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Connecting the Digital Divide
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7/18/2018   Post a comment
Which technology or mix of technologies will be most likely to end the digital divide by delivering high-speed broadband to rural regions?
Finding the Biggest Opex Expense
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5/23/2018   3 comments
In addition to seeking new forms of revenue-generating opportunities, service providers want ways to curtail operational expenditures. Which is the biggest drain on your budget – and, perhaps, customer experience?
The Real Deal on 5G
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4/18/2018   4 comments
Providers are spending big on fiber, partly in preparation for 5G. Is this a wise use of their financial and fiber budgets? Let us know your view on 5G.
What's at the Top of Cable's To-Do List?
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3/1/2018   9 comments
What do you see as the biggest next-gen tech priority for cable operators this year?
What's Stopping the Smart Home?
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1/31/2018   13 comments
What are the biggest obstacles to deploying smart-home services?
Who Holds the Smart Home Control?
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1/4/2018   4 comments
The battle over the smart home is heating up, as cable operators and telcos want to leverage their almost ubiquitous residential footprint into control over Internet of Things devices designed to make households more efficient, convenient and enjoyable. Simultaneously, webscale giants such as Amazon and Google, along with vendors like Apple and Samsung, are upping the ante with increasingly popular hub products. Who will win the battle?
Year of the MVNO Deal?
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11/7/2017   2 comments
In light of Verizon's agreements with Comcast and Charter and the more recent partnership between Sprint and Altice USA, do you think we will see more MVNO relationships?
What's Up With Google Fiber?
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10/5/2017   15 comments
With no CEO, a fiber construction freeze and a much lower profile, has Google Fiber's charter changed?
Ping PON Ploys
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8/23/2017   1 comment
While Verizon is moving directly to NG-PON2, other telcos are adopting XGS-PON with plans to upgrade to NG-PON2 in the unspecified future. Which strategy do you think is best-suited for success?
Big Bang for the Buck?
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7/7/2017   6 comments
Is fiber a good investment for venture capitalists and private equity firms?
Galloping to Gigabit G.fast?
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6/5/2017   9 comments
When will Gbit/s G.fast be deployed?
Upping Your Home's IQ
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4/19/2017   26 comments
Which of the following smart-home devices do you currently own or plan to buy in the next 12 months? (Please check all applicable answers.)
What's Top of Cable's To-Do List?
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3/13/2017   12 comments
What do you see as the biggest next-gen tech priority for cable operators this year?
Picking Pai’s Priorities at the FCC
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2/2/2017   18 comments
What should the Federal Communications Commission tackle first under new Chairman Ajit Pai?
SDN in the Access Network
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1/6/2017   2 comments
When will SDN capabilities start to be deployed at scale in commercial fixed broadband access networks?
Gigabit's Killer App
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9/27/2016   53 comments
Which single application or service will drive the greatest demand for Gigabit broadband services?




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