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Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Telecom workforce bill re-introduced in the Senate

February 3, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

A bipartisan group of Senators has renewed an effort to pass a bill focused on coordinating federal efforts on telecom workforce development, including apprenticeships and emphasis on the needs of rural areas. A similar bill was introduced around this time […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

The vital role of microwave and millimeter wave for backhauling 5G traffic

January 8, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

5G is set to have a significant impact on backhaul networks in the coming years. From ABI Research’s own research on the top 30 markets, 5G mobile subscriptions are expected to grow by a 41.2% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Telecom execs, industry leaders react to chaos at the U.S. Capital

January 7, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

While the nation looked on in horror as hundreds of pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capital on Wednesday, telecom execs and industry leaders took to Twitter. Dating back to 2016, telecommunications executives were bullish on President Donald Trump’s election as […]


Miscellaneous, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Philadelphia launches $17 million free-internet campaign

August 6, 2020

Via: StateScoop

As part of Philadelphia’s digital equity initiative, the city announced on Thursday that it will connect 35,000 households with K-12 public school students who lack internet access with up to two years of broadband service, along with devices like laptops […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Lawmakers seek red team testing of vulnerable grid networks

August 5, 2020

Via: FCW

Senators want to craft authorities for federal agencies and private power infrastructure providers to allow more cybersecurity testing of energy grid network security. Read More on FCW


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

DirecTV exploring IPO of Latin America business

February 7, 2018

Via: Fierce Cable

AT&T is exploring an initial public offering for its Latin American DirecTV assets in the first half of the year, the company announced. The division was acquired in the $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV in 2015. It includes satellite TV […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Detroit’s Rocket Fiber set to deploy TV service, ramp up competition with Comcast

September 6, 2017

Via: Fierce Cable

Already a competitive threat to Comcast in the area of business services in Detroit, upstart local operator Rocket Fiber is looking to take the battle into the residential realm. The company told Crain’s Detroit Business that it is testing a […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Verizon announces creation of network core for public safety

August 17, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Though AT&T and FirstNet remain the default choice for public safety officials pursuing the next generation of emergency communications, Verizon is looking to give them a run for their money. Verizon announced Wednesday plans to build and operate a dedicated network […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink gain BDS victory after court decision, but competitors remain confident about challenge

August 14, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon got a victory this week as the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion to stay the effect of the FCC’s reform of its rules governing business data services (BDS), but competitive providers say they […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Comcast, Charter add 81K new business customers in Q2, ramp Ethernet reach

July 31, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

Comcast and Charter, two of the largest cable operators, continue to make progress in the business services segment, reporting the addition of a total of 81,000 new business customers in the second quarter. As the nation’s largest cable operator, Comcast […]