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

MoCA Access Now Available

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June 14, 2017, San Ramon, CA—Leveraging its inherent strengths in high performance and high reliability, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance is introducing MoCA Access; a new broadband access specification based on the MoCA 2.5 standard which is capable of 2.5 Gbps actual data rates and...Learn More

Despite Appeals Court Decision, Municipal Gigabit Momentum Continues

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News this week of five new municipal gigabit networks is a reminder that the recent municipal appeals court decision will have little or no impact in some states or for certain municipal network operators. A recent decision by the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals...Learn More

U.S. Cable Industry Revenue Forecast to Hit $141 Billion in 2026

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A U.S. cable industry revenue forecast from SNL Kagan sees bright prospects ahead for the industry over the next 10 years despite threats from OTT video service providers. Revising its previous 10-year outlook slightly higher, the S&P Global Market Intelligence unit sees revenues growing for...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

Comcast Launches Nashville Gigabit Trial Using DOCSIS 3.1

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Comcast today announced the launch of a Nashville gigabit trial using DOCSIS 3.1 technology. The cable company is calling the launch an ¨an advanced consumer trial of Gigabit Internet service.” Nashville is the second city in which Comcast is leveraging its investment in new-generation DOCSIS...Learn More

Verizon Anti-Cable Ad Touts FiOS Technology

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A new Verizon anti-cable ad campaign will tout the benefits of the company’s all-fiber FiOS technology and highlight awards the company has won for its Internet service. “FiOS is not cable,” says the narrator of a Verizon anti-cable TV spot posted on YouTube. “We’re wired...Learn More

Altice/Suddenlink Turns to ARRIS for Gigabit Capability

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SUWANEE, Ga., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Global telecommunications company Altice selected the E6000™ Converged Edge Router (CER) from ARRIS International, plc (NASDAQ: ARRS) to enable the delivery of gigabit Internet services to its subscribers. Altice will deploy the ARRIS E6000 CER with SFR in France...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

Report: FTTx Subscribership Exceeds 300 Million

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Access to super-fast broadband service is expanding rapidly and moving into the mainstream, according to FTTx research specialist IDATE’s latest semi-annual report. Super-fast broadband connectivity surpassed the 300 million subscriber mark as of mid-June 2015, while associated technologies represented nearly 38% of broadband access subscriptions,...Learn More

Midco Launching Field Trials for Gigabit-Speed Broadband Services with Cisco

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February 9, 2016 – Sioux Falls, SD: Following successful lab trials with a DOCSIS 3.1-powered cable modem, Midco is preparing for field trials of its Midco Gig Internet service in Fargo, ND, in March. The company is also announcing that the second metro area –...Learn More

Vyve Gigabit is Latest Rural Gigabit Push

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Cable MSO Vyve Broadband is launching rural gigabit service in select markets, using DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Vyve is a rural cable consolidator, formerly known as BCI Broadband  and operates cable and broadband networks in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Colorado and Wyoming. Their...Learn More

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