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Content posted in July 2020
Zayo expands fiber footprint in Tennessee
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7/31/2020   Post a comment
Zayo has increased its fiber network footprint in Tennessee by nearly 50% over the past two years.
KT launches smart building service
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7/31/2020   Post a comment
South Korea's largest telecommunications company, KT Corp., will launch a suite of smart building services in cooperation with KT Estate.
Eutelsat acquiring Bigblu broadband satellite activities
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7/31/2020   Post a comment
Eutelsat Communications has reached an agreement with Bigblu Broadband to acquire its European satellite broadband activities.
Windstream adds 22,000 broadband customers
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7/30/2020   Post a comment
Windstream added over 22,000 Kinetic broadband subs in Q2, representing the company's highest quarterly net add growth in a decade.
Motorola promotes out-of-the-box broadband for remote learning
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7/30/2020   Post a comment
Motorola's Nitro is an 'affordable,' out-of-the-box private LTE solution that runs on the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.
Vecima to acquire Nokia's DOCSIS, EPON/DPoE portfolios
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7/29/2020   Post a comment
Tech and product acquisition will allow Vecima to deliver advanced next-generation access ecosystem.
Hughes announces new VSAT features
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7/29/2020   Post a comment
Hughes intros new features for its Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform for broadband satellite services.
Harmonic CableOS to power Vodafone gigabit build
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7/29/2020   Post a comment
Vodafone is rolling out gigabit service across Germany using Harmonic's CableOS virtualized access solution.
Openreach to build FTTP for UK 'final third'
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7/29/2020   Post a comment
Openreach commits to full-fiber broadband build in the hardest to reach 'final third' of the UK.
Bandwidth IG launches metro dark fiber networks
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7/28/2020   Post a comment
Bandwidth IG launches metro dark fiber in Northern California and Atlanta to solve high-capacity broadband needs.
Fujitsu, Power & Tell help deliver broadband in Indiana
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7/28/2020   Post a comment
New Lisbon Telephone Company teams with Fujitsu and Power & Tel to deliver ultra-fast broadband throughout East Central Indiana.
FiberLight finishes fiber express routes in Texas
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7/28/2020   Post a comment
FiberLight completes its Texas Express Routes connecting Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Cristi, Laredo and McAllen.
PAWR selects finalists for rural broadband testbed
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7/27/2020   Post a comment
Finalist teams from Iowa and Nebraska will receive planning grants of $300,000 each from the NSF-funded program.
Openreach to build drone training site
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7/27/2020   Post a comment
Suffolk County Council has granted Openreach planning permission to redevelop land for training drone pilots.
Hughes to join OneWeb consortium
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7/27/2020   Post a comment
Hughes will participate in the consortium, led by the UK Government and Bharti, to acquire OneWeb out of bankruptcy.
Sparkle launches 'Global Backbone'
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7/27/2020   Post a comment
Global Backbone is a new interactive map that focuses on Sparkle's fiber-optic network and its assets.
Virgin Media connects Shirebrook to ultrafast broadband
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7/24/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media has connected 3,300 homes to its FTTP network in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.
AT&T goes nationwide with 5G
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7/23/2020   Post a comment
Carrier said 5G is now available to more than 205 million consumers in in 395 coverage markets across the US.
TE Connectivity unveils new antennas for Wi-Fi 6E
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7/23/2020   Post a comment
TE Connectivity intros new antennas for Wi-Fi 6E to enable extensive bandwidth increase in WLAN communication.
Orange, Eutelsat to provide satellite broadband in France
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7/23/2020   Post a comment
The partnership will enable Orange's consumer base to access high-speed fixed-broadband via satellite beginning January 2021.
Openreach boosts broadband in Lancashire
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7/22/2020   Post a comment
Nearly 7,000 homes and businesses in Lancashire can now access full- fiber broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s.
Harmonic taps Millicom for broadband build
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7/22/2020   Post a comment
Millicom has selected Harmonic as its strategic partner to build a cloud-based wireline broadband architecture in Latin America.
Alaska Communications expands broadband to 16K rural residents
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7/21/2020   Post a comment
The network expansion is funded in part through the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II program and aims to connect 37,000 by 2025.
GVTC sees customer loyalty uptick with Calix services
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7/21/2020   Post a comment
North American ISP GVTC sees improved member loyalty and satisfaction since deploying Calix Wi-Fi 6 GigaSpire BLAST and CSC in 2019.
Openreach to expand fiber build in rural Wales
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7/20/2020   Post a comment
The extension will be funded by the Welsh Government and European Union with additional investment from Openreach.
Vodafone announces 100% 'Green Gigabit' network
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7/17/2020   Post a comment
Vodafone will source 100% renewable electricity for its fixed and mobile networks by July 2021.
