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Perspectives that Catalyze Innovation

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Perspectives that Catalyze Innovation

May 21, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Fallout from the Pledge

Tom Cohen discusses how carriers stepped up and took a pledge to guarantee service when Americans needed broadband most. Should this crisis continue, will the government be there to bail carriers out? ... READ MORE 

May 11, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Is Broadband Essential? Should It Be Treated as a Utility?

Tom Cohen examines how broadband should be regulated. Is it essential? Is it a utility?... READ MORE 

May 4, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Stimulus for Broadband: Meeting Emergency Demands First; Infrastructure is Down the Road

Tom Cohen highlights the near-term stimulus funds coming for broadband and poses several questions for what comes after COVID-19 challenges are addressed.... READ MORE 

April 27, 2020 by Tom Cohen

Broadband Providers Take the Pledge and Now the Federal Government is Doing its Part

Tom Cohen highlights how when the U.S. needs connectivity the most, service providers are stepping up to guarantee service while the government creates $325M of new funding with more to come. ... READ MORE 

April 20, 2020 by Gregory Bathrick

An Opportunity to Finish Closing the Digital Divide

Greg Bathrick and Tom Cohen discuss opportunities for service providers to reach more underserved consumers with broadband, often with the help of funding programs.... READ MORE 

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