Virtualization: A Path Forward for Cable MSOs to Embrace the Gigabit Society

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Broadband demand continues to accelerate, thanks to home applications like 4K and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and business applications that need ultra-high-speed access to the cloud. Even with their lead in much of the market, cable MSOs still need a path toward full-duplex multi-Gigabit capable...Learn More

Charter DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Launch Illustrates Growing Importance of Cable Broadband Upgrades

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The launch of Charter DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit internet service on the Hawaiian island of Oahu today marks the company’s first residential DOCSIS 3.1 deployment supporting gigabit speeds, the company said. The service will sell for $104.99 a month for new customers. In a press release,...Learn More

Moffett: Telcos May Get Some Revenge Over Cable in Broadband Wars

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In recent years, cable companies have gained broadband market share against the telcos except in areas where the telcos have upgraded their traditional copper-based network infrastructure to support speeds competitive with the cablecos’ hybrid fiber coax-based service. But according to researchers at Moffett Nathanson, that’s...Learn More

Comcast Business DOCSIS 3.1 Footprint Expands Westward

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The Comcast Business DOCSIS 3.1 footprint has been expanded to business customers in the Western United States, including California, Colorado, Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Utah and Washington, the company announced. With the expansion, Comcast’s “Business Internet 1 Gig” and “Business Internet 500” speed tiers...Learn More

CableLabs Publishes Full-Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 Spec, Opening Door for Cable to Better Compete with Fiber

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CableLabs has completed an addition to version 3.1 of the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS 3.1) designed to improve upload performance. The new capabilities will be known as full-duplex DOCSIS 3.1 and will enable symmetrical broadband services. The addition to DOCSIS 3.1, Annex...Learn More

DOCSIS 3.1 Will Soon Be Able to Match Fiber Broadband with Full Duplex Broadband

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The cable industry took a step toward eliminating one of its oldest drawbacks with the completion of the Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 specification. The completed specification governs how data can flow symmetrically in both the upstream and downstream directions over HFC networks, enabling full duplex...Learn More

Cable Broadband’s Future Lies in Deep Fiber, WOW! is First Up

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As the cable industry rolls out DOCSIS 3.1 over existing infrastructure, cable companies should have no trouble offering gigabit broadband – at least for a while. But as take rates climb and as the cable companies get set to support multigigabit speeds, they are looking...Learn More

Ookla: Northeast is the Slowest U.S. Region for Broadband, West Region is 70% Faster

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The average U.S. broadband download speed continued its years-long upward track during the first half of 2017, according to a fixed broadband speed report from Ookla. The report, which is based on Speedtest Intelligence data from more than 26 million users who initiated more than...Learn More

Comcast Expands Gigabit for Business Footprint

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PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced the launch of DOCSIS 3.1-based internet service to business customers in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States including Greater Boston; Greater Philadelphia; New Jersey; and northern Delaware; as well as in Baltimore, MD; Charlottesville, VA; and Washington, D.C. Additional areas...Learn More

Altice FTTH to Reach 1 Million Homes by Late 2018

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Altice USA says that it has begun design and construction of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure to several hundred thousand homes in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and that it is on track to provide Altice FTTH connectivity to  a million homes by the end of...Learn More

Hammer Fiber, Go Long Deal to Support National Pre-5G Fixed Wireless Expansion Plan

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Regional carrier Hammer Fiber has big fixed wireless broadband ambitions. Although Hammer until now has focused on the New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York markets, the company plans to launch service in 49 additional markets throughout the U.S., including underserved rural communities. To support those...Learn More

Grande Expands Gigabit Broadband to Corpus Christi

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Austin, Texas — July 11, 2017 — Grande Communications, the Texas-based broadband communications company offering internet, TV and phone services, announces the expansion of the company’s 1 Gigabit internet service to home and business subscribers in Corpus Christi, Texas. Beginning today, July 11, 2017, Grande...Learn More

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