Windstream deploys fiber to 100K additional locations
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7/16/2020   Post a comment
Through the first six months of 2020, Kinetic has enabled approximately 100,000 new locations with gigabit-capable services.
Nemont using Calix analytics to identify performance issues
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7/16/2020   Post a comment
Montana communications cooperative taps Calix Marketing Cloud to tailor individual service offerings for customers.
Everstream names Drew Mullin as EVP, Corporate Development
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7/15/2020   Post a comment
Mullin will lead a team to analyze Everstream's network, new and existing markets, the broader industry and competitive landscape.
Logix Fiber Networks hires three new execs
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7/15/2020   Post a comment
Logix Fiber Networks hires industry veterans Ross Ferguson, Fred Hamilton and Cindy Lyle to support continued business growth in Texas.
Telia Carrier expands US network
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7/15/2020   Post a comment
Telia Carrier has expanded its fiber backbone to connect Dallas on a new diverse east-west route via Memphis to Nashville.
Jade Communications cuts integration time with Calix
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7/14/2020   Post a comment
Jade Communications has addressed increasing broadband demand by transitioning away from a WISP model in favor of a Calix fiber network.
OCBA teams with ADTRAN on rural broadband
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7/14/2020   Post a comment
The Orange County Broadband Authority (OCBA) selected the ADTRAN TA5000 fiber access platform to bring broadband services to its community.
Crosslake Fibre building submarine cable connecting UK and France
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7/14/2020   Post a comment
Crosslake Fibre will build a new fiber system in the English Channel between the UK and France.
Norway taps Telia Carrier for secure fiber route
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7/13/2020   Post a comment
Norwegian Communications Authority has chosen Telia Carrier to establish a new secure route for electronic communication between Norway and abroad.
Virgin Media rolls out FTTP for 4K Warsop homes
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7/13/2020   Post a comment
Virgin Media connects 4,000 homes in Warsop, Nottinghamshire, to its ultrafast broadband network, touting top speeds of 516 Mbit/s.
Jim Lynch appointed interim CEO at FiberLight
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7/13/2020   Post a comment
Jim Lynch, executive chairman of FiberLight, will serve as the company's interim CEO.
Report explores new broadband business models
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7/9/2020   Post a comment
A growing interest in hybrid models and public-private partnerships may help extend broadband access to more Americans.
ROKiT Cities set to expand globally
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7/9/2020   Post a comment
ROKiT Cities announced a plan to expand high-speed wireless services to major countries in Africa, Asia and throughout the Americas.
WCTEL sees ARPU grow 31% with Calix solutions
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7/9/2020   Post a comment
Rural telephone cooperative WCTEL leverages Calix Marketing Cloud to optimize upgrades and expand Wi-Fi offerings.
KCOM deploys ADVA packet core tech to extend fiber rollout
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7/9/2020   Post a comment
KCOM teams with ADVA to extend super-fast broadband throughout the UK's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire area.
Everstream sells Rocket Fiber residential assets to Snip Internet
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7/8/2020   Post a comment
Everstream has completed the sale of Rocket Fiber's residential assets to Snip Internet, an ISP specializing in multi-dwelling units.
Jonathan Haight named SVP at Lindsay Broadband
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7/8/2020   Post a comment
As SVP of Worldwide Business Development at Lindsay Broadband, Jonathan Haight will oversee the US market and global expansion efforts.
FiberRise, ADTRAN help Alcorn County Electric deliver multi-gigabit rural broadband
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7/7/2020   Post a comment
Alcorn County Electric Power Association (ACE) introduces affordable, multi-gigabit broadband in rural Mississippi.
NetIX expands its US East Coast presence
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7/7/2020   Post a comment
NetIX completes first in a series of upgrades to its US East Coast network.
Pineland, Calix to deliver enhanced Wi-Fi experience to fiber subscribers
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7/7/2020   Post a comment
Pineland Telephone Cooperative adds new Calix GigaSpire BLAST u6 in order to deploy enhanced Wi-Fi to subscribers in Georgia.
L3Harris launches US Air Force satellite
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7/6/2020   Post a comment
L3Harris launched the latest in a series of end-to-end small satellites as part of a US Air Force constellation.
Virgin Media launches gigabit services in Edinburgh and Liverpool
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7/2/2020   Post a comment
With the addition of Liverpool and Edinburgh, Virgin Media remains on track to cover more than half of the UK by the end of 2021.
Arm, Silicon Labs join Wi-SUN Alliance board
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7/2/2020   Post a comment
Two chip vendors upgrade their memberships and take leadership positions at Wi-SUN.
Ufone touts savings, customer satisfaction with netElastic vBNG
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7/1/2020   Post a comment
Leading New Zealand VoIP provider Ufone reports nearly 1000% in savings, and increased customer satisfaction, with use of netElastic vBNG.




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