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    The Divide: Pew's Anna Read on state efforts to close the gap

    The Divide: Pew's Anna Read on state efforts to close the gap

    Welcome to "The Divide" – a new podcast from Light Reading exploring the ongoing digital divide: why it still exists, where it still exists and what needs to be done to fix it.

    Today's guest is Anna Read, a research officer with the broadband research initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

    We discuss ongoing challenges to broadband access and adoption, which policies and efforts are (and are not) working, and how state programs and public-private partnerships can make a difference.

    For more from Pew's broadband research initiative, check out the show notes to this episode on www.lightreading.com.

    • 12 min
    The Divide: EFF's Ernesto Falcon on 'building back better' broadband

    The Divide: EFF's Ernesto Falcon on 'building back better' broadband

    Welcome to "The Divide" – a new podcast from Light Reading exploring the ongoing digital divide: why it still exists, where it still exists and what needs to be done to fix it.

    Our guest is Ernesto Falcon, senior legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). We discussed the need for nationwide fiber infrastructure in the US and what's holding that up, what the pandemic has revealed about broadband policy in the US, and what to expect from the incoming Biden administration on the broadband front.

    • 18 min
    Nick Weaver, CEO of eero, says smart Wi-Fi is essential for connected homes

    Nick Weaver, CEO of eero, says smart Wi-Fi is essential for connected homes

    This week the podcast welcomes eero CEO Nick Weaver to discuss in-home connectivity and how his company has changed since it was bought by Amazon in 2019. The podcast covers the proliferation of Wi-Fi 6, the new demands on home routers now that everyone's been home for nearly a year and, finally, eero's progress on its efforts to become a home connectivity partner for service providers.

    • 31 min
    Omdia's Dario Talmesio: What's ahead for telcos in 2021

    Omdia's Dario Talmesio: What's ahead for telcos in 2021

    Dario Talmesio, research director for Omdia's service provider strategy and regulation practice, talks about the big topics that will shape the year ahead for communications service providers (CSPs).

    This podcast, recorded in late December, covers the industry's progress in 5G and where the world of mobile broadband is going next (01:45); the evolving role of cloud providers in the CSP ecosystem (07:30); the economic fallout of COVID-19 and how telcos will retain customers who have lost work or have been hit with medical bills (12:15); and the push for more corporate social responsibility both in environmental concerns and hiring practices (17:25).

    • 24 min
    US Ignite's Mari Silbey: Tech tests for better rural broadband access

    US Ignite's Mari Silbey: Tech tests for better rural broadband access

    Mari Silbey, senior director of Partnerships and Outreach for US Ignite, joins the Light Reading podcast in this episode, recorded in late December.

    Silbey provides an update on "Project Overcome," a program by US Ignite and the National Science Foundation to improve the reach of broadband in underserved areas.

    Also, she shares an update on the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program, which is US Ignite's effort to work with partners in testing new technologies that could improve rural broadband access.

    "For rural America, there's probably not one technology that will solve everyone's problems, and we need to experiment with how to bring them together in different ways to get the best connectivity for these folks that can't otherwise be connected," she said.

    • 37 min
    What's the story: Light Reading's Phil Harvey recaps the year in Huawei

    What's the story: Light Reading's Phil Harvey recaps the year in Huawei

    Are the Huawei bans working? What will the US do next year to keep China's champion from 5G world domination? Phil Harvey returns to the podcast to give us the latest on Huawei's turbulent year.

    • 22 min

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