News & Views
Content posted in April 2017
Ultra-Broadband Can Heal Telehealth's Wounds
Alison Diana 4/24/2017 40 comments
Telehealth should be worth $30 million by 2020, but that's only if all providers can access the ultra-broadband speeds and latency performance bandwidth-hungry applications like imaging and radiology need.
Cable's Priorities: DOCSIS 3.1 & Fiber
Alison Diana 4/21/2017 15 comments
Almost 30% of UBB2020 poll respondents said rolling out DOCSIS 3.1 and gigabit speeds were the biggest priorities for cable operators this year, while an equal number will focus on extending fiber deeper into the access network.
Broadband Prices to Double: Report
Alison Diana 4/19/2017 19 comments
Despite vast improvements to infrastructure and capabilities, broadband bills have not gone up much -- but that should change, says New Street Research Analyst Jonathan Chaplin.
Speed Counts, Doesn't It?
Alison Diana 4/13/2017 10 comments
Residential consumers are unsure about their broadband speeds, suggesting providers should focus on capabilities, not megabits and gigabits.
Bandwidth Surge Demands Virtualization
Alison Diana 4/10/2017 13 comments
Good news for virtualization and cloud use: More than 50% of respondents to a Viavi study expect bandwidth usage to double by the end of 2018, while 20% believe usage will double by year's end.
Verizon Adds Analytics to Digital Media Services
Alison Diana 4/6/2017 11 comments
Verizon Digital Media Services today debuted a cloud-based content intelligence system designed to simplify, personalize and automate online video production and distribution for broadcasters, OTT providers and online video distributors.
G.fast to Hit Gigabit Speed in 2017
Alison Diana 4/4/2017 8 comments
In a meeting at ADTRAN headquarters this week, ITU-T Q4/15 Group members such as AT&T, BT and DT expect a flurry of activity to result in advances in 212Mhz G.fast and dynamic time slot allocation to result in faster broadband.
Here's where you can find episode links for 'The Divide,' Light Reading's podcast series featuring conversations with broadband providers and policymakers working to close the digital divide.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will present our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference as a free digital symposium on June 21.
Charter has sparked RDOF work in all 24 states where it won bids. The cable op booked about $19 million in RDOF revenues in Q1, and expects to have about $9 million per month come in over the next ten years.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days in mid-March.
Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London
The digital divide in North America is leaving millions without adequate broadband. Incumbents operate in “islands” of connectivity, serving densely populated areas and, at a national scale, perpetuating the digital divide in the gaps in between their service footprints. Regional ISPs have a clear role in closing that gap.
These regional ISPs operate in a highly fragmented landscape, including smaller wireless and FTTH incumbents, satellite ISPs, electric co-ops, tribal communities, and municipalities in public/private partnerships. These regional ISPs face the same cyber threats and operational challenges as their Tier 1 counterparts, but with far fewer resources and revenue-generating population density. As a result, many regional ISPs have developed highly innovated business models for access and core technology, partnerships, financing and services.
The discussion will cover:
- Three ISPs that have taken an innovative approach to their business, as detailed in a recent STL Partners report
- Why regional ISPs need to double down on core security basics such as DDoS protection
- How ISPs have created new revenue by offering managed services
- Core network capabilities required for IPv4-IPv6 management