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HomeGrid Forum forms task forces focused on G.hn
News Wire Feed | 12/6/2021

New chairs have been appointed to lead the Home Networking, GiGAWire, LiFi, Smart Grid and Industrial IoT Task Forces, the organization said.

Allo expands 10-Gig reach in Nebraska
News Wire Feed | 12/2/2021

New FTTP projects target Ashland, Milford, Seward, Sidney and York.

Share of broadband subs reaching top of speed tiers rose during pandemic – OpenVault
News Wire Feed | 11/19/2021

Company says 'speed clipping' – exceeding 80% of provisioned broadband speed – rose sharply from May 2020 to September 2021.

Bluepeak's $70M FTTP build in Wyoming gets rolling
News Wire Feed | 11/19/2021

Plan is to bring service to more than 70,000 homes and businesses in Cheyenne, Laramie, Sheridan and Casper.

Vodafone taps Technicolor for new DOCSIS 3.1 gateways with Wi-Fi 6
News Wire Feed | 11/19/2021

Vodafone plans to deploy the new gateway throughout Germany in 2021.

US broadband growth returns to pre-pandemic levels in Q3 – LRG
News Wire Feed | 11/17/2021

Top US cable operators and telcos added 630,000 subs in Q3 2021, down from 1.52 million in Q3 2020, and up slightly from 615,000 in Q3 2019, according to Leichtman Research Group.

Brightspeed launches five-year plan to spend $2B on fiber
News Wire Feed | 11/17/2021

Brightspeed, a new brand springing from Apollo's deal with Lumen, said it plans to spend $2 billion over five years to deploy fiber to 3 million locations.

Xplornet outlines fiber, 5G buildout plans
News Wire Feed | 11/15/2021

Xplornet said it plans to build fiber to 200,000 homes and businesses across Ontario, and standalone 5G to 250 additional rural communities across Canada.

OpenVault takes aim at 'speed clipping'
News Wire Feed | 11/10/2021

Says a major Latin America regional carrier has signed on to use a new system that can detect when broadband subscribers encroach on speed tier limits.

Lightpath broadens fiber reach in Boston
News Wire Feed | 11/9/2021

New 50-mile expansion comes a few months after Lightpath entered the Boston market.

FCC adds another $421M to Emergency Connectivity Fund
News Wire Feed | 11/8/2021

Says latest commitment brings total past $3 billion.

Redzone, Tarana boast of 800Mbit/s speeds
News Wire Feed | 10/27/2021

After a successful test of Tarana Wireless' fixed wireless technology, Redzone Wireless said it plans to commercially deploy the technology.

C Spire strikes deal for Troy Cablevision
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2021

Says deal, which includes Union Springs Telephone Company, will accelerate C Spire's fiber expansion in Alabama.

CommScope launches 'Prodigy' line of hardened connectors for FTTH
News Wire Feed | 10/20/2021

Says new system features universal, small-form, plug-and-play connectors for simpler fiber installations.

Congruex acquires Matrix Engineering
News Wire Feed | 10/19/2021

Deal provides Congruex with more fiber engineering, splicing and network design and construction expertise.

Teleste launches 1.8GHz amps
News Wire Feed | 10/8/2021

Vendor is adding two 1.2GHz amps to its 'ICON' product platform for the North American cable market.

AT&T to use Frontier's fiber for enterprise sales, 5G
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2021

AT&T said it will sell Frontier Communication's fiber services to enterprise customers in locations where it does not own fiber. AT&T will also use Frontier's fiber for its 5G network.

GCI connects with CommScope on remote MACPHY and DAA
News Wire Feed | 10/6/2021

Alaska's GCI is deploying CommScope's RD2322 Remote MACPHY device in fiber nodes as part of an upgrade to a distributed access architecture.

Cox closes Segra acquisition
News Wire Feed | 10/5/2021

Deal focuses on the commercial services segment of Segra, a large privately held fiber infrastructure provider.

AT&T, Corning announce new fiber deal
News Wire Feed | 9/28/2021

Under a new fiber deal between AT&T and Corning, the fiber vendor will invest $150 million in optical cable manufacturing in North Carolina, initially adding 200 jobs.

Consolidated sells off Ohio assets
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2021

Those assets, being sold to Middle Point Home Telephone Company, contributed about $9 million of revenue in fiscal 2020, and includes roughly 4,000 access lines and 3,900 Internet connections.

NFL goes with Extreme Networks for Wi-Fi 6 deployments
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2021

The NFL said it will add Wi-Fi 6 networks in new stadiums under an expansion of its existing agreement with Extreme Networks.

