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Broadband World News is a publication and resource focused on the global broadband industry and the impact high-speed Internet – and the lack thereof – is having on businesses and society at large.

Broadband World News features breaking news and exclusive stories of the high-speed network operators, engineers, policymakers, investors, utilities and municipalities who are connecting the underserved and unserved populations of the world and laying the groundwork for next-generation broadband-enabled applications and smart city services. Broadband World News serves our readers with news and features, executive interviews, case studies and reports, white papers, webinars, newsletters and podcasts.

Part of the Light Reading Network and produced in coordination with the annual Broadband World Forum event, Broadband World News is home to The Divide – a weekly podcast exploring the challenges to delivering reliable, high-speed Internet to people everywhere, and how to solve them. The Divide features interviews with ISPs, municipalities, vendors, policymakers and community leaders working to close the digital divide. The Divide is available on the Light Reading Podcasts feed and hosted by Broadband World News Site Editor Nicole Ferraro.

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Latest Articles
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.
Ziply Fiber, an operator that tangles with Comcast and Charter, has launched two multi-gigabit tiers in 60 urban areas, aiming for all markets by Q2 2022.
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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
  • How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
  • Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management

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