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NTIA awards nearly $1.2M to tribes for broadband
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3/31/2022   Post a comment
Grants to fund broadband deployment for the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians in California, Forest County Potawatomi Community in Wisconsin, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe in Washington State, and the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin.
Airties selected by Deutsche Telekom for smart Wi-Fi across Europe
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3/31/2022   Post a comment
Airties solutions integrated with RDK software to support GPON, DOCSIS, and DSL broadband gateways in various markets.
DGA delivers capacity for Gigabit-ready FTTH services with Adtran
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3/31/2022   Post a comment
Adtran's open, disaggregated architecture leveraged to quickly scale DGA's wholesale multi-gigabit access network in Northern Germany.
T-Mobile increases access to 5G home Internet across the South
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3/30/2022   Post a comment
5G home Internet coming to millions of homes in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Esri, Stone Environmental to help expand Vermont broadband access
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3/30/2022   Post a comment
Communications union districts will use GIS technology to address state's digital divide.
Brightspeed readies first deployment of high-speed fiber network
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3/30/2022   Post a comment
Company executing $2 billion network transformation plan.
3Red8 to build national fiber optic transport network
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3/29/2022   Post a comment
New network will be the next open-access Internet backbone, future-proofing nationwide connectivity.
Starry debuts on New York Stock Exchange
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3/29/2022   Post a comment
Fixed wireless technology developer and Internet service provider today became a publicly listed company.
SES adds third satellite from Thales Alenia Space
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3/28/2022   Post a comment
SES-26 will maintain and expand connectivity services across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
MetroNet to expand fiber network to Daytona Beach
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3/28/2022   Post a comment
Company to bring 100% fiber-optic Internet service directly to homes and businesses of Daytona Beach, Holly Hill and Ormond Beach.
Althea expands broadband coverage to Tacoma, Washington
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3/25/2022   Post a comment
Founded in 2017, Althea's mission is rooted in the belief that affordable broadband connectivity is a fundamental right.
FCC to authorize $313M through RDOF
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3/25/2022   Post a comment
Funding to support broadband deployments to over 130,000 locations in 19 states.
Neos Networks delivers new dark fiber network for Jisc across Northern Ireland
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3/24/2022   Post a comment
New network offers greater resilience through sub-sea back-up links to mainland UK.
Aqua Comms, Bulk Fiber, Meta complete Havhingsten cable system construction
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3/24/2022   Post a comment
The Havhingsten cable system provides a new, diverse route and the lowest latency between Ireland, UK and the Nordics.
Starry to bring affordable broadband to Caritas Communities
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3/23/2022   Post a comment
Starry is bringing low- and no-cost broadband options to Caritas Communities, a nonprofit organization providing affordable housing to Boston residents facing homelessness.
Tarana Wireless raises $170M
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3/23/2022   Post a comment
Round co-led by Axon Capital, Khosla Ventures and Prime Movers Lab at $1 billion valuation.
Calix conducting over 1M speed tests per month
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3/22/2022   Post a comment
Calix ran and analyzed more than 1 million mandatory speed tests in a single 30-day period, providing unprecedented scalability so broadband service providers can meet FCC deadlines and improve performance.
Comcast to expand broadband to Eagle Mountain, Utah
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3/22/2022   Post a comment
Comcast will spend $22 million for expansion covering more than 18,000 homes and businesses in the area.
Hughes unveils new antenna tech for OneWeb
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3/22/2022   Post a comment
Hughes also debuted new technology that integrates GEO satellite and LTE transports into a single, reliable, low-latency broadband Internet connection for consumers.
Arelion opens additional Norway fiber route to Europe
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3/21/2022   Post a comment
A new route bringing increased resilience and connection diversity to Norway, offering IP, Wavelength and Ethernet services.
Windstream will get $523M through RDOF to expand gigabit broadband
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3/21/2022   Post a comment
Windstream has received all of its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund long-form authorizations from the FCC.
OneWeb LEO connectivity to be integrated into Speedcast's Unified Global Platform
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3/21/2022   Post a comment
Technical testing and assessments validate LEO as a connectivity pathway, joining GEO, MEO and 4G/5G for high-demand applications.
Wire 3 expanding 10-Gig Internet service to Ormond Beach
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3/18/2022   Post a comment
Already under construction in New Smyrna Beach, Wire 3 is quickly expanding to additional markets throughout Central Florida.
Clearwave Fiber expands to Carrier Mills, Illinois
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3/17/2022   Post a comment
Clearwave Fiber is slated to begin construction in May 2022.
Lightpath to expand its Boston Metro network
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3/17/2022   Post a comment
Latest expansion adds 75 new route miles of all-fiber network through Needham, Framingham, Westborough and Marlborough.
