News & Views
Content posted in April 2019
Why 9-1-1 Needs Fiber
Fiber Broadband Association 4/30/2019 10 comments
Emergency services are too critical to rely on any infrastructure other than fiber, especially in rural areas where mobile and satellite services can cut out, argues Lisa Youngers, Fiber Broadband Association President, in this month's exclusive column.
BBWN Bites: The China Telecom Syndrome
Broadband World News 4/29/2019 12 comments
Plus Armstrong clicks over to Tivo; FiberLight transports to Blue Planet; FibreNation seeks mega-money; Virgin Media gets personal; Oregon lawmakers retract tax break; and influential Tennesseean steps back.
Cox Plays the Low-Latency Game
Jeff Baumgartner 4/26/2019 12 comments
Cable operator claims that test of premium 'Cox Elite Gamer' service doesn't prioritize packets, steers clear of net neutrality concerns.
Vodafone: Use Quality Attenuation to Escape Gig Speed Trap
Alison Diana 4/26/2019 7 comments
A Broadband Forum initiative, led by Vodafone and Predictable Network Solutions, encourages operators to use quality attenuation to cut capex, increase performance and step away from the gigabit-broadband race to the bottom, says Vodafone's Gavin Young.
USDA Opens Up Rural Broadband Funding
Alison Diana 4/25/2019 15 comments
US Department of Agriculture began accepting online applications from service providers, municipalities and utilities for at least $600M in funding via its new ReConnect Rural Broadband Pilot Program.
BBWN Bites: AT&T Spews Vid Subs, UK OK With Huawei
Broadband World News 4/24/2019 46 comments
ACE charges Dragon Box in Omniverse-linked copyright lawsuit; Eastern European economy does not help pay-TV's already poor regional outlook; smart speakers, on the other hand, are hot and getting hotter; and more!
Those Who Have the Least Pay the Most for Broadband: Report
Alison Diana 4/2/2019 26 comments
In a new report and searchable database, Broadband Now discovered fiber is the is the least expensive technology powering subscribers' connections. But the poorest, most rural residents pay the most for connectivity, regardless of underlying infrastructure.
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.
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