The Skinny

Broadband continues to dominate conversations across the industry and in the nation's capital. The Senate voted along party lines over the weekend to pass a revised $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package to support broadband initiatives. While lawmakers were busy working on the relief legislation,  the providers who won portions of the $9.2 billion doled out in Phase 1 of the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction were busy outlining what they plan to do with the money.

Broadband Benefits From Stimulus Package
The Senate voted 50-49 along party lines over the weekend to pass a revised version of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package over the weekend. Like others before it, the legislation directs big money towards broadband initiatives. Read More »
RDOF Broadband Projects Taking Shape, Questions Remain
Broadband providers winning support in Phase 1 of the RDOF auction have years to complete those projects, but work is already getting underway. Read More »
Three Trends Shaping Cable Technology
The following three network trends – all of which existed prior to the pandemic – have gained significant momentum over the past year and their adoption will likely continue in the years ahead. Read More »
CEOs Dissect the SVOD, AVOD Mix
As ViacomCBS’ Paramount+ enters the crowded SVOD space, questions remain about how many direct-to-consumer offerings the market can sustain. Read More »
Charter Offers Update on Smart Cities Initiative
It’s been nearly two years since Charter and US Ignite chose St Petersburg, FL, as a Smart Gigabit Community, and an initiative that initially focused on smart lighting and remote education has expanded significantly. Read More »
A Look at COVID’s Impact as Pandemic Anniversary Nears
For cable’s network engineers, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic can be pinpointed pretty accurately by the dramatic growth in network data usage. Read More »
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