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Rural Is Central to Frontier's $1.35B Broadband Sale
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5/29/2019   6 comments
The operator is selling its wireline network across four mainly rural states, areas in which it has invested federal CAF II funds to bridge the digital divide.
Brits' Broadband Bulldogs Run From Lands End to John o' Groats
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3/26/2019   8 comments
The number and power of Britain's so-called altnets are growing, increasing access to fiber-based gigabit broadband for residents and businesses.
A Tale of Two Broadbands: Global Fiber Use Is Mixed
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2/28/2019   8 comments
Nations' use of high-speed fiber accessed via fixed-broadband Internet grew to 25% versus 12%, OECD found, but there's huge disparity between countries.
Google Buries Louisville Fiber Plans
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2/7/2019   60 comments
Search engine giant opts to leave Louisville, KY, rather than replace the entire network after nanotrenching technique creates nightmare experience for customers and residents.
Why Did FCC Kill NTIA's Broadband Map?
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1/16/2019   5 comments
After NTIA asked for public comments on map improvements in October 2018, the FCC decommissioned the agency's broadband map in early December but did not say whether it will use any of the public's great ideas on its own (largely panned) map.
Net Neutrality: It's Not Dead Yet
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1/9/2019   23 comments
The case of Mozilla v. FCC is slated to begin in the D.C. Circuit Court on Feb. 1, marking what's expected to be the beginning of a protracted legal battle that may continue well into the 2020 presidential race.
FCC Finally Defines Broadband for All
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12/14/2018   12 comments
At its meeting, the Federal Communications Commission increased the speed of acceptable rural broadband and increased funding for providers, delivering it to households and businesses in the countryside.
Can Brexit Boost British Broadband?
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12/12/2018   18 comments
Ex-pat Alison Diana finds some Brits focused on improving the country's pretty abysmal service since it's something they can control ó unlike Brexit, Theresa May's future, Parliamentary games or anything else to do with the relationship between the EU and UK.
Ajit Pai's Not-So-Bad Bad Day
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12/7/2018   7 comments
Imagining a day in the life of Ajit Pai, a day when two years of service provider speed test data is finally released in the middle of a 762-page report.
Cable Business Services: Going Vertical to Keep Growing
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11/15/2018   11 comments
Cable operators must know their enterprise strategy and play to their strengths by aiming for specific customer types or by thoroughly covering vertical industries.
Should Utilities Foot Fiber Bill in Vermont?
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10/12/2018   10 comments
Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist, herself a former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, believes the state's digital divide will end if she wins and mandates that all utilities pay to deploy fiber, then sell their wholesale services.
FCC Strikes Another Nail in State's Rights
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10/1/2018   8 comments
Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing looms over the first of several anticipated state laws passed, challenging the FCC's reversal of net neutrality.
The $70B Digital Divide Conundrum
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9/12/2018   10 comments
US households with broadband access receive, on average, an economic benefit of $1,950 annually: That's lost to co-op residences unless the country figures out a way to use multiple technologies to deploy true high-speed, future-facing broadband to all.
Managed Security Forges Trusted Advisor Relationship
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8/17/2018   13 comments
By combining physical and virtual security of software and Internet of Things solutions, service providers can generate ongoing monthly revenue streams and subscriber peace of mind that their home truly is a fortress, physically and virtually.
Smart Homes as a Hedge Against High Rural Electric Bills
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7/20/2018   27 comments
Rural customers pay up to 40% higher utility bills than their more urban peers. Broadband providers can push smart home solutions as a way to offset electricity costs.
NG-PON2: The Case for 5G Trumps Lackluster Equipment Volumes
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7/19/2018   5 comments
Chinese telcos won't buy enough NG-PON2 to drive down volume costs. But does that matter, considering the role the next-gen optical technology's going to play in 5G and service provider infrastructure?
Just Connect, Already
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7/17/2018   31 comments
New study sponsored by Internet Innovation Alliance finds almost no difference in how people prefer to connect to Internet – via wireless or wireline.
World Cup Sends OTT Demand Into OT
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7/9/2018   3 comments
The last time England won the World Cup, a ragged bunch of lads from Liverpool was about to invade America. Teenage girls watched the fab four on wood-framed televisions and shared their thoughts on Princess phones.
The Dumb Side of DIY Smart Homes
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6/11/2018   42 comments
More consumers want do-it-yourself smart home devices. But that approach defeats the whole purpose of smart homes Ė spending more time with family and getting out of household chores.
Epsilon: From Coal Shed to Cloud
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5/30/2018   9 comments
Epsilon has taken the best of system integrators' lessons and applied them to its telco model, empowering the wholesale service provider to upgrade its global network to 100Gbit/s and leave its coal-shed history far, far behind, says Jerzy Szlosarek, Epsilon CEO.
Broadband Satellites Revitalize Space Age
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5/8/2018   7 comments
Advances in technology and cost reductions translate into soaring expectations for satellite vendors and managed service providers, such as SES Networks.




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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
11:00 a.m New York./4:00 p.m.London

The cable industry took a major step in the battle for Gigabit broadband supremacy with the announcement of its 10G Platform vision. The key to realizing this vision hinges on leveraging the right access technologies and network architectures to provide the best balance of benefit versus cost.

One network path has the MSO embracing Next-Generation Hybrid Fiber Coax (NG HFC), which includes:

  • Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)
  • Node+0
  • Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX)
  • Virtual Cable Converged Access Platforms (vCCAP)

Fiber-to-the-Home/Business (FTTH/B) is another network option, affording gigabit broadband scalability and 10Gbps service capability. How is an MSO to decide where which option works best and what to do now to prepare its networks for the onslaught of high-bandwidth residential and business applications?

During this webinar, Jack Burton, principal of Broadband Success Partners, outlines current and new access network architectures. Additionally, he will examine the facts and debunk some common misconceptions surrounding both fiber and NG HFC network deployment and maintenance.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London

Wi-Fi is the foundation of the connected home for consumers; yet, itís often a source of frustration. With the imminent release of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard Ė combined with a strong Managed Wi-Fi offer Ė service providers can reverse subscriber frustration while tapping into new revenue streams.

Key topics include:

  • Whatís different about Wi-Fi 6 and why it matters to your subscribers
  • The importance of offering Managed Wi-Fi and its connection to Wi-Fi 6
  • How you can elevate your brand and gain a strong foothold in the home network.

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