Verizon Next Generation Broadband Strategy: We’ll Pass on G.fast and Stick With FTTP

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Speaking at ADTRAN’s Broadband Solutions Summit this morning in Huntsville, Alabama, Verizon’s Director of Network Planning Vincent O’Byrne outlined a Verizon next generation broadband strategy. That strategy is heavily focused on NG-PON2. It apparently will not include G.fast. “We have no strategy for G.Fast,” O’Byrne...Learn More

Report: U.S. Median Broadband Price is $80 Monthly

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The U.S. residential median broadband price was $80 per month during the second quarter of 2017, according to research from Point Topic. Globally, the average residential download speed was 135 Mbps and the average monthly charge was $105. The best value was provided by fiber...Learn More

Windstream Broadband: “Almost Half” of Customers Now Can Get 25 Mbps or Faster

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Windstream clearly is serious about upgrading its broadband network infrastructure. A Windstream broadband progress report issued yesterday reveals that the company made substantial progress in boosting network speeds since it last provided an update just one month ago. According to yesterday’s release, Windstream broadband is...Learn More

Exec Details Cruzio Wireless Gigabit Plans Using Siklu

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Wireless gigabit could be an alternative to fiber-to-the-premises for delivering ultra-high-speed broadband service, as an announcement from Santa Cruz, California-based broadband provider Cruzio yesterday illustrates. Cruzio wireless gigabit is based on point-to-point wireless technology from Siklu, which will deliver gigabit service for $99 a month,...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

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

Broadband Forum Completes Ultra-Fast FTTdp Standard

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A new ultra-fast broadband technical specification developed by the Broadband Forum promises to accelerate and otherwise enhance the ability of service providers to roll out next-generation broadband connectivity. The new tech spec enhances copper-based G.fast and VDSL2, which will open up new revenue opportunities, as...Learn More

CEO: PocketiNet Gigabit Will Overbuild Tier 3 Markets

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The latest player to enter the gigabit arena is PocketiNet Communications – and the company isn’t quite like any other service provider that has launched gigabit service. The company operates in Tier 3 markets in the northwest, including its home market of Walla Walla, Washington...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

Telecom Industry Gets Serious About G.fast

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At least two North American service providers are very interested in using G.fast technology to dramatically boost the bandwidth that can be delivered over existing copper pair phone wiring, according to a source who should have a good handle on this – Lincoln Lavoie, senior...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

DSL Renaissance Underway?

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In the past few years, we’ve seen much momentum with FTTH. The FTTH Council recently reported that 9 million homes in the U.S. now subscribe to FTTH and it is available (homes passed) to 21.3 million homes. Yet, from both a global and a U.S....Learn More

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