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Ex-Intel Exec: Bringing Broadband to Rural Colorado
Alison Diana  
4/28/2017   15 comments
Under the direction of former Intel exec Tony Neal-Graves, Colorado plans to get broadband access to all rural residents by 2020.
Comcast Hits UBB Out of the Park for Atlanta Braves
Alison Diana  
4/27/2017   16 comments
Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves prove if you build it and it has powerful broadband they will come and connect.
DOCSIS 3.1 Investments Pay 1-Gig Service Dividends
Alison Diana  
4/26/2017   12 comments
Comcast and Mediacom this week unveiled ultra-broadband services that leverage their investments in DOCSIS 3.1.
How Green Is My Valley (if It Has Broadband)?
Alison Diana  
4/26/2017   19 comments
The earl of an English village won't let BT deploy fiber cables on his land, a novel but not unique challenge for ultra-broadband providers.
Verizon Fios Goes Gigabit Strong With FTTH
Alison Diana  
4/25/2017   20 comments
With the debut of Fios Gigabit Connection with download speeds up to 950 Mbit/s and uploads up to 880 Mbit/s Verizon uncorks the potential of its FTTH investment.
Ultra-Broadband Can Heal Telehealth's Wounds
Alison Diana  
4/24/2017   40 comments
Telehealth should be worth $30 million by 2020, but that's only if all providers can access the ultra-broadband speeds and latency performance bandwidth-hungry applications like imaging and radiology need.
Cable's Priorities: DOCSIS 3.1 & Fiber
Alison Diana  
4/21/2017   15 comments
Almost 30% of UBB2020 poll respondents said rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 and gigabit speeds were the biggest priorities for cable operators this year, while an equal number will focus on extending fiber deeper into the access network.
Opinion: Optical DCI & the Future of Data Centers
Broadband World News  
4/21/2017   1 comment
ADVA, Source Photonics and ZTE share their views on data center interconnect (DCI).
It's Time to Rethink Key Broadband Assumptions: Ovum
Robert Clark  
4/20/2017   25 comments
OTT video is upending telecom operators' established approach to IPTV, Kamalini Ganguly, senior analyst at Ovum, tells Broadband Forum Asia attendees.
ADTRAN Reports Record Q1 Earnings
Alison Diana  
4/19/2017   9 comments
Vendor credits surge in international sales, plus demand for services, access and aggregation solutions, for rosy start to 2017.
Broadband Prices to Double: Report
Alison Diana  
4/19/2017   19 comments
Despite vast improvements to infrastructure and capabilities, broadband bills have not gone up much -- but that should change, says New Street Research Analyst Jonathan Chaplin.
Boosty OTT Boosts Broadband Bandwidth
Robert Clark  
4/18/2017   10 comments
Sharedband's service combines fixed and mobile bandwidth to maximize throughput for bandwidth-starved users, says company CEO Paul Evans.
Build Your Own Broadband Comes Under Attack
Alison Diana  
4/17/2017   20 comments
Competing legal factions vie over cities' right to construct their own broadband networks vs. relying solely on well-established service providers.
Speed Counts, Doesn't It?
Alison Diana  
4/13/2017   10 comments
Residential consumers are unsure about their broadband speeds, suggesting providers should focus on capabilities, not megabits and gigabits.
Learn About SD-Access & 10G PON: Webinar
Alison Diana  
4/12/2017   1 comment
Join ADTRAN's Ryan McCowan on Thursday, April 13 at noon ET for a webinar on how to mobilize software-defined access with 10G PON.
Future Broadband Business Case Unclear, Says HKBN CTO
Robert Clark  
4/12/2017   21 comments
During a presentation at Broadband Forum Asia, Hong Kong Broadband Network CTO Gary McLaren says telcos' growth will come from increasing market share, cutting latency and improving customer engagement.
Australia's nbn Rolls Out NG-PON 2 Trial
Alison Diana  
4/11/2017   9 comments
Australian CSP nbn partnered with Nokia on an NG-PON2 trial expected to accelerate customer speeds up to 10 times current broadband rates.
A Powerful Access Network to Fast-forward Future of Applications
Kurt Raaflaub  
4/11/2017   13 comments
Next-generation access networks must address the next wave of video, messaging and IoT, while also laying a solid foundation for the rapid creation of new disruptive services such as virtual and augmented reality applications, says ADTRAN's Kurt Raaflaub.
Bandwidth Surge Demands Virtualization
Alison Diana  
4/10/2017   13 comments
Good news for virtualization and cloud use: More than 50% of respondents to a Viavi study expect bandwidth usage to double by the end of 2018, while 20% believe usage will double by year's end.
CSPs Well-Placed to Manage Enterprises' Digital Solutions
Alison Diana  
4/7/2017   18 comments
CSPs' broadband deployments, investments in software-based infrastructure and expertise in managing diverse technical assets empower them to take away market share from system integrators in the $270-billion digital solutions management market.
FCC Chair Names Broadband Advisory Committee Members
Alison Diana  
4/6/2017   9 comments
Members of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, which will hold its first meeting later this month, include Sprint CTO John Saw.
Verizon Adds Analytics to Digital Media Services
Alison Diana  
4/6/2017   11 comments
Verizon Digital Media Services today debuted a cloud-based content intelligence system designed to simplify, personalize and automate online video production and distribution for broadcasters, OTT providers and online video distributors.
Broadband Forum Details 2017 Initiatives
Alison Diana  
4/6/2017   8 comments
The industry organization expects to advance in areas including broadband mobile backhaul architecture, virtualization, cloud, FTTdp and home networks.
Copper. Fiber. What's in a Name?
Alison Diana  
4/5/2017   29 comments
Britain's advertising watchdog agency investigates whether ISPs are falsely promoting broadband speeds transmitted over partial-fiber networks.
G.fast to Hit Gigabit Speed in 2017
Alison Diana  
4/4/2017   8 comments
In a meeting at ADTRAN headquarters this week, ITU-T Q4/15 Group members such as AT&T, BT and DT expect a flurry of activity to result in advances in 212Mhz G.fast and dynamic time slot allocation to result in faster broadband.
IEEE Issues Add-On Standard for Home, IoT Networks
Alison Diana  
4/4/2017   2 comments
The IEEE's new Ethernet standard add-on is designed to complement wired and wireless connections broadly used in networks today.




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