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Slideshow: Signs & Celebs for Net Neutrality
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12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
A photo tour of the net neutrality rally outside the FCC.
FCC Ends Net Neutrality
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12/14/2017  |  4 comments
Chairman Ajit Pai grants his own holiday wish.
Comment: Re: No FiOS IPTV? - msilbey - 12/13/2017
T-Mobile Buys Layer3 TV, Plans OTT Launch
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Un-carrier aims for un-cable.
Vapor IO Is Virtualizing the Edge
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
And it's made Chicago its first Kinetic Edge city.
Arris CEO: Software Isn't Everything
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
CEO Bruce McClelland explains what comes next after the Ruckus acquisition.
Verizon's New Fios TV Is No More
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12/12/2017  |  6 comments
So much for the new IPTV platform.
WOW Nears 'Cap & Grow' for Virtualization
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12/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Start the 12-month countdown.
What If Disney & Comcast Split for Fox?
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12/8/2017  |  2 comments
Why Comcast would still come out a winner even if it split a deal for Fox with Disney.
Automation Brings Rise of the Juniper Bots
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12/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Bring on the bots... and the super bots.
Comcast Gig Box Goes Nationwide, No LoRa Yet
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12/6/2017  |  1 comment
The advanced gateway is packed with gigabit connectivity, advanced WiFi tech and IoT radios, but no LoRa support this time around.
Viavi Takes Big Step on Automation Path
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12/6/2017  |  1 comment
Real-time analytics across legacy and virtualized networks? Yes, please.
Ergen Out as Dish CEO
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
All eyes are on Dish's wireless future.
Moffett: Watch for Telco 'Wounded Animals'
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12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable companies' success in the business services market may be a dangerous thing.
Arris Reels in Ruckus Why I Like This Deal
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12/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Hello convergence.
Cox Is Trialing SD-WAN Too
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11/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Welcome to the cable SD-WAN club.
Where Does Comcast Really Stand on Paid Prioritization?
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11/29/2017  |  10 comments
Words matter.
Operators Must Cloudify at the Edge
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11/28/2017  |  1 comment
The cloud cycle is repeating. This time at the network edge.
Crown Castle Eyes Edge Computing in 2018
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11/27/2017  |  4 comments
First commercial edge data center deployments likely for Crown Castle in 2018.
Fed Watch: AT&T, Net Neutrality & More
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11/21/2017  |  5 comments
Irony doesn't begin to cover today's media regulation scene.
Charter Plans In-Home Small Cell Gateway
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11/21/2017  |  2 comments
Where there's a gateway, Charter wants to put a small cell too.
Memo to Telcos: NYC Has an RFI for You
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11/20/2017  |  3 comments
The Big Apple is ready to barter with telecom companies, and others, for the city's broadband future.
Broadcom Deal Is Done for Brocade
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11/17/2017  |  3 comments
The $5.9 billion acquisition is now complete. On to bigger (ahem, Qualcomm) deals.
Senet Virtualizes Worldwide IoT Network
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11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
That's no starter network.
Comment: Re: edgecast?? - msilbey - 11/16/2017
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Qwilt Starts Caching on Verizon Edge
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11/14/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon is deploying Qwilt's transparent caching solution, and it's a pretty big deal for the future of content delivery.
Cable Nets Split to the Internet With Philo
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11/14/2017  |  1 comment
A+E, AMC, Discovery, Scripps and Viacom are creating their own streaming service with a $25 million investment in Philo, an OTT offering launching today.
Slideshow: Meet Philo TV
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11/14/2017  |  2 comments
A peek at the new OTT streaming TV service, Philo.
Time May Have Run Out for Dish Buyout
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11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Even wireless spectrum is only worth so much.
Broadband Fee Fight Gets Messy at the FCC
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11/10/2017  |  6 comments
With fiber deployments ratcheting up and 5G on the horizon, what's the right model for charging fees to install telecom equipment in public rights-of-way? The FCC wants to figure it out fast.
DOJ Brings Timeline Trouble to AT&T-TW Deal
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11/8/2017  |  Post a comment
What if the AT&T acquisition of Time Warner doesn't get approved?
