Light Reading Podcasts
The Divide: How BDT is increasing enrollments in the FCC's ACP
This episode features Trooper Sanders, CEO of Benefits Data Trust (BDT), on the importance of the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and how BDT is helping more people access the monthly broadband subsidy.
IBM's Andrew Coward on managing MEC and multi-cloud madness
Former CEO of Lumina Networks Andrew Coward joins the podcast to discuss his new role as general manager of software defined networking at IBM and how the company is addressing enterprise needs for multi-cloud management.
POWDER: Open for 5G and whatever's next
In Salt Lake City, a city-sized 5G network is humming along with hundreds of devices connected to dozens of endpoints, measuring every imaginable thing you can in a modern cellular network. The latest developments in the POWDER testbed have made the resource all the more valuable.
The Notebook Dump: Juniper's software shift, Sohn saga, Oregon Trail treachery
Phil Harvey, Jeff Baumgartner, Mike Dano, Nicole Ferraro and Kelsey Ziser discuss Juniper's software-centric strategy and 400G expansions, the continued pay-TV subscription decline and Netflix's crackdown on password sharing.
What's the Story? Telcos trudging slowly ahead with automation
Iain Morris joins the podcast to discuss how automated telcos really are and what's actually contributing to job cuts in the telecom industry over the past few years.
The Divide: Study examines service providers' plans and priorities for bridging broadband gaps
This episode features Alan Breznick, senior analyst with Heavy Reading. He joins the show to discuss the results of a recent survey about the global broadband industry's plans for closing the digital divide, including which technologies providers are prioritizing for their buildouts, what they're looking for from vendors, the role of government subsidies – and more.
The Notebook Dump: BEAD battles, 5G wins and woes, robot dog uprising
Jeff Baumgartner, Mike Dano, Nicole Ferraro and Kelsey Ziser discuss Q4 earnings results for cable operators such as Comcast, which lost broadband subscribers but gained mobile subs. Nicole provides an update on $42.5 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program funding debates, and Mike shares why AT&T is doing better than Verizon in the 5G game. We close out with AT&T's launch of robotic dogs for emergency services and "Phil Harvey" makes a surprise appearance in an unexpected form in The Notebook Dump for the week ending January 27.
What's the Story? Mediacom mum on mobile service details
Jeff Baumgartner joins the podcast with updates on Mediacom's mobile service and discusses how the cable industry at large is doing in the mobile space. We also discuss his predictions for how Comcast and Charter may fare in their Q4 earnings reports.