Industry Announcements
Content posted in August 2021
Ericsson, Mediacom partner to deliver FWA in rural US
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8/31/2021   Post a comment
The Ericsson RAN solutions allow Mediacom to offer FWA high-speed Internet services up to nine miles from each tower location.
Clearfield intros FieldSmart FiberFlex active cabinet
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8/31/2021   Post a comment
Highly configurable outdoor cabinet optimized to support any fiber, backhaul or edge compute deployment.
Connected2Fiber launches fully automated bid management capability
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8/30/2021   Post a comment
This intelligent automation will significantly reduce quoting time and overall connectivity cost while improving the customer experience.
5M households sign up for FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit
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8/27/2021   Post a comment
The FCC said that over 5 million US households have enrolled in its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.
Windstream Enterprise intros Unlimited Cellular Broadband
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8/26/2021   Post a comment
Unlimited Cellular Broadband is a fully managed service from Windstream Enterprise with dedicated 24/7 support and monitoring.
New Calix University enables broadband businesses to upskill teams
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8/26/2021   Post a comment
Calix University offers a personalized approach to learning based on specific job function.
Kinetic to nearly double its fiber in Concord, North Carolina
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8/25/2021   Post a comment
Kinetic will add another 16,000 fiber-eligible locations in Concord, North Carolina, in 2022.
Saginaw Township seeks resident survey input on broadband expansion
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8/25/2021   Post a comment
The survey is being conducted in partnership with the Michigan Moonshot initiative, which aims to bridge the digital divide in Michigan.
Calix expands Intelligent Access EDGE portfolio
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8/25/2021   Post a comment
Calix debuts new line cards and transport solutions, enabling service providers to deploy and scale XGS-PON networks that deliver 100G, while slashing OPEX.
Florida utility taps Fujitsu for fiber build
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8/24/2021   Post a comment
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) selects Fujitsu to plan, design and deploy a broadband network expansion.
NTIA receives $2.5B in grant requests for Broadband Infrastructure Program
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8/24/2021   Post a comment
Grants will be awarded to covered partnerships between a state, or political subdivisions of a state, and providers of fixed broadband service.
Comcast completes Sullivan County rural broadband project
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8/24/2021   Post a comment
Comcast will invest in Lancaster, Northumberland, Montour, Columbia and additional areas of Sullivan County, connecting nearly 3,400 homes and businesses.
MetroNet to bring fiber network to Tyler, Texas
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8/23/2021   Post a comment
MetroNet expects construction to begin this fall, with the first customers coming online in the spring of 2022.
CMHA, Cincinnati Bell partner to provide Internet to residents
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8/20/2021   Post a comment
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority and Cincinnati Bell will deliver broadband to over 1,200 family members in six CMHA properties.
Mega Broadband Investments promotes Andy Parrott to president
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8/19/2021   Post a comment
Since joining MBI as COO in 2019, Parrott has led the ongoing system upgrade efforts and integration of MBI's acquisitions.
Viasat, Telefónica Global Solutions make satellite Internet available to more businesses across Brazil
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8/19/2021   Post a comment
Telefónica Global Solutions will be a wholesale distributor of Viasat's high-speed satellite Internet services in Brazil, serving businesses across the entire country.
Calix launches mobile capabilities for Support Cloud
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8/19/2021   Post a comment
New Calix Support Cloud mobile capabilities automatically adapt to field technicians' mobile devices to provide them market-leading visibility and real-time insights into subscriber networks.
Nexar gives cities free smart city tech to plan road improvements
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8/18/2021   Post a comment
Nexar is offering a three-month license to help cities and states understand how work zones affect traffic and safety.
Demand prolongs US broadband boom through mid-2021
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8/18/2021   Post a comment
While the 945,000 new broadband subs in Q2 2021 fall short of the year-ago boom, the jump far exceeds the Q2 2019 figure that cable operators have been pointing to as a likely template for current-year success.
Calix adds Arlo Secure as premium service
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8/18/2021   Post a comment
Calix announced the availability of Arlo Secure as a premium service offering for broadband providers (BSPs) within EDGE Suites.
Facebook integration with Calix Marketing Cloud to drive higher ROI for broadband providers
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8/17/2021   Post a comment
Facebook integration with Calix Marketing Cloud puts high marketing ROI front and center with a single, built-in performance dashboard that automates campaigns from segmentation to execution to results.
Nokia, Safaricom, UNICEF connect primary schools to the Internet across Kenya
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8/17/2021   Post a comment
Deployment of Nokia FastMile 4G FWA broadband connects 90 primary schools in primarily rural and disadvantaged urban areas.
Fixed wireless to provide nearly 200M connections by 2026
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8/16/2021   Post a comment
Mobile Experts has just released a new report forecasting significant growth for fixed wireless access (FWA) connections through 2026.
Viasat makes connectivity in Mexico more accessible with cash payments
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8/12/2021   Post a comment
Consumers and businesses unable to engage in non-cash financial transactions will be able to make cash payments for Viasat's Internet service at participating OXXO convenience stores.
Eir adds 200K homes and businesses to fiber network rollout
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8/12/2021   Post a comment
This brings the total number of homes and businesses due to be passed by Eir's fiber network to 1.9M or 84% of premises in the country.
Anterix, Federated Wireless to offer integrated 900MHz/CBRS services for utility broadband networks
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8/11/2021   Post a comment
The new offering will facilitate utility access to a multi-band solution for grid communications deployment.
ABI Research: 5G FWA fastest-growing residential broadband segment
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8/11/2021   Post a comment
ABI Research reports 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) will be the fastest-growing residential broadband segment, exceeding 58 million subscribers in 2026.
MetroNet to bring gigabit broadband to La Crosse, Wisconsin
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8/11/2021   Post a comment
La Crosse marks MetroNet's first city build in Wisconsin. MetroNet will fully fund the construction through a $12-$15 million investment.
Virgin Media O2 adds 1.5M homes to gigabit network
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8/10/2021   Post a comment
More than half of Virgin Media's footprint can now access hyperfast broadband speeds.
CityFibre announces £23M town-wide build in Halifax
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8/10/2021   Post a comment
Construction work on the full fiber network will begin in January 2022.
Fibercop, Iliad sign agreement to speed up fiber deployment
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8/9/2021   Post a comment
Iliad's endorsement of the co-investment offer follows that of other national operators, such as Fastweb.
Liberty Broadband reports Q2 2021 results
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8/6/2021   Post a comment
Communications provider Liberty Broadband Corporation reports results for the second quarter 2021.
Frontier accelerates fiber build to reach 10M locations by end of 2025
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8/5/2021   Post a comment
Frontier Communications increases 2021 target to extend fiber network to more than 600,000 locations, with approximately 157,000 locations completed in Q2.
Northern Lights Fiber delivers Canada's fastest residential Internet service with Calix
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8/5/2021   Post a comment
Northern Lights Fiber meets pent-up demand in underserved communities across Western Canada with end-to-end Calix solutions.
Kinetic to expand fiber Internet in Texarkana
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8/3/2021   Post a comment
Kinetic is embarking on a $2 billion initiative to expand gigabit Internet service by deploying fiber across its 18-state footprint.
Global FTTX market to reach $22.4B by 2026
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8/3/2021   Post a comment
The global market for FTTX is projected to reach a revised size of $22.4 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 9.3% over the analysis period.
Chattanooga Smart City partners awarded $1.37M NSF grant
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8/2/2021   Post a comment
UTC Center for Urban Informatics and Progress awarded $1.37 million grant from National Science Foundation.
Highline Internet expanding fiber broadband in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
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8/2/2021   Post a comment
Highline will leverage existing open access dark fiber and dark wave optical middle-mile infrastructure from Merit Network.




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Webinars
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
  • How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
  • Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management

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