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Report: Fiber-based broadband will power 59% of 1.2 billion connections by 2025

The Broadband Forum and Point Topic recently predicted that there will be 1.2 billion broadband subscribers worldwide by 2025, with fiber-based broadband playing an increasingly important role. The report further predicts that 89% of the expected 1.2 billion subscribers in 2025 wi...

PG&E faces pole attachment shot clock, as CPUC arbitrator hands Crown Castle a win

An administrative law judge “gave Crown Castle a victory of sorts in a dispute over terms for attaching fiber optic cable to utility poles that Pacific Gas and Electric owns.” If the California Public Utilities Commission signs off on the finding, it will establish a 4...

Digital divide as City Commission considers utility-managed fiber optics

At a workshop with city commissioners in the city of Tallahassee, FL, commissioners discussed whether the city should get into the high-speed internet business. While several commissioners favored “wanting to issue a request for proposals on a feasibility study and continue ...

U.S. conducting 5G security review amid hacking, Huawei concerns

The Department of Homeland Security is “conducting a broad review of risks posed by 5G technology, officials said, as the U.S. grapples with concerns about the new network’s vulnerability to hacking and the rise of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies C...

How dark fiber can support flexible networks for local government

StateScoop reported on the various ways that dark fiber gives counties the opportunity to use and manage their own, private broadband infrastructure. It highlighted that Dark Fiber offers counties greater network control and capacity and has the potential to support equal access t...

Facebook to launch broadband expansion project in West Virginia

Representatives from Facebook joined West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to announce a 275-mile fiber optic cable across West Virginia to connect its data centers. The project will enable broadband providers to tap into the fiber line, giving the...

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