Bridging the Digital Divide

With the U.S. federal government alone now doling out $9.2 billion from the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to spur broadband deployment in rural and other underserved areas and over $40 billion more on the way from the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, cable, fiber, telco, wireless, satellite, municipal, utility and other broadband players are all angling for chunks of these huge public funding pies.

Yet, even as these new funding spouts are turning on, other major hurdles – such as equipment, labor, materials, contractors, regulatory, energy costs, etc.-- must be overcome before the digital divide can be closed, or at least narrowed.

How can operators and vendors meet these challenges? What types of broadband networks are they planning? Which technologies will they deploy? What areas are they targeting? What kinds of challenges are they facing? How do they plan to overcome these hurdles?

In this webinar, Heavy Reading an

Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

September 28, 2022

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Bridging the Digital Divide

Date: Nov 16, 2022

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About the Author(s)

Alan Breznick

Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading

Alan Breznick is a business editor and research analyst who has tracked the cable, broadband and video markets like an over-bred bloodhound for more than 20 years.

As a senior analyst at Light Reading's research arm, Heavy Reading, for six years, Alan authored numerous reports, columns, white papers and case studies, moderated dozens of webinars, and organized and hosted more than 15 -- count 'em --regional conferences on cable, broadband and IPTV technology topics. And all this while maintaining a summer job as an ostrich wrangler.

Before that, he was the founding editor of Light Reading Cable, transforming a monthly newsletter into a daily website. Prior to joining Light Reading, Alan was a broadband analyst for Kinetic Strategies and a contributing analyst for One Touch Intelligence.

He is based in the Toronto area, though is New York born and bred. Just ask, and he will take you on a power-walking tour of Manhattan, pointing out the tourist hotspots and the places that make up his personal timeline: The bench where he smoked his first pipe; the alley where he won his first fist fight. That kind of thing.

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