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The Divide: Flume's CEO on what happened with NYC's Internet Master Plan
This episode features Prashanth Vijay, co-founder and CEO of Flume Internet. He returns to the podcast to discuss Flume's progress leveraging dark fiber to help close the digital divide in New York City over the past year, as well as the company's recently announced expansion to Los Angeles, California, and Hartford, Connecticut.
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vRAN is a 'mandatory step' for operators deploying open RAN22:08Gilles Garcia, senior director and business lead for the Data Center and Communications Group at AMD, joins the podcast to explain why virtual radio access networks (vRAN) could be an important step for service providers to take on the way to deploying open RAN
Open RAN success is a 'choose your own adventure' for telcos28:13Patrick Lopez, founder and CEO of Core Analysis, joins the podcast to discuss the state of the open radio access network (RAN) market in North America.
The Divide: Tarana's Carl Guardino on FWA's role in BEAD and beyond24:57Carl Guardino, VP at Tarana, joins the podcast to discuss where Tarana's G1 platform is helping close the digital divide, where the BEAD program still leaves room for fixed wireless over fiber and much more.
What's the Story? The pricey privacy problem with Humane and T-Mobile's Ai Pin16:46Light Reading's Mike Dano joins us to discuss a new wearable alternative to smartphones. Humane unveiled its Ai Pin, a nearly two-inch wide smart pin powered by T-Mobile's network and OpenAI's ChatGPT.
The Divide: FBA's Deborah Kish on filling out the fiber workforce17:06The Fiber Broadband Association's Deborah Kish joins the podcast to discuss the state of the fiber workforce. Kish shares progress made on the FBA's OpTIC Path program and why veterans make up a large portion of that program and fiber jobs overall.
Infinera CEO on CHIPs, AI and 'spinning the wheel of innovation'32:10Infinera CEO David Heard joins the podcast to discuss how the government's $53 billion investment in semiconductor research and manufacturing could significantly impact the optical networking industry in the US.
The Divide: Ting CEO Elliot Noss on mid-market fiber and the 'last war' of broadband pricing26:43Elliot Noss, CEO of Ting, joins the podcast to discuss how the company is reaching underserved urban markets in partnership with communities like Memphis and Colorado Springs, why Ting is using the Affordable Connectivity Program to deliver free gigabit services and more.
DOCSIS 4.0 interops gear up for next phase18:18CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney joins the podcast from his private bus, parked on the show floor of last week's Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. McKinney says CableLabs and its Kyrio subsidiary are preparing for a third DOCSIS 4.0 interop that will center on proactive network maintenance.
The Divide: Free Press' Josh Stager on the FCC's move to restore Title II oversight26:45Josh Stager, policy director at Free Press, joins the podcast to discuss the FCC's move to restore Title II rules for broadband providers, and to debunk some of the industry's arguments opposing the proceeding.