Savvy Vecima Invests in Cable Edge
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11/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Vecima is placing its bets in distributed access architectures and content delivery network technology.
Ducting Disruption Fuels Fiber for Smart Cities
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11/7/2017  |  3 comments
How microducts and pushable fiber could make a difference in smart city connectivity.
Smart Cities Need Fiber
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11/7/2017  |  Post a comment
How microducts and pushable fiber could make a difference in smart city connectivity.
Altice & Sprint Ink MVNO Deal
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11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
After the end of talks with T-Mobile, Sprint is now teaming up with Altice USA.
Broadcom Heads Home, Clears Way for Brocade Buyout
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11/3/2017  |  Post a comment
The outlook for Broadcom's buyout of Brocade has gotten a lot rosier.
DoJ May Fight AT&T-TW Deal Report
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11/2/2017  |  1 comment
A new report suggests the DOJ could file an antitrust lawsuit to block AT&T's acquisition of Time Warner.
Arris Readies R-PHY Rollouts for Q4
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11/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Here comes Remote PHY.
Cable Virtualization Needs a Solid Framework
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11/1/2017  |  Post a comment
You can't get there from here... without a framework.
Cable Virtualization Needs Framework
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11/1/2017  |  Post a comment
You can't get there from here... without a framework.
Verizon Preps NG-PON2 Rollout for Q1
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10/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon unveils NG-PON2 commercial deployment plans.
Calix Has a New Smart Home Platform
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10/30/2017  |  4 comments
The new Calix EXOS operating system lets third-party products and applications onto an on-premises managed network, but also layers in connectivity management, analytics, security and more.
Charter Touts Gig Plans as Earnings Slide
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10/26/2017  |  1 comment
Charter will launch gigabit services with DOCSIS 3.1 in the next couple of months.
Comcast Not Immune to Pay-TV Declines
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10/26/2017  |  8 comments
And that's why it's betting so heavily on broadband.
Ericsson Is Building a DOCSIS Small Cell
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10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
The era of cable small cells is about to arrive.
AT&T Trades Pay-TV Dollars for OTT Dimes
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10/25/2017  |  3 comments
Remember when telco TV was a good business?
Comment: Re: Apples all around - msilbey - 10/25/2017
Tivo Tips New Bolt Boxes
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10/24/2017  |  2 comments
Tivo's not giving up on retail hardware yet.
Comment: Re: TV - msilbey - 10/23/2017
3, 2, 1... Rocket Fiber Readies Pay-TV Launch
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10/23/2017  |  3 comments
10-Gig ISP Rocket Fiber talks about why it's getting into the pay-TV business and how.
Comment: Re: A totally new take - msilbey - 10/23/2017
Verizon's IPTV Plans Flounder Further
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10/23/2017  |  6 comments
Even Verizon's updated Fios TV product appears to be in trouble.
SCTE Slide Show: Arris & Cisco Play Nice!
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
DAA forced Arris and Cisco into each other's booths at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo... and other tales of cable fun.
Liberty Has Some Mobile Advice for US Cable
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global is a quad-play operator in Europe and beyond, and CEO Mike Fries has the wisdom of experience in mobile to share.
Cisco: Cable Nets Can Backhaul Small Cells
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10/18/2017  |  1 comment
What if DOCSIS networks could provide the backhaul capacity necessary for 4G and future 5G wireless networks?
Cable-Tec: Cisco Talks DOCSIS
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Instead of using fiber for mobile backhaul, why not cable's RF plant?
Netflix Schools MVPDs in Q3
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10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Once again, Netflix outperforms in its quarterly earnings report.
What to Watch for at Cable-Tec Expo
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable access will be a big topic again, with DAAs, virtualization and managed WiFi all on the Cable-Tec docket.
Comment: Re: Parallels to C-RAN - msilbey - 10/13/2017
Comment: Re: Parallels to C-RAN - msilbey - 10/13/2017
Cablecos, Networks Play the Blame Game
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10/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Who's to blame in the skinny bundle wars?
The Big Cable DAA Update
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10/11/2017  |  7 comments
Ahead of SCTE, we look at cable's ongoing efforts to shift to a distributed architecture. Is 2018 the year that DAA deployments take off?
