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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.




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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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