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The NETGEAR Switched On Thinking podcast discusses the latest innovations in business networking technology, from WiFi 6, to PoE+ to AV over IP and more. Hosted by Neil C. Hughes and featuring interviews with leaders from NETGEAR and its key partners, the show delivers an insightful and informative analysis of the key role networking technology plays in driving business success and ensuring business continuity during times of uncertainty.
 
Light Reading Podcasts is the feed for The Light Reading Podcast, The Divide, What's the Story and more. Light Reading provides daily news, analysis and insight for the global communications networking and services industry. The publication was founded in 2000 and, since July 2016, has been a part of Informa Tech, a division of Informa PLC. The Light Reading Network, which includes targeted online communities like Connecting Africa, Broadband World News, Telecoms.com and The 5G Exchange, is ...
 
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In this episode, Light Reading's Alan Breznick provides a preview of what to expect at the Cable Next-Gen Europe Digital Symposium, which will focus on how European cable operators and their American counterparts are taking different roads to reaching 10G. During the event, executives from Liberty Global and Vodafone and experts from SCTE, CableLab…
 
Amid all the hoopla about the deployment of fiber-fueled access networks, it's sometimes easy to forget the critical importance of middle-mile networks that feed and interconnect them. Middle-mile networks take on even higher standing when trying to deliver high-quality connections to unserved or underserved parts of rural America. Without a solid …
 
Now that many cable operators around the globe are also wireless network operators in some form or fashion, CableLabs has embarked on several projects and initiatives focused on network and service convergence. Following the formation of two groups – The Convergence Council and the Mobile Convergence Committee – CableLabs is taking aim at multitena…
 
GCI is doing more than going the extra mile to bring fiber to the Aleutian Chain in Alaska. In fact, it's going hundreds of extra miles below the surface of the ocean to accomplish the feat. Alaska's top service provider is making significant progress on the so-called GCI Alaska United Aleutians Fiber Project, an initiative that will soon start to …
 
Scott Woods, vice president of community engagement at Ready, and former director of the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives at the NTIA, joins the show to discuss the NTIA's notices of funding opportunity for the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity Act programs. He explains what the agency got right and where it…
 
Craighead Electric Cooperative Corp. (CECC), an 85-year-old electrical co-op in rural Arkansas, first started delivering fiber in 2018. Initially, it was for internal purposes: "We needed to communicate with critical electrical infrastructure out on the grid," said Jeremiah Sloan, CEO of CECC. But the realization that 44% of its membership lacked a…
 
Nashville-based singer/songwriter Autumn Nicholas, who performed this week at the Fiber Connect 2022 event, said that bold storytelling is what sets her songs and lyrics apart. Related stories and links: Autumn Nicholas (Spotify, Linktree and Instagram) The Kentucky Gentlemen Troubadour Blue Black Opry (A resource for Black artists and fans of coun…
 
Jonathan Davidson, EVP and GM of Cisco's Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group, discusses Cisco's desire to help close the digital divide. "We're focused on powering an inclusive future for all. That's not just a tagline; that's what we believe we are here to do from a purpose perspective," he said. Here's a list of topics that were covered in this podca…
 
The story of what the so-called "metaverse" will be or should be is just getting started, and views differ widely between high expectations driven by hype and the realities of today's technologies and those on the viewable horizon. Masum Mir, VP and GM of engineering at Cisco, recently joined the Light Reading podcast during the Cisco Live event in…
 
Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas, joins the podcast to provide an update on global expansion of 5G, new revenue opportunities for private 5G networks and breakthroughs in addressing the digital divide. Pearson also provides a brief recap of his keynote at the Big 5G Event in May. Here are just a few things covered in this podcast: Big 5G Eve…
 
Orange Business Services' John Isch, practice director of the network and voice center of excellence, and Franck Morales, VP for secure digital infrastructure, join the podcast with an update on the service provider's deployment of nearly 1,200 SD-WAN sites for customer Siemens. "It's probably one of the most complex deployments as we've also been …
 
Jason Leifer, Dryden Town Supervisor; Ryan Garrison, director of technology at HUNT Engineers, Architects & Surveyors; and Gina Nienaber, director of portfolio marketing at Ciena, join the podcast to discuss Dryden Fiber: a new municipal fiber network being deployed in Tompkins County, New York. We discuss the digital divide in Dryden, how the deci…
 
