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Editor's Note: Broadband Investments Will Overcome Logistical, Supply Challenges

In this first issue of 2022, Broadband Communities looks ahead to how the industry will adapt to changes and challenges and pursue opportunities, especially given new funding sources.

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Bandwidth Hawk: Big Federal Money Ahead … But Proceed with Caution

Here’s a roadmap for reviewing your deployment plans in these exciting but strange times.

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US Underdogs Have to Adapt

To accommodate emerging customer expectations, independent broadband providers need to adapt how they do business.

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The FCC’s 2022 Agenda Will Have Broad Impacts on Multifamily and Broadband Providers

Now that the Biden administration has settled in, the FCC is setting an agenda that will affect broadband in multifamily.

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Broadband Funding: Are You Ready to Apply?

Service providers and communities have a plethora of federal funding sources they can tap into to expand broadband. But what’s the best method to ensure providers can meet needs today and into the future?

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Transforming Cleveland’s Historic Scranton Corridor with Gigabit Broadband

The Tappan, a new multifamily development in the Cleveland, Ohio, historic Tremont neighborhood, draws new residents with instant-on gigabit broadband from Snip Internet. Broadband Communities thanks Robin Doerschuk, vice president and general manager of Snip Internet, and Josh Rosen, co-founder of Sustainable Community Associates, for helping develop this profile.

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Fiber Will (Mostly) Dominate Broadband in 2022

Broadband Communities asked industry colleagues what will drive broadband in 2022. Hint: Fiber will play a starring role for most industry players.

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Top FTTP/FTTH Resolutions for 2022

If service providers pay attention to the best test and measurement solutions to ensure success, 2022 can be a great year to extend fiber everywhere reliably.

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Broadband Customer Service Trends in 2022

Omnichannel experiences, self-serve support and virtual device and app device emulators will dominate tech support this year.

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Decarbonization and Net-Zero Regulations Will Define Telecoms’ 2022

As the world shifts to a renewable economy, telecom organizations must adapt to greater customer expectations, increasing regulation and an ever-changing environmental landscape. If successful, they’ll be more profitable and deliver a brighter future for their communities.

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2022 Predictions for Home Networks

A look at what’s ahead for Wi-Fi, fixed wireless access, the IoT ecosystem, low-latency services, video services and the services edge – and how advancements in each will transform customer experiences.

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How States Are Using Pandemic Relief Funds to Boost Broadband Access

States are poised to leverage pandemic funding to enhance broadband availability and affordability for residents and local businesses.

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Gigabit Opportunity Act Could Bridge Rural to Urban Broadband Divide

COVID-19 has highlighted how the U.S. lags global competitors in critical infrastructure, including rural broadband.

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Realizing the Long-Term Value of Connectivity

Open community infrastructure can provide enormous societal value by enabling services that haven’t been dreamed of yet.

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Unlocking the Benefits of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning will have a profound impact on future operations because they will be used at every level of a fixed broadband network to make faster, better and more predictable decisions.

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400G Optical Allows Providers to Deliver More With Less

Offering high performance at a relatively low cost, the advent of 400G ZR/ZR+ pluggables could be the next disruption in IP in the optical networking market.

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Q&A with Shirley Bloomfield: How Broadband Will Drive a Rural Renaissance

The CEO of NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association shares her vision for the rural broadband industry.

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Carrier Network Disaggregation Reaches an Inflection Point

Given the benefits of reduced costs and increased flexibility, it’s no wonder more service providers are considering or are in the midst of investing in network disaggregation.

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Fort Collins Lights Up Community-Owned Broadband Utility

The Colorado city is blazing a new fiber-based broadband path to improve the quality and reach of broadband for residents and businesses.

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Southern Tier 8’s Broadband Plan To Drive Economic Growth, Improve Quality of Life in New York State

A regional planning board syncs up with local providers to bring fiber-based broadband to the state’s hardest-to-reach communities.

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Expanding Broadband in Wyoming

Visionary Broadband sets an ambitious mission to make internet connectivity available to everyone in the Cowboy State.

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