Blue Ridge Communications to rebuild cable plant with FTTP
News Wire Feed | 9/17/2021

Plan is to introduce FTTP area-by-area in the 'next few years,' and eventually rebuild operator's 8,000 miles of cable plant passing more than 250,000 homes in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Altice USA speeds up, renames affordable broadband plan
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

Renamed "Optimum Advantage Internet' plan now offers download speeds up to 50 Mbit/s, up from prior speeds of at least 30 Mbit/s.

SDC Capital grabs majority stake in IQ Fiber
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

IQ Fiber says funding will enable it to complete the first phase of its all-fiber network build in the Jacksonville, Florida, area.

OpenVault program streamlines EBB participation for ISPs
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2021

Says new turnkey initiative aims to simplify operator participation in the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit program.

Altice USA COO resigns
News Wire Feed | 9/9/2021

Hakim Boubazine, COO and president of telecommunications, will serve as senior advisor to the CEO through December 31. Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei will take over the company's Telecommunications division.

Frontier teams with Red Ventures to bulk up digital sales capabilities
News Wire Feed | 9/2/2021

Multi-year, AI-focused deal takes shape as Frontier moves ahead with plan to expand its fiber footprint.

FCC now counts 5M households getting subsidized broadband
News Wire Feed | 8/27/2021

The FCC said that over 5 million US households have enrolled in its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

MaxLinear releases G.hn evaluation platform
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2021

The DMI920 combines MaxLinear's G.hn technology with its USB, Ethernet and serial communications products.

NTIA receives $2.5B in broadband requests for $288M grant program
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2021

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it received more than $2.5 billion in funding requests for broadband across 49 states and US territories.

Ribbon expands supply deal with KGPCo
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2021

New deal enables KGPCo to resell Ribbon's full portfolio of cloud, edge and IP optical products.

99% of new modems and routers hit energy efficiency goals – study
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2021

Audit of small network equipment finds 75% drop in average energy used relative to broadband speed.

Zayo sets 400G network upgrade plan for North America, Western Europe
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2021

Network update, covering 31 400G-enabled long haul routes, will take place through Q1 2022.

Stonepeak closes Astound Broadband deal
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2021

$8.1 billion acquisition includes RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband and enTouch Systems.

Top US service providers added 890K broadband subs in Q2 2021
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2021

Nation's largest providers have added about 8 million subs over the past two years, according to Leichtman Research Group.

DZS connects with broadband product stocking distributor Digicomm
News Wire Feed | 8/13/2021

Says sourcing partnership forms as government-funded broadband initiatives accelerate. Agreement mark Digicomm's expansion into mobile transport.

Congruex deals for A&M Communications
News Wire Feed | 8/11/2021

Deal for wireless-focused installation and maintenance company marks Congruex's 14th strategic acquisition in four years.

USTC buys Comstar Supply
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2021

Acquisition comes soon after USTC's purchase of Walker and Associates.

ATX CEO Dan Whalen joins Harmonic's board
News Wire Feed | 8/5/2021

Whalen is also late of Adtran, Cisco and Bell Atlantic.

Schurz snares deal for Ohio-based fiber provider NKTelco
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2021

Founded in 1905, The New Knoxville Telephone Company serves parts of West Central Ohio. Deal also includes NKTelco's 4.5% stake in Com Net.

Gibson Technical Services acquires engineering firm Immco
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2021

Atlanta-based Immco is a privately held engineering and network design company focused on the cable and telecom industries.

Marvell is buying Innovium for $1.1B in stock
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

The deal is expected give Marvell $150M in incremental revenue in fiscal 2023 and beef up its Ethernet switching chip portfolio.

GCI, YKHC seek $53M grant to extend fiber to Bethel, Alaska
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Application, with the NTIA, targets a fiber deployment project slated for completion in 2024.

DZS hires Misty Kawecki as CFO
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2021

Kawecki is late of MediaKind, Genband and Imagine Communications.

DZS connects with Broadcom on next-gen PON
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2021

Broadcom tech powers DZS's 'Velocity' solutions, including new XGS-PON products.

Atlas Digital Group raises $3M in seed funding
News Wire Feed | 7/29/2021

Atlas Digital Group, cable and fiber digital commerce experts and developers of the CORE digital commerce platform, have secured $3M in seed funding.

Hatif Libya and Infinera partner to boost Libya's expanding telecommunications sector
News Wire Feed | 7/28/2021

The California-based firm's entrance marks milestone in US investment in the Libyan market.

FCC says 4M-plus households have enrolled in Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
News Wire Feed | 7/28/2021

Subsidy program provides eligible households with temporary $50 to $75 discount on Internet bills for the duration of the pandemic.

