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.
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.
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.
Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will present our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference as a free digital symposium on June 21.
Charter has sparked RDOF work in all 24 states where it won bids. The cable op booked about $19 million in RDOF revenues in Q1, and expects to have about $9 million per month come in over the next ten years.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days in mid-March.
Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
The digital divide in North America is leaving millions without adequate broadband. Incumbents operate in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas and, at a national scale, perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap.
These regional ISPs operate in a highly fragmented landscape, including smaller wireless and FTTH incumbents, satellite ISPs, electric co-ops, tribal communities, and municipalities in public/private partnerships. These regional ISPs face the same cyber threats and operational challenges as their Tier 1 counterparts, but with far fewer resources and revenue-generating population density. As a result, many regional ISPs have developed highly innovated business models for access and core technology, partnerships, financing and services.
The discussion will cover:
- Three ISPs that have taken an innovative approach to their business, as detailed in a recent STL Partners report
- Why regional ISPs need to double down on core security basics such as DDoS protection
- How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
- Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management