Industry Announcements
Content posted in October 2021
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.
Adtran debuts 60GHz mmWave mesh solution
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10/13/2021   Post a comment
New Adtran MetNet 60GHz Gen 2 Mesh Node to deliver on business case for gigabit fixed wireless for urban and hard-to-connect rural locations.
Consolidated Communications rolls out fiber to more Illinois locations
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10/12/2021   Post a comment
Nearly 9,000 homes and businesses in Charleston, Mattoon, Shelbyville and Taylorville have access to a new future-proof network.
DigitalC connects 225 homes in Cleveland's Lexington Village
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10/11/2021   Post a comment
DigitalC's OVERCOME 21: Project Empower was made possible through support and funding from US Ignite and the National Science Foundation.
Indigenous Connectivity Summit to address digital equity
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10/11/2021   Post a comment
The Internet Society will host its fifth annual Indigenous Connectivity Summit, focused on connecting Indigenous communities in North America to fast, affordable, sustainable Internet.
Dark fiber market to grow 9.49% from 2020-2027 – report
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10/8/2021   Post a comment
Rising demand for enhanced communication and mobile data is one of the major factors expected to drive the global growth of dark fiber.
Deutsche Telekom, Eutelsat to serve remote areas in Germany
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10/8/2021   Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom to distribute high-speed satellite broadband via the Eutelsat Konnect satellite starting the end of 2021.
Virgin Media O2 gigabit network now reaches 12.8M homes
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10/7/2021   Post a comment
Three-quarters of Virgin Media O2's network now gigabit ready, with 12.8 million UK homes able to access average speeds of 1,130 Mbit/s.
Eutelsat raises its shareholding in OneWeb to 23%
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10/6/2021   Post a comment
Increased investment makes Eutelsat OneWeb's second-largest shareholder.
Comcast invests $28M to expand fiber network
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10/6/2021   Post a comment
Comcast announces plan to extend high-capacity network capable of 100 Gbit/s to previously unserved businesses throughout its Beltway region.
Consolidated expands fiber network in Pennsylvania
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10/5/2021   Post a comment
New gig-speed fiber Internet available to 6,500 homes and businesses in Southwest Pennsylvania from Consolidated Communications.
SkyPacket expands fixed wireless service in Allegany County
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10/1/2021   Post a comment
New high-speed broadband is now available in previously underserved parts of Allegany County, Maryland, from SkyPacket Networks.




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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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