Cable & Telecom

AT&T AirGig could significantly boost rural broadband speeds: report

AT&T’S NEW AIRGIG TECHNOLOGY, which piggybacks high-speed data links on power lines, could help to overcome the digital divide between urban and rural broadband speeds within the next three years.According to a CNET report, AirGig sends data along power lines then uses 5G or other wireless networks to connect to nearby houses.  Antenna modules, referred to as ‘eggs’ by AT&T, clamp in pairs on the power line extending each direction from the power pole. The medium-voltage power line itself powers the eggs inductively, similar to how wireless charging pads for phones work, meaning no specific power connection is required. AirGig technology...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.