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Why FTTH May Trump Fiber Deep for Cable
Alan Breznick  
8/20/2019   4 comments
In a provocative new BBWN webinar, Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton will delve into cable's next-gen HFC architecture plans and explain why going all-fiber may make more sense for operators right now.
Bell Canada Continues Broadband Quest
Alan Breznick  
8/1/2019   4 comments
Canada's biggest telecom provider bets big on fiber lines to take the broadband lead against Rogers, Shaw and other large cable operators.
Charter Bets Bigger on Broadband
Alan Breznick  
7/26/2019   21 comments
Second-largest US cableco corrals another 258,000 high-speed data subscribers in the second quarter, boosting its total broadband base to nearly 26 million subs.
Comcast Rides Broadband Wagon Again
Alan Breznick  
7/25/2019   19 comments
No. 1 US cable and broadband provider racks up another strong quarter of steady broadband and mobile subscriber growth as it gears up for new streaming video service.
AT&T: Fiber Up but Broadband Still Down
Alan Breznick  
7/24/2019   22 comments
Despite netting more than 300,000 FTTH subscribers, AT&T still suffered an overall loss of broadband customers in Q2.
Rogers Aims to Ignite Broadband Growth
Alan Breznick  
7/23/2019   8 comments
Big Canadian cableco still sees ample room for broadband growth as it prepares to launch next-gen home WiFi products syndicated from Comcast.
Liberty Global Bets on Beefier Broadband
Alan Breznick  
5/14/2019   9 comments
While it continues to pull back from the European continent, Liberty Global is rolling out faster broadband speeds and next-gen WiFi and mobile services to beef up its market position.
Casa's Broadband Business Crashes in Q1
Alan Breznick  
5/2/2019   2 comments
Cable and wireless network access vendor reports revenues plunged by nearly 60% in Q1 as cable operators cut back sharply on network upgrade orders.
Cable One Aims to Be King of the Sticks
Alan Breznick  
4/10/2019   4 comments
Rapidly growing MSO keeps bulking up by buying smaller cablecos in largely rural and exurban markets throughout the US.
Where Cable's Heading With Fiber
Alan Breznick  
10/11/2018   13 comments
In a new report produced in tandem with SCTE/ISBE, Heavy Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now, what they plan to do with it in the future and which challenges are the biggest.
Vodafone Goes Gigabit in Germany
Alan Breznick  
10/2/2018   4 comments
Major European provider launches gigabit-enabling DOCSIS 3.1 service in Bavaria, making it the second major German MSO to do so.
Where Is Europe's Cable Industry Heading?
Alan Breznick  
9/18/2018   12 comments
In a first, Light Reading will tackle the big technology and business challenges facing the European cable industry at our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London on Nov. 6.
Charter Chief Puts Faith in Full Duplex DOCSIS
Alan Breznick  
9/13/2018   2 comments
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs media conference, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said cable's new Full Duplex DOCSIS spec will trump 5G fixed-wireless.
Who Says Broadband Growth Is Slowing Down?
Alan Breznick  
8/23/2018   10 comments
Defying expectations, broadband subscriber growth spiked in the second quarter, MoffettNathason confirmed in its latest market report.
States Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality Rollback
Alan Breznick  
8/22/2018   26 comments
In a new twist, 22 states and the District of Columbia are suing to block the FCC's rollback of net neutrality rules, challenging the agency's tendency to preempt state and local laws.
MobiTV Moves Needle With App-Based IPTV
Alan Breznick  
8/15/2018   3 comments
Vendor now boasts nearly 60 service providers for its white-label, app-based multiscreen video platform that can work with both cable set-top boxes and retail video devices.
Liberty Latin America Eyes Broadband Opening
Alan Breznick  
8/13/2018   4 comments
Liberty Latin America sees opportunity for broadband growth in Central America and Caribbean as the region recovers from last year's hurricanes.
Liberty Global Seeks Broadband Growth Spurt
Alan Breznick  
8/10/2018   3 comments
With its first DOCSIS 3.1 rollouts now in the works, big European cableco aims to re-stoke its broadband growth engine with data speed hikes.
NBN Finally Brings DOCSIS 3.1 Down Under
Alan Breznick  
8/8/2018   5 comments
More than two years later than originally planned, Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator says it has started deploying the multi-gigabit DOCSIS standard on its HFC network.
Altice USA Brings Gig Service to Broadway
Alan Breznick  
8/6/2018   2 comments
Fourth-biggest US MSO has begun a 'soft launch' of its symmetrical 1 Gig service in parts of the New York metro area as it continues to boost broadband speeds.
Charter Races to Wrap Up DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick  
8/1/2018   2 comments
With 60% of its 50-million-home footprint covered by DOCSIS 3.1 now, the number two US cable and broadband provider aims to blanket the rest of its service areas by year's end.
Comcast Sees Broadband Nirvana
Alan Breznick  
7/27/2018   21 comments
After racking up its best Q2 broadband performance in a decade, Comcast places more emphasis on broadband-only plans for cable subscribers.
