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Content posted in October 2020
Sky Broadband launches new FTTP service
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10/30/2020   Post a comment
The FTTP service is available with Sky Broadband Superfast and Sky Broadband Ultrafast.
New Calix Operations Cloud simplifies CSP network operations, service delivery
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10/29/2020   Post a comment
Calix Operations Cloud will enable network operators to simplify workflows while using analytics and automation to act with greater insight, speed and agility.
Calix intros new AXOS Solutions
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10/29/2020   Post a comment
Calix releases next generation of AXOS line cards and ONTs, enabling CSPs to deploy a future-proof network with high-density, temperature-hardened aggregation and 100G transport solutions.
Calix makes major enhancements to Revenue EDGE solution
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10/27/2020   Post a comment
Enhancements to Calix Revenue EDGE solution, including world's first all-in-one Wi-Fi 6 system, arm CSPs with tools to win home subscribers.
Broadband Forum releases OB-BAA 4.0
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10/27/2020   Post a comment
New functionalities will benefit service providers, operators and the overall customer experience.
Horizon launches fiber-optic network in Dayton, Ohio
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10/27/2020   Post a comment
The enhanced network will tie into Horizon's existing 4,500 route miles of fiber serving over 40 counties throughout Ohio and surrounding states.
Nokia deal will bring 10Gbit/s broadband speeds to Luxembourg
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10/27/2020   Post a comment
POST Luxembourg to deploy Nokia's new, next-generation multi-PON technology including combined GPON/XGS-PON optical line cards.
Georgia EMCs intro tools for rural broadband expansion
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10/26/2020   Post a comment
Georgia's not-for-profit, member-owned electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) offer incentives to broadband providers.
Virgin Media connects 6,900 Dronfield homes
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10/26/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media has connected 6,900 homes in Dronfield, North East Derbyshire, to its ultrafast broadband network.
NetCologne gets five-fold speed boost with Nokia G.fast
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10/23/2020   Post a comment
NetCologne delivers speeds up to 1 Gbit/s to its subscribers with the Nokia G.fast technology.
ITRCC provides broadband to 7,000 Indiana schools
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10/22/2020   Post a comment
ITR Concession Company and Surf Broadband in northwest Indiana to enable virtual learning for 7,000 Portage Township Schools students.
WWZ Energie cuts costs with Calix
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10/22/2020   Post a comment
WWZ is using the Calix Intelligent Access EDGE to complete a migration from coax-based DOCSIS to fiber.
ADTRAN wins Broadband World Forum Multi-Gigabit Service Delivery award
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10/22/2020   Post a comment
The Broadband World Forum Award highlights ADTRAN's leadership in fiber access, 10G PON and Combo PON.
Virgin Media intros smart home trial with Google
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10/21/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media trials new range of Google Nest Smart Home packages that work with customers' existing broadband connections.
Nottingham picked for CityFibre gigabit city investment
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10/20/2020   Post a comment
CityFibre invests £117M in Nottingham to build out gigabit-capable full-fiber connectivity.
GI Partners acquires Vast Broadband
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10/19/2020   Post a comment
Vast Broadband has signed an agreement to be acquired by GI Partners, an investor in data infrastructure businesses.
CityFibre breaks ground in Swindon
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10/19/2020   Post a comment
Work begins today on CityFibre's full-fiber rollout in UK town of Swindon.
Roanoke Connect taps Calix for analytics, automation
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10/15/2020   Post a comment
Broadband subsidiary of Roanoke Electric Cooperative chooses Calix for the automation and analytics delivered by the Revenue EDGE.
Logix Fiber expands network across Texas with MicroCorp
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10/14/2020   Post a comment
Logix Fiber Networks teams with master agent MicroCorp to expand Logix's footprint in the state of Texas.
FCC chairman to headline Calix ConneXions 2020
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10/14/2020   Post a comment
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to headline Calix ConneXions 2020 to discuss the future of the broadband business.
CityFibre starts full-fiber build in Slough
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10/14/2020   Post a comment
CityFibre starts work to build a full-fiber network in UK town of Slough.
Broadband Forum demos CloudCO evolution
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10/13/2020   Post a comment
Broadband Forum showcases greater agility, automation and closed loop controls with evolution of CloudCO.
Nokia, Vivacom Bulgaria sign deal to deploy fiber network
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10/12/2020   Post a comment
Nokia and Vivacom Bulgaria have signed a multi-year contract to deploy GPON and XGS-PON.
Calix, Conexon to support electric co-op FTTH deployments
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10/9/2020   Post a comment
Conexon, Calix partnership to ensure reliable supply of equipment for co-ops launching FTTH networks within aggressive timelines.
Nokia upgrades cloud platform to benefit broadband builders
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10/8/2020   Post a comment
Nokia expands SDN-native access node portfolio with Lightspan MX for high-density G.fast and Lightspan DF for distributed fiber deployments.
Vorboss secures space to expand fiber network
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10/8/2020   2 comments
London fiber provider Vorboss secures six times more space from data center provider Interxion to accelerate expansion of fiber network.
Swisscom achieves 50 Gbit/s on fixed-network connection
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10/8/2020   Post a comment
Swisscom announces it has achieved a world-first transmission speed of 50 Gbit/s in a real network environment.
Spectra7, Foxconn team on 800Gbit/s interconnects
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10/7/2020   Post a comment
Foxconn will offer active copper cables with new GC1122 GaugeChanger technology.
Broadband Forum finalizes network scalability specifications
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10/7/2020   Post a comment
Standards to help network operators cope with increasing bandwidth demands as broadband and video usage accelerates across devices.
Spectrum launches more local news coverage in Texas
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10/6/2020   3 comments
Spectrum News 1 will serve Dallas-Fort Worth/Wichita Falls and the Southern and Western regions in Texas, in addition to Austin and San Antonio. The service caters to Spectrum broadband and video customers.
OptiComm intros Australia's first next-gen PON
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10/6/2020   Post a comment
Working with ADTRAN, OptiComm will deploy the XGS-PON in 2020, commencing with a residential and commercial precinct in Melbourne.
FTTH market to grow 5% from 2020-2024
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10/5/2020   Post a comment
The global fiber optics market size is poised to grow by $2.44 billion during 2020-2024, according to a new report by Technavio.
US Ignite Project Overcome to accelerate broadband to underserved areas
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10/5/2020   Post a comment
US Ignite launches Project Overcome, a NSF-funded effort to accelerate broadband delivery to unserved and underserved communities.
Lindsay Broadband hires new product line manager
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10/5/2020   Post a comment
Kevin Sweeting brings 20+ years of telecom experience to Lindsay Broadband as product line manager of GPON/XGS-PON solutions.
Gigaclear to provide ultrafast broadband to Braintree
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10/2/2020   Post a comment
Gigaclear's multi-million-pound commercial investment will provide Braintree speeds of up to 900 Mbit/s.
Colt taps SSE Enterprise Telecoms to deploy 100Gbit/s NNIs
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10/1/2020   Post a comment
SSE Enterprise Telecoms selected by Colt Technology Services to deploy two 100Gbit/s Network-to-Network Interfaces (NNIs) across UK network.




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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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