Industry Announcements
Content posted in June 2021
WOW! to sell five broadband service areas for $1.8B
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6/30/2021   Post a comment
WOW! has entered into two separate definitive agreements to sell five service areas for $1.125 billion and $661 million, respectively.
Crosslake Fibre expands to New York City with two new 'on-ramps'
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6/29/2021   Post a comment
Crosslake Fibre customers drive additional network expansion in New York with new 'on-ramps' at 60 Hudson Street and 111 8th Avenue.
OneWeb fully funded with new $500M investment
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6/29/2021   Post a comment
Today's announcement comes as OneWeb prepares for its eighth launch on July 1.
Virgin Media O2 to use gigabit voucher scheme
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6/28/2021   Post a comment
Virgin Media O2 launches residential gigabit voucher scheme to connect rural locations in West Sussex to next-generation connectivity.
West Midlands will roll out Hyperoptic broadband
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6/25/2021   Post a comment
Birmingham Council and the City of Wolverhampton Council to roll out gigabit-capable broadband across their housing stock.
TalkTalk launches full fiber broadband in Derby
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6/25/2021   Post a comment
TalkTalk is bringing ultrafast packages with average top speeds of 506 Mbit/s to homes across Derby for the first time.
RDOF recipient Petit Jean taps Calix for FTTH build
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6/24/2021   Post a comment
Petit Jean Electric Cooperative selects Calix solutions and services to cost-effectively build and deploy a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network.
Iconic Forth Road Bridge enters digital era
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6/23/2021   Post a comment
Scotland's Forth Road Bridge will carry fiber connectivity via Openreach.
Openreach, CommScope partner to deliver full fiber across UK
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6/22/2021   Post a comment
As part of the Openreach collaboration, approximately 30-50 manufacturing engineers will be hired by CommScope in Rhyl, Wales.
Vox signs deal with Eutelsat to extend connectivity to South Africa
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6/22/2021   Post a comment
Vox will leverage Eutelsat Konnect and Eutelsat's market-leading service to further grow its satellite customer base.
CityFibre appoints new lead for Portsmouth fiber rollout
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6/22/2021   Post a comment
Jonathan Russell will be the main point of contact between stakeholders and the CityFibre team for Portsmouth's full fiber rollout.
Virgin Media O2 boosts small business broadband
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6/21/2021   Post a comment
Virgin Media O2 is boosting upload speeds for Voom Fibre business broadband customers.
HCS EdConnect connects one-third of Hamilton County Schools students
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6/18/2021   Post a comment
HCS EdConnect powered by EPB has installed Internet at no charge in the homes of more than a third of all Hamilton County Schools students.
Jurassic Fibre to extend full fiber network to Sidmouth
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6/18/2021   Post a comment
Jurassic Fibre reaches a significant milestone in delivering gigabit connectivity to overlooked communities.
Midwest Energy & Communications expands fiber service area
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6/17/2021   Post a comment
Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) to bring fiber service to more than 30,000 homes and businesses across portions of southern Michigan.
Flexjet partners with Viasat on in-flight connectivity
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6/17/2021   Post a comment
Flexjet and Viasat announce agreement to install Viasat's industry-leading in-flight connectivity (IFC) system on select Flexjet fleets.
Mainland Telecom grows rural broadband subs 66% in three months
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6/17/2021   Post a comment
Mainland Telecom sees 66% rise in rural broadband subscribers in three months with premium managed Wi-Fi 6 delivered by Calix Revenue Edge.
Hyperoptic taps EXFO to accelerate fiber network deployment
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6/17/2021   Post a comment
EXFO's technology will allow Hyperoptic's teams to detect and fix common issues at a single point of intervention in the network, with just one truck roll.
Internet Society awards $1M in grants to expand broadband in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina
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6/16/2021   Post a comment
Five recipients will share $1 million in grant funding to expand broadband in their communities as part of the Truist Expanding Potential in Communities (EPIC) Grant.
Consolidated Communications' fiber expansion to reach 32,000 more New Hampshire locations
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6/16/2021   Post a comment
Competitively priced, super-fast fiber broadband services available to residents and small businesses in June.
WiredScore: Poor Wi-Fi costing renters in North America additional $337 a year
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6/15/2021   Post a comment
A new survey from WiredScore shows that 86% of renters across North America face Wi-Fi connectivity issues.