Blue Ridge taps Calix for FTTH rebuild of DOCSIS 3.1 cable systems in rural Pennsylvania
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3/17/2022   Post a comment
The company will use Calix's Intelligent Access EDGE and DPx back-office to deliver high-speed, symmetrical bandwidth to 100% of its existing DOCSIS footprint.
FCC approves notice to gather comment on combatting digital discrimination
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3/16/2022   Post a comment
Agency seeks input on how to promote equal access to broadband service.
Santa Fe greenlights Vexus Fiber network
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3/16/2022   Post a comment
Vexus Fiber to offer 10Gbit/s FTTP network to residents and businesses.
Astound Broadband powered by Wave acquires FastMesh Internet
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3/16/2022   Post a comment
Merger enables nationwide expansion of wireless Wi-Fi connectivity.
Broadband providers grow subscriber trust with Calix ProtectIQ
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3/16/2022   Post a comment
ProtectIQ is a sticky service that adds an extra layer of protection to keep homes and businesses safe from cyber threats.
Fiber Broadband Association sets agenda for Fiber Connect 2022
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3/15/2022   Post a comment
Speakers from NTIA, USAC, USDA, State Broadband Offices and other industry leaders to lend their expertise and insights to Fiber Broadband Association's annual conference and expo.
Mediacom raising download speeds for majority of customers
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3/14/2022   Post a comment
Download speeds for Access Internet 60 will rise to 100 Mbit/s, a 67% increase.
Router and switch market surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2021 – Dell'Oro
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3/11/2022   Post a comment
The North America region led the worldwide market expansion with solid double-digit growth.
Global fiber optics market projected to reach $32.5B by 2026
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3/11/2022   Post a comment
Projection is according to new Global Industry Analysts report titled 'Fiber Optic Components - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics.'
Kinetic completes first RDOF build in Kentucky
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3/10/2022   Post a comment
In the first phase of the Green County project, Kinetic built fiber access to 109 locations in Greensburg.
FCC announces over $640M for broadband in 26 states through RDOF
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3/10/2022   Post a comment
To date, the program has provided $4.7 billion in funding to nearly 300 carriers for new deployments in 47 states to bring broadband to almost 2.7 million locations.
AT&T expands 'Hyper-Gig' fiber offering
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3/10/2022   Post a comment
Further densification and fiber expansion to continue, including all-new metro areas.
Infinet Wireless increases coverage across Jalisco, Mexico
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3/10/2022   Post a comment
The State of Jalisco in Mexico increased the connectivity coverage in 125 municipalities with the help of Infinet Wireless technology.
Starry, FirstMark announce non-redemption agreements
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3/10/2022   Post a comment
Starry and FirstMark Horizon Acquisition Corp. announce non-redemption agreements executed with two accredited investors.
Viavi unveils FiberComplete Pro
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3/8/2022   Post a comment
Automations, integrated datalink and one-button operation reduce testing time by up to 80%.
FWA provider WeLink expands leadership team
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3/8/2022   Post a comment
Mark Trout, formerly of Accenture, eBay and Vivint Solar; and Brendan Smith, formerly of Sunrun, join WeLink to support expansion and growth.
Fiber Broadband Association launches Optical Telecom Installation Certification program
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3/8/2022   Post a comment
Pilot course to start March 29, at Wilson Community College in North Carolina.
Comcast ups speeds across 14 Northeastern states
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3/7/2022   Post a comment
More than 75% of residential Internet customers to benefit from speeds of 300 Mbit/s or higher.
FCC commits nearly $64M in Emergency Connectivity funding
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3/7/2022   Post a comment
The FCC is committing $63,613,404 in the 11th wave of Emergency Connectivity Fund program support, helping to close the Homework Gap.
Clearfield debuts FieldSmart 96-Port PON cabinet for rural deployments
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3/7/2022   Post a comment
Designed for the outside plant environment, Clearfield's smallest pole mount PON cabinet takes fiber anywhere.
CityFibre taps STL to deploy UK full-fiber network
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3/4/2022   Post a comment
CityFibre has signed a strategic multi-year, multi-million-pound deal with STL, an industry-leading integrator of digital networks.
Magellan tapped to design, manage Empower fiber network
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3/4/2022   Post a comment
The $154 million project will serve several Virginia counties, resulting in broadband accessibility to 14,000+ homes and businesses.
Former NYC CTO now president of WeLink Cities
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3/4/2022   Post a comment
John Paul Farmer has joined the fixed wireless company WeLink as chief innovation officer and president of WeLink Cities.
Breezeline starts construction of 150-mile fiber expansion in Chesapeake Bay
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3/3/2022   Post a comment
Breezeline to deliver best-in-class connectivity in four Virginia counties.
FCC hosts virtual tour to promote Affordable Connectivity Program
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3/3/2022   Post a comment
FCC partners with over ten local organizations to promote broadband affordability program on heels of 10 million enrollment milestone.
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