Hammer Communications and 1stPoint Communications Announce Mobile Network Service Provider Program

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire – Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp d/b/a Hammer Communications (OTCQB:HMMR) and 1stPoint Communications announced today the launch of their Mobile Network Services Provider program. Hammer will assist wireless Internet service providers and cable...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Expansion Continues with Several Florida Markets Now Upgraded

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Comcast today announced additional Florida markets in which its DOCSIS 3.1-based 1 Gbps service will be available. They include the Orlando area, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and southwest sections of the state. In February, Comcast gigabit was launched in Lake County, Panama...Learn More

Cable Company ImOn Deploys PON Fiber Network, Pursues Gigabit Broadband Strategy

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Iowa-based cable company ImOn is pursuing a gigabit broadband strategy, with a hybrid network that includes traditional HFC-delivered DOCSIS and a FTTP PON network. The triple play provider with both a strong business services and residential focus, will use a Calix GPON platform to extend...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

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

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