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Fiber Connect 2022: Render Ready to Feast on Rapid FTTH Uptake with Network Construction Platform Additions

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Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why Render Networks new product additions to its Network Construction Platform amply position the company to capitalize on increased U.S. federal government funding of broadband builds, including FTTH, and play an integral role in allowing broadband operators and construction companies to optimize the overall fiber build process by operating from the same digital page.

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Amazon’s Project Kuiper Takes Off With Heavy-Lift Rocket Launch Deals for its Low Earth Satellite Network Aiming to Increase Global Broadband Access

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Futurum analyst Todd R. Weiss explores the news from Amazon’s Project Kuiper announcing the signing of contracts with three rocket companies to provide heavy-lift launch services of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites in what is being touted as the largest commercial procurement of launch vehicles in history. Amazon’s Project Kuiper expects to send some 3,200+ satellites skyward on about 83 launches over the next five years to get rural broadband services up and running across the globe, helping to address the digital divide in much-needed ways.

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$100 Billion High-Speed Broadband Bill Reintroduced by Rep James Clyburn Aimed at Closing the Digital Divide

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The $100 billion high speed broadband bill reintroduced by Rep James Clyburn is aimed at closing the digital divide. This is both timely and significant, as the FCC estimates at least 21 million Americans currently may not have access to high speed internet, including as many as 1 in 4 rural households and 1 in 3 households on tribal lands. This puts students and workers in those areas at a severe disadvantage through no fault of their own. That is the digital divide that H.R.1783 aims to correct over the next five years.