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The movement to deploy high-speed broadband and develop smart city strategies is spreading across the country. As technology progresses, so do the necessities of everyday life, creating a new reality that fiber optic infrastructure is the new utility and something every home must have. Telemedicine, telecommuting, streaming video content, educational research, security surveillance systems, and the overall Internet of Things are all leading us to the ultimate goal of faster connectivity and better communications.

RFP Seeks Providers to Build 1 GB Broadband Network to Every Home, Business in Riverside County, Calif.

RFP Seeks Providers to Build 1 GB Broadband Network to Every Home, Business in Riverside County, Calif.

The California county of Riverside, which is nearly the size of New Jersey and home to more people than 15 other states, sees a countywide gigabit fiber-optic network as the best way to support residents at varying economic levels and ensure its own future — and it’s acting on that ambition.

Author: Tom Mullen
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Riverside County Launches Request for Participants to Build Countywide Fiber-Optic Network

Riverside County Launches Request for Participants to Build Countywide Fiber-Optic Network

Riverside County put out a call today (4/3) for private-sector partners interested in developing the nation’s largest broadband network, a project that would stimulate economic growth, improve health-care capabilities, expand educational opportunities and make high-speed networks available to all residents and businesses countywide.

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Study on AT&T’s fiber deployment: 1Gbps for the rich, 768kbps for the poor

California households with access to AT&T's fiber service have a median income of $94,208, according to "AT&T's Digital Divide in California," in which the Haas Institute analyzed Federal Communications Commission data from June 2016.  By contrast, the median household income is $53,186 in California neighborhoods where AT&T provides only DSL, with download speeds typically ranging from 768kbps to 6Mbps.  The median income in areas with U-verse VDSL, which ranges from 12Mbps to 75Mbps, is $67,021.

Author: Tom Mullen
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Could Fiber be the Final Frontier of High-Speed Internet?

The bursts of light that travel through the fiber strands are encoded with the information someone wants to pull up on their device. It could be anything from a Netflix original series to a patient’s medical history to an order for a large pepperoni pizza. 

Author: Tom Mullen
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Mediacom Lights Up 1-Gig in Georgia

Mediacom Communications said it has launched 1-Gig service across its Georgia network footprint, with the DOCSIS 3.1-based offering now available to about 275,000 homes passed there.

Author: Tom Mullen
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Comcast Turns Up DOCSIS 3.1 in Utah

Taking aim at Google Fiber and CenturyLink Communications, Comcast said it is launching a 1-Gig (downstream) service in Utah that rides on its DOCSIS 3.1-based HFC network.

Author: Tom Mullen
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Verizon Fios finally gets gigabit speeds, slashes price in half in these 8 regions

Verizon is bringing near-gigabit speeds to some of its customers, at a standalone price point of $69.99 per month, less than half the price of its previous top-tier service.

Author: Tom Mullen
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Kandiyohi County, Minn., Aims to Bring High-Speed Internet to 1,600 Rural Homes, Business

Consolidated Telecommunications Co. received a $4.9 million grant to bring broadband to unserved and underserved neighborhoods.

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Fiber Partnership Between Axia and Bloomington, Ind., Dissolves

Bloomington's high-speed broadband future is in the air after the city announced its partnership with Canada-based fiber infrastructure investor Axia has dissolved.

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New Orleans Uses Targeted Approach to Spread Tech Awareness, Improve Digital Equity

Often the people digital equity programs were designed to help assumed the initiatives were for someone else. So officials reached out to underrepresented populations and spread awareness that they, too, deserve a place in tech.

Author: Tom Mullen
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