States are taking net neutrality into their own hands with a mix of lawsuits and legislation designed to restore regulations that were repealed by the FCC in December. Among them, California has now introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state agencies to buy Internet services from ISPs that don't follow net neutrality principles. The California bill is similar in many ways to the law passed by the state of Washington just last week, but it also includes some of the strongest language to date regarding ISP policies.
For example, the new bill explicitly states that service providers can't charge companies to reach consumers via Internet connections. And it requires that ISPs not use their last-mile infrastructure for services that degrade public Internet access over the same link.
Perhaps most interestingly, California legislators are considering a prohibition on most zero-rating implementations -- the practice whereby a fixed or mobile provider allows select services to be exempt from data caps. This goes beyond even what the Open Internet Order mandated before that net neutrality ruling was rolled back.
We will explore several fiber network environments, common vulnerabilities, and the business impact of failures. Fiber networks are typically a combination of owned and leased fiber. Learn how to reduce MTTR by up to 60% when an event occurs and how to detect degradation before it generates a service impact. Fiber monitoring of leased fiber helps ensure that the responsible party is dispatched for repair and SLAs can be managed. We will discuss both in service and out of service monitoring. Learn about the opportunities to improve business results in the following environments:
Hyperscale datacenters- the business need for near 100% uptime
5G small cell combined with leased fiber - ensuring the SLA for leased fiber
Long haul and Metro dark and lit fiber monitoring - reducing MTTR and preventing damage
FTTX construction and service activation in the access or MSO network - accelerating time to revenue
Join us when Jeff Finkelstein, Executive Director of Advanced Technologies at Cox Communications, is BBWN Radio's guest for a wide-ranging conversation about the cable operator's strategic network direction, DOCSIS 3.1, digital transformation and more. Bring your curiosity and questions when our distinguished guest speaks with Broadband World News Editor Alison Diana on May 24 at 1 pm ET; 10 am PT; 6 pm BST.
In this edition of BBWN Radio, Matthias Mieves, head of New Business, Sales and Marketing for Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom, will join BBWN Radio Editor Alison Diana to discuss the smart home market, the role of broadband and why service providers should roll out the welcome mat for this profitable market.