Telecom providers will see the pole-attachment fees they pay utility companies drop to about $7 per foot per year (some providers had paid as much as $20 per foot), under an order from the FCC. Wireless companies will also get more access to the tops of poles, under the order.
Kabel Deutschland GmbH is ramping up its Docsis 3.0 rollout plan, announcing that it will provide 100Mbit/s links (downstream) to 10 million German homes by the end of March 2012. When it hits the mark, about 75 percent of its footprint will be D3-ready.
— Steve Donohue, Special to Light Reading Cable, and Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable