsham
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11/4/2021   Post a comment
The overall project is expected to reach completion by 2024, with the first services to go live sooner.
Boeing gets FCC approval for satellite broadband constellation
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11/3/2021   Post a comment
Boeing plans to provide broadband and communications services for users in the United States and globally.
FCC appoints WISPA's Louis Peraertz to CEDC
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11/3/2021   Post a comment
The CEDC is presently led by Chair Heather Gate and Deputy Chairs Nicol Turner-Lee and Susan Au Allen. Peraertz will effectuate the CEDC's mission for a term of two years.
Ireland receives 620M boost to broadband network
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11/3/2021   Post a comment
Ireland announces second phase of SIRO's broadband network rollout, which will nearly double its reach to 770,000 premises.
Bluebird acquires new fiber route over Mississippi River
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11/2/2021   Post a comment
The additional fiber path will offer the ultimate level of resilience for carrier and enterprise customers.
DE-CIX Dallas adds Gigabit Communications to Transport Partner Program
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11/2/2021   Post a comment
Gigabit to deliver seamless access to DE-CIX from South Texas.
Esri partners with National League of Cities on broadband pilot program
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11/1/2021   Post a comment
Partnership with NLC will deliver complementary GIS tools to city members.
North Carolina DOT awards fiber contract to Plenary Americas and Tilson
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10/28/2021   Post a comment
The project includes a fiber-optic broadband network that provides connectivity for the NCDOT's administrative buildings and offices.
Kinetic and Sumter EMC team to expand broadband across rural Georgia
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10/27/2021   Post a comment
Kinetic will build approximately 1,000 miles of fiber-optic cable across 11 Georgia counties over the next four years.
Redzone completes wireless broadband pilot in Maine
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10/27/2021   Post a comment
Redzone completes two-month pilot project in Rockland, Maine, to field-test a new broadband wireless technology developed by Tarana Wireless.
Lightpath to enter Princeton, New Jersey, connectivity market
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10/26/2021   Post a comment
Lightpath brings 54 miles of new, all-fiber network to area organizations.
Windstream Wholesale Federal brings fiber builds to more US military bases
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10/26/2021   Post a comment
The new fiber connections include pathways to Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, as well as to the Defense Logistics Agency in Columbus, Ohio, and the Philadelphia Navy Yard, to be completed in Q1 2022.
TIM launches faster fiber called 'Magnifica'
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10/25/2021   Post a comment
Magnifica provides a connection with speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s in download and 2 Gbit/s in upload.
Amazon's eero reports over 75% growth in ISP customer networks
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10/25/2021   Post a comment
Growth follows new integrations with leading ISPs TalkTalk, MasMovil and Mediacom.
Rural Telecommunications of America (RTA) opens new office in Texas
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10/22/2021   Post a comment
RTA is rapidly expanding to bring its gigFAST Internet to America's rural communities.
Glo Fiber launching in Jefferson County, West Virginia
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10/21/2021   Post a comment
Expansion will bring multi-gigabit Internet to Charles Town and Ranson, West Virginia.
Fact.MR projects high growth for satellite market between 2021-2031
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10/20/2021   Post a comment
North America will dominate the satellite Internet market during the forecast period, driven primarily by growth and key players in the US.
Ting Internet acquires Simply Bits
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10/18/2021   Post a comment
Strategic acquisition of established network opens new market opportunities for Ting in Arizona.
Calix unveils new end-to-end solution strategy for service providers
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10/18/2021   Post a comment
Calix unveils a complete end-to-end solution strategy to help broadband providers simplify operations and supercharge growth.
NCTS taps Hughes JUPITER system for satellite broadband in Egypt
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10/14/2021   Post a comment
World-leading ground system will support the TIBA-1 satellite, providing broadband service to customers across the country.
MidSouth Fiber sees 248% adoption of Calix CommandIQ app
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10/14/2021   Post a comment
Fiber subsidiary of Texas-based cooperative embraces Calix solutions, yielding fewer support calls and lower OPEX.
New Federated Wireless program to accelerate shared spectrum availability
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10/13/2021   Post a comment
New tools, support and incentives enable WISPs to provide reliable wireless services in areas challenged to deliver Internet access.
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