Broadband

JumpStart Launches 'Access Tech' Digital Learning Initiative Funded by Verizon

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Access Tech, powered by JumpStart and funded by Verizon, leverages collaboration and innovation to expand digital access and learning to individuals and small businesses.

Key Points: 
  • Access Tech, powered by JumpStart and funded by Verizon, leverages collaboration and innovation to expand digital access and learning to individuals and small businesses.
  • "At JumpStart we know transformational change can occur through equity and innovation," said Lamont Mackley, Chief Inclusion and Outreach Officer at JumpStart.
  • Cleveland is one of four cities chosen by Verizon to implement a digital access and learning initiative to help citizens, from youth to adult, develop skills needed for tech-infused jobs and lives.
  • Access Tech is a technology-centered education and training program powered by JumpStart and funded by Verizon.

Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Upgrades to Ribbon's IP and Optical Transport Solutions to Increase Network Capacity and Deliver Faster Broadband

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Ribbon Neptune IP Transport and Apollo Optical Transport solutions enable Eastern Slope to dramatically increase the capacity of its broadband network in anticipation of continued rapid growth and deliver faster broadband speeds to its residential and business customers.

Key Points: 
  • The Ribbon Neptune IP Transport and Apollo Optical Transport solutions enable Eastern Slope to dramatically increase the capacity of its broadband network in anticipation of continued rapid growth and deliver faster broadband speeds to its residential and business customers.
  • "The Ribbon IP and Optical Transport solutions met all of our requirements.
  • "Eastern Slope is already leveraging our market-leading Call Control solutions, so we are delighted to help them expand the capacity of their network and increase customer broadband speeds with our IP and Optical Transport solutions," said Elizabeth Page, U.S.
  • Eastern Slope takes pride in providing eastern Colorado with high-speed broadband internet access and quality telephone service.

Insight Community Wireless Broadband Solution Helps Cities, Schools Bridge Digital Divide

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT), the global integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions for organizations of all sizes, today announced its Community Wireless Broadband solution which, in public-private partnerships with communities, helps bring secure Internet connectivity to bridge the digital divide in rural and historically underserved counties, cities and schools.

Key Points: 
  • Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT), the global integrator of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions for organizations of all sizes, today announced its Community Wireless Broadband solution which, in public-private partnerships with communities, helps bring secure Internet connectivity to bridge the digital divide in rural and historically underserved counties, cities and schools.
  • The Community Wireless Broadband solution is provided through Insight Public Sector, Insights division serving the needs of federal, state, local and education government agencies.
  • Through our Community Wireless Broadband solution, were helping cities and school districts securely and reliably deliver the education promised to those students.
  • With government relief programs like the CARES Act making critical sources of funding available to help communities connect to broadband Internet, Insight Public Sector is partnering directly with municipalities to implement Community Wireless Broadband.

Report: 22 Million U.S. Seniors Lack Broadband Internet Access; First Time Study Quantifies Digital Isolation of Older Americans as Pandemic Continues to Ravage Nation

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

The data is clear: Older adults have been falling increasingly behind in digital connectivity, which negatively affects their overall health and well-being, said U.S.

Key Points: 
  • The data is clear: Older adults have been falling increasingly behind in digital connectivity, which negatively affects their overall health and well-being, said U.S.
  • Key findings from the study include:
    Nearly 22 million American seniors do not have wireline broadband access at home, representing 42 percent of the nations over-65 population.
  • OATS estimates that approximately 40% of them were unable to access needed online resources from home during the pandemic.
  • OATS will be announcing additional private and public partnerships in the future to help bridge the digital divide for older adults.

Conexon supports seven Mississippi electric cooperatives in completing CARES Act broadband pilot projects on time; co-ops successfully deliver FTTH access to thousands of unserved and underserved Mississippians within compressed timelines

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 8:30pm

In recent months, I have told any who are willing to listen about the broadband miracle in Mississippi, said Conexon Partner Jonathan Chambers.

Key Points: 
  • In recent months, I have told any who are willing to listen about the broadband miracle in Mississippi, said Conexon Partner Jonathan Chambers.
  • The speed of deployment, the quality of the networks, the adoption by customers have all been nothing short of miraculous.
  • Thanks to the common vision by the state government and the electric co-ops, Mississippi leads the nation in rural fiber investment.
  • Conexon provided invaluable resources to our CARES Act project such as engineering design, network design and project management, OBryan said.