The five components of Internet equity include accessibility, infrastructure, affordability, adoption and performance/reliability, says the University of Chicago's Nick Feamster. In his latest return to the podcast, Nick Feamster, director of research for the Data Science Institute at the University of Chicago, shares findings from his team's resea…
 
Nextlink Internet has been able to push gigabit-level speeds over fixed wireless access (FWA) in a limited fashion, but is now looking to scale up and expand that capability by tapping into fresh spectrum in the 6GHz band. That band, already supported in the home in the Wi-Fi6E standard, is poised to become an important data conduit for…
 
AUSTIN – Big 5G Event – In this fireside chat during the Women in Telecoms workshop, experts from T-Mobile and Verizon explain the difference between a mentor, sponsor and coach; how to develop relationships with career allies; and how to develop a personal board of directors. Yasmin Karimli, senior director of device technology & development for T…
 
Behind the wheel, NTT and IndyCar are using tools such as predictive data analytics and digital twins to improve the race experience for both IndyCar teams and fans of the sport. "NTT is taking a lot of the unseen and we're working to make it more visible to the fans to help them understand what's going on in the race, what they should look for and…
 
AUSTIN – Big 5G Event – In this fireside chat during the Women in Telecoms workshop, experts from AT&T, Boingo and MetTel discuss the "credibility conundrum,”"and how women in the industry can better demonstrate their value and best utilize their skill sets to advance their careers. Layli Amiri, lead member of technical staff: network infrastructur…
 
It’s only a very small percentage of people that can actually claim they became a millionaire 3 times…and even fewer of us can claim we’ve done it illicitly, But as the frequently heard adage says; a picture is worth 1,000 words, well then…experience is worth 10,000 pictures. Do you want to support the channel? Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/10G M…
 
AUSTIN – Big 5G Event – In this fireside chat during the Women in Telecoms workshop, Ericsson North America CMO Ciricia Proulx and Rogers Communications VP of Advanced Services Tess Van Thielen, share their perspectives and experiences about why diversity is important for business, how the industry can move in a more positive direction to support d…
 
In this episode, we hear from John Paul Farmer, chief innovation officer at WeLink Cities, and the former chief technology officer of New York City. We discuss the fixed wireless technology WeLink is using to deploy broadband in cities, and the company's efforts to deliver affordable service. We also get into WeLink's new Cities Challenge: a $100 m…
 
Joe Kochan, a telecom veteran and former CEO of US Ignite, talks to Light Reading about his new role as the executive director at the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), where he aims to promote stronger tech partnerships between government, academia and industry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
On this episode, we're joined by Elizabeth Page, national sales director at Ribbon Communications; and Aaron Young, chief operating officer at Tri-Co Connections, a fiber broadband provider in rural Pennsylvania powered by Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, and a customer of Ribbon's. We discuss why, how and when Tri-Co started deploying broadb…
 
In part 2, I explain how I guided my friend John into setting up a steady stream of income from multiple sources and how I finally got him to the pinnacle of success and wealth in the 10G Matrix that he now enjoys that changed his lifestyle for the better. Want to support the channel? Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/10G Merchandise: http://www.10gc…
 
Light Reading's Mike Dano joins the podcast to discuss Dish Network's 5G-focused analyst day event. Dano explains analysts' reactions to Dish's business projections, what Dish has planned for the retail space and for enterprise private wireless customers, the launch of Boost Infinite and more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informati…
 
In this podcast, Diane Christman, new CEO of The Cable Center, digs into the genesis, purpose and takeaways of the organization's first annual Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report, and offers a look ahead to this year's Cable Hall of Fame event in New York. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This episode features Rachel Mukai Stark, smart cities program manager for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Bruce Clark, executive director for the Center for Digital Equity at Queen's University of Charlotte. We discuss how broadband access in Charlotte has changed over the years, what's causing the digital divide and the city's roadmap …
 
In this 2 part feature, I'll tell you about a very close friend of mine that seized an opportunity to turn his life and finances around, it was only when he came to me for guidance that I was able to help him set up multiple sources of income to build the wealth that he now enjoys. Many times we have to create new opportunities to change the past f…
 
Omdia Principal Analyst Pablo Tomasi returns to the podcast with an update on the industry's progress in deploying private 5G networks. He explains why there's a land grab for logos and how the rush to identify partners in this space could present new challenges in the future. "You need to ensure your long-term view and the long-term view of your p…
 
