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CommScope takes another step toward DOCSIS 4.0
Broadband World News | 5/5/2021

Supplier says a new, flexible distributed access architecture (DAA) product, which could play a role in future DOCSIS 4.0 networks, is ready for field deployments.

Nextlink walks away from RDOF obligations in New Mexico
Broadband World News | 5/4/2021

Nextlink won't build Internet connections to 265 locations in New Mexico. The company said that's just 0.1% of its RDOF coverage area, but critics are beginning to sound the alarm.

Frontier set to exit Chapter 11 on April 30
Broadband World News | 4/28/2021

Frontier execs also set to provide more detail this week on the vision for the company as it embarks on a modernization plan centered on FTTP upgrades of its sizable copper plant.

LTD to FCC: We can do it
Broadband World News | 4/26/2021

LTD Broadband won $1.3 billion in the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction. Now, the company is working to convince regulators it will meet its buildout obligations.

Chipset, workforce shortages could hamstring US fiber bonanza
Broadband World News | 4/26/2021

New estimates indicate up to $44 billion could be spent on fiber networks in the US over the next five years. But will there be enough technicians and components for all that spending?

Frontier headed for 'modest' growth following Chapter 11 – analysts
Broadband World News | 4/19/2021

'We wouldn't call Frontier a diamond in the rough. Instead, it's more of a semi-precious stone in the rough,' analysts say in a report that sizes up Frontier's fiber-focused, post-bankruptcy future.

Starlink delivering sporadic speeds – study
Broadband World News | 4/7/2021

The satellite broadband service, still in beta, has seen median speeds fluctuate in recent months even as users report a rise in burst speeds, according to new Ookla Speedtest data.

Canada plots Quebec broadband stimulus
Broadband World News | 4/5/2021

Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.

The nature of upstream network usage has likely changed forever, OpenVault says
Broadband World News | 4/2/2021

Upstream traffic surged 63% in 2020 during a pandemic-marked year that forced people to work and study from home and altered the period of the day that saw peak network usage.

Muni broadband projects win funding to tackle digital divide
Broadband World News | 3/30/2021

US Ignite and the NSF announced winning projects of Project Overcome, a $2.7 million effort to accelerate broadband delivery to underserved communities using novel solutions.

Comcast pledges $1B to help narrow the US digital divide
Broadband World News | 3/24/2021

Comcast plans to reach 50 million low-income households through community Wi-Fi projects, equipment donations and grants.

The FCC wants to know how bad your broadband is
Broadband World News | 3/24/2021

The FCC announced it will start collecting 'first-hand accounts on broadband availability and service quality directly from consumers.'

ATX starts to pick up where Cisco left off
Broadband World News | 3/23/2021

In wake of amplifier licensing deal with Cisco, vendor has notched deals with Midco and Portugal's NOS – two operators in pursuit of 1.2GHz network capacity upgrades.

Policy experts debate the role of wireless in universal broadband
Broadband World News | 3/22/2021

Should the government funnel billions of dollars into wireless technologies that could be affected by vagaries like foliage? A policy debate is unfolding.

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