Altice USA goes for gig
Alan Breznick 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atlantic Broadband reports 25% surge in data traffic while RCN/Grande/Wave offers free connectivity, deferred payments and other aid to customers.
Upstream usage is up just 2.3% and downstream usage is down almost 6% in monitored markets that are under stay-at-home orders, according to ISP data gathered from the week of March 30-April 3.
As Frontier creeps toward a reorg and possible bankruptcy filing, the telecom says a 'significant under-investment' in fiber has put it behind the 8-ball.
NCTA, Comcast, Nokia and BroadbandNow relay updates on how broadband networks are coping with data surges as millions of consumers work, study and entertain themselves at home.
Satellite broadband startup says talks to fully fund the company through deployment and commercial launch fell through, citing the financial impact caused by the spread of COVID-19.
More Industry Announcements
- Congruex providing fiber services for critical organizations combating COVID-19
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- Monroe County EPA picks Conexon to build FTTH network
NULL, Wednesday, April 8, 2020
- UK altnets increased coverage by 50% in 2019 – report
NULL, Wednesday, April 8, 2020
- Atlantic Broadband reports usage spikes since COVID-19 outbreak
NULL, Tuesday, April 7, 2020
- i3 Broadband partners with Plume on i3 Smart Wi-Fi
NULL, Tuesday, April 7, 2020
- Everstream secures $342.5M in debt financing
NULL, Monday, April 6, 2020
- TDS Metrocom to build FTTH network in Idaho
NULL, Friday, April 3, 2020
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