AT&T Fiber Fuels More Broadband Gains
Alan Breznick  
7/25/2018   9 comments
Big US telco now passes more than 9M homes and businesses in 71 metro areas as it upgrades DSL subs to FTTH.
Verizon Views 5G as Broadband Bonanza
Alan Breznick  
7/24/2018   26 comments
Big Red pins residential broadband hopes on putting fiber in more markets as its Fios platform continues to score modest gains in data customers while its DSL sub base dwindles further.
California Lawmakers Embrace Strong Net Neutrality Rules
Alan Breznick  
6/4/2018   7 comments
The California State Senate easily passed a strong net neutrality bill last week, sending the bill to State Assembly and likely touching off yet another legal battle with the feds.
Cable's New Game Plan: More Fiber & DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick  
5/29/2018   7 comments
In BBWN's latest poll about the cable industry's next-gen tech plans, constructing new FTTH networks scored as the top priority, followed closely by rolling out D3.1 and gigabit speeds.
AT&T Doubles Down on Fiber Diet
Alan Breznick  
4/26/2018   9 comments
Third-largest US broadband provider plans to pass 10 million homes with FTTH lines by year's end as it strives to meet buildout target of DirecTV deal.
Comcast Sees Lots of Runway for Broadband Growth
Alan Breznick  
4/25/2018   10 comments
Even though broadband penetration appears to be nearing the saturation point nationally, Comcast execs believe they still have plenty of room to grow.
Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick  
4/24/2018   28 comments
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in the first quarter even as it keeps shedding more Fios video subscribers.
Mediacom: Gig Proving Bigger Than Expected
Alan Breznick  
4/2/2018   7 comments
In cableco's initial rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 across its footprint, more broadband subscribers than anticipated are signing up for 1 Gig packages. Go figure.
Altice USA Revs Up for Broadband Battle
Alan Breznick  
3/1/2018   20 comments
Fourth-biggest US cable operator is now deploying both FTTH networks and, more quietly, DOCSIS 3.1 technology to offer gigabit speeds to nearly 30% of its data subscribers.
Liberty Global Holds Back on DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick  
2/20/2018   2 comments
Although it original planned to roll out DOCSIS 3.1 in late 2017, Liberty Global is still delaying deployments while it continues to bring its HFC networks up to speed.
Charter Going Gig-Happy in 2018
Alan Breznick  
2/7/2018   4 comments
Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider plans to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 and offer 1-Gig service across its 50-million-home footprint by year's end.
AT&T Goes Full Speed Ahead on Fiber
Alan Breznick  
2/1/2018   6 comments
Big US operator cites IP broadband subscriber gains as it ratchets up spending on fiber deployment in the wake of the big US corporate tax cut.
Atlantic Broadband Plans Florida Fiber Feast
Alan Breznick  
1/30/2018   5 comments
In latest expansion move, midsize US cable overbuilder plans to use newly purchased South Florida fiber network to boost its business services efforts.
WOW Races to Wrap Up Gig Rollouts
Alan Breznick  
1/25/2018   6 comments
Large US MSO rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 service to numerous more markets, including Cleveland, Columbus and Detroit, as it shoots for nearly 95% coverage of its footprint by the spring.
Comcast Closes In on Full Gig Coverage
Alan Breznick  
1/24/2018   14 comments
No. 1 US cable operator says it now offers 1 Gig speeds to 80% of its service footprint, with plans to reach 100% coverage by year-end.
Verizon Fios Slows Growth Pace
Alan Breznick  
1/23/2018   31 comments
Big US telco adds 47,000 Fios Internet subscribers in the fourth quarter, down from its third quarter and year-ago gains and not enough to wipe out its DSL sub losses.
Cable One Goes Gaga Over Gig
Alan Breznick  
1/19/2018   11 comments
Seventh-largest US MSO says it now offers its GigaOne service to more than 95% of the 1.6 million homes in its legacy footprint and will reach 100% coverage by year-end using DOCSIS 3.0 technology.
Amazon Boasts NFL Streaming Gains
Alan Breznick  
1/16/2018   5 comments
In its first year of streaming NFL Thursday night games, Amazon said its Prime Video unit drew 17% higher game viewership than Twitter's similar offering last season.
Cox Revs Up Gigabit Rollout
Alan Breznick  
1/10/2018   9 comments
At CES, Cox announces that it now offers gigabit broadband service to 40% of its customers in its footprint as its DOCSIS 3.1 rollout starts to take off.
Can Cable Broadband Woo Enterprises?
Alan Breznick  
11/16/2017   28 comments
Cable operators continue to lure small and midsize firms. But can they duplicate the feat with large enterprises? Come find out.
Cable Still Counting on DOCSIS But...
Alan Breznick  
9/19/2016   19 comments
Whether it's the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec or the forthcoming Full Duplex DOCSIS spec, the cable industry is still looking mostly for DOCSIS to propel it into the ultra-broadband future.




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