Industry Announcements
Content posted in April 2022
Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, altafiber to cover additional 5,000 addresses
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4/29/2022   Post a comment
Expanded partnership will bring high-speed broadband access to an additional 5,000 addresses in Butler County, Preble County and Montgomery County beginning in the first half of 2023. #pressrelease
FCC opens third filing window for Emergency Connectivity Fund
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4/28/2022   Post a comment
The third application filing window will likely be the last opportunity for schools and libraries to request funding. #pressrelease
NorthState, Orange County to provide fiber broadband to 28,000 homes and businesses
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4/27/2022   Post a comment
The project is one of the largest fiber infrastructure public-private partnerships in North Carolina's history. #pressrelease
Spectrum starts broadband construction in Simpson County, Kentucky
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4/27/2022   Post a comment
Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) buildout will provide broadband to more than 1,700 homes and businesses in Simpson County, Kentucky. #pressrelease
Ohio Connectivity Champions help connect Cleveland students to Internet
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4/26/2022   Post a comment
Thousands of households now connected through partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). #pressrelease
Glo Fiber expands to York County, Virginia
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4/26/2022   Post a comment
Expansion will bring Internet speeds of up to 2 Gbit/s to Northern York County. #pressrelease
SDT Ingenieria, Hughes to connect Colombia schools with Internet service
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4/26/2022   Post a comment
Hughes equipment and satellite capacity to power Internet service in 670 schools in the Antioquia school district. #pressrelease
Calix Support Cloud passes 100th third-party gateway certification
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4/21/2022   Post a comment
Support Cloud now fully integrates with more than 100 third-party gateways. #pressrelease
Fidium Fiber rolling out to more than 110,000 Texas homes
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4/21/2022   Post a comment
Fidium to reach nearly 91,000 homes next month. An additional 21,500 homes are expected to have access to Fidium by end of year. #pressrelease
Frontier hires Vishal Dixit as chief strategy officer
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4/20/2022   Post a comment
Vodafone's Vishal Dixit joins Frontier as the company shapes its fiber-first future. #pressrelease
Clearfield cuts fiber install time with FastPass approach
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4/20/2022   Post a comment
FastPass fiber distribution system cuts install time required for homes passed by 50%. #pressrelease
Ziply Fiber doubles multi-gig availability
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4/19/2022   Post a comment
Company adds more than 30 cities to 5-Gig/2-Gig footprint. #pressrelease
Altafiber launches Bell Charitable Foundation
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4/19/2022   Post a comment
Grants will fund programs that address the needs of the underserved, promote connectivity via digital equity and improve community health. #pressrelease
Kinetic starts 2-Gig fiber Internet rollout
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4/19/2022   Post a comment
Kinetic is involved in a multi-year $2 billion capital investment strategy across its 18-state footprint. #pressrelease
Frontier announces participation in Affordable Connectivity Program
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4/18/2022   Post a comment
Frontier is launching a new offer for eligible ACP customers, doubling fiber speeds to 100MB at a net zero cost to customers.
GTC Broadband turns up subscribers in rural Missouri 70% faster with Calix
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4/14/2022   Post a comment
By deploying Calix Support Cloud along with Intelligent Access EDGE, GTC gained significant operational savings, including a near-total reduction in truck rolls.
Horizon completes acquisition of Consolidated Cooperative's commercial fiber biz
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4/14/2022   Post a comment
Acquisition enhances Horizon's critical networking capabilities across the Midwest.
Viasat partners with Košice region of Slovakia on free satellite Internet for Ukrainian refugees
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4/14/2022   Post a comment
Humanitarian effort provides connectivity to tens of thousands of refugees.
Ritter Communications expands fiber to Newport
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4/13/2022   Post a comment
$2.6 million project begins mid-April.
Tennessee co-op upgrades fiber network with Adtran
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4/13/2022   Post a comment
Twin Lakes selected the Adtran 10G fiber access platform with Combo PON technology to deliver ultrafast speeds to rural Tennessee.
Viasat, Batelco sign MOU for commercialization and distribution of broadband services across MENA
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4/12/2022   Post a comment
The companies expect to implement a proof-of-concept trial within the next several months.
City of Kettering, altafiber to provide Wi-Fi at public venues
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4/12/2022   Post a comment
altafiber and UniCity will provide a fiber-enabled Wi-Fi network at three venues.
Illinois awards $250,000 in Broadband READY grants
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4/11/2022   Post a comment
Program is part of the Illinois governor's Digital Equity Package to boost broadband capacity while addressing existing equity gaps.
Ziply announces 17 fiber upgrade projects in Washington and Oregon
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4/11/2022   Post a comment
More than 39,000 residences and businesses to gain access to fiber.
Starry names Ben Barrett as VP and head of investor relations
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4/11/2022   Post a comment
Barrett joins the newly public company, leading investor relations for the licensed fixed wireless broadband provider.
Render's construction tech connects over 1 million premises
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4/11/2022   Post a comment
Render's network construction platform enables real-time, geospatial visibility from the field to the office.
Kinetic kicks off fiber project in Crawford County
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4/7/2022   Post a comment
Construction crews involved are part of the company's ongoing hiring initiative to deploy fiber across the commonwealth.
Breezeline intros 'Internet Assist Plus' for Affordable Connectivity Program
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4/7/2022   Post a comment
Package for the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) offers download speeds up to 100 Mbit/s.
Clearwave Fiber expands to Harrisburg and Herrin, Illinois
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4/7/2022   Post a comment
Residential expansion is part of Clearwave Fiber's goal to bring fiber to 500,000+ US homes and businesses by 2027.
Ting to build citywide fiber network in Aurora, Colorado
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4/7/2022   Post a comment
Expanded Colorado footprint will bring next-generation connectivity to thousands of local businesses and residents.
Metronet to bring fiber broadband to Waterloo, Iowa
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4/6/2022   Post a comment
Metronet expands fiber network to the city of Waterloo; construction to begin this summer.
Vexus Fiber now available in Tyler, Texas
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4/6/2022   Post a comment
Service is now available to hundreds of homes in the Tyler, Texas community.
Fidium Fiber bringing gigabit speeds to 150,000 Mainers
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4/5/2022   Post a comment
Consolidated's Fidium will be the largest FTTH service in Maine.
CTV Beam powers 10G broadband with Harmonic
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4/5/2022   Post a comment
Harmonic's CableOS converges FTTH PON and HFC DOCSIS networks to meet growing high-bandwidth demands.
Glo Fiber expands to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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4/5/2022   Post a comment
Expansion will bring Internet speeds of up to 2 Gbit/s to Lancaster Township, Mountville Borough, East Hempfield Township, West Lampeter and Manheim Township.
Lightpath to build 300-mile route between New York and Ashburn, Virginia
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4/5/2022   Post a comment
Lightpath announced a new regional long-haul route connecting the world's data center epicenter of Ashburn, Virginia, to the New York Metro area.
Adtran launches Broadband Partner Program
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4/5/2022   Post a comment
Program helps partners capture new broadband markets.
American Broadband adds Keith Soldan to leadership team
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4/4/2022   Post a comment
Key appointment heightens growth trajectory for broadband provider.
Omnispace, Microsoft partner on 5G NTN for underserved regions
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4/4/2022   Post a comment
Omnispace will collaborate with Microsoft to architect, develop and demonstrate an Azure-enabled hybrid 5G non-terrestrial network.
Wire 3 symmetrical 10Gbit/s network now live throughout Central Florida
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4/4/2022   Post a comment
Later this week, customers in areas of New Smyrna Beach will be connected and streaming using the fastest data speeds in Florida.
Conterra Networks invests in fiber growth across Rowan County
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4/1/2022   Post a comment
The company announces initial investment of $7.5 million with an additional $10 million expected over five years.




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