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Biden's broadband plan ends era of 'hands-off' regulation

Big telecom has driven the industry, with light-touch regulation – not just in the US but across the OECD and much of the developing world. Until now.

Orange adds Poland JV to European infrastructure plan

Orange Poland teams with Dutch pension fund APG to create 50:50 venture with aim of driving fiber network rollout.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia brings broadband blend to Friuli Venezia Giulia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fastweb taps Amdocs for network inventory upgrade; MTN seeks $5 billion valuation of mobile money unit ahead of stake sale; A1 Telekom Austria brings your package inside.

The billion dollar fight to cross the digital divide gets dirty

Some of the companies that won money in the FCC's RDOF program are facing a growing, noisy chorus of critics that argue they won't be able to meet their obligations.

Podcast: The Divide – Scott Willis and Bruce Garrison on the 'collective ecosystem' required to reach the underserved

This week, Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints; and Bruce Garrison, chief revenue officer of Bluebird Network, on their connectivity work in rural Iowa and the collaboration required to tackle the digital divide.

Four questions dogging T-Mobile's 5G fixed wireless ambitions

T-Mobile plans to sell 100Mbit/s connections to up to 30 million US households for $60 per month. However, there remain a number of questions surrounding the effort.

Eurobites: T-Mobile Netherlands goes Dutch on fiber venture

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lutz Schüler named as boss of post-merger Virgin Media/O2 entity; Ericsson does 5G in Malta; UK sets up new regulatory unit to tame tech titans.

WOW to unleash data caps in June, starting in Chicago

WOW's new policy, which includes a $30 unlimited option for 1-Gig customers, arrives amid a 'broadband-first' posture and a steering of high-speed Internet customers to OTT-TV options such as YouTube TV and Philo.

Eurobites: Ericsson and friends try W-band for 5G backhaul

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia puts charging system on AWS cloud; fiber discussions in the UK; A1 cracks cloud gaming with Blacknut.

Biden's $100B broadband plan raises four big questions

Who will benefit from Biden's broadband plan? Should broadband be considered a utility? And what even is broadband? The answers to these questions could have major implications.

Starlink's threat to wired broadband 'minimal' – analyst

But SpaceX's satellite broadband service is poised to be a 'game-changer' for rural US coverage and in position to pursue a much larger global market, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.

An IP over DWDM renaissance at 400G

SPONSORED: The new routed optical network is not your father's IP over DWDM, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.

The nature of upstream network usage has likely changed forever, OpenVault says

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.

Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network

Startup plans to pair the new ATSC 3.0 signaling standard with spectrum from hundreds of low-power TV station partners to underpin a national IP multicast network and edge caching system.

Podcast: The Divide – Fiber Broadband Association's Gary Bolton on the 'good news, good news' for fiber

This week, Gary Bolton, CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, joins the show to discuss why the US needs to put fiber first, why satellite broadband could be a 'disaster' for communities and more.

FiberCop is go after KKR and Fastweb firm up stakes

Telecom Italia completes FiberCop agreements with two shareholders, but many obstacles remain on route to create the ultimate 'AccessCo.'

Biden's big infrastructure plan targets broadband access, puts subsidy programs on notice

Piece of plan aimed to 'revitalize' US digital infrastructure also references the 1936 Rural Electrification Act, labeling broadband as 'the new electricity.'

Huawei short on answers to chips crunch as growth stalls

The Chinese equipment behemoth still lacks a convincing solution to the problem of US trade sanctions, and sales are dropping outside China.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia foments industrial revolution

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo sells towers in Indonesia; CityFibre wants clearer broadband labelling; Nokia helps make Nicosia smarter.

Muni broadband projects win funding to tackle digital divide

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.

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