Bain Capital to acquire Surf Broadband
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6/15/2021   Post a comment
With Bain Capital and Post Road's support, Surf Broadband will accelerate FTTP rollout across the Great Lakes region.
Consolidated Communications bringing fiber to 23,000 additional premises in Sacramento
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6/14/2021   Post a comment
The company is upgrading and expanding its California FTTP network in Antelope, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Lincoln, Roseville and Sacramento.
DE Lightspeed, Calix exceed managed Wi-Fi adoption goal by 20%
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6/10/2021   Post a comment
Delta Electric Power Association subsidiary invests in underserved areas to deliver world-class broadband connectivity and cutting-edge services with Calix Intelligent Access EDGE and Revenue EDGE.
Consolidated Cooperative taps ADTRAN for fiber expansion in Ohio
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6/9/2021   Post a comment
Rural cooperative leverages integrated fiber access solutions and operations software to deploy network in Ohio.
Bluebird Network expands 400Gbit/s services across Missouri
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6/8/2021   Post a comment
Bluebird's new 300-mile circuit connecting St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, allows the company to provide its customers with network speeds four-times that of their previous optical circuit offering.
Virgin Media O2 trial lays foundations for sustainable network expansion
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6/8/2021   Post a comment
Virgin Media O2 performs a successful trial in Glasgow to use recycled materials while expanding its ultrafast broadband network in the city.
Neos Networks unbundles 201 additional exchanges across UK
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6/8/2021   Post a comment
Network enhancement will help bring connectivity services of up to 100 Gbit/s to more businesses across the nation.
Ottawa County seeks resident input for broadband survey
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6/7/2021   Post a comment
Ottawa County, Michigan, needs resident survey participation to assist in broadband Internet expansion efforts.
CityFibre breaks ground in Weston
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6/7/2021   Post a comment
Work to bring full fiber connectivity to almost every home and business in Bath has begun, with CityFibre breaking ground in Weston.
Hyperoptic will deliver fiber services to Waltham Forest
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6/4/2021   Post a comment
UK broadband provider Hyperoptic to roll out full fiber service to Waltham Forest social housing residents.
GigabitNow to bring gigabit fiber Internet to Placentia, California
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6/3/2021   Post a comment
GigabitNow will deliver gigabit Internet services via an exclusive partnership with fiber-optic network developer SiFi Networks.
CityFibre starts £21M fiber build in Worcester
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6/3/2021   Post a comment
CityFibre is investing £21 million in a citywide broadband network that will futureproof Worcester's digital needs for generations to come.
NSF-funded PAWR Project for wireless research launches OpenAirX-Labs (OAX)
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6/3/2021   Post a comment
Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office announces launch of OpenAirX-Labs (OAX) to accelerate development and testing of an open source 5G standalone software stack.
Tavistock taps ADTRAN for broadband network in Florida's Sunbridge community
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6/2/2021   Post a comment
Tavistock selects ADTRAN's XGS-PON to deliver Florida's first 10 Gbit/s high-performance broadband in new Sunbridge community.
Hyperoptic intros 'site-wide Wi-Fi' for build-to-rent market
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6/2/2021   Post a comment
Hyperoptic's 'site-wide Wi-Fi' will address the opportunities and challenges of build-to-rent (BTR) investors and operators.
Ireland's eir introduces 5G Broadband
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6/2/2021   Post a comment
Ireland's leading telecommunications company, eir, has introduced 5G Broadband – a new 5G fixed mobile substitution (FMS) product.
Jurassic Fibre network goes live in Bridgwater, Somerset
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6/1/2021   Post a comment
The first customers in Bridgwater have been connected to Jurassic Fibre's network, providing up to 950 Mbit/s for homes and 10 Gbit/s for businesses.
Nokia to supply Delta Fiber for 10Gbit/s network in the Netherlands
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6/1/2021   Post a comment
Nokia and Delta Fiber Netherlands have signed a deal which will see Delta offer 10Gbit/s broadband in the Dutch market.
BT starts trials of new hollow-core fiber
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6/1/2021   Post a comment
The trial will be used to test a variety of use cases, including potential benefits for 5G networks and ultra-secure communications, like Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).




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Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.
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.
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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
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  • Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management

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