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Public Utilities, Telecommunications

5G FWA subscriptions to reach 58 million in 2026: Study

November 3, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) technology will reach 58 million subscriptions globally in 2026, according to ABI Research. The analyst firm noted that FWA technology allows mobile operators to reuse their existing mobile infrastructure to offer faster and more affordable […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Broadband grant program to start distributing planning funds

August 17, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The National Telecommunications and Information Agency said Wednesday that its new Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment, or BEAD, program will soon start issuing initial planning funds to states and territories. The agency said in a press release that every state, […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

How government can work with industry maximize federal broadband funding

March 31, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The pandemic gave broadband access a new urgency. Disadvantaged citizens who lacked internet service were unable to access essential public health, education or job updates —affecting families across the country and furthering the digital divide. Signed into law late last […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC set to dole out $1.2 billion in RDOF program funds

January 31, 2022

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission is set to award another $1.2 billion through its Rural Digital Opportunities Fund, after an overhaul that the agency says improves its ability to make sure that companies actually deliver the rural broadband service that they […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC amends definition of ‘library’ to boost internet access on tribal lands

January 27, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday clarified the rules of its $4.2 billion E-Rate program to ensure that libraries on tribal grounds are eligible for the program’s discounts on telecommunications technologies and broadband. The rule change, approved unanimously by the […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

FCC opens conversation on the future of the Universal Service Fund

December 16, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission has begun a proceeding to figure out the future of the Universal Service Fund, which is funded through a slice of telecom carriers’ revenues that is passed along to consumers through line-item bill charges. Congress directed […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Wireless broadband service providers finish 2021 brimming with confidence, expectations higher for 2022 (Reader Forum)

November 23, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Like so many industries, businesses that supply high-speed connectivity to business and residential customers worldwide were forced to navigate through a global pandemic and lingering economic uncertainty. But despite that dreary backdrop, wireless broadband service provider operators finished 2021 more […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Broadband gets $65 billion in U.S. infrastructure bill – here’s what happens next

November 8, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill after months of political wrangling, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature. Here’s a look at what that means for broadband in the country going […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Public-private partnerships poised to play pivotal part in fiber proliferation

October 22, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom

It’s no secret the U.S. is in the midst of a broadband land grab. But as operators scramble to snag their piece of the pie, it seems they are warming up to the idea of public-private partnerships as a way […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Facebook lends its long-haul fiber to boost rural broadband in Virginia

September 27, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Facebook is working with service provider GigaBeam Networks and utility company Appalachian Power to bring broadband to thousands of people in an area of Virginia where nearly 60% of residents lack access. The tech giant said in a blog the […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Government-owned broadband networks crowd out small, rural ISPs – Entner

September 15, 2021

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Sometimes, the textbook economics that some of us read in university come back to be relevant in our daily work. While I have written in the past about the potential effects of government involvement in the broadband market, a few […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Broadband funding, everywhere: A rundown of major federal efforts

June 10, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

One of the biggest barriers to closing the digital divide has long been cost – it simply costs so much to put in the infrastructure that the return on investment takes too long or is simply non-existent, network operators have […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

New York City to connect 13 housing projects with free or low-cost internet

May 7, 2021

Via: StateScoop

New York City on Thursday took another step toward its goal of providing universal broadband access with an announcement of new partnerships expected to connect an additional 30,000 residents. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced the city selected five vendors […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

State and local officials don’t trust ISPs to close digital divide, poll finds

March 17, 2021

Via: StateScoop

Few state and local officials believe national telecommunications companies, despite their role in expanding emergency connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic, are capable of closing the digital divide, according to new research from the Broadband Equity Partnership consulting firm. A survey […]


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 […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

AT&T says FTTP is driving bundle service adoption, reducing churn

May 18, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom

As AT&T builds out fiber to more residential locations, the service provider says its customers are purchasing multiple services besides broadband, a factor that’s enhancing average revenue per user (ARPU). John Stephens, CFO of AT&T, told investors during the MoffettNathanson […]


Infrastructure, Municipal Broadband

Big Data and the Future of Smart Cities

August 17, 2016

Via: American Infrastructure

Although Big Data has a lot of buzz around it, I believe that in many ways it is still a relatively new and unexplored concept. However, its potential for human analysis is already obvious. This makes it a perfect and […]