Posts tagged with: digital divide

DT works with Eutelsat to serve remote areas in Germany

Deutsche Telekom has contracted with Paris-based Eutelsat Communications to deliver high-speed satellite broadband to rural regions of Germany, beginning at the end of 2021. The service will be delivered via the Eutelsat Konnect satellite, which has been in service since...

Small wireless carriers feel squeezed on multiple fronts

Leaders from some smaller wireless carriers expressed dissatisfaction and concern about several aspects of their business at this week’s CCA Annual Convention in Phoenix. They’re concerned that digital-divide money will all go toward fiber, that Universal Service Funds (USF) are drying...

Verizon’s current fiber rollouts are all connected to 5G

When you think of Verizon and fiber, you tend to think of Fios, which is a fiber-based brand in the Northeast U.S. that bundles connectivity, voice and video. But Verizon has other fiber, as well, including long-haul routes. And the...

Cox fights municipal private wireless in Tucson

The city of Tucson, Arizona, has built a private wireless network to provide broadband to low-income households for free. But Cox Communications regularly sends emails to Tucson city council members, challenging the network and trying to persuade them to hire...

FCC composition remains ‘murkier than ever,’ says NSR analyst

Few probably would have guessed that the industry would still be waiting around in late July for the Biden Administration to name a permanent FCC chair, but that’s where things stand. The FCC majority traditionally mirrors the party of the...

Musk says Starlink ‘nice complement’ to fiber, 5G

Elon Musk sees Starlink, the SpaceX low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband venture, as a complement to terrestrial 5G and fiber, as the service works to connect remote and hard-to-reach places around the globe. Starlink has over 1,500 satellites launched and...

Lynk files for FCC license to use ‘cell towers in space’

Lynk Global claims to have a plan to make smartphones more intelligent when they’re at their dumbest, and it involves partnerships with mobile network operators (MNOs) around the world. Based in Falls Church, Virginia, Lynk Global announced Tuesday that it...

Millicom to deploy O-RAN with Parallel Wireless in Latin America

Mobile operator Millicom has tapped Parallel Wireless to help deploy 4G services in more rural parts of Colombia using O-RAN-compliant architecture. The rollout marks a first for open RAN networks in Latin America enabling 4G. Plans initially call for 362...

Starlink speed competitiveness varies, as sign-ups surpass 500K

SpaceX this week undertook the latest satellite launch for its Starlink internet service, which now touts more than 500,000 sign-ups. Starlink is a low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation, designed and manufactured by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, that aims to provide broadband...

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...