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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading; Host of "The Divide" podcast, 5/12/2022
This episode features Rachel Mukai Stark, smart cities program manager for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Bruce Clark, executive director for the Center for Digital Equity at Queen's University of Charlotte. We discuss the challenge of broadband adoption in Charlotte, the city's roadmap to closing the digital divide, the importance of digital training and more.
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading; Host of "The Divide" podcast, 5/5/2022
This episode features John Putnam, director of UniCity – the smart city division at Cincinnati Bell, now known as Altafiber. We discuss UniCity's 3,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots and how the division engages partners on providing connectivity, digital training services and more.
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Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 4/15/2022
Service providers won't stop believing in smart cities. The latest, Comcast, is keen to explain how its new business unit will monitor streetlights, people.
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Broadband World News, , 4/4/2022
Jamie Cudden, smart city program manager for the Dublin City Council, discusses how Dublin is applying new and emerging connectivity technologies to deliver better city services and community outcomes.
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Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 3/25/2022
John Paul Farmer is one of a handful of new executives at fixed wireless startup WeLink, which hopes to expand its services to more cities using government funding.
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Broadband World News, , 1/17/2022
The city of Angers, France, has embarked on a 12-year contract with Engie Consortium to develop an 'intelligent territory' with several 'smart' initiatives that extend to street lights, waste, water and energy.
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Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 9/9/2021
Mo Katibeh speaks to AT&T's efforts to close the digital divide and what's next for the operator's future fiber and 5G network buildouts.
Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 7/23/2021
A survey of local and regional government executives and managers found 80% listed broadband as 'critical infrastructure.'
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Nicole Ferraro, Editor, Light Reading; Host of "The Divide" podcast, 12/3/2020
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and San Jose, California, join the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance, a global effort of three dozen cities piloting the adoption of new tech.
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Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 7/5/2022
Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.
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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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