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FCC's Lifeline overhaul sets fire to a bridge over the digital divide

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission took its first major step toward overhauling the controversial Lifeline program in a move that will punish not just low-income citizens but perhaps small, innovative service providers as well.  Ye

Cisco's Wollenweber tracks COVID-19's impact on networks using peering points

Cisco's Kevin Wollenweber has turned into a COVID-19 sleuth of sorts over the past few weeks as he tracks the virus' impact on service provider networks via some of the major internet peering exchanges.

With a surge in usage due to COVID-19, networks are fine, for now: Nokia Deepfield

By most accounts, internet networks are holding up just fine in the face of increased usage due to the impact of the coronavirus, but that could change over the coming weeks.

Dish lends spectrum to AT&T during COVID-19 pandemic

Dish said it will be lending 20 MHz of its AWS-4 (Band 66) and all of its 700 MHz spectrum to AT&T, starting immediately.

How fiber feeds AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon

Compared to some of the new-fangled technologies, fiber is old-school, but it's the connective tissue for most of the new services and applications.