Podcast – The Divide: EFF's Ernesto Falcon on 'building back better' broadband


Welcome to "The Divide" – a new podcast from Light Reading exploring the ongoing digital divide: why it still exists, where it still exists and what needs to be done to fix it.

Today's guest is Ernesto Falcon, senior legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). We discussed the need for nationwide fiber infrastructure in the US and what's holding that up, what the pandemic has revealed about broadband policy in the US, and what to expect from the incoming Biden administration on the broadband front.

— Nicole Ferraro, contributing editor and host of "The Divide" and "What's the Story?" Light Reading

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Today’s access network architecture is under mounting pressure due to a continued surge in the number of connected devices, a proliferation of bandwidth-intensive customer applications and dramatic shifts in usage patterns related to the pandemic, such as work-from-home and e-learning.

Learn why now is the right time for cable operators to build greenfield networks or expand their existing networks with 10G PON, arming customers with high-speed symmetrical broadband. Gain a clear understanding of the drivers impacting the access network and the various approaches being considered to deliver higher speed services. Plus, find out the best practices that operators are employing as they leverage the latest in passive optical technology to future-proof their networks.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Node + 0 (Fiber Deep)
  • DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 (FDX/ESD)
  • FTTP and 10G PON
  • XGS-PON, NG-PON2
  • Provisioning 10G PON within a DOCSIS B/OSS environment

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