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Content posted in January 2022
NTIA awards $1.5M in grants through Tribal Broadband Connectivity program
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1/31/2022   Post a comment
The grants are being awarded to the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians in Lincoln, Ore., and two Alaskan villages: the Village of Clarks Point and the Native Village of Selawik.
FCC announces staff appointments
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1/31/2022   Post a comment
Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel appoints bureau chiefs for Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Media Bureau, Public Safety Bureau, Enforcement Bureau and General Counsel.
CityFibre reaches milestone with Worcester fiber build
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1/28/2022   Post a comment
CityFibre has now laid 40 kilometers of full fiber Internet cables beneath the streets of Worcester as part of its £21M investment in the city's connectivity.
FCC announces $1.2B in sixth RDOF round
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1/28/2022   Post a comment
New Rural Broadband Accountability Plan will increase audits, verifications and transparency.
Tachus announces 50,000 homes passed with fiber
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1/28/2022   Post a comment
Tachus reaches 50,000 passed homes milestone and increases capital raised to over $190 million to accelerate expansion of fiber network.
FCC proposes new rules on broadband nutrition labels
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1/27/2022   Post a comment
This responds to a directive in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for the FCC to require providers to create consumer-friendly labels with information about their broadband services.
MetroNet, Vexus announce merger
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1/27/2022   Post a comment
Combined companies currently serve 15 states and more than 150 communities.
Fiber Broadband Association launches Women in Fiber committee
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1/26/2022   Post a comment
Women in Fiber Committee to provide FBA members with resources to identify, develop and promote women in the fiber broadband industry.
Intersat taps Eutelsat to deliver connectivity over Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Senegal
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1/26/2022   Post a comment
Intersat will leverage Eutelsat Konnect to provide satellite Internet service to customers located beyond the limits of terrestrial infrastructure.
FCC commits additional $240M to Emergency Connectivity Fund
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1/25/2022   Post a comment
Latest funding wave to support over 600,000 students.
Shentel Business rebrands as Glo Fiber Enterprise
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1/25/2022   Post a comment
The new brand name and logo reinforce the company's commitment to leveraging the latest in fiber optic technology.
Cameron Communications plans fiber expansion for Westlake, Louisiana
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1/24/2022   Post a comment
Southwest Louisiana expansion project is American Broadband's latest growth initiative.
Siklu and Signify announce smart cities partnership
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1/24/2022   Post a comment
The two companies will cooperate on delivering pervasive multi-gigabit wireless connectivity for digital cities.
Montana taps LightBox for state broadband map
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1/24/2022   Post a comment
The State of Montana has selected LightBox for broadband serviceable location fabric and mapping solutions.
OneWeb, Hughes to bring LEO satellite broadband to India
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1/21/2022   Post a comment
Landmark six-year deal comes as OneWeb has launched more than 60% of its LEO satellite fleet for global connectivity.
Kinetic added 55,000 broadband customers in 2021
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1/19/2022   Post a comment
Kinetic also extended its gigabit services by 523,000 locations and now reaches 1.1 million locations, or 20%, of its footprint.
Vyve expands fiber business services to 25 new markets
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1/18/2022   Post a comment
Vyve offers symmetrical fiber-based broadband services with speeds up to 10 Gbit/s to businesses of all sizes.
Fidium Fiber available to 55,000 New Hampshire homes
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1/18/2022   Post a comment
Fidium offers 1Gbit/s Internet for $70 per month, with no contracts or data caps; more New Hampshire homes will get connected in 2022.
FCC, NTIA name members to telecommunications workforce working group
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1/14/2022   Post a comment
The working group will collaborate to identify current and future needs of the telecommunications industry workforce.
CityFibre, Swindon Borough Council to bring full fiber to tenants
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1/13/2022   Post a comment
Rollout of full-fiber network in Swindon has taken a leap forward thanks to new agreement between CityFibre and Swindon Borough Council.
Ecopia AI tapped by Canadian government for rural broadband mapping
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1/12/2022   Post a comment
Ecopia AI was awarded a contract to provide next-generation mapping data in support of high-speed Internet deployment across rural Canada.
Bluepeak to bring fiber network to Muskogee, Oklahoma
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1/12/2022   Post a comment
The approximate $15 million expansion effort will bring Bluepeak service to nearly 15,000 residences and businesses in Muskogee.
Calix expands 10G XGS-PON market leadership
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1/11/2022   Post a comment
Over 225 broadband service providers worldwide are building and deploying Calix XGS-PON networks to deliver high-speed symmetrical 10G services to both residences and businesses.
Glo Fiber set to launch in Blacksburg, Virginia
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1/11/2022   Post a comment
The company will launch Internet services in the first half of 2022 for more than 7,000 serviceable homes and businesses.
FCC commits additional $361M to Emergency Connectivity Fund
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1/10/2022   Post a comment
Latest wave brings total program commitments to nearly $4.2 billion.
MetroNet starts fiber build in Norfolk, Virginia
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1/10/2022   Post a comment
MetroNet will fully fund the $90 million construction project that will provide Norfolk residents and businesses with 100% fiber Internet.
Atlantic Broadband rebrands as Breezeline
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1/10/2022   Post a comment
The company has launched a major fiber expansion initiative that will extend connectivity to more than 70,000 additional homes and businesses in New Hampshire and West Virginia.
FCC debuts draft rules for Affordable Connectivity Program
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1/7/2022   Post a comment
The Affordable Connectivity Program would provide eligible households with discounts of up to $30 a month for broadband service, and up to $75 a month if the household is on Tribal lands.
NTIA requests public input on broadband spending
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1/7/2022   Post a comment
NTIA requests public comment on broadband programs in President Biden's bipartisan infrastructure law.
Cox Network to bring multi-gig Internet to Hampton Roads
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1/6/2022   Post a comment
Infrastructure investments will enable faster download and upload speeds for the next generation of Internet users.
MetroNet starts fiber construction in Lawrence, Indiana
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1/5/2022   Post a comment
The two-year construction project has officially started with preliminary work taking place on the north side of town.
FBA study shows fiber entering largest investment cycle
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1/5/2022   Post a comment
Fiber Broadband Association research reveals more fiber will be deployed in the next five years than all fiber deployed to date.
Kwikbit to expand wireless broadband across six states
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1/4/2022   Post a comment
Deployments set for Texas, Louisiana, Michigan and throughout California in Q1 2022.
Kinetic deploying fiber broadband to nearly 9,000 Laurel County residents
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1/3/2022   Post a comment
Faster broadband will be available to more than 8,980 Laurel County residents from Kinetic by Windstream by early 2022.




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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.
Webinars
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.

The discussion will cover:

  • Three ISPs that have taken an innovative approach to their business, as detailed in a recent STL Partners report
  • Why regional ISPs need to double down on core security basics such as DDoS protection
  • How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
  • Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management

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