Posts tagged with: Broadband

Altice USA prepares to take on Verizon with mobile, broadband bundle

Altice USA is looking to level the playing field as it battles Verizon in the New York metropolitan area, plotting the launch of a new Optimum Mobile offering which will allow it to match its rival’s double play bundle. Speaking...

UScellular upbeat for holidays after losing 5K subscribers in Q3

Regional operator UScellular lost 8,000 postpaid net customer additions in the third quarter of 2021, which includes 5,000 postpaid phone net additions, so it’s looking forward to a better fourth quarter. “We’re hoping this quarter will be a bit more...

Boeing gets OK to launch satellite network

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Wednesday that it approved Boeing’s application for authorization to build, deploy and operate a satellite constellation, adding to an increasingly crowded market. In Boeing’s case, its plans have been on hold for more...

Blast from the past EarthLink re-enters wireless

The retro look is making a comeback in some circles. EarthLink, a pioneer in wired internet more than 20 years ago, re-entered wireless this past week as a no-frills service provider using the same network as Ultra Mobile. EarthLink doesn’t...

Why isn’t 5G getting more broadband funding?

Between the American Rescue Plan Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), billions of federal dollars are pouring in to fuel broadband deployments. But all of these funding sources have one thing in...

John Deere thinks rural 5G could help feed the world

Broadband might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about farming, but an executive from heavy equipment company John Deere argued maybe it should be. Nancy Post, director of the Intelligent Solutions Group at John...

Starry: Ohio expansion marks ‘huge step’ for FWA provider

Starry, the hybrid fixed wireless startup that’s going after some of the same business as more traditional ISPs, earlier this week announced its expansion into Columbus, Ohio, where it’s set to launch its commercial service this summer. It’s a long time...

More than 50 groups press Biden to fill open FCC seat

A coalition of 57 public interest groups pressed U.S. President Joe Biden to fill an open seat on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) which has remained vacant since January, arguing the move is necessary to break a political deadlock and...

U.S. telcos flag ‘cascading impacts’ from chip shortages

A bevy of U.S. telecom groups warned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) an ongoing global semiconductor shortage could slow network deployments and impede their ability to fulfill key requirements associated with certain federal programs. Last month, the FCC put out...

CCA to discuss buckets of money for broadband currently on the table

People have been talking about closing the digital divide for ages, but the pandemic in 2020 caused the U.S. Congress to start putting real money on the table for this. There are now so many initiatives to close the digital...
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