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All things broadband — our latest coverage regarding news, trends, developments, and implications for the broadband ecosystem.

BroadbandVision: It’s All About Broadband ROI and Perspective

So much to learn, so little time. If you work in the broadband industry, I’m sure you can relate. There is no shortage of opportunities (which also have corresponding challenges), but the marketplace moves quickly, so you have to too. Picking and choosing the right...Learn More

OECD: U.S. Wireless Broadband Penetration Hits 100 Percent

Nearly three of every four developed country residents have access to wireless broadband services, according to the latest, December 2013, data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a global economic development focused organization. Wireless broadband penetration across the 34-member nation OECD had...Learn More

CEO: Startup Rural Broadband Services Corporation Has Big Plans

A startup company known as Rural Broadband Services Corporation has big plans for rural Tahlequah, Oklahoma – plans that RBSC CEO Roy Choates hopes he will be able to repeat in other rural communities that lack high-speed broadband connectivity. “We have a philosophy called ‘shared...Learn More

NCTC/ Global Capacity Deal Extends Cableco Service Reach

The National Cable Television Cooperative has signed a master service agreement with Global Capacity aimed at enabling NCTC’s small cable company members to better serve the needs of business customers that need service outside a member’s local service territory. As Global Capacity Vice President of...Learn More

Comcast IPv6 Milestone Reached

Comcast on July 22 announced that its broadband network is fully deployed to support IPv6 dual stack connectivity. The announcement comes on the heels of the second anniversary of World IPv6 Launch. Comcast has surpassed 30 percent IPv6 deployment overall, according to July 2014 launch...Learn More

TDS Launches 1Gig High-speed Internet Service in New London, NH

July 17, 2014 — TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces 1Gig high-speed Internet service is now available in New London, New Hampshire. This follows the recent introduction of TDS TV availability in New London. New London becomes the second city in New Hampshire where TDS is rolling...Learn More

C Spire Gigabit Network to Support IPTV Using Amino

21 Jul 2014 — C Spire, a Mississippi-based diversified telecommunications and technology services company, has selected Amino’s high-end Intel® based IPTV platform for the rollout of entertainment services across its ultra-fast 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) consumer broadband Internet access network. The company will deploy...Learn More

Symmetrical FiOS Broadband on Tap from Verizon

Verizon said today it will tap into a unique capability of its fiber-to-the-home infrastructure that could provide a significant differentiation point in the competitive home broadband market. The company plans to upgrade the speeds of its FTTH-based FiOS broadband offering so that customers receive the...Learn More

Time Warner Cable Los Angeles Gigabit Network Plans

Time Warner Cable on Friday issued a press release to tout the gigabit network it proposes to deploy in the city of Los Angeles. The company’s proposal came in the form of a response to a request for information (RFI) issued last year by the...Learn More

Peering Dispute: Level3 Says Fix Would Cost Verizon A Few Grand Per 10G

Level3 says Verizon could fix the congestion problems the companies have been arguing over by spending “a few thousand dollars” per 10 Gbps of traffic from Level3.The comment came in a blog post from Level3 Vice President of Content and Media Mark Taylor in a...Learn More

AT&T Inks Another North Carolina Gigabit Deal

CARRBORO, N.C., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Town officials ratified an agreement with AT&T to bring ultra-fast Internet access to residents and businesses in Carrboro.  AT&T will provide U-verse® with AT&T GigaPower℠ over a fiber network with speeds capable of up to 1 gigabit per...Learn More

IHS: Set-top Box Revenues Rebound; Set Record-High Revenue Total

The set-top box (STB) market rebounded strongly in 2013 following three years of essentially flat growth, setting a record-high total in terms of annual revenue, according to the latest market data from IHS Technology. 2013′s performance sets the foundation for ongoing growth through 2015, the...Learn More