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Content posted in September 2018
Chorus CEO: In Sync With High-Speed Broadband
Alison Diana  
9/28/2018   15 comments
Kate McKenzie, Chorus CEO, says the New Zealand wholesaler expends about 80% of its investments into fiber but continues to see demand for copper-based VDSL in some areas, topics she may discuss during her keynote at Broadband World Forum next month.
Remote PHY – Lessons From the Field
Broadband World News  
9/28/2018   12 comments
Network powering nuances and new complexities are among areas that need to be addressed as Comcast prepares to scale up its deployment of distributed architectures that utilize remote PHY.
FCC No Longer Requires Cable Data Under Oath
Alison Diana  
9/27/2018   17 comments
This week the FCC did away with Form 325, an annual data-collection tool the Commission rarely used. Public interest groups question whether the FCC should have, instead, figured out how to best use the data.
You Got Fiber, but No Cupcakes or Unicorns
Alison Diana  
9/26/2018   11 comments
The communications industry has done a great job of selling the public on fiber's capabilities. It's now up to those operators actually deploying fiber to manage subscribers' expectations and bring new fiber users' feet back on the ground.
Women: The Unmined Gems of Broadband
Broadband World News  
9/25/2018   22 comments
Vice president of network engineering at triple-play provider RCN Business, Kristell Janusz shares four reasons more broadband STEM jobs for women mean more success for your company.
In-Home Broadband Is Key Selling Point in T-Mobile/Sprint Deal
Broadband World News  
9/21/2018   36 comments
Companies claim that the 5G network resulting from the proposed merger will create a competitive in-home broadband alternative and rake in 9.5 million subs by 2024.
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh  
9/20/2018   13 comments
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, rack space and power-cooling capacities at hub sites, DAA technologies such as Remote PHY become even more attractive, writes Viavi's Jim Walsh.
The Netherlands: Wired for Business
Niall Hunt  
9/20/2018   14 comments
The Dutch telecom market boasts one of the most mature broadband sectors in the world, with fiber battling cable to be the leading network technology.
Mobile Operators Get Fiber Fix for 5G
Alison Diana  
9/19/2018   38 comments
Just as some cable operators are entering the world of wireless services, a growing number of mobile carriers are heavily investing in fiber to support 5G, video and other data-intensive services.
Ofcom Claims Credit for Full-Fiber 'Momentum' in UK
Broadband World News  
9/19/2018   2 comments
UK regulator is patting itself on the back as fiber access network investment increases – at last!
Where Is Europe's Cable Industry Heading?
Alan Breznick  
9/18/2018   12 comments
In a first, Light Reading will tackle the big technology and business challenges facing the European cable industry at our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London on Nov. 6.
FCC's Pai Declares California's Net Neutrality Law Illegal
Alison Diana  
9/18/2018   14 comments
During prepared comments to a conservative group in Maine, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outlined his concerns with several states' independent moves to reinstate the 2015 laws governing the Internet.
DT & EU Org Aim to Expand Smart Cities Across Europe
Alison Diana  
9/17/2018   18 comments
Under a partnership announced today, Deutsche Telekom and United Smart Cities will help metro leaders with smart-city projects, ultimately leading to integrated solutions and a shareable database equipped with analytics tools for deep dives.
Comcast: No More Cable Company
Alison Diana  
9/14/2018   40 comments
The MSO has pivoted from being a traditional cable operator into a connectivity provider, said Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts during the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York this week.
How CableLabs Transformed My Startup
Broadband World News  
9/13/2018   Post a comment
Winning CableLabs' UpRamp’s Fiterator was only the beginning for late-stage Spanish start-up Teltoo, which found itself wooing high-level cable CEOs - and garnering attention, writes Teltoo CEO Pablo Hesse.
Charter Chief Puts Faith in Full Duplex DOCSIS
Alan Breznick  
9/13/2018   2 comments
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs media conference, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said cable's new Full Duplex DOCSIS spec will trump 5G fixed-wireless.
The $70B Digital Divide Conundrum
Alison’s Wonderland  
9/12/2018   10 comments
US households with broadband access receive, on average, an economic benefit of $1,950 annually: That's lost to co-op residences unless the country figures out a way to use multiple technologies to deploy true high-speed, future-facing broadband to all.
AT&T AirGig Project Powers from Strength to Strength
Alison Diana  
9/11/2018   19 comments
AT&T is closer to deploying AirGig, following successful trials, and now seeks vendor partners to work on technologies that it believes will bring broadband closer to rural customers across power lines.
Ex-Calix Exec Lands Broadband Forum CMO Role
Alison Diana  
9/10/2018   10 comments
Geoff Burke, who most recently was director of corporate marketing at Calix, expands Broadband Forum's executive leadership team as chief marketing officer, responsible for areas such as expanding the standards group's workshops, smart home and cloud initiatives.
NG-PON2 Powers Converged Networks
Alison Diana  
9/7/2018   6 comments
NG-PON2 component costs are dropping, but even if volume prices never reach a certain threshold the ROI of this optical technology is too valuable to skip.
UNH-IOL Pushes Ethernet Testing to 400G
Alison Diana  
9/7/2018   3 comments
After heavily investing in new lab equipment, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) on Thursday unveiled a new Ethernet testing capability, designed to address optical and electrical conformance testing of up to 400 Gbit/s and meet the ever-growing demand for high bandwidth.
Calix Takes HQ to Silicon Valley From Telecom Valley
Alison Diana  
9/6/2018   3 comments
By moving its headquarters to San Jose, Calix puts the final piece of its transformation into a software platform company in place, CEO Carl Rus tells Broadband World News.
Europe's Broadband Future: One Continent, Many Answers
Niall Hunt  
9/5/2018   5 comments
It is easy to say operators should focus on deploying gigabit broadband to support IoT, VR, smart cities and countless other future technologies. What's tougher is working out just how close we are to delivering this connectivity and how some countries lag.
Is FWA the X Factor in 5G? – Webinar
Alison Diana  
9/5/2018   4 comments
In a webinar on Thurs., Sept. 6, ADTRAN Director Portfolio Management Access & Aggregation Hossam Salib shares how innovations in fixed access and fixed wireless technologies plus SD-Access architectures let mobile carriers focus less on 5G network challenges.
Fiber Wins at the Ballot Box
Fiber Broadband Association  
9/4/2018   37 comments
During the recent midterms, candidates from both side of the political aisle recognized the importance their constituents placed on broadband, writes Heather Gold, board member and former president of Fiber Broadband Association.




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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.
Webinars
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

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