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Content posted in January 2021
Hyperoptic to connect 8,000 Poplar HARCA homes
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1/29/2021   Post a comment
Hyperoptic broadband partners with Poplar HARCA Housing Association to digitally future proof homes.
Broadband Forum report shows progress on open standards adoption
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1/28/2021   Post a comment
Report shows 76% of service providers already use or will use the Broadband Forum's User Services Platform (USP) by the end of 2021.
Calix names Michael Weening as president and COO
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1/27/2021   Post a comment
In his new role, Weening adds Intelligent Access EDGE solutions to his existing responsibilities and leads all operational aspects of Calix.
CityFibre begins work in Plymouth
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1/27/2021   Post a comment
As part of a £52 million private investment from CityFibre, Plymouth will benefit from a citywide full-fiber network roll–out.
Eastern Slope taps Ribbon Communications for network upgrade
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1/27/2021   Post a comment
Ribbon's solutions deliver Eastern Slope a broadband network that can easily expand to accommodate future growth and the ability to scale up.
Rise Broadband selects Mimosa for high-speed Internet deployment
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1/26/2021   Post a comment
Rise Broadband has selected Mimosa Networks to expand their network to provide high-speed broadband access to customers.
US Ignite, Spectrum award grant to Ohio to for smart transportation
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1/26/2021   Post a comment
In partnership with InnovateOhio and DriveOhio, the project seeks to improve traffic and safety at railroad crossings in Lima, Ohio.
Barratt Developments teams with Hyperoptic, Openreach, Virgin
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1/26/2021   Post a comment
The partnership will supply gigabit broadband for all future Barratt new build homes.
Comcast launching 29 more Wi-Fi 'Lift Zones'
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1/25/2021   Post a comment
Comcast to launch 29 Wi-Fi-connected 'Lift Zones' in Baltimore, Washington and Virginia over the next several weeks.
Salt Home ranked fastest Internet in Switzerland
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1/25/2021   Post a comment
Annual nPerf barometer of fixed Internet connections ranks Salt Home the fastest Internet in Switzerland for third year running.
CityFibre starts next stage of York's full-fiber transformation
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1/25/2021   Post a comment
CityFibre will grow York's full-fiber footprint to bring next-generation connectivity within reach of nearly every home and business in the city.
EPB Chattanooga's 'Gig City' brings $2.69B community benefit
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1/22/2021   Post a comment
New study shows $2.69 billion community benefit since EPB Chattanooga deployed America's first gig-speed fiber optic network in 2010.
Virgin Media connects thousands of homes in Accrington
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1/22/2021   Post a comment
Virgin Media has connected 6,800 homes in Accrington, Lancashire, to its ultrafast broadband network.
SHLB announces 2021 broadband policy agenda
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1/21/2021   Post a comment
Increasing affordable broadband, mapping anchor institutions, and developing sustainable funding for the Universal Service Fund are among policy priorities.
Purebroadband latest to join CityFibre network
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1/21/2021   Post a comment
Purebroadband joins CityFibre's network, launching gigabit-capable broadband services in nine locations.
Openreach connects Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway to full fiber
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1/20/2021   Post a comment
Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway goes digital thanks to Openreach investment in the South West.
Orange announces submarine cables linking the US to France
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1/19/2021   Post a comment
Orange takes a leading role in the US to Europe route with two new generation submarine cables linking the East Coast to France.
CityFibre starts full-fiber work in Reading
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1/19/2021   Post a comment
As part of a £58 million private investment from CityFibre, Reading will benefit from a town-wide full-fiber network rollout.
Hyperoptic offers free broadband for students learning from home
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1/18/2021   Post a comment
The service will enable children who lack adequate connectivity to access virtual education resources and learn from home.
OneWeb secures investment from SoftBank and Hughes
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1/15/2021   Post a comment
OneWeb has raised $1.4 billion in total financing SoftBank to take a seat on OneWeb Board of Directors.
TransWorld taps Calix to build ultimate rural broadband business
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1/14/2021   Post a comment
TransWorld selects the Calix Intelligent Access EDGE, Revenue EDGE and Calix Services to rapidly and cost-effectively grow rural broadband business.
CityFibre invests over £60M in full fiber for Sunderland
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1/14/2021   Post a comment
Nearly every home and business in Sunderland will gain access to next-generation broadband.
Kinetic by Windstream added 60,000 broadband customers in 2020
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1/13/2021   Post a comment
Kinetic also extended its gigabit services and now reaches 589,000 locations across its footprint.
Atlantic Broadband launches 'WiFi Your Way' home Wi-Fi solution
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1/12/2021   Post a comment
The new service uses Plume's cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) technology and is accessed via the 'WiFi Your Way' app.
TP-Link intros new networking offerings to boost speed, security
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1/11/2021   Post a comment
TP-Link will showcase its newest solutions during the all-digital CES, January 11-14.
CityFibre starts work on Medway's full fiber future
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1/11/2021   Post a comment
Medway to benefit from £40M investment as part of CityFibre's plans to replace the UK's aging copper-based networks with full fiber.
Hyperoptic gigabit broadband live for Southampton City Council
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1/8/2021   Post a comment
Thousands of Southampton City Council tenants now have access to gigabit broadband, which is over 12x faster than the UK average.
Render Networks joins the Calix Partner Community
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1/7/2021   Post a comment
With addition of Render Networks to Calix Partner Community, Calix customers can slash broadband network construction times by as much as 50%.
CityFibre breaks ground in Nottingham
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1/7/2021   Post a comment
Work to transform Nottingham into one of the world's best digitally connected cities has begun.
Vodafone gives small businesses free broadband for 2021
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1/7/2021   Post a comment
The offer of 12 months free broadband is available on a 36-month plan to all small businesses across the UK until February 28, 2021.
Fiber Broadband Association elects 2021 chair and board
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1/6/2021   Post a comment
Katie Espeseth, vice president of new products at EPB, was re-elected as chair of the board for another one-year term.
CityFibre starts £32M fiber build in Barnsley
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1/6/2021   Post a comment
Barnsley is celebrating a major milestone in its digital transformation as CityFibre begins construction for a full fiber network.
Iskratel deploys GPON broadband network in Bolivia
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1/6/2021   Post a comment
In collaboration with Teleserv Group Bolivia, Iskratel is implementing a high-speed optical broadband network for Potosí service provider Cotap Ltda.
Delta taps Viasat for in-flight connectivity
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1/5/2021   Post a comment
Delta will be upgrading its current IFC system to Viasat's more advanced Ka-band satellite-powered technology.
CommScope expands Wi-Fi 6 residential gateway portfolio
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1/5/2021   Post a comment
CommScope's new NVG578LX GPON home network gateway provides gigabit speeds for delivery of managed voice, video and data services.




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Thursday, August 4, 2022
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London

The digital divide in North America is leaving millions without adequate broadband. Incumbents operate in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas and, at a national scale, perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap.

These regional ISPs operate in a highly fragmented landscape, including smaller wireless and FTTH incumbents, satellite ISPs, electric co-ops, tribal communities, and municipalities in public/private partnerships. These regional ISPs face the same cyber threats and operational challenges as their Tier 1 counterparts, but with far fewer resources and revenue-generating population density. As a result, many regional ISPs have developed highly innovated business models for access and core technology, partnerships, financing and services.

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