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Google Fiber to tangle with Cox and Lumen in Arizona

Once a deal is approved by the city council, Mesa will become the first city in Arizona to welcome Google Fiber. Network construction could start by early 2023.

Altice USA unleashes 50GB 'Unlimited Max' mobile plan

Altice USA's new high-end tier allows users to stream in HD and chew up 50 gigabytes of data before speeds are throttled down.

'NextGenTV' goes for a ride

In this podcast, Pearl TV's Anne Schelle discusses recent tests of the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast signaling standard at the Motown 3.0 Open Test Track in Detroit and explores other potential use cases for the standard, also known as 'NextGen TV.'

AT&T, Dish and CableLabs lead O-RAN Alliance efforts in US

AT&T and Dish hosted the O-RAN Alliance's testing efforts earlier this year, while CableLabs' Kyrio unit will open the alliance's first Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) in the Americas.

AT&T partners with Amarillo to upgrade city's network

Following similar public/private fiber upgrade projects in rural areas, AT&T is targeting more than 22,000 customer locations via a three-year, multi-million agreement with the Texas panhandle city.

Indiana's Hoosier Net takes a crack at beefing up the middle-mile

In this podcast, Rob Shema, CEO of Com Net Inc. and Hoosier Net, discusses a plan to interconnect telcos and electric cooperatives to beef up broadband quality and reliability amid the pursuit of federal funding for rural broadband.

Amazon works the refs on Starlink's 'Gen2' satellite constellation

Amazon, which has satellite broadband ambitions of its own, tells the FCC that SpaceX should be limited to operating a 'small subset' of nearly 30,000 low-Earth orbit satellites as interference issues are ironed out.

CableLabs takes aim at network and service convergence

In this podcast, Carmela Stuart, director of the future infrastructure group at CableLabs, discusses several projects underway to explore use cases and tech requirements for supporting 5G and DOCSIS at the network edge.

Here are seven questions dogging the FCC's broadband 'nutrition labels'

The FCC wants broadband providers to display easy-to-understand labels to allow consumers to comparison shop for broadband services. But creating broadband labels isn't straightforward.

New York broadband map reveals disparities

A broadband map commissioned by New York shows 97.4% of the state is considered 'served,' but it also exposes regional gaps and economic disparities.

Biden's net neutrality strategy looks doomed

It's been around 250 days since President Biden nominated Gigi Sohn as the fifth FCC commissioner. Now, it looks increasingly likely that she will never be approved into the agency.

FCC wants answers about 'NextGen TV' transition

The FCC wants a progress report on broadcaster deployments of the ATSC 3.0 signaling standard, and what technical challenges, if any, cable and other pay-TV operators will face in carrying them.

DAA set to lead cable ops to next-gen HFC and FTTP

Cable ops aren't uniform on whether they'll go with DOCSIS 4.0 or make a leap to FTTP, but it's clear that upgrading to a flexible, distributed access architecture (DAA) will emerge as the common denominator.

Netflix looking to buy – then possibly build – its advertising biz

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed this week that the streamer is in talks with multiple potential ad-tech partners, but suggested that Netflix might ultimately develop its own advertising platform.

'Robust' broadband choice squashes need for regulation, says trade group

Study from ACA Connects argues that the case for new regulations has 'vanished' amid 'robust' broadband growth and competition.

Altice USA crosses fiber subscriber milestone as network upgrade expands

Top five US cable operator Altice USA said it has more than 100K FTTP customers. The network passes about 1.3M homes and businesses. Multi-gigabit speeds are on the way.

Airwaive touts progress in selling cell site finder to operators

Using Airwaive's service, network operators outline the locations where they need sites and the amount they're willing to pay. The offers are then delivered to property owners, who can decide if they're willing to host the equipment.

Broadband’s future goes beyond speeds and feeds

Attributes such as high reliability and low latency are becoming critical, even in the multi-gigabit era. 'Netflix isn't going to look any better' on a multi-gigabit broadband connection, notes Vodafone's Gavin Young.

Paramount+ starts European push

Paramount Global launched its premium streaming service in the UK and Ireland Wednesday as part of a larger global expansion drive.

Viasat's fastest downstream speed tier rises to 150 Mbit/s

Viasat, whose prior top speed for home broadband tapped out at 100 Mbit/s, has introduced the new 150-Meg tier in dozens of markets, with plans to make the faster offering available nationwide.

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