Power & Telephone Supply Co. and SMC Networks Inc. Announce Reseller Agreement

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Memphis, TN – January 9, 2014 –  Power & Telephone Supply Co. (Power & Tel) and SMC Networks Inc. announce they have reached a non-exclusive reseller agent agreement for the US, Canada, Brazil, and Mexico.  This agreement covers SMC’s flagship Veloxite™ family of DOCSIS 3.0...Learn More

Cable Industry Preps Broadband Answer to Gigabit FTTH

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While still a relatively minor competitive threat, the cable industry recognizes the implications of the growing gigabit FTTH movement, championed by the likes of Google. Google’s entrance of gigabit FTTH has nudged service providers like CenturyLink and AT&T to adopt similar plans and a host...Learn More

AT&T is Crushing Cable: Is Super Fast Broadband Really Necessary?

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There has been much speculation regarding the demand for super fast broadband speeds, which for the sake of this post, I define as 30 Mbps and above. Many industry observers say broadband carriers must upgrade their networks and offer these and faster speeds to remain...Learn More

ABI: Sales of DOCSIS 3.0 Devices Up 65%

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Broadband consumer premises electronic (CPE) device shipments – including modems, wired routers and gateways – will continue to increase, reaching 149.4 million units in 2013 from 144.9 million in 2012, a 3.1% year-over-year gain, according to a new forecast from ABI Research. Ongoing growth in...Learn More

Comcast Takes on FiOS Quantum With 305 Mbps, Faster WiFi

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Comcast is taking their new 305 Mbps broadband tier live in several Northeastern markets to take on a similar offer, Quantum, from Verizon. Comcast is upping the competitive ante by pairing the new Extreme 305 offer with what they claim is the “…fastest in-home WiFi...Learn More

Cox Adds High-Speed Business Broadband Tiers

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LAFAYETTE, La., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As a result of a $4.8 million upgrade to Cox’s fiber-based network in Acadiana using cutting-edge DOCSIS 3.0-enabled technology, Cox Business has launched two new Internet tiers at 80 and 100 Mbps designed to meet the needs of...Learn More

Comcast: Our Broadband is Bigger than Your Broadband

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Comcast upped the ante in the broadband wars today by introducing a new 305 Mbps tier, besting Verizon’s recently announced 300 Mbps FiOS Quantum tier. In their press release announcing the new 300 Mbps offer, Verizon specifically called out Comcast’s then fastest broadband tier of...Learn More

ABI: Cable Providers Have the Edge on Telcos

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Emerging markets will drive growth in cable penetration worldwide, opening up new opportunities in lucrative markets for service providers, with revenues reaching $50 billion in 2017, according to new research from ABI Research. Offering higher speeds than DSL, the adoption of DOCSIS 3.0 has given...Learn More

SureWest Ups Broadband Speeds in Kansas City

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ROSEVILLE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — SureWest Communications (NASDAQ: SURW) today announced free speed upgrades for its commercial Internet customers in the Kansas City market who are served over its hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) network. The speed increases were made possible due to a...Learn More

Suddenlink Continues DOCSIS 3.0 Push

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Through its Project Imagine, rural cable MSO Suddenlink has been upgrading its markets to faster broadband using DOCSIS 3.0 technology. The latest upgrades come to markets in Louisiana and Missouri. Some of those markets, including Bossier City (including Barksdale Air Force Base), Haughton, Lake Charles...Learn More

Midcontinent Goes to the Xstream with Broadband

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Rural cable MSO Midcontinent Communications (Midco) unveiled a DOCSIS 3.0 broadband campaign today, labeling it MidcoNet Xstream® Wideband Internet service. The faster broadband service leverages DOCSIS 3.0 technology and offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 15 Mbps. “The...Learn More

SuddenLink Expands DOCSIS 3.0, 50 Mb/s Markets

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Suddenlink is offering its 50 Mb/s broadband service, powered by DOCSIS 3.0 technology, in several additional Texas markets. The latest to get the fast broadband service include Lufkin, Mineola, Grand Saline, Lindale, Quitman and Hideaway Lake. Suddenlink also announced the 50 Mb/s broadband tier will...Learn More