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The Buildout: More 'GREAT' news for Spectrum, Yellowstone Fiber goes live

This week in broadband builds: Spectrum gets millions more in 'GREAT' grants; ReConnect awards $502 million; Yellowstone Fiber live in Montana; NTIA awards $29 million for Alaskan tribes; Cajun Broadband breaks ground – and more.

Here's what's next for T-Mobile's FWA business

T-Mobile has said it expects to have 7 million to 8 million fixed wireless access (FWA) customers by 2025. But that may be the start of a much larger plan.

Vocus targets resources sector with $670M in cable builds

Backed by new owners, Australian fiber player brings capacity and diversity to remote northwest and northern regions.

California bill would let wireless in on broadband grants

Wireless industry is pushing California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill enabling the state to award broadband grants on a 'technology-neutral basis.'

Comcast would explore Hulu buy, 'if it was up for sale,' CEO says

Comcast's Brian Roberts said he'd be open to buying 100% of Hulu if the opportunity arose. On the broadband front, there 'are a lot of flaws with fixed wireless,' he said.

CEO says HFC upgrades are smarter for Charter

"It's a lot cheaper to do DOCSIS 4.0 than it is to do a fiber overbuild," said Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge.

Frontier CEO doesn't fear DOCSIS 4.0, FWA threats

Fiber is 'a better product than cable,' says Frontier CEO Nick Jeffery. FWA is 'nibbling' at Frontier's copper base, but can't keep up, he adds.

The Buildout: Tennessee awards $447M for broadband

This week in broadband builds: FCC authorizes more RDOF bids; Tennessee awards $447 million; AT&T to build in Martinsville, Indiana; Brightspeed, Charter win in North Carolina; Colorado awards $23 million; Redzone runs on ngFWA in Maine.

MaxLinear 'AnyWAN' chips target FTTP, DOCSIS and FWA

MaxLinear's new family of gateway chips are designed to support multiple access networks and software platforms, and help its device and operator partners get a better grip on supply chain constraints.

Telia Finland, Nokia claim 5G FWA network slicing first

Duo claims a world first commercial launch of guaranteed service levels for FWA home broadband users using 5G standalone.

How state-level subsidies might refill cable's broadband subscriber tank

Amid pessimism about cable in the face of slowing broadband sub growth, state-level buildout programs for rural US markets 'could play a role in a modest reacceleration,' suggests a top industry analyst.

FWA not 'good enough' for the long term, AT&T CFO says

Fixed wireless access has potential in targeted instances where fiber buildouts are economically unattractive, but AT&T will continue to place big bets on fiber buildouts, says company CFO Pascal Desroches.

NTIA grants will fund 'a lot of non-fiber technology,' says Alan Davidson

The NTIA chief said while much funding will go to fiber, grants will fund a 'healthy mix' of broadband technology. But whether they do is up to the states.

RDK passes 100M device deployments worldwide, eyes FWA use cases

The community behind the operator-backed open-source stack for video set-tops, broadband gateways and connected cameras, is also exploring use cases for connected TVs and 5G fixed wireless gateways.

The Divide: Tarana's CEO on why FWA isn't a 'stopgap to fiber'

Basil Alwan, CEO of Tarana Wireless, joins the podcast to discuss the company's unique approach to fixed wireless access and how Tarana is helping WISPs in the US and abroad close the digital divide.

FCC approves RDOF spending with FWA providers Starry, Nextlink, others

Nextlink Internet, Starry, GeoLinks, GigaBeam Networks and Anthem Broadband are among the fixed wireless Internet providers getting approvals from the FCC.

India's Jio reveals 5G launch timeline, vendors and more

Jio already works with global vendors Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and Cisco, and will add Qualcomm - an investor in Jio Platforms - for 5G.

Navajo Nation urges FCC to approve Sacred Wind sale to ATN

Navajo representatives told the FCC that ATN's acquisition of Sacred Wind will 'greatly benefit the Navajo People' and accelerate broadband expansion to unserved regions.

The Buildout: Charter, Comcast get millions in Alabama, NTIA awards $280M to tribes, Vexus in Texas

This week in broadband builds: Charter, Comcast get millions in Alabama; NTIA awards $280 million for tribal networks; TDS construction in Idaho; Brightspeed's plans for Illinois and Michigan; and more.

Investor interest in fiber hot as 'open access networks' come into focus

Jay Rolls and David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners talk industry M&A, 'open access networks,' cable's various network upgrade paths and fixed wireless access.

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