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Editor's Note: Creating a New Fiber Broadband Labor Pipeline

As municipalities and service providers pursue fiber expansions, a larger labor force is required to transition plans from paper to reality.

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Bandwidth Hawk: Surviving and Thriving in 2023

Don’t look to a polarized Congress, possibly deadlocked FCC, or a chance for peace in Ukraine to make your business plans work. Fortunately, you may not have to. At least a partial cure lies in good contingency planning and exploration of new financing methods. Here’s how to get it done.

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Has the Multifamily Market Changed?

Though multifamily market players and amenities have changed, the principles of the multifamily business are still the same.

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Top Themes from the 2022 NMHC OPTECH Conference

It all boils down to consistent connectivity and proper infrastructure.

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Public-Private Partnerships Are a Win-Win for Communities And Broadband Providers

P3s have the potential to accelerate fiber buildouts that could create new job and revenue opportunities.

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Riverview Tower: Empowering Residents with Low-Cost, Reliable Connectivity

In Cleveland, Ohio, the senior citizen residents of Riverview Tower can now access high-speed broadband for telehealth appointments and other everyday uses thanks to DigitalC, a nonprofit wireless broadband provider. Broadband Communities thanks Katie Grootegoed, director of strategic partnerships and empowerment at DigitalC, and Jeffery Patterson, CEO of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, for helping gather information for this profile.

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Strengthening the Broadband Labor Workforce

Industry organizations, unions and service providers turn to vocational schools and community colleges to ramp up fiber and broadband installer training programs.

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Choosing the Right Fiber Provider for Your Community

When evaluating potential providers to determine if they have the experience and expertise to successfully bring fiber connectivity to a town, asking the right questions is essential.

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How Do Government and Broadband Providers Connect the Nation?

Public-private partnerships are a powerful way to build broadband infrastructure and close the digital divide.

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GTT and Otoe-Missouria Tribe Put Residents, Businesses on New Broadband Path

In rural north-central Oklahoma, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe is working to deliver quality broadband to families and businesses.

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Block Island Takes Responsibility for Universal Fiber Broadband Connectivity

In partnership with Sertex Broadband Solutions, the small island off the coast of Rhode Island is building a universal fiber network.

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Accessible Consumer Broadband Labels Could Provide Critical Consumer Protections

Like nutrition labels on food, the updated Broadband Consumer Label will satisfy consumers’ need for accurate information about their broadband plans.

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Unnecessary Support Calls Drive Up Costs for ISPs

As broadband service speeds increase, so do connectivity issues and subscriber complaints.

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From Glass Fiber to Coherent Transmission and Pluggable Optics: The Evolution and Future of Optical Networks

Thanks to new technologies, optical networks have evolved significantly in recent years. Further evolution will require new innovations to help networks scale, simplify operations and continue meeting growing bandwidth needs into the future.

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Calling for a Cloud-Native Broadband Infrastructure

The U.S. government should dedicate broadband funding toward a modern program that stimulates innovation and new approaches to the broadband challenge.

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Q&A with Nokia’s Sandra Motley: How Broadband Enables New Consumer, Business Opportunities

Broadband Communities recently talked to Sandra Motley, president of fixed networks at Nokia, about how the company helps large and small providers make the most of their fiber-based broadband deployments. She also shared her vision of fiber-based broadband and the ways broadband can enable new education and employment opportunities.

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2023 Buying for Ultra-Broadband Builds and Services

The best sources of equipment, software and services for delivering voice, video, data and more

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OPTECH 2022: All About Making the MDU Connection

The National Multifamily Housing Council’s (NMHC) annual conference, OPTECH, held in Las Vegas in November, showcased the ways service providers extend fiber and managed Wi-Fi into new and existing MDUs to deliver high-speed broadband. The conference also highlighted the growing acceptance of bulk broadband services, the ways women are making an impact in the property technology sector, and new property technology innovations.

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False Flags and the FCC’s Broadband Map

Current maps exclude nearly every small business in the rural U.S. That’s a big deal.

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Closing the Digital Divide Through Open Ecosystems

To achieve an end-to-end 5G experience in rural markets, providers should consider an open ecosystem model that fosters collaboration between the best network equipment vendors, data center operators, service providers and other stakeholders.

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