Counties see it as a way to increase competition and lower prices, while telecoms see money and quality problems.
By creating open infrastructure systems, states can reduce the barriers to entry and foster increased broadband competition.
City is yet another in a growing field of municipalities aiming for a municipal fiber network.
When their connection to the World Wide Web was cut, Tuttle’s local leaders got to work.
Both emerging and established internet service providers will stand to gain from SiFi Networks' shared broadband model.
Jamestown is hoping an open access network would make internet more affordable.
At Fiber Connect, Garry Bolton said he is optimistic fiber will prevail over other tech for connectivity.
Company head says scalable, gigabit future is a priority now to deal with future broadband challenges.
Industry association reps discussed changing attitudes in Washington about broadband and concerns about political action.
Companies disagree about what fiber providers should prioritize, and whether hard standards should be set.
Hu Meena argued for fiber as preferred technology, as debate rages about what Congress should focus on.
Fiber Connect 2021 panel breaks down how open access models work, and how discussion can be framed.
Huntsville Utilities has constructed a fiber network to nearly every residence and business but not directly connected the properties.
New, easier fiber installations could address shortage in trained staff.
More experts weigh in on the fiber debate, but point to other technologies as important for the future of connectivity.
Open access provisions in municipal builds could alleviate fears of competition concerns with ISPs.
Open access last-mile networks are an area of great commercial innovation and ferment in the United States right now.
Consultancy says fiber deployment costs are going down, which could mean more pure fiber plays.
Ernesto Falcon of the EFF says expansion of fiber is the only way California keeps up with demand for broadband.
The House Energy and Commerce committee heard arguments that open access to networks is crucial for competition and affordability.
Broadband Breakfast panelists wrestle with the challenge of financing broadband infrastructure projects.
Openreach aims to get 20 million fiber-to-the-premise connections by later this decade.
Utah Republican Rep. John Curtis speaks about broadband rollout, education and bills more than a year into the pandemic.
Experts at the Broadband Breakfast Live Online event debated what “future-proofing” broadband would look like.
The disaster in Texas resulting from an electric grid that was deliberately left exposed and likely to fail in rare […]
Though Washington is home to one of the nation’s fastest growing tech hubs, many communities throughout the state lack adequate […]
March 4, 2021 – The broadband industry is better off getting ahead of network builds instead of waiting for government […]
February 8, 2021 – Washington insiders marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Telecommunications Act on Monday by […]
February 2, 2021—With new leadership at the Federal Communications Commission, there is a strong probability that more agency focus and […]
December 29, 2020 — Smaller internet service providers were critical to fiber growth in 2020, accounting for 88 percent of […]
When it comes to a decision that will affect the lives of everyone in your community for years to come, […]
December 17, 2020 — Networks of the future need to be scalable to keep up with burgeoning bandwidth demands, according […]
December 17, 2020 – UTOPIA Fiber announced Tuesday that it had fully built its fiber-to-the-home broadband network in the City […]
December 6, 2020 — Panelists involved in open access networks across the United States got into a fiery debate over […]
LUXEMBOURG, EUROPEAN UNION – On October 16, Post Luxembourg launched its commercial 5G wireless network, when the first cell sites […]
November 24, 2020 — In a virtual conversation sponsored by Connected Nation Michigan, Wes Kerr, director of community solutions at […]
November 3, 2020 – Broadband networks have had their greatest challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, and sometimes fail in meeting […]
October 20, 2020 – There are many viable options for deploying fiber that should be explored, stressed John Burchett, head […]
October 12, 2020 — How should one go about building a gigabit city? Act quickly, be strategic and work in […]
October 2, 2020 – Electric utilities and rural cooperatives are increasingly building out broadband, agreed panelists at last week’s Broadband […]
Live from Broadband Communities, Broadband Breakfast will explore how to serve rural networks and electric cooperatives.
Broadband expansion can happen fast if grant money includes stipulations to share infrastructure, Jonathan Adelstein says.
Open access to middle mile infrastructure will help deliver services at the last mile, CETF says.
Infrastructure bill could be up for vote Thursday, senators ask Biden to make Rosenworcel permanent FCC chair, JSI buys Mid-State.
Broadband money programs and a need for connectivity is driving capital into the space.
If Washington wants to break up big companies, then it must address the roots of what they're trying to tackle.
Facebook pauses photo-sharing app for kids, FCC announces $1.2B in first wave of ECF, ransomware attacks on the rise.
Even if you are not at the Broadband Communities Summit, you can still participate in Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021.
Christopher Ali discusses his solutions to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in his most recent book, "Farm Fresh Broadband."
Panelists argued that lack of equitable digital access is deadly and driven by lack of competition.
"Farm Fresh Broadband" explains the world of broadband policy and provides solutions to bridge the digital divide.
There is concern that an FTC focused on 'big is bad' will stunt economic growth in the future.
Apple will not reinstate Fortnite after court fight, T-Mobile expands in 4 states, Ajit Pai on Virginia's broadband success.
Topic 4 explores the past and future of the shared infrastructure model with more smart city deployments.
Politico panel debates merit of allowing tech platform users to migrate data freely.
The FCC should hit the pause button on a current plan to zero out support for voice-only services.
Advisory panel includes leaders in broadband and a chief economist at the FCC.
A coalition of groups argue the Texas law violates the Constitution, US Telecom on investment and Connected Nation on impact.
Partnerships for broadband need to emphasize community engagement to improve connectivity
Companies, industries, and associations chime in on FCC equipment blacklist proposal.
FCC head talks spectrum and network strategy, broadband policy book released, and it's Lifeline Awareness Week.
Topic 3 focuses on the way that municipalities' infrastructure projects has changed the conversation around public private partnerships.
Want a sneak peak of Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021 on Monday? Moderators for the event's four sessions preview their panels.
Brad Smith said information sharing is critical for preventative measures against cyberattacks.
Thirteen additional bidders approved for RDOF, Blue Ridge going full fiber, YouTube Premium growing but trails other streaming apps.
Broadband Breakfast briefly breaks down the topics to be discussed at the TPRC conference.
While some advocate for a tightening of language, other experts believe Section 230 should not be touched.
'These companies know how many resources they [agencies] have,' Klobuchar said.
The Broadband Connectivity Index uses multiple datasets to try to get a better understanding of well- and under-connected areas in...
AT&T's opens first learning center with free broadband, open RAN company Parallel Wireless expands, AT&T testing 5G for maritime use.
Topic 2 at DII2021 will consider new ownership models of digital assets. What role will cities and operators play?
The number of states restricting municipal broadband networks has dropped during the pandemic.
Letter follows Wall Street Journal story that reports Facebook knew about mental health damage Instagram has on teens.
Democrats intro device subsidy bill, OneWeb half way to launch goal, Trevor Jones is USTelecom VP of gov. affairs.
Expert says the issue is about what Hytera could be compelled to do by the Chinese government.
Dish is partnering with IBM for 5G, ConnectMaine's community broadband grants, Intuit to buy Mailchimp, STL hires Paolo Colella.
A Mattey Consulting report finds broadband revenues can help sustain the fund used to connect rural and low-income Americans.
Topic 1 at DII2021 considers debt and equity financing for digital infrastructure investment.
Senate-passed legislation for broadband investment inspired by Colorado's experience, says senator.
Staunch privacy advocate Alvaro Bedoya appears to be Joe Biden's pick for the FTC, Axios reports.