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Verizon's Shah on private networks, now and later

While AR, VR and robotics applications generate the most buzz, Anand Shah says many of those private network use cases are several years out. Currently, computer vision is one of the most widely used private network use cases.

Cisco siphons $20M into Rural Broadband Innovation Center

The $20 million Center was launched in mid-June under the umbrella of Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration program, and will focus on delivering high-speed Internet access to rural areas to lessen the digital divide.

The Divide: How Uprise Fiber seeks to solve what you hate about your ISP

This week: Sam Sanders, CEO of Uprise Fiber, on how the company sets itself apart from traditional ISPs and seeks to build digital equity into broadband deployments.

Windstream CMO: SD-WAN stalled, not squashed, by pandemic

Concerns around cost and ease of use stalled SD-WAN deployments for remote workers, but the tide is turning as remote access tools improve and enterprises budget for a long-term distributed workforce.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part I

Light Reading editors discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

Matrixx CTO: How modern charging, billing unlocks new mobile services

Marc Price, CTO of Matrixx, talks about the possibilities that exist for network operators when they can more creatively charge for services and what new infrastructure unlocks those opportunities.

Big 5G Recap: Going hybrid in the mile-high city

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano join Phil Harvey to recap the Big 5G Event and discuss what has happened lately with in-person events.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending Sept. 10

Last week's telecom news highlights included more trouble for Norwegian operator Telenor as it moves away from Myanmar. We also muse about the changing shape of Verizon's deal with the NFL and why 5G networks are still struggling to prove their worth to consumers.

The Divide: New map shows 60M Americans lack Internet

This week: Eric Frank, CEO of LightBox, discusses the company's new nationwide Internet connectivity map which reveals that nearly one in six Americans is not connected.

Lumen's Mike Benjamin: An old RAT with new tricks

The new iteration of ReverseRAT includes web camera access and the ability to steal files via USB drives, explains Lumen's Mike Benjamin.

The Divide: MTA's Wanda Tankersley on Alaska's middle-mile problem

This week: Wanda Tankersley, COO at MTA, a telecom co-op in Alaska, talks about the state's unique middle-mile challenges, the company's AlCan ONE fiber project, and more.

Dish's Stephen Stokols hints at what's next for Boost Mobile

Stephen Stokols, the Dish Network executive in charge of the company's growing camp of mobile brands, said Dish might not be done buying MVNOs.

Driving Trends and Emerging Technologies in Optical Networks

How coherent optical technology is helping network operators cope with the relentless growth in bandwidth from the network core to the service edge.

The Divide – Tackling the global broadband gap with aerial mapping

This week: Jennifer Alvarez, co-founder and CEO, Aurora Insight, and David Hartshorn, CEO of Geeks Without Frontiers, on their partnership to address the lack of reliable wireless broadband in underserved parts of the US and abroad.

Verizon on managing the mobile threat landscape

Verizon's Terrance Robinson shares insights about which mobile security threats are on the rise, and how enterprises and their employees can identify and address potential threats.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending August 20

Last week's telecom news highlights included all the damage, and damage control, surrounding T-Mobile's recent hack and data breach.

Podcast: The Divide – Virginia's Dr. Tamarah Holmes on running the country's 'OG' broadband office

This week: Dr. Tamarah Holmes, director of the Office of Broadband, Virginia, on how they've closed 50% of the state's digital divide, and plans to allocate $700 million over three years to finish the job.

Podcast: The Divide – How Flume is tapping NYC's dark fiber to deliver affordable broadband

This week: Prashanth Vijay, CEO of Flume, discusses leveraging dark fiber in partnership with cities, and Flume's commitment to deliver broadband to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings.

Podcast: Verizon on data theft and donuts

Verizon's Suzanne Widup has her finger on the pulse of hackers' evolving efforts to undermine network security via phishing attacks, ransomware and social engineering.

Podcast: The Divide – Amdocs' Anthony Goonetilleke on the industry's shifting priorities

This week: Anthony Goonetilleke, group president of media, network and technology at Amdocs, on the changing conversation around the future of connectivity, and Amdocs' digital divide work with the 5G Innovation Lab.

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