Cable ops aren't uniform on whether they'll go with DOCSIS 4.0 or make a leap to FTTP, but it's clear that upgrading to a flexible, distributed access architecture (DAA) will emerge as the common denominator.
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed this week that the streamer is in talks with multiple potential ad-tech partners, but suggested that Netflix might ultimately develop its own advertising platform.
Study from ACA Connects argues that the case for new regulations has 'vanished' amid 'robust' broadband growth and competition.
Top five US cable operator Altice USA said it has more than 100K FTTP customers. The network passes about 1.3M homes and businesses. Multi-gigabit speeds are on the way.
Using Airwaive's service, network operators outline the locations where they need sites and the amount they're willing to pay. The offers are then delivered to property owners, who can decide if they're willing to host the equipment.
Attributes such as high reliability and low latency are becoming critical, even in the multi-gigabit era. 'Netflix isn't going to look any better' on a multi-gigabit broadband connection, notes Vodafone's Gavin Young.
Viasat, whose prior top speed for home broadband tapped out at 100 Mbit/s, has introduced the new 150-Meg tier in dozens of markets, with plans to make the faster offering available nationwide.
Charter Communications has picked up nearly $50 million in state grants to deploy broadband service in several rural Kentucky counties.
Vendors are piling into the multi-billion-dollar market for PON equipment while component costs are soaring.
LTD was the big winner in the FCC's RDOF program. But 18 months later, the company still has not received any money through the effort. Now, it is exiting the California market.
One of Canada's biggest operators is hopeful the sale of mobile assets will persuade regulators to bless its mega merger with Shaw.
Despite fears of a 'digital' imbalance between fiber haves and have-nots, a surge of private-sector investment has been welcome.
Instead of focusing on the business case, Pew's Kathryn de Wit said states should focus on the opportunity cost of not having fiber.
Mari Silbey, senior director of partnerships and outreach at US Ignite, joins the Light Reading team to discuss takeaways from the Fiber Connect conference in Nashville.
Cisco EVP talks about the projects aimed at reducing the digital divide and how private 5G-as-a-service could help.
Component shortages triggered by war and disease are hurting the Finnish equipment maker, and costs are on the rise.
In this podcast, Masum Mir, VP and GM of engineering at Cisco, discusses changes on the horizon for networks and network security to support the so-called metaverse, and how Cisco's relationship with the cable industry is evolving.
Julie Kunstler, senior principal analyst at Omdia, discusses new broadband deployment strategies and the challenges facing the cable industry as fiber competition ramps up in the US.
Charter expects to shed some broadband subs amid the transition to the ACP. Despite this 'special circumstance,' Charter's CFO still expