Maine is one of the first states to submit its plan to the NTIA, following Delaware.
States must overcome numerous hurdles before BEAD will be able to succeed.
New SiFi FiberCity live with two more to be announced soon.
Nokia’s bundle package sources a wide range of networking equipment from the U.S. for BEAD builds.
Counties can alleviate match requirement through ARPA funds.
Palo Alto officials have been talking about building such a network since 1998.
Greater reliable and secure broadband bandwidth is necessary to support a quality remote culture and work environment.
Possible BEAD waivers are expected to be announced by end of summer, an official told Broadband Breakfast.
The lower 3 GHz spectrum can be made available for full power wireless based on successful deployment in foreign countries.
Infrastructure should be built to accommodate future scalability and not merely current demands.
Tickets for the day-long BEAD Implementation Summit are available for $145 until August 21.
Companies have announced over $166 billion in semiconductor investments since the CHIPS Act was passed.
ISPs can’t be expected to understand all program rules and processes, event hears.
Rulemaking could unlock critical capacity in the 12.2 GHz spectrum band.
Communication technology may go beyond the scope of easements, lawyer warns.
Public-private partnerships have seen success in several states, officials said.
Internet traffic points will create a 'better ecosystem for interconnection.'
Both the federal and state governments need to step up their support for apprenticeship programs.
Experts suggested hiring consultancies and engaging in practice applications for projects.
In keynote luncheon fireside chat, Sen. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., raised concerns about some BEAD requirements.
Concerns include minimum cost per location thresholds and Build America requirements.
'A data-driven approach will encourage states to be more transparent, open and honest.’
We may miss a major opportunity to finally connect all areas of the country if we don’t leverage 5G FWA technology.
Proposed changes to regulations would lift program revenue restrictions for recipients of BEAD funds.
The group attributes surging costs to unforeseen post-COVID challenges
Nokia will continue to invest in American manufacturing in the coming years, said CEO.
The benefit would go beyond tribes to other high cost locations.
The manufacturing of the company’s fiber-optic broadband electronics products will start in 2024.
A strong fiber bias in broadband funding means that underserved communities remain at risk of being left behind.
Legislation to help close the rip and replace funding gap still awaits votes in Congress.
What’s next for BEAD implementation?
Rules can increase the burden on small providers.
The company said it was the best in industry for customer growth and is nationwide overall network leader in 5G networks.
In the battle over frequencies for low-earth orbit satellites, Amazon pointed to successful geostationary satellite orbit usage.
Preference will be given to applications that are cost effective.
States can customize the definition to fit specific needs.
AT&T expects fixed-wireless to be key player in BEAD funding.
Experts suggest partitioned spectrum and receiver innovation.
Verizon executives said the company is continuing to look into lead-clad cable concerns.
Updates increase speed requirements and facilitate coordination with BEAD and ACP programs.