Sean Buckley

Is the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee falling apart?

The Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) was dealt yet another blow when New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño Jr.

Verizon asks FCC to accelerate Philadelphia copper retirement to accommodate new bridge construction

Verizon has asked the Federal Communications Commission to accelerate its request to retire some of its copper facilities in Southern Philadelphia (PA) due to two bridge replacements being conducted by Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Auth

Yomura says it can help struggling municipal fiber broadband providers

Yomura, a UK-based wholesale fiber services provider for Europe and North America service providers, sees an opportunity to help struggling US municipal broadband providers. “In some cases, there are municipalities that have built a network and th

Verizon says FCC should adopt speed measurement methodology before CAF auction begins

Verizon says that as it mulls its involvement in the Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming $2 billion Connect America Fund auction this July, the regulator needs to provide more guidance on how it will determine whether a CAF-supported serv

Verizon, CWA settle New York copper network dispute, agree on repairs, improvements

Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have reached a settlement requiring the telco to repair and make improvements to its copper network infrastructure throughout New York state. Under the terms of the agreement, the service pro

From AT&T to Cable One: Who has the highest data caps in wireline, wireless and cable?

In this report, we consider which carriers have implemented data caps and how large those caps are. Each provider is ranked by the size of the data cap they offer and the charge they incur for exceeding it.

Slower spending by AT&T, Level 3/CenturyLink results in lower North American optical capex, says analyst

AT&T and CenturyLink have cut back or delayed big purchases of next-generation optical gear. The slower spending trends at these two carriers combined with weak cloud and colocation capital expenditure spending by other providers drove what Ci

President Trump’s new infrastructure plan allocates $50B to rural area investments, eases small cell deployments

President Donald Trump issued a new $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that his administration claims will help drive rural broadband and ease permitting processes for wireless operators installing small cell infrastructure.

AT&T forced to migrate copper to fiber in areas of fire-ravaged California

AT&T is going to replace copper wiring in parts of its California market damaged by fires due to drought conditions and high winds with fiber facilities.

Which carriers received the most rural broadband funding in 2017?

So which US-based providers got the most amount of federal rural broadband funding in 2017?