New BendBroadband 600 Mbps Tier Launched, Joins Other TDS Cable Broadband Upgrades

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A new BendBroadband 600 Mbps broadband service was announced today by parent company TDS. The launch follows similar TDS cable broadband upgrades, which also feature 600 Mbps tiers. BendBroadband operates in central Oregon and was acquired by TDS back in 2014. TDS has since assembled...Learn More

CFO: TDS Continuing to Eye Out-of-Market Expansion Through Fiber Overbuilds, Cable Acquisitions

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TDS Telecom saw top-line wireline and cable growth rates of 1% and 10%, respectively, for 2017. Both of those numbers are above average – and according to TDS Telecom CFO Vicki Villacrez, TDS growth can be attributed, in large part, to the company’s ongoing investment...Learn More

Mid-Rivers Usage-Based Broadband Improves Customer Satisfaction, Take Rates

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Montana-based broadband provider Mid-Rivers Communications has taken a contrarian approach to broadband pricing, adopting a usage-based rather than a speed-tier approach. The change to usage-based broadband has increased customer satisfaction and take rates – and while margins initially dropped, profitability was back to its previous...Learn More

Ethernet over HFC Definition Will Be Critical to Business Data Services Debate

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With the FCC poised to regulate business data services, opponents are arguing vociferously about the extent of competition in the business data services (BDS) market – and a critical issue is whether Ethernet over HFC counts as a business data service. According to an Ethernet...Learn More

Ambitious Mediacom Gigabit Plans Are Mostly DOCSIS 3.1-Based

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Tier 2 cable operator Mediacom announced ambitious gigabit plans yesterday, stating that it will make Mediacom gigabit service available to almost all of the three million residences in the company’s service area over the next three years.  The initiative, dubbed Project Gigabit, calls for the...Learn More

Suddenlink Gigabit Available in Two Dozen Markets

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With little fanfare outside individual local markets, Suddenlink has been quietly rolling out gigabit service in recent months. A Suddenlink spokesman told Telecompetitor Friday that the company now has made service available in about two dozen markets, with plans for several more before the end...Learn More

DOCSIS 3.1 Poised to Create Cable Gigabit Boom

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We could see a cable gigabit boom in the market beginning next year, now that companies like Comcast are getting set to roll out DOCSIS 3.1. In a blog post, Comcast Vice President of Access Technology Jorge Salinger stopped short of offering firm rollout plans,...Learn More

Broadband CPE Forecast: $12.4 Billion by 2019

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Strong demand from China has prompted IHS to raise its global five-year forecast for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) shipments and sales 8 percent. Encompassing DSL, cable, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), residential gateways and mobile broadband CPE, IHS now expects the worldwide market for broadband CPE will...Learn More

InventionShare 5by5 Wireless Aims to Improve Rural Wireless Performance, Economics

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Remote rural areas are a key target market for new 5by5 Wireless technology  from a group of technology developers working within InventionShare, which provides inventors with “funding, talent, and processes” and will be the exclusive global agency for the licensing or acquisition of 5by5 Wireless...Learn More

Mediacom Missouri Gigabit Deployment Will Use DOCSIS 3.0

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Tier 2 cable company Mediacom plans to make gigabit service available throughout its serving area in Columbia, Missouri before the end of the year as a test of the offering, said JR Walden, senior vice president of technology for the company, during a panel session...Learn More

Infonetics: Broadband CPE Revenue Grows 6% in One Quarter

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Tracking developments in digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and fixed Long-Term Evolution (LTE) customer premises equipment (CPE), the latest quarterly report from Infonetics Research reveals that the global broadband CPE market grew to $2.6 billion from July to October 2014, a sequential quarterly...Learn More

ABI: Broadband CPE Shipments to Grow 9% for 2014

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Unit shipments of broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) will increase over 9 percent in 2014, rising to reach 151.9 million by the end of the year, according to a new market forecast from ABI Research. Global shipments of more advanced VDSL and DOCSIS 3.0 broadband-access...Learn More

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