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FCC’s Gigabit Challenge – A Missed Opportunity 4 Years Too Late

On Friday, January 18, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued his Gigabit Challenge – calling for at least one gigabit testbed community in all 50 states by 2015.    It should be noted that this is simply a verbal challenge – not based … Continue reading

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Verizon Getting Aggressive with Copper Plant Shutdown

Between Verizon’s 2Q12 earnings call and Lowell McAdam’s (Verizon’s Chairman & CEO) participation at the Guggenheim Securities Symposium, there was a lot of talk last week regarding the controlled shutdown of its copper plant. Verizon has made no secret of its plans … Continue reading

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European Commission Updates on National Broadband Plans

The European Commission recently provided an update on the implementation of the national broadband plans in the EU-27 countries, along with Croatia, Norway and Switzerland. For reference, the Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) required all Member States to devise and … Continue reading

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Industry Perspectiv​e: The Digital Divide’s True Size

There has been alot of discussion around a NY Times opinion piece that discusses the New Digital Divide.  I have offered my own opinion via the Calix Blog.  You can read the article here.

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FCC Officially Creates the “Connect America Fund”

At its October 27, 2011 meeting, the FCC voted unanimously to comprehensively reform its Universal Service Fund and intercarrier compensation systems and create a new Connect America Fund with an annual budget of no more than $4.5 billion; down significantly from the … Continue reading

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UN Broadband Commission Sets Ambitous Broadband Targets

The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was formed in May 2010 by the ITU and UNESCO.  The goals are to define practical ways in which countries can provide access to broadband networks, in cooperation with the private sector.   The Broadband Commission … Continue reading

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EU Plans to spend €9.2 billion on Broadband, €9.1 billion on Energy Infrastructure

The European Commission, as part of its Digital Agenda, has proposed spending €9.2 billion on broadband projects between 2014-2020.  This funding is part of a bigger project – Connect Europe Facility (CEF) which proposes €50 billion on projects associated with transportation, energy … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to the broadbandtrends blog.  We plan to post thoughts, analysis and opinion on news and trends related to broadband, video and smartgrid. The 3Q11 results season is upon us and will likely result in a wealth of discussion opportunities. … Continue reading

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