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Tidbits (#2460)

RURAL BROADBAND:

Microsoft will try to bring better broadband to two million rural Americans in the next five years. The company’s so-called Rural Airband Initiative is an attempt to partner with local providers to boost wireless internet.

The FCC will invest $4.5 Billion in rural 4G LTE broadband expansion to rate of return carriers via alternative Connect America model (A-CAM).

FIBER:

Study Shows Home Values Up 3.1% with Access to Fiber.

Can Easier Make-Ready Change the Business Case for FTTH? “Make ready” costs (the cost of readying an aerial facilities pole for a new set of communication cables) might represent $4,000 to $35,000 per mile of cost for a new distribution network. That represents about a low of two percent and perhaps a high of eight percent of total distribution network costs.”

The war over high-speed access is fought on 40-foot-high wooden sticks.

POTS

End of copper landlines coming soon. Some people are not happy!

AT&T Looks to Discontinue Copper Landline Phone Service State By State.

Frontier bet $17B on landlines — and is in serious trouble by the WSJ!

MERGERS:

Atlantic Broadband, a Cogeco Comms subsidiary, will acquire all of the cable systems under the MetroCast brand for $1.4 B. [source]

The telecommunications industry has lost 39,200 jobs in the last year. [source]

Cincinnati Bell is buying Hawaiian Telecom for $650M.

Acquisition complete: Mitel owns Toshiba UC Systems Business Assets.

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How Much Will 5G Cost?

“A $130 billion to $150 billion fiber infrastructure investment is required in the U.S. to unleash innovation, close the digital divide, and fully prepare the country for 5G, according to a report from management consulting firm Deloitte.” [source]

Some facts from the report are interesting:

“One of the key findings of the Deloitte report is that fiber passes less than one-third of U.S. homes and only 39% of consumers can chose from more than one service provider to get a 25 Mbps speed service.”

“Deloitte found that 10 million rural homes and 3 million urban/suburban homes do not have broadband of at least 25 Mbps.” (Which is the FCC definition of broadband 25×4)

“Perhaps even more troubling is that in rural communities, only 61% of the population have access to 25 Mbps wireline broadband, and consumers can pay nearly three times more than customers in larger cities.”

Full report HERE.

____ Peter Radizeski is a telecommunications consultant and analyst with RAD-INFO INC. Service Providers have called on RAD-INFO INC for assistance improving sales, managing online marketing efforts, channel sales enablement and overall company strategy. Contact RAD-INFO INC at 813-963-5884 or http://rad-info.net

4 Good Reads

Calix: Telcos Need to Adopt Tactical Strategies for Strategic Broadband Goals

The internet in rich countries will be unrecognizable from the rest of the world’s in five years (all CDNs)

Pushback for high-speed fiber project in Kentucky highlights political battle over broadband

2 big deals: SYNNEX buys Westcon and Digital Realty scooped up Dupont Fabros data centers.

____ Peter Radizeski is a telecommunications consultant and analyst with RAD-INFO INC. Service Providers have called on RAD-INFO INC for assistance improving sales, managing online marketing efforts, channel sales enablement and overall company strategy. Contact RAD-INFO INC at 813-963-5884 or http://rad-info.net

Colocation Promotion in Dallas, Los Angeles

Let’s not forget that with 75+ network operators, there are usually good rates available for bandwidth (especially in data centers in the US). For example, a full GIG of DIA in a data center for $300 MRC with Cogent.

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Webinar on Marketing Tactics for Fiber Broadband

30+ Tactics for Marketing Fiber: a webinar on 6/21/17 at Noon Eastern.

This one is a little different than others I have done on the topic. This won’t be strategy or marketing 101. This will be the tactics (30 of them) that are working to market fiber or gigabit broadband.

Now you can add some tools to your toolbox in order to get that take rate up!

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____ Peter Radizeski is a telecommunications consultant and analyst with RAD-INFO INC. Service Providers have called on RAD-INFO INC for assistance improving sales, managing online marketing efforts, channel sales enablement and overall company strategy. Contact RAD-INFO INC at 813-963-5884 or http://rad-info.net