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Google Fiber debuts symmetrical 8-Gig speeds in Mesa, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona, is the first Google Fiber market to get access to a new symmetrical 8-Gig fiber service tier that sells for $150 per month. Cox and Lumen are among the incumbents in the market.

Huawei's profit squeezed as it seeks new growth

Earnings down two-thirds as higher costs weigh on flat revenue.

Cable One CEO: 'It's not our time' to enter the mobile game

CEO Julie Laulis says Cable One will stay focused on providing its core broadband service for now, but estimates that the company could execute a mobile launch in six to eight months.

The Notebook Dump: Fiber manufacturing in America

The editors discuss challenges to the Universal Service Fund (USF) and Graphiant's new $62 million in funding. They also examine Roku's layoffs, new fiber manufacturing projects in the US and why wireless providers are pushing more device inventory online.

It's official: Rogers completes purchase of Shaw in Canada

Rogers Communications' buyout of Shaw Communications received final approvals, in part thanks to the sale of Shaw's wireless business, Freedom Mobile, to Quebecor's Videotron.

Germany's 1&1 must spend billions to match rivals

After badly missing its rollout targets last year, the United Internet mobile subsidiary is under pressure.

US government publishes federal 5G purchasing guidelines

The document touches on several hot-button issues, including 5G security and open RAN operations. It also offers a few pointers on how federal agencies could use advanced 5G services.

The Buildout: New York awarded $100M to connect 100,000

This week in broadband builds: New York gets $100 million to connect affordable housing, Alaska Communications expands, New Mexico awards four providers $17 million – and more.

Eurobites: MTN steps up network resiliency program

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and friends set up 5G testbed in Portugal; Meta changes tack on EU data privacy; Branson's satellite firm sheds most of its workforce.

Lumen hacked

'A malicious intruder had inserted criminal ransomware into a limited number of the company's servers that support a segmented hosting service,' Lumen said in describing one of two separate hacks.

Satellite companies hunt for cash

Telesat, Ligado, Rivada Space Networks and Lynk Global face multiple challenges as they try to raise additional funding. But there is money out there: Just ask Globalstar and OneWeb.

Roku to lay off 6% more

Roku's layoff of about 200 employees follows a similar workforce reduction last year that slashed 5% of the company's headcount.

China Mobile buys $6.5B stake in retail bank

China Mobile pays 42% premium to take 6.8% stake in China Postal Savings Bank.

Intelsat and SES are on a $10B collision course

Two antiquities of the satellite industry hope to survive the launch of newer and more sophisticated technologies by teaming up.

Colorado muni fiber operator unlocks smart city options with private wireless

The city of Longmont, Colorado, now owns a private wireless network covering roughly half of the city. It runs on equipment from vendor Baicells in the unlicensed 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.

Eurobites: Shareholders still have beef with Ericsson's board

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre launches ad campaign; ETNO and UNI Europe combine to tackle workplace harassment; Romania gets a second Orange 5G lab.

Ziply Fiber CEO talks edge-outs, BEAD, FWA and the mobile bundle

Edge-out opportunities are broadening Ziply Fiber's scope. Meanwhile, the company will use FWA 'selectively' and for now will take a pass on creating a home broadband and mobile bundle, says CEO Harold Zeitz.

Lumen to explore wireless partnerships 'if it makes sense'

'If the need arises, we'll explore wireless partnerships if it makes sense. But right now we don't see the customer demand for it,' said Lumen Technologies' Maxine Moreau.

What's the Story? Frontier bundles in YouTube TV

Jeff Baumgartner joins the podcast to discuss Frontier's YouTube TV bundle and what the competitive implications are of that decision.

CommScope bulks up fiber optic cable production to aid rural rollouts

With demands for BEAD on the horizon, CommScope has expanded its US-based fiber optic cable manufacturing capacity and launched a lighter-weight fiber called 'HeliARC' that's optimized for rural deployments.

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