The nonprofit Connect and Literacy Fund is planning to increase ACP adoption in Mississippi.
Nearly $50 million will go to middle mile projects in four states.
The model allows states to test various inputs and visualize the implication of different cost thresholds.
Convicts are given transferable hard and soft skills in the system, says expert.
States are ramping up to submit their five-year broadband plans.
Migrating into a full utility may take decades, but municipalities should be prepared.
The Federal Trade Commission wants stricter guidelines for mergers after losses in court.
Capping the number of providers could solve price war problems, one telecom exec said.
A crucial step would be for the NTIA to provide Buy America waivers for BEAD-funded projects, panelists said.
25G PONs are ideal to connect customers to 10G or higher speeds, a Nokia rep said.
How are fiber technologies evolving to adapt to ever-higher capacity, and how do alternative technologies compare?
The middle mile waiver comes ahead of the awarding of grants from the $1B program.
Bill by Rep. Anna Eshoo and Sen. Cory Booker would preempt state laws prohibiting municipal broadband projects using public funds.
Broadband Breakfast evaluated 14 submissions to the White House's proposal on Build America, Buy America rules.
Industry groups urged Congress to codify 100 Mbps.
Broadband access and privacy policies present opportunities for bipartisan collaboration, Broadband Breakfast panelists agreed.
Will providers be required to use equipment that is not readily available within the United States?
The FBA report shows an unprecedented rate of new fiber deployments in 2022.
Quantum technology is not merely a stepwise improvement on current technologies, but a seismic leap, said Qubitekk's Duncan Earl.
Between supply chain disruptions and the rising price of goods, the increased costs of fiber deployment could be pushed onto consumers.
The FCC and industry have said there is a shortfall in rip and replace funding.
Cox's Brian Rose said he welcomes market challenges from pure fiber players.
The coalition sent a letter to NTIA head Alan Davidson urging the agency to reconsider the policies outlined in the BEAD NOFO.
'There are just an incredible amount of even management positions that would be well-suited to develop through an apprentice program.'
'Red tape really does have the possibility to kill project,' argued a House subcommittee chief counsel.
Upon assuming control of Twitter, Elon Musk reportedly fired Twitter’s chief executive officer, chief financial officer, and others
How can states sustain and expand the dwindling broadband workforce?
'The way you close the digital divide is you build fiber to every single rural home,' Jonathan Chambers said.
Louisiana enjoys 'absolute alignment' between the governor, legislature, and local officials on closing the digital divide.
On the surface, satellite seems like the ideal way to close the rural-urban digital divide.
There is a 'massive difference' between federal Form 477 data and state maps in Georgia and North Carolina
'Using the right information at the right time, we’re going to get to a better place.'
The Fiber Broadband Association has said there is up-to 60 weeks of wait for materials necessary for fiber deployment.
Better and more up-to-date information can come from harmonizing existing data sets, updated whenever a given map has new information.
The White House released a "comprehensive framework" for the regulation of digital assets.
Broadband players in both the fiber marketplace and 5G space are pushing for energy-efficient networks.
The cooperative's executive director said it has at least 70% of Arkansas covered by its network.
Regional Fiber Connect conferences are bringing the industry’s technology and community leadership together.
'The playbook [is] really a starting point to have these conversations with your state broadband offices.'
Attendance at the fiber show jumped from 2,041 attendees last June to 2,854 registrants as of Friday.