Consolidated touts gigabit service expansion
News Wire Feed | 7/28/2021

Company says it has brought gigabit services to 122,000 homes and small businesses in the first half of 2021, with plans to reach more than 300,000 locations by end of year.

Calix CEO Carl Russo adds chairman title
News Wire Feed | 7/27/2021

Russo succeeds Don Listwin, who is now lead independent director on Calix's board.

Rogers taps Ribbon for transport network upgrade
News Wire Feed | 7/26/2021

Canadian operator will use Ribbon's Apollo with 400G ZR+ and MUSE platforms to boost network performance.

USTC snares Walker and Associates
News Wire Feed | 7/22/2021

Carlyle-backed USTC will use deal to expand its telecom-focused materials and supply chain business.

Charter awards RDOF project to Gibson Technical Services
News Wire Feed | 7/21/2021

Cable op taps Gibson for 8,600 miles of 'full-service construction' in parts of Louisiana, Alabama and North Carolina.

Astound Broadband's Grande Communications snaps up Harris Broadband
News Wire Feed | 7/20/2021

Grande will expand its footprint in Texas with Harris's fiber network in Central Texas that serves 6,000 customers and 12,500 homes passed.

Tom Cloonan named interim CTO of CommScope
News Wire Feed | 7/19/2021

Morgan Kurk is stepping down as CTO and segment leader of CommScope's Broadband Networks unit.

Midco to shell out $500M for fiber, speed upgrades
News Wire Feed | 7/6/2021

'Fiber Forward' plan is to deliver 10-Gig speeds in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Keysight, Qualcomm tout 10Gbit/s 5G NR data connection
News Wire Feed | 7/6/2021

The demo reached 10 Gbit/s by aggregating 5G mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum.

C Spire wraps integration of Harbor Communications
News Wire Feed | 7/2/2021

C Spire acquired the Alabama-based broadband company last year.

Lightpath to expand fiber in NY
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2021

Fiber provider Lightpath said it plans to expand into Queens, New York.

Former CommScope exec name president of USTC
News Wire Feed | 6/21/2021

Tom McLaughlin comes on board to help drive the company's growth in North America.

GCI: Nearly 40% of broadband subs take 1-Gig speeds
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2021

Alaskan service provider claims it's adding gigabit customers at four times the national rate.

Bain Capital snaps up Surf Broadband Solutions
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2021

Surf Broadband provides fiber-based broadband in the Great Lakes region.

Vivacity buys Terra Consulting
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2021

Network construction company Vivacity said it acquired Terra Consulting Group.

Frontier hires HR lead
News Wire Feed | 6/7/2021

Former Verizon exec Alan Gardner named chief people officer.

Grain Management buys NWS
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2021

Grain Management said it purchased Network Wireless Solutions (NWS), which provides solutions and logistics to network operators.

Teleste introducing new nodes for distributed access networks
News Wire Feed | 6/3/2021

Teleste introduces two new high-performance nodes to complement the company's offering of devices for distributed access networks.

Frontier taps Scott Beasley as CFO
News Wire Feed | 6/2/2021

Beasley, most recently CFO of Arcosa, will assume the new post on June 14, and succeed Sheldon Bruha.

OVBI: Gigabit-speed subscribers continue to rise; six-month increase of 75%
News Wire Feed | 6/1/2021

Subscribers continued to adapt to the new broadband environment by embracing faster speeds, according to the Q1 2021 OpenVault Broadband Insights report.

Leading Lights Awards early-bird pricing ends on June 1
News Wire Feed | 5/26/2021

Light Reading today announced that early-bird pricing for entries to Light Reading's Leading Lights awards program will be ending soon.

Incompas hires former FCC commissioner Clyburn for broadband campaign
News Wire Feed | 5/26/2021

Incompas said it hired former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will lead its new 'Internet for all' lobbying effort.

Great Plains Communications brings fiber services to Blair and Valley, Nebraska
News Wire Feed | 5/26/2021

The construction of the fiber-optic infrastructure is underway and the projects are scheduled for completion by spring of 2022.

FCC counts 1M signups for subsidized broadband
News Wire Feed | 5/20/2021

The FCC announced 1 million households signed up for its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program in the past week.

NTIA awards broadband grants for 100Mbit/s service
News Wire Feed | 5/20/2021

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it will dole out $288 million in grants for broadband and is requiring speeds of at least 100 Mbit/s.

FTC sues Frontier over slow speeds, extra fees
News Wire Feed | 5/19/2021

The Federal Trade Commission said Frontier Communications did not provide many consumers with the Internet speeds it promised, and also overcharged many of them.

