Tag: rural areas

Broadcast, Modern Media

The digital divide: Rural vs. urban

February 20, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

There is a persistent and well-known gap between rural and urban populations in terms of their internet usage. But when you look at sheer numbers, the number of unconnected urban/metro-area users is far larger than the number in rural areas—which […]

Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

EE expands 5G footprint in rural areas across the UK

February 9, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

U.K. operator EE, which is part of BT Group, said it has expanded its 5G network infrastructure to cover hundreds of localities in rural areas of England, Wales and Scotland. In a release, EE noted that nearly 500 small localities […]

Internet, Modern Media

Sceye, New Mexico consortium tests OpenRAN in the stratosphere for tribal broadband service

May 24, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

A Swiss high-altitude platforms (HAPS) company Sceye recently conducted a test flight of its sleek, silvery stratospheric blimp with the aim of covering rural and tribal areas of New Mexico with 100 Mbps-level speeds. Sceye’s HAPS achieved an elevation of […]

Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

T-Mobile users saw improved 5G availability, latency on SA network: Study

February 19, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

In August of 2020, T-Mobile US claimed a world’s first with the launch of a nationwide standalone (SA) 5G network that uses its 600 MHz spectrum. Launched its 2019, T-Mo’s 600 MHz 5G network achieves “nationwide coverage”–200 million people covered–using […]


CenturyLink extends broadband to 600K homes, businesses via CAF-II program

January 19, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

CenturyLink has inched closer to meeting its FCC CAF-II program commitments, reaching over 600,000 rural homes and businesses with broadband over the past two years. In August 2015, CenturyLink accepted $500 million in CAF-II funding. This money, combined with its […]

Networks & Systems

Deploying FTTH is not always a slam dunk

December 12, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

TDS Telecom is a fan of deploying FTTH in the last mile, but as a telco that serves rural areas with copper facilities the service provider targets deployments in areas where it can make a business case work. As of […]


Frontier faces allegations of overcharging West Virginia $4.7M in rural broadband project

August 28, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Frontier is facing accusations that the telco overcharged West Virginia $4.7 million in federal grant funds for a $126 million rural broadband expansion project via the FCC’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). According to the Office of Inspector General, AP […]


TDS is applying consumer FTTH learning to 1 Gbps business rollout

May 2, 2017

Via: Fierce Telecom News

TDS’ recent move to start offering fiber-based 1 Gbps service in local small to medium businesses (SMB) in the cable and ILEC territories where it currently offers the same service to consumers is a logical extension of the service to […]