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Power Brokers: Utilities Explore Their Role in 4G & 5G

Utility companies like Duke and Xcel are already major players in the telecom market. Now they're looking at how they might participate in 4G and 5G.

Windstream Woes: Hedge Fund Prevails in Bond Fight

Windstream may end up owing 310M to a hedge fund if a court ruling made on Friday is allowed to stand. That could force the company into bankruptcy.

Public Safety Agencies Exhorted to Embrace Cloud

Public safety expert tells conference there's no reason agencies can't be 'mobile-first' and consume as-a-service apps immediately to save more lives.

Welcome to Broadband World News!

Our UBB2020 community has been renamed Broadband World News and will be the hub for coverage of wireline access networking in the Light Reading universe.

Broadband Fee Fight Gets Messy at the FCC

With fiber deployments ratcheting up and 5G on the horizon, what's the right model for charging fees to install telecom equipment in public rights-of-way? The FCC wants to figure it out fast.

Ducting Disruption Fuels Fiber for Smart Cities

How microducts and pushable fiber could make a difference in smart city connectivity.

Nokia, AWS Team Up Strategically

New collaboration will focus on helping service providers migrate their IT operations to the AWS cloud along with edge computing and IoT.

T-Mobile Claims NB-IoT First in the US

T-Mobile CTO says the operator will light up narrowband LTE tech for Internet of Things applications this year.

FogHorn Brings Machine Learning to the IIoT

New software platform targeted at manufacturing verticals embeds machine learning at the network edge to make it quick and easy for anyone to understand data.

Calix Combines Edge, Access on AXOS

New Subscriber Management Module (SMm) streamlines service activation and other functions in a centralized approach to policy.

Smart Cities Could Be Gold Mine for Telcos

But this story will take years to write.

Cities Clamor for More Clout at FCC

Who governs broadband in the smart city?

Utility Poles Pose Problems for 5G & More

New ideas surfaced at the FCC's first Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee meeting for solving the industry's pole attachment problem and accelerating broadband deployments.

Calix Virtualizes Pre-Deployment Integration

New AXOS Sandbox makes it easier to do the tough pre-deployment integration to speed up broadband access.

Gigabites: Amazon Truck Packs 100PB of Data

Amazon's Snowmobile service is designed to truck data around the country at a rate that's obscenely faster than data transfer on a gigabit broadband connection.

Gigabites: Comcast Doubles Down on D3.1

A total of 15 cities will have access to Comcast's DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit service by early 2017.

Uniti Has Massive Fiber Buildout Plans

New networks feature parallel conduits with 288-count fiber strands each to satisfy need for 5G, cloud-RAN network of the future.

Gigabites: An Unexpected Gig Gift

Who knew that gigabit service could lower your broadband bill?

Gigabites: Westchester Gigs Out to $750M Tune

Westchester County plans to spend $750 million on gigabit broadband deployments throughout the cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers.

Gigabites: Google's Back on the Pole

The city of Nashville has voted its preliminary approval for a One Touch Make Ready ordinance that should make it easier for new broadband providers to enter the market.

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