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Perspectives that Catalyze Innovation

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Perspectives that Catalyze Innovation

October 8, 2021 by Gregory Bathrick

Why Will Municipalities Win the Big Broadband Race in the End?

This year we’ve seen a tidal wave of new broadband funding and sweeping state legislation. That makes 2021 an important transition year for municipalities that want to ensure their residents, businesses, and anchor institutions have access to high performance broadband service. ... READ MORE 

July 21, 2021 by Gregory Bathrick

How Would You Spend $65 Billion on Broadband?

Politicians in Washington, D.C. have put the infrastructure issue front and center, and while the Biden Administration and Congress have been converging on a solution—and seem to be looking to spend about $65 billion on bridging the broadband deployment and adoptions gaps —it is not certain that legislation will pass. Even if it does, the details about how to close the broadband gaps are still up in the air. How much funding should go for adoption, and how much for deployment? What is an unserved area that would receive support? What infrastructure should be built in these areas? Which government agency should award the funding? What method should the agency use to award support? ... READ MORE 

July 17, 2020 by Gregory Bathrick

FCC Performance Testing Wave 2 is Around the Corner. Make Sure You are Ready.

Today’s COVID-19 emergency has not delayed FCC testing. If you have received funding from the FCC for ACAM, RBE or Alaska Fund, you must start testing network performance during the first quarter 2021. ... READ MORE 

June 15, 2020 by Gregory Bathrick

Applying for RDOF? Get Help Directly From the FCC

Time is running out! Do you plan to apply for the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction? Join this webinar and hear directly from the FCC and get your questions answered. ... READ MORE 

June 5, 2020 by Gregory Bathrick

Do Not Miss This Opportunity—FCC Sets RDOF Application Deadline for July 15

Does a business case exist? Quickly sharpen your pencils and find out! Or risk missing out on this once-in-a-generation fund. The FCC has set July 15 for the RDOF Phase I application deadline. ... READ MORE 

April 20, 2020 by Tom Cohen

An Opportunity to Finish Closing the Digital Divide

Greg Bathrick and Tom Cohen discuss opportunities for service providers to reach more underserved consumers with broadband, often with the help of funding programs.... READ MORE 

March 24, 2020 by Gregory Bathrick

What Makes the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Different?

Greg Bathrick highlights the key differences in RDOF versus past rural broadband funding programs and how to prepare for important milestones in the coming months.... READ MORE 

October 16, 2019 by Gregory Bathrick

FCC to Vote on its Performance Test Order: What Does it Mean to You?

Greg Bathrick previews the upcoming FCC vote on broadband performance testing to help you get solutions in place to ensure accurate and efficient testing of your networks.... READ MORE 

January 25, 2018 by Gregory Bathrick

Are You Struggling to Meet the Needs of the Online Gamer?

Greg Bathrick discusses how online gaming requirements place a continuous strain on today’s traditional access network and highlights how AXOS Gfast provides symmetrical gigabit over copper to exceed the needs of today’s online gamers.... READ MORE 

December 12, 2017 by Gregory Bathrick

Ready for What’s Next in Delivering Broadband to MDUs?

Watch this interview with industry leader Michael Weissman, co-Founder and vice president of marketing at Sckipio, as he discusses the latest Gfast capabilities targeted for MDU deployments. ... READ MORE