In Cable First, WOW Distributes & Virtualizes the Access Network
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10/10/2017  |  Post a comment
In a cable first, WOW is virtualizing its cable access network with the help of Nokia's virtualized Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA) technology.
Cisco Makes the Case for FDX Over FTTH
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10/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco explains why Altice may not need to deploy fiber to the home in the US after all.
NYC May Be Leading a Digital Revolution
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10/5/2017  |  Post a comment
To become a smart city, New York wants to change its relationship with the telecom industry.
Is Trouble Brewing for Brocade, Broadcom?
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10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Regulators could put the brakes on Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade, and Arris's acquisition of Brocade's Ruckus Wireless assets.
DOJ Blesses CenturyLink, Level 3 Merger... With Conditions
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10/3/2017  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink has approval from the US Department of Justice to acquire Level 3, but it will have to divest itself of some of Level 3's nationwide fiber assets.
Altice/Disney Deal: A Case of 'Happy Ever After'?
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10/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Threat of blackouts still looms large in programming negotiations.
Trump Pulls a Trump on Infrastructure Strategy
MariNation  | 
9/29/2017  |  9 comments
An infrastructure bill without public/private partnerships? Sad!
Amazon Heats Up TV Hardware Battle
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9/28/2017  |  7 comments
Bigger than a stick and smaller than a set-top, the Amazon 4K Fire TV is a threat to cable.
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Analysts: Dish Is in Dire Straits
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9/27/2017  |  8 comments
A wireless spectrum sale won't save Dish's video business.
Comcast Reveals Instant TV & the IPTV Future
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9/26/2017  |  8 comments
Comcast is calling its new Instant TV service the 'tip of the spear.'
Can Fixed Wireless Fix Rural Broadband?
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9/25/2017  |  28 comments
There are true believers who think it can.
Why Amazon May Be Cable's Biggest Threat
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9/22/2017  |  14 comments
It's not just because Amazon has a lot of cash.
Charter Has a Secret TV App for Colleges
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9/20/2017  |  2 comments
Charter goes back to school with SpectrumU.
Comment: Re: What's in a name - msilbey - 9/19/2017
Comcast Shuts Down OTT Again
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9/19/2017  |  5 comments
Comcast's 'Watchable' wasn't well-watched.
NY State Levies $13M Fine on Charter
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9/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Charter now faces a hefty fee for failing to meet New York's broadband deployment deadlines.
Comcast Packs More Powerful SD-WAN Punch
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9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast isn't just adding SD-WAN, it's making a strong play as a large player without any MPLS legacy to protect.
Cities Slam FCC on Broadband Proceedings
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9/15/2017  |  8 comments
City CIOs and CTOs think the FCC is putting future broadband and smart city investment at risk.
Comcast Aims to Layer LoRa Into XB6 Gateway
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9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
The XB6 is turning into a lean, mean IoT machine.
AT&T Wants to Ditch the Dish
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9/13/2017  |  14 comments
More OTT this way comes.
Fall Is a TV (Industry) Lover's Delight
MariNation  | 
9/12/2017  |  5 comments
Forget back to school. Let's get back to TV with a rush of fall industry updates.
Charter Reveals New Details on 4G/5G Trials
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9/12/2017  |  3 comments
Samsung is a key partner for Charter not only in its 5G trials, but also in tests of 4G small cell equipment that could play a role in the cable company's launch of a new mobile service in 2018.
What's the IoT Plan, Verizon?
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9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
For Verizon, IoT is all about the network. Except when it's about anything and everything else.
Boom! Hulu Just Blew Up the TV Bundle
MariNation  | 
9/8/2017  |  8 comments
Maybe TV doesn't have to be just TV anymore.
Comment: Re: DOX is off - msilbey - 9/7/2017
Amdocs Wins Altice USA in Whopper of a Deal
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9/7/2017  |  3 comments
Multi-year deal marks Amdocs as a top partner for Altice USA as the cable company embarks on a significant transition period.
Wi-Fi Alliance Levels Up With Vantage 2.0
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9/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Managed networks are the 'new normal.'
Cisco Quantifies Cable Automation ROI
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9/6/2017  |  1 comment
Cisco projects quantifiable ROI with its Smart PHY automation software for cable access networks.

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