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.
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.
Fiber Connect 2021 panel breaks down how open access models work, and how discussion can be framed.
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.
The House Energy and Commerce committee heard arguments that open access to networks is crucial for competition and affordability.
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 […]
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 […]
September 28, 2020 — COS Systems, a company which has been automating service provisioning on fiber networks in Europe since […]
September 22, 2020 — Open access and wholesale networks have been slow in coming to the United States. Yet in […]
September 16, 2020 — During a virtual Q&A session hosted by the Broadband Bunch on Tuesday, a panel of open […]
August 30, 2020 — In a neighborhood outside of Silicon Valley, amongst what native Scott Vanderlip described as “a community […]
August 11, 2020 — Open access infrastructure is crucial, but it is difficult to raise the capital it requires, said […]
August 11, 2020 — As America prioritizes closing the digital divide, critical last-mile digital infrastructure ownership models are expanding and […]
August 6, 2020 — UTOPIA Fiber announced a $13.8 million contract to build a Fiber-to-the-Home network in Clearfield, Utah on […]
August 4, 2020 — Open Radio Access Network technologies have a bright future and a diverse range of applications, said […]
July 14, 2020 — The United States’ first municipally owned open-access fiber network continues to revitalize the business sector of […]
June 10, 2020 — The U.S. should follow the European example of investing in wholesale open access infrastructure models, said […]
May 20, 2020 — Sweden has a knack for being the first to the table of tech. Ericsson, a telecommunications […]
WASHINGTON, April 28, 2020 – Breakfast Media LLC, the publisher of Broadband Breakfast, on Tuesday announced that its Digital Infrastructure […]
U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand announced Monday that the USDA was opening a […]
Editor’s Note, April 14, 2020 – Please note that the Broadband Communities Conference has been rescheduled for August 10-13, 2020, […]
“The future of our economy is dependent upon how we treat our most vulnerable communities, including those most susceptible to […]
For starters, you’ll make more money. Figure contrasts 1. incumbent cable oligopoly territory divisions, 2. 2,700 local ISPs (map by […]
Construction is underway for a project that will complete West Point’s fiber network by end of 2020 MURRAY, Utah, January […]
The Open Technology Institute of New America on Wednesday released a blog post focusing on Ammon, Idaho, and highlighted how […]
The largest open-access network in the United States has been a boon to its 11 member cities and is expanding […]
The $48 Million capital investment will fund the continued growth of the UTOPIA Fiber network MURRAY, Utah, November 21, 2019 […]
Exciting things are happening at UTOPIA Fiber. The network, the largest operational open-access network in the United States, is in […]
Construction on High-Speed Fiber Network to Be Completed by Spring 2020 MORGAN, Utah, November 5, 2019 — UTOPIA Fiber, Utah’s […]
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, October 17, 2019 — In a unanimous vote at a special City Council meeting Thursday evening, the […]
Locally-run internet service providers offer better broadband than their private sector counterparts, according to a recent study by PCMag. The […]
Axios is reporting that Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., plan to introduce The Designing Accounting Safeguards to […]
SiFi Networks has offered to install and maintain a new fiber optic network in Lowell, Massachusetts—at no cost to the […]
Approximately 1.6 million residents of rural Georgia currently lack high-speed internet access, but this could change under a new state […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: There is much to cheer for better broadband in Utah, including this report from today’s Daily Herald. […]
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.
FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel said EBB will benefit tremendously from local outreach efforts.
Lightbox publishing new broadband map, Epic Games suffers loss in Apple antitrust case, 2021 Community Broadband Awards announced.