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Editor's Note: Fiber’s Moment Is Now

New sources of federal funding combined with a base of bandwidth-hungry applications are prioritizing fiber-to-the-home investments.

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Bandwidth Hawk: Federal Broadband Funding: Time to Act

Deadlines are arriving thick and fast for massive NTIA funding programs.

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Make Recruiting a Mission-Critical Objective

Potential employees see growing value in a company’s culture, priorities, work environment and leadership.

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Fiber Is the Way

Fiber solutions for multifamily are the way of the future but may be too expensive in some brownfield properties. There are viable alternatives.

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Fiber Connect 2022 Showcased Fiber Industry Momentum

At this year’s Fiber Connect in Nashville, Tennessee, attendees will learn about opportunities for investment, deployment and technology innovation in optical fiber networks for homes, businesses, people and a wide array of advanced devices.

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Closing Baltimore’s Digital Broadband Divide: Hollins House

Baltimore’s Hollins House is working with nonprofit organization Project Waves to close the digital divide, which has disproportionately disadvantaged seniors and low-income residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Broadband Communities thanks Samantha Musgraves, director of Project Waves; Devin Weaver, director of engineering for Project Waves; and Jason D. Hardebeck, director of broadband and digital equity for the city of Baltimore, for helping complete this profile.

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A Summit for Rural Prosperity

The NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association SRC Live! summit offered new insights about the ways rural providers are enabling a host of new broadband applications.

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No-Code Orchestration Enables Next-Generation Media Technology

By combining automated tasks into a workflow that delivers a service according to customer requests, OTT media providers can capture subscribers’ interest and remain relevant in the industry.

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The Case for a Common Sense Broadband Investment Strategy

Is your broadband expansion strategic plan executable by engineering?

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Let’s Do More Than Just Talk About Bridging the Digital Divide

Governments can advance digital inclusion by establishing high-speed broadband access and wireless connectivity everywhere, creating new rural use cases with tangible benefits and deploying local champions to demystify technologies.

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Follow These Rules to Close the Digital Divide

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation has laid out a set of tenets for policymakers to make the most of available funding and ensure the effective use of new federal broadband funds.

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2022 Fiber-To-The-Home Top 100

Broadband Communities’ list of fiber-to-the-home leaders and innovators for 2022.

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Communities, MDU Owners Set New Broadband Destinies

Speakers at the Broadband Communities 2022 Summit, held in Houston in May, agreed that every community wants – and needs – great broadband. How best to deliver it to MDUs, master-planned communities, underserved towns and rural areas is still debatable. Following are some highlights of speaker presentations.

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Fiber Connect 2022: A Focus on Fiber Growth, Public-Private Partnerships and the Middle Mile

The Fiber Broadband Association’s annual conference, Fiber Connect, held in Nashville in June, highlighted many fiber community success stories and innovations that promise to expand fiber deployment. In addition to highlighting fiber’s role in delivering symmetrical broadband speeds to residents, the show considered the growing role of municipalities, electric cooperatives and vendors. It also looked at the ways alternative providers build middle-mile networks to connect the dots of last-mile networks throughout states and communities.

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