Light Reading's Mike Dano joins the podcast to discuss recent pricing changes by T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T. Dano explains why some service providers are increasing the price of mobile and fixed wireless services while others are announcing new deals for consumers, and what this means for the broader industry. Related posts: T-Mobile ports 'uncarri…
 
This episode features John Putnam, director of UniCity – the smart city division at Cincinnati Bell, now known as Altafiber. We discuss UniCity's 3,000 public Wi-Fi hotspots and how the division engages partners on providing connectivity and digital training services across its service areas in Northern Kentucky, and Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. Se…
 
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner joins the podcast with a recap of the NAB show in Las Vegas. During the show, Jeff says there were discussions around the ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast TV, latency concerns for live TV and streaming services, and he was able to attend an 8K video demo. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
Con artists come in all shapes and sizes and the most hurtful ones are the ones that we call friends, especially childhood friends...that become deadly. Do you want to support the channel? Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/10G Merchandise: http://www.10gclothing.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/10gweekly Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/10gweek…
 
Yellowstone Fiber, a nonprofit open access fiber network, broke ground in March to deliver fiber throughout the city of Bozeman, Montana. Formerly known as Bozeman Fiber, Yellowstone Fiber is now operating in partnership with Utopia Fiber, an open access network based in Utah. Greg Metzger, CEO of Yellowstone Fiber, and Kim McKinley, CMO and deputy…
 
Light Reading's Iain Morris joins the podcast to discuss Elon Musk's offer to buy Twitter for $43 billion. Morris explains Musk's potential motives behind purchasing Twitter, what it might look like if he goes through with taking ownership of the social media outlet, and what impact that could have on Twitter's future revenues and profits. See acas…
 
In this episode, we hear from Sam Pratt, CEO of Render Networks, a provider of geospatial network construction technology. Founded in Australia, Render is primarily focused on building networks in the US and is currently active across 12 states. We discuss Render's recent announcement that its network construction technology has helped connect over…
 
This episode is about understanding, identifying and removing the toxic people from your life that I call viruses, vampires and anchors and why it’s so imperative to clear them away from your inner circle immediately. I have collectively named these people The Avoids, because you simply have to avoid them like the plague. Do you want to support the…
 
Light Reading's Mike Dano joins the podcast to discuss his trip to the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) show, why T-Mobile had a presence at a show typically attended by Tier 2 operators and why smaller carriers are investing in 5G. He also explains what these smaller service providers have planned for funding from the federal government's in…
 
Basil Alwan, CEO of Tarana Wireless, joins the podcast to discuss Tarana's approach to fixed wireless access (FWA) and why its technology is unique. Alwan, a startup veteran who most recently ran Nokia's IP/Optical business, also weighs in on how Tarana's gear can help lessen the digital divide and why some of the company's customers are having WTF…
 
Juniper Networks CEO Rami Rahim catches up with Light Reading just a couple of months following Juniper's acquisition of WiteSand, a pioneer of cloud-native, zero-trust network access control solutions. In the podcast, we discuss what that string of buzzwords means and why the acquisition fits in nicely with Mist Systems, which brought a wireless L…
 
In this episode, we hear from Matt Polka, CEO of ACA Connects, a trade association representing small and midsize independent service providers since 1993. We discuss broadband access in the service areas represented by ACA Connects, as well as a recent letter Polka sent to the NTIA's Alan Davidson regarding the final rules for the NTIA's $42.45 bi…
 
In this episode, I will describe in detail the first three keys that you need to master and implement as you begin your journey to success and wealth, and I will tell you how I personally was able to use the three keys to complete one of the important, first steps in this process and make my first half million dollar profit. Do you want to support …
 
This week, we hear from Rhode Island State Representative Deborah Ruggiero. Rep. Ruggiero made some news when Cox Communications announced that it would invest $120 million to build fiber and expand its network in the state – prompting the representative and her colleagues to release a statement about the incumbent's years of underinvestment. She j…
 
Robert Blumofe, EVP and CTO at Akamai, said his company's recent acquisition of Linode, combined with Akamai's content delivery and security capabilities, "creates a full spectrum of compute capabilities that modern applications really depend on." That full spectrum includes an array of services "from edge computing, to core cloud computing and eve…
 
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