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Content posted in July 2021
Firefly reduces truck rolls by 80% with Calix Deployment Enablement Services
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7/29/2021   Post a comment
Working with Calix helps Firefly simplify premises installations and accelerate the rollout of fiber broadband service in Virginia.
FirstDigital completes acquisition of Veracity Networks
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7/29/2021   Post a comment
The acquisition expands the company's fiber reach giving FirstDigital the largest private fiber footprint in Utah.
Over 4M households have enrolled in FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit program
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7/28/2021   Post a comment
The agency says that over 1,100 broadband providers have agreed to take part in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program.
Consolidated delivers gigabit service to 122K subs in first half of 2021
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7/27/2021   Post a comment
Consolidated Communications fiber gigabit broadband services will reach more than 300,000 total locations by year end.
O2 invests in unWired Broadband
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7/27/2021   Post a comment
O2 Investment Partners announced today that it has made a significant investment in fixed wireless service provider unWired Broadband.
UTOPIA Fiber names Jeff Erwin as COO
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7/26/2021   Post a comment
Erwin has joined the company as COO, reporting directly to executive director Roger Timmerman.
FBA to launch national fiber optic technician training and certification program
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7/26/2021   Post a comment
The program features curriculum designed by experts in the fiber community to quickly scale technical education, fill the existing fiber skills gap and accelerate fiber deployments across North America.
GigNet to provide Internet for arriving passengers at Cancun International Airport
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7/22/2021   Post a comment
GigNet's fiber optic broadband will let travelers access connectivity upon arrival as they begin their stay in the Mexican Caribbean.
SCTelcom achieves 200% premium Wi-Fi adoption with Calix
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7/22/2021   Post a comment
Members of Kansas-based cooperative embrace managed Wi-Fi offerings delivered via the full Calix Revenue EDGE solution.
CityFibre appoints Telec Networks as contractor for Norwich build
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7/21/2021   Post a comment
Utilities specialist Telec Networks will serve as contractor on CityFibre's fiber build in Norwich.
Nokia, Xantaro to supply 2M UK homes with up to 10 Gbit/s
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7/20/2021   Post a comment
Nokia is providing its next-generation fiber access technology to service integrator Xantaro, who is supplying more than ten alternative service providers.
Alaska Communications debuts 1Gbit/s service
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7/20/2021   Post a comment
AKXinternet is a mesh fixed wireless solution offering 1Gbit/s download speeds and up to 100Mbit/s upload speeds.
Lead for America, Land O'Lakes place three American Connection Corps fellows in Kansas
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7/19/2021   Post a comment
Fellows will undertake transformational projects related to broadband connectivity and digital inclusion.
Kinetic Wholesale delivers fiber to 354 macro towers in Q2
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7/19/2021   Post a comment
The company added fiber to 354 new macro tower sites in the second quarter of this year.
400+ WISP industry companies tell Congress to keep funding bill tech neutral
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7/16/2021   Post a comment
WISPA organized the letter for its members, which include community-based and tribal providers of fixed wireless-hybrid broadband solutions.
Nokia, Openreach conduct 25G PON test in UK
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7/16/2021   Post a comment
Following the successful test, Openreach will launch a field trial in December 2021.
Six national orgs press Congress for faster broadband
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7/15/2021   Post a comment
A joint statement from six national organizations call for Congress to mandate at least 100/100 Mbit/s for broadband projects to receive funding.
Alaska Communications to deliver 1Gbit/s speeds with FWA from Cambium
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7/15/2021   Post a comment
Alaska Communications is launching service with speeds up to 1 Gbit/s to 6,500 homes and businesses.
CityFibre connects Gloucester City Homes tenants
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7/15/2021   Post a comment
CityFibre will connect all Gloucester City Homes properties to the new fiber network it is building across the city.
Gigabit Networks to join CityFibre's network in Derby
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7/14/2021   Post a comment
Gigabit Networks will offer fiber Internet to residential properties in Derby, where CityFibre is investing £45 million.
ADTRAN Combo PON adopted by over 100 customers
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7/14/2021   Post a comment
ADTRAN's Combo PON technology has been adopted by more than 100 customers in its first year.
EOLO and TIM strengthen alliance to provide FWA services in 'white areas'
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7/13/2021   Post a comment
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for EOLO to provide wholesale fixed wireless access services for TIM customers.
Consolidated Communications delivering fiber to 30K Vermont residents
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7/13/2021   Post a comment
Consolidated Communications bringing symmetrical, 1-Gig Internet to Vermont communities.
Claro Perú to deliver next-generation broadband with Harmonic
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7/13/2021   Post a comment
Harmonic enables Claro Perú to sustainably deliver multi-gigabit broadband services with fast capacity expansion and a superior subscriber experience.
California legislators announce agreement on broadband budget bill
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7/12/2021   Post a comment
Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced an agreement on a broadband trailer bill.
Hughes joins FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit program
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7/8/2021   Post a comment
New and existing HughesNet customers can visit www.Hughes.com/EBB for information on eligibility and how to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
CityFibre to connect 9,000 Crawley Borough Council homes
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7/8/2021   Post a comment
People living in over 9,000 homes managed by Crawley Borough Council will be among the first to connect to Crawley's new fiber network.
Sky Broadband launches 500Mbit/s package
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7/7/2021   Post a comment
New package ensures a speed guarantee of at least 400 Mbit/s or customers can request their money back.
Parks Associates: 40% of MDU renters want broadband bundled with rent
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7/7/2021   Post a comment
The study also found that 77% of those are willing to pay higher rent in exchange for these services.
SkyPacket expands FWA broadband in Pennsylvania
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7/7/2021   Post a comment
SkyPacket is a multi-state, fixed wireless access (FWA) provider that has expanded its service territory in Central Pennsylvania.
Ting launches free Internet at Centennial Center Park
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7/6/2021   Post a comment
Park visitors now have access to several wireless hotspots throughout the park, which are capable of supporting thousands of users.
Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout reaches 950,600 premises
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7/5/2021   Post a comment
More than 950,600 households and businesses across Scotland were reached by £463 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout.
Nokia, Lightspeed to bring 10Gbit/s broadband to East of England
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7/1/2021   Post a comment
Nokia and Lightspeed to cover 100,000 homes and businesses by 2022, and 1 million by 2025.




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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.
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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.

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