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Rogers gears up for multi-Gig service
Alan Breznick  
7/22/2021   Post a comment
Big Toronto-based cable, wireless and media company has started offering 1.5-Gig service as it deploys GPON-based fiber in 'strategic areas' and preps for DOCSIS 4.0 over its legacy HFC network.
Altice USA gears up for 10-Gig speeds
Alan Breznick  
5/13/2021   Post a comment
Fourth-largest US cable operator aims to be '10-gig-ready' in the next 18 months, thanks to its aggressive FTTP upgrade strategy.
netElastic stretches reach to Brazil and beyond
Alan Breznick  
4/8/2021   Post a comment
Silicon Valley startup signs up several small Brazilian ISPs for its virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG), which helps service providers deliver speeds up to 1 gig.
Canada plots Quebec broadband stimulus
Alan Breznick  
4/2/2021   Post a comment
Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.
Rogers poised to become Canada's cable/broadband kingpin
Alan Breznick  
3/19/2021   Post a comment
Proposed $20.8 billion deal to buy fellow cableco Shaw Communications would cement Rogers' position as the Comcast of the Great White North, with far more cable and broadband subscribers than any other Canadian provider.
Rogers posts cable, IPTV sub gains in Q4
Alan Breznick  
2/1/2021   Post a comment
Big Toronto-based cable and wireless provider continued to add more broadband and IPTV customers in Q4 to at least partly offset weaknesses in its wireless and media units.
Cable tech chiefs target broadband moves
Alan Breznick  
1/25/2021   Post a comment
CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney and SCTE/ISBE President and CEO Mark Dzuban say the now-merged organizations will spur cable's rollout of 10G, DOCSIS 4.0 and fixed-wireless, as well as efforts to bridge the digital divide.
Shaw suffers broadband sub loss again
Alan Breznick  
11/2/2020   Post a comment
Unlike most other large North American service providers, Shaw shed high-speed data subs for the second straight quarter as it struggled to compete with Telus and other rivals.
Rogers sees broadband, IPTV growth slow in Q3
Alan Breznick  
10/26/2020   Post a comment
As the Canadian economy reopened after the mass COVID-19 lockdowns of the spring, Rogers experienced substantially less sub growth for its broadband and Ignite TV services.
Verizon sees Fios slowdown because of COVID-19
Alan Breznick  
7/29/2020   Post a comment
Big US telco picks up fewer Fios broadband subscribers and sheds more Fios video customers in Q2 because of the spread of the coronavirus.
AT&T sees another decline in broadband subs
Alan Breznick  
7/23/2020   Post a comment
AT&T reports loss of more than 100,000 broadband customers in second quarter despite big subscriber gains for its fiber network.
Rogers ekes out broadband sub gains despite pandemic
Alan Breznick  
7/22/2020   Post a comment
In an otherwise dreary quarter, Canada's largest cable and wireless provider still manages to add broadband and IPTV subscribers.
Shaw loses broadband subs due to COVID
Alan Breznick  
7/13/2020   Post a comment
Big Canadian cable and wireless operator reports loss of broadband subscribers in its fiscal third quarter even as it boosts speeds.
LR's Cable Next-Gen event is going virtual
Alan Breznick  
7/1/2020   Post a comment
Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.
Liberty Global sees upstream traffic surge over 50%
Alan Breznick  
5/7/2020   Post a comment
Europe's largest cable operator reports that both upstream and downstream traffic have jumped since the COVID-19 pandemic hit its markets, with the upstream traffic surging 50% and the downstream up over 20%.
Liberty Latin America sees steady broadband gains
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5/6/2020   Post a comment
While it hasn't enjoyed the same surge in broadband subs as its North American cable counterparts, the big Latin American MSO still saw healthy sub increase in first quarter.
Comcast, Charter and Altice USA enjoy virus-fueled broadband bonanza
Alan Breznick  
5/5/2020   Post a comment
With tens of millions of people now sheltering at home throughout the nation, the three biggest publicly traded US MSOs all reported substantially higher broadband subscriber gains in the first quarter.
Rogers sees over 50% jump in network traffic from COVID-19
Alan Breznick  
4/22/2020   Post a comment
Rogers also nets more broadband and Ignite TV sub gains and holds steady on cable revenues in Q1 as most Canadians shelter-at-home.
Midsized cablecos cope with COVID-19 data demands and customer needs
Alan Breznick  
4/8/2020   1 comment
Atlantic Broadband reports 25% surge in data traffic while RCN/Grande/Wave offers free connectivity, deferred payments and other aid to customers.
Altice USA goes for gig
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2/13/2020   Post a comment
The fourth-largest US cable operator reports accelerated deployment of FTTH lines and launch of DOCSIS 3.1 service over HFC network in Q4.
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.
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