Industry Announcements
Content posted in May 2021
Openreach adds 3M more rural premises to fiber build
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5/28/2021   Post a comment
Openreach outlined plans to build full fiber broadband to 3 million more premises in some of the UK's hardest-to-serve communities.
Giganet expands partnership with CityFibre
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5/27/2021   Post a comment
Giganet extends its partnership to provide full fiber broadband across 27 of CityFibre's 'Gigabit Cities,' addressing 1.8 million homes.
FusionLayer powers Younity.io wireless network in New York City
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5/26/2021   Post a comment
Younity.io, a wireless service provider for buildings in New York City, is now powered by FusionLayer's software-defined network technology.
Viasat to deliver in-flight connectivity to 230 additional Delta aircraft
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5/25/2021   Post a comment
Viasat's in-flight connectivity system set to power a premium, connected customer experience on over 550 Delta aircraft.
Dayton Housing Authority, Cincinnati Bell partner to deliver broadband to residents
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5/25/2021   Post a comment
Cincinnati Bell's UniCity Smart City program will provide free Wi-Fi connectivity to the residents of Jamestown Village, a 45-unit affordable housing community in Dayton, Kentucky.
Openreach boosts connectivity services for UK carriers with Ciena
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5/25/2021   Post a comment
Openreach is deploying Ciena's Routing & Switching and WaveLogic Ai- based coherent optical platforms.
CityFibre to bring full-fiber network to New Gorbals Housing Association
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5/25/2021   Post a comment
CityFibre has partnered with New Gorbals Housing Association to bring full fiber to homes owned and managed by the provider.
UK space tech companies join forces on beam-hopping satellite
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5/24/2021   Post a comment
Led by OneWeb, the industrial partners have received more than £32 million from the UK Space Agency for a demonstration satellite due for launch in 2022.
Congressman Chris Jacobs cosponsors Broadband for Rural America Act
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5/21/2021   Post a comment
This legislation authorizes $3.7 billion per year for broadband expansion and connection programs, including the USDA's Broadband ReConnect Program.
Atlanta BeltLine's smart city corridor is complete
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5/20/2021   Post a comment
eX² Technology announced the completion of an advanced communications network that transforms 15.8 miles of the Atlanta BeltLine into a smart city corridor.
NTIA to award $288M in broadband grants for 100Mbit/s service
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5/20/2021   Post a comment
The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it will dole out $288 million in grants for broadband and is requiring speeds of at least 100 Mbit/s.
Calix announces IPv6 support within Intelligent Access EDGE solution
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5/19/2021   Post a comment
IPv6 support within the Intelligent Access EDGE paves the way for broadband businesses to scale networks to meet demand for IPv6 devices.
Giganet secures £250M in funding for full fiber network
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5/19/2021   Post a comment
Giganet investment will allow the company to offer high-speed, full fiber connectivity to over 2 million homes and businesses in the UK.
Calix intros new Intelligent System Monitoring capability
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5/18/2021   Post a comment
Calix today introduced the Intelligent System Monitoring capability to protect broadband service providers' networks by streamlining system troubleshooting and dramatically reducing truck rolls to remote areas.
Kinetic by Windstream adding nearly 1,000 jobs for fiber expansion
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5/17/2021   Post a comment
Kinetic by Windstream is creating an engineering and fiber construction organization to manage broadband expansion across 18 states.
Consolidated Communications to connect more New Hampshire towns
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5/17/2021   Post a comment
More than 9,600 residents and businesses will benefit from new 1 Gbit/s, symmetrical, fiber networks.
CityFibre begins £30M fiber build in Preston
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5/17/2021   Post a comment
Construction of the £30 million citywide full fiber network has begun in Frenchwood and Fishwick and is being delivered by Telent, on behalf of CityFibre.
Hyperoptic: Broadband cited as issue for returning office workers
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5/14/2021   Post a comment
According to a nationally representative survey of 2,000 UK adults by OnePoll, two in five (40%) office workers would feel more positive about returning to the office if their business broadband was upgraded.
SpaceX to use Google Cloud for Starlink operations
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5/13/2021   Post a comment
SpaceX will begin to locate Starlink ground stations within Google data center properties.
Consolidated Communications expands gigabit fiber in Texas
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5/13/2021   Post a comment
Upgrades are part of company's five-year fiber expansion plan that will deliver symmetrical gigabit fiber services to thousands of new Texas locations by 2025.
Cox permanently increases low-cost Internet speeds to 50 Mbit/s
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5/12/2021   Post a comment
Cox Communications says the increased download speed introduced at the onset of COVID-19 for its low-cost Connect2Compete package is now permanent.
Union Wireless chooses Aviat for rural broadband expansion
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5/12/2021   Post a comment
Union Wireless has selected Aviat all-outdoor WTM radio systems to increase backhaul capacity and extend its network.
WISPA joins EducationSuperHighway to bring Internet to at-risk students
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5/12/2021   Post a comment
WISPA partners with EducationSuperHighway to support its K-12 Bridge to Broadband Program to get at-risk students connected to the Internet.
Calix launches new GigaSpire BLAST u6x to enable up to 10 Gbit/s
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5/11/2021   Post a comment
Calix launches GigaSpire BLAST u6x, a carrier-class Wi-Fi 6 system that supports every major network technology.
FCC to launch $7.17B Connectivity Fund
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5/10/2021   Post a comment
This $7.17 billion program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, will enable schools and libraries to purchase computers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and broadband connectivity.
Kinetic builds fiber to nearly 130,000 locations in Q1 2021
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5/10/2021   Post a comment
The new fiber builds are the first in a multi-year, $2 billion expansion of Kinetic's network.
Eutelsat to extend Wi-Fi in Sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with Facebook
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5/7/2021   Post a comment
Eutelsat is expanding its use of the Express Wi-Fi platform in partnership with Facebook to provide broadband services via satellite across several regions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Calix helps ReadiTech deploy 10G PON services across Great Plains
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5/6/2021   Post a comment
Dickey Rural Networks (DRN) and its wholly owned subsidiary ReadiTech have become the first broadband service provider to deliver 10G PON services to subscribers along the North Dakota-South Dakota border.
MetroNet and City of Bryan partner to build 100% fiber network
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5/6/2021   Post a comment
MetroNet will fully fund the construction of their 100% fiber optic network in Bryan, Texas.
Atlantic Broadband to expand service in rural Virginia
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5/6/2021   Post a comment
The four-county initiative in Virginia is one of multiple private-public broadband partnerships that Atlantic Broadband has pursued to expand the reach of broadband across its service areas.
Crosslake Fibre expands to Chicago
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5/6/2021   Post a comment
Crosslake's expanded network now facilitates direct interconnects with all major carriers and cloud hyperscalers in Chicago.
Community Fibre to connect 4,000 residents in Tower Hamlets
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5/5/2021   Post a comment
This announcement reinforces Community Fibre's goal of connecting 1 million homes in London with gigabit-capable broadband by 2023.
TalkTalk launches full fiber broadband in Inverness
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5/5/2021   Post a comment
Internet usage on TalkTalk's network soared by an average of 23% in Inverness between March 2020 and March 2021.
VTIA members leverage VATI grants for rural broadband
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5/4/2021   Post a comment
VTIA member companies among 2021 awardees for Virginia Telecommunication Initiative broadband awards totaling $50 million.
Internet Society Foundation announces second round of digital skills grants
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5/4/2021   Post a comment
Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to eligible organizations in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal for projects lasting up to 24 months.
Nokia to supply 5G FWA equipment to Ooredoo Kuwait
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5/3/2021   Post a comment
Ooredoo is using fixed wireless to extend the reach of its fiber network to premises not easily connected with direct fiber lines.
Boingo tapped by Rockefeller Center for Wi-Fi 6 network
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5/3/2021   Post a comment
Boingo Wireless has been selected by Rockefeller Center to design, install and manage a Wi-Fi 6 network.




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