Education Technology Nonprofit ReadWorks Launches Offline Mode to Grant Access to Students Without WiFi at Home

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 3:42pm

Students in low-income and rural communities, and in Black and Hispanic households in particular, are still left behind as many districts continue to rely on online learningeither full or part-time.1

Key Points: 
  • Students in low-income and rural communities, and in Black and Hispanic households in particular, are still left behind as many districts continue to rely on online learningeither full or part-time.1
    Edtech nonprofit ReadWorks launches offline mode to support students without access to WiFi at home during COVID-19.
  • In response to the ongoing crisis, the education technology nonprofit ReadWorks announces the release of offline mode.
  • This new feature enables students to use public WiFi to load ReadWorks materials to then use at home.
  • Research shows that students who do not have broadband access at home often have access in public spaces, such as libraries.

Rise Broadband Partners with Mimosa to Deploy High-Speed Broadband

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 3:24pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rise Broadband has selected Mimosa Networks to expand their network to provide high-speed broadband access to their customers.

Key Points: 
  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rise Broadband has selected Mimosa Networks to expand their network to provide high-speed broadband access to their customers.
  • For a few years, Rise Broadband has deployed Mimosa's PTP (point-to-point) backhaul solutions, including the B5, B5c, B24, and B11, with success.
  • Rise Broadband expects to at least double their Mimosa access point deployments in multiple geographic areas this year.
  • "Mimosa has delivered on advertised speeds and we are excited with the initial results as a 5 GHz semi-NLOS solution," said Chad Mueller at Rise Broadband.

HyperloopTT Connects with Icomera for Wireless Communications

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

Under the agreement, Icomera will be HyperloopTTs official digital partner, equipment supplier, and systems integrator for its wireless capsule-to-ground communications.

Key Points: 
  • Under the agreement, Icomera will be HyperloopTTs official digital partner, equipment supplier, and systems integrator for its wireless capsule-to-ground communications.
  • Icomera TraXside is a radio and fiber network with dedicated antennas placed at intervals along the HyperloopTT system.
  • Icomera hardware in HyperloopTT capsules will deliver gigabit bandwidth to each capsule, equivalent to passengers streaming over 10,000 songs or 200 HD films concurrently.
  • Icomera is the worlds leading provider of wireless Internet connectivity for public transport and is committed to promoting green mobility.

Verizon breaks record as the most awarded brand for J.D. Power Wireless Network Quality

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 1:22pm

Power Wireless Network Quality Study for 13 years in a row.

Key Points: 
  • Power Wireless Network Quality Study for 13 years in a row.
  • Verizon continues to break its own record, winning this recognition for the 26th consecutive testing period -- more than any other provider.
  • Power 2021 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Study - Volume 1, Verizon has been named the Most Awarded Wireless Company for Network Quality, retaining Verizons title as the most awarded brand for network quality in the history of the J.D.
  • This study, Verizon ranks highest in Network Quality across all 6 regions, in the Mid-Atlantic, North Central, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest and West Regions.

Franklin Wireless Ships Its First 5G Broadband Router

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 1:30pm

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCQB: FKWL), a market leader in broadband data communications, today announced that it sent its first shipment of new 5G broadband router, the 5G CPE/Home Gateway, to a tier one carrier in South Korea, after completing certifications and testing.

Key Points: 
  • SAN DIEGO, Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTCQB: FKWL), a market leader in broadband data communications, today announced that it sent its first shipment of new 5G broadband router, the 5G CPE/Home Gateway, to a tier one carrier in South Korea, after completing certifications and testing.
  • Current industry projections show Korea is a World leader in 5G adoption and estimate Korean 5G subscribers totaled 10.9 million as of November, 2020.
  • Franklin Wireless is built on innovation, and this is another example of our participation at technologys leading edge.
  • Franklin Wireless Corp.( FKWL )is a leader in innovative hardware and software products that support smart tracking and the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as intelligent wireless broadband solutions including mobile hotspots, routers and modems.