GCI commits to 10-Gig
News Wire Feed | 5/18/2021

Alaskan operator plans to introduce 2-Gig service in 2022.

Top US ISPs added 1.02M broadband subs in Q1
News Wire Feed | 5/18/2021

US ISPs have added more than 1 million broadband subs in four of the past five quarters, according to Leitchman Research Group.

Atlantic Broadband selects Incognito to elevate customer experience
News Wire Feed | 5/18/2021

Incognito to automate subscriber provisioning and device management across Atlantic Broadband's fiber broadband network.

Comcast Business connects with Novva Data Centers in Utah
News Wire Feed | 5/17/2021

Comcast unit to provide Novva with dual 100G fiber routes and a 40G Ethernet Dedicated Internet (EDI) connection.

DriveNets support new Broadcom ASICs
News Wire Feed | 5/13/2021

The DriveNets Network Cloud routing solution can run on Broadcom's Jericho 2c+ (J2C+) ASIC using a new white box, the NCP-36CD-S.

SiFotonics claims 'industry first' 8x100G ER1 nWDM QSFP28 transceivers
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2021

SiFotonics said its 8x100G ER1 nWDM QSFP28 optical transceivers can enable up to 8x100G on a single pair of fiber, or 4x100G on single fiber over extended distances.

AT&T, Verizon, others lobby for $50B for domestic chip production
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2021

AT&T and Verizon are among the members of the new Semiconductors in America Coalition (SIAC) that is asking Congress for $50 billion for domestic chip manufacturing incentives and research initiatives.

Windstream weaves more fiber
News Wire Feed | 5/11/2021

'Kinetic by Windstream' extends 1-Gig fiber connections to nearly 130,000 locations in Q1 2021.

GCI offers free Internet to qualified Alaskans
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2021

Initiative ties into FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

FCC kicks off $7.17B Emergency Connectivity Fund Program
News Wire Feed | 5/10/2021

Funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, new program will enable schools and libraries to buy laptops, tablets, Wi-Fi hotspots and broadband for students, school staff and library patrons during pandemic.

MoCA taps new president, exec officers
News Wire Feed | 5/4/2021

MaxLinear's Jim Crammond named MoCA president, joining leadership that includes execs from Verizon, Cox and Luster Teraband.

Cable One closes Hargray acquisition
News Wire Feed | 5/3/2021

Deal adds nearly 125,000 residential and business customers in 14 markets in parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Ziply Fiber goes bigger with 1-Gig
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2021

Says it's bringing those speeds to 22 new markets in 2021.

Blackstone invests in fiber provider Hotwire
News Wire Feed | 4/30/2021

Investment firm Blackstone announced it invested an unspecified amount of money into Hotwire Communications, which operates a fiber network across Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

Starry hires CFO
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2021

Komal Misra, late of IPsoft and Cognizant, is joining as Starry enters its 'next critical phase of growth,' CEO says.

Swisscom picks Cisco for IP network transformation project
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2021

Swisscom has selected Cisco as its preferred supplier for a five-year IP network transformation project.

Consolidated expands 1-Gig reach in California
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2021

Operator extends 1-Gig service to 22,000 locations in Sacramento and Roseville, California.

Ziply Fiber taps into Connected2Fiber's sales prospecting tools
News Wire Feed | 4/27/2021

Platform will help Ziply acquire new customers using automated and location-based selling capabilities.

AT&T speeds up fiber plans
News Wire Feed | 4/26/2021

AT&T said it will raise the speeds available on its fiber-powered broadband service plans.

HomeGrid Forum elects new president
News Wire Feed | 4/26/2021

Livia Rosu succeeds Dr. Leonard Dauphine as head of G.hn-focused organization.

Frontier expects to emerge from bankruptcy in 'coming weeks'
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2021

Says it has taken receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals for Chapter 11 restructuring.

Ziply Fiber boots up agent channel program
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2021

Company, which acquired Frontier's Northwest operations last May, has signed on more than 20 channel partners, including several large master agents.

Liberty Global tests DAA with Teleste
News Wire Feed | 4/15/2021

Trial of distributed access architecture in select UK areas to support Liberty Global's 'GIGAbit' network.

AT&T pledges $2B for digital divide
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2021

AT&T said it would spend $2 billion over the next three years to help cross the digital divide.

COMSovereign to acquire Innovation Digital for $8M
News Wire Feed | 4/14/2021

COMSovereign said it plans to acquire Innovation Digital, which develops mixed analog/digital signal processing solutions, in a transaction worth $8 million.

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