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Content posted in September 2018
India's New Broadband Rules Will Help Private CSPs – Fitch
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9/28/2018   Post a comment
India's new national digital communication policy expands broadband coverage funded by the universal service obligation fund, extending the customer base and improving Internet adoption.
Windstream, DirecTV Expand Pact for SMBs
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9/27/2018   1 comment
Under extended relationship, DirecTV will now be available to all Windstream small-business customers, providing a complete communications and entertainment solution.
2018 Broadband Awards Shortlist Announced
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9/27/2018   Post a comment
Judges revealed the list with 58 nominees shortlisted over 13 categories.
Wisc. Utility Commission Jumpstarts LightStart Into 100% Gigabit Service
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9/26/2018   Post a comment
Rural utility, which already offered tiered gigabit service, now provides gigabit service to all with deployment of Calix GigaCenter and 804Mesh satellite units via FTTH.
Globe Telecom Improves Digital Home CX With Incognito
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9/19/2018   Post a comment
New solution improves quality of experience and reduces operational costs as part of Globe's digital transformation strategy.
UAE Telco du Enters Up-Market Dubai International Financial Centre
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9/17/2018   Post a comment
New Centre uses advanced communication tools for digitization, collaboration and innovation, and du hopes examples promote further enterprise through residential, SMB and SOHO sales.
Arris Joins Linux Networking Fund
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9/14/2018   Post a comment
With a focus on virtualization, cloud-based networking and orchestration, many Linux Foundation programs are important for customers and products, wrote Jack Raynor, senior director of Professional Services – Software and Integration at Arris, in a company blog.
Calix Marketing Cloud Adds Insights to Boost Providers' Customer Engagement
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9/14/2018   Post a comment
With the enhancements to Calix Marketing Cloud, one utility's revenue increased 23% due to more informed decision-making and stronger relationships with customers.
Microsoft Airband Adds Network Business Systems for Rural Coverage
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9/13/2018   Post a comment
Network Business Systems and Microsoft announce agreement to deliver broadband Internet to rural communities in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota.
Ex-Ericsson COO Heads New Sandvine Customer Success Divison
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9/11/2018   Post a comment
Alan Petry, formerly VP & COO Managed Services for Ericsson, just joined network intelligence solutions vendor Sandvine to lead its new Customer Success organization, created by combining Sandvine's existing Global Delivery and Global Support teams, which will be responsible for all post-sales activities.
Verimatrix Debuts Viewthority, PaaS OTT Content Distribution Solution
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9/11/2018   Post a comment
Delivered as a platform-as-a-service, Verimatrix's Viewthority content distribution platform provides enhanced connectivity between content providers and OTT service operators.
Colt Appoints Ex-Ciena Exec as Chief Commercial Officer
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9/10/2018   Post a comment
Colt Technology Services names Keri Gilder as chief commercial officer, taking her position in November.
Grupo Televisa Renews & Extends Intelsat's Satellite Contract
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9/10/2018   Post a comment
Mexican multimedia company Grupo Televisa has extended its contract for Intelsat's satellite solutions.
HBO Latin America Picks ARRIS to Power Next-Gen Satellite Network
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9/7/2018   1 comment
HBO Latin America will use ARRIS DSR-7412 and DSR-4470 satellite receivers, which feature HEVC compression and DVB-S2X modulation, to expand the video capacity and quality of content and enable the content provider to leverage new and existing infrastructure.
Google Digs Deeper Into Smart Homes With Builder Partnership
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9/7/2018   Post a comment
Google makes its first partnership with KB Home, bringing smart-home solutions and mesh networks to new residential developments in specific regions – not all of which are Google Fiber sites.
Verizon Adds PayPal CEO to Board
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9/6/2018   Post a comment
Daniel Schulman, president and CEO of PayPal Holdings, who formerly held C-level and management positions at several telcos, becomes the 13th member of Verizon's board of directors.
UK's CityFibre to Deploy Calix AXOS
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9/6/2018   Post a comment
UK wholesale fiber access network operator CityFibre is to deploy Calix AXOS technology in its network to provide its customers with a software-defined broadband infrastructure they can manage themselves.
Digisat Media Adds Forsway Next-Gen Satellite Router for Hybrid Connectivity
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9/5/2018   Post a comment
Odin F-50 hybrid satellite router is part of Forsway's CPE solution that Digisat Media uses in managed network to support underserved and healthcare customers across Spain.
DT Promotes EVP Langheim to Board
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9/4/2018   Post a comment
Thorsten Langheim takes on newly created role as head of the newly USA and Group Development Board in addition to his current job overseeing most functions of this Board department in his role as executive vice president, according to DT.
SES Hybrid Satellite Serves Up Internet, TV, Backhaul to LatAm
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9/4/2018   Post a comment
The SES-14 satellite, positioned at 47.5 degrees West, expands SES's second cable neighborhood in Latin America, and provides new capacity for direct-to-home services.




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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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