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Verizon extends free FWA services to qualifying households

Following a similar Fios program, the new 'Verizon Forward' initiative brings free 5G Home and LTE-based Internet services to households that qualify for the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program.

Verizon Frontline's response to Hurricane Ian

Cory Davis, AVP for Verizon Frontline, returns to the podcast with an update on how the service provider is coordinating with emergency services and local municipalities to provide network access and other emergency resources in the wake of the hurricane.

Altitude Sports breaks through on FuboTV

Altitude Sports, a regional sports net that still lacks deals with Comcast and Dish Network, has secured a multiyear deal to be offered on FuboTV, a sports-focused pay-TV streaming service.

Louisiana rejects Sparklight protest of Conexon's broadband grant

'Sparklight has not satisfied its burden of proof to establish that it provides reliable service to the applied-for areas,' said Veneeth Iyengar, executive director of Louisiana's broadband office.

Spotlight falls on Vodafone Spain over fixed sale rumor

Vodafone Group has already embarked on efforts to strengthen its operations in the UK and Portugal. Reports suggest it is also exploring a sale of its Spanish fixed network.

The rise and fall of COMSovereign's 'made in USA' 5G

In April COMSovereign boasted that it was 'the US-based end-to-end 4G LTE & 5G+ telecom solution provider.' By June the company's Dallas headquarters 'were vacated and the lease was abandoned.'

Eurobites: Cellular IoT will soup up EV charging firms, says Ericsson

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat UAE turns to ADVA for uCPE; UK elected to ITU governing council; Nokia gets SaaSy.

The Divide: LiveOak's Steve Smith on getting fiber-ready in Florida and Georgia

This week: LiveOak Fiber's Steve Smith joins the show to discuss the company's plans to build out fiber to 80,000 homes and businesses on the Emerald Coast of Florida and the Golden Isles of Georgia.

Is network slicing toast?

Hard to market, potentially hard to guarantee and in possible contravention of rules on net neutrality, network slicing is not looking like the best thing since, well, you know what.

Japan targets Web 3.0 and metaverse in bid to catch up

Meanwhile NTT Docomo launches new metaverse company with plans to invest US$416 million.

Netflix ad revenues poised to hit $2.7B by 2025 – forecast

Netflix ad revenues will represent a small slice of the overall pie in the coming years, with most growth from the ad-supported option coming from existing subs 'spinning down,' according to MoffettNathanson.

Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards: Finalists coming soon

Light Reading is still narrowing down its shortlist of finalists for the 2022 Leading Lights awards.

NTT demos '5G in a box' for employee safety

In this private 5G demo, Umajin and NTT show how the technology can monitor worker safety in areas such as mines and ports.

NTIA receives $5.5B in grant requests for $1B middle mile fund

NTIA said it received over 235 applications worth $5.5 billion for the $1 billion middle mile fund and will issue grants 'no earlier' than March 2023.

Verizon still faces a 3G problem

AT&T and T-Mobile have already shuttered their 3G networks. Now Verizon is scheduled to do so by end of year. That will undoubtedly add to the operator's mounting problems.

Jio, Airtel launch 5G services in India

India's top two service providers finally launched 5G services in a few cities with the promise to extend coverage over the next few months.

T-Mobile: AT&T's FirstNet 'has not fulfilled all of its promises'

As T-Mobile targets the public-safety market, the company is urging the FCC to require FirstNet to disclose details about its ongoing relationship with AT&T.

Musk says Twitter has the X factor after all

The Tesla billionaire is back at Twitter's door with his bag of dosh, saying he needs the social media company to build the all-powerful super-app of the future.

Eurobites: GSMA report calls on EU to pull its 5G finger out

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves common charger law; Ericsson on connectivity's role in future energy markets; Orange reduces its energy bills.

Taiwan Mobile's new spectrum assets hold up 5G merger approval

Telco argues its case for retaining extra midband frequencies acquired in the Taiwan Star deal.

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