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Perspectives that Catalyze Innovation

Calix Blog

Perspectives that Catalyze Innovation

February 24, 2020 by Tom Cohen

The Enormous RDOF Opportunity

Tom Cohen provides the latest on RDOF, including expected rulings and adoptions coming out of the FCC in the next few months.... READ MORE 

January 13, 2020 by Tom Cohen

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Moves Forward

The big surprise in the draft is that the Chairman is proposing that the FCC significantly favor bids for higher performance tiers. This is great news for rural America and presents a substantial opportunity for providers that want to deploy gigabit (fiber) broadband.... READ MORE 

December 11, 2019 by Tom Cohen

Communications Network Resiliency and the Need to be Always On

Tom Cohen discusses a new focus by regulators to require new levels of network resiliency in the wake of several natural disasters.... READ MORE 

October 4, 2019 by Tom Cohen

Doing More About Barriers to Deployments

Even though the booming economy is driving new network builds, they are often delayed by barriers of deployment such as access to towers and other rights-of-way. Tom Cohen shares how the FCC is working to address this issue.... READ MORE 

August 22, 2019 by Tom Cohen

U.S. Government Staying Busy this Summer, See What’s Ahead

Tom Cohen provides the latest on critical regulatory programs such as Performance Testing Measures Order, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, and RUS ReConnect Program.... READ MORE 

July 23, 2019 by Tom Cohen

FCC Expected to Launch Rural Digital Opportunity Fund at August 1 Meeting

Tom Cohen previews the August 1 FCC meeting, which will address several important issues impacting the broadband industry, including the launch of the Rural Opportunity Fund.... READ MORE 

June 28, 2019 by Tom Cohen

Government Money for Broadband

Tom Cohen, our Washington insider, shares the latest news regarding RUS programs, FCC universal service funds, infrastructure bills, and more. ... READ MORE 

May 6, 2019 by Tom Cohen

Has the Time Finally Come for Federal Broadband Infrastructure Investment?

Tom Cohen provides answers to the top 3 burning telecom regulatory questions in his monthly blog post.... READ MORE 

April 12, 2019 by Tom Cohen

$20.4 Billion More for Rural Broadband

Tom Cohen provides highlights of the newly announced Rural Digital Opportunities Fund, which will award more than $20 billion over 10 years to deploy broadband networks to unserved areas.... READ MORE 

March 29, 2019 by Tom Cohen

5G and Rural America

Tom Cohen discusses the choices rural service providers have around 5G - to go on offense to provide high-speed broadband that delights subscribers or take a chance with many competitive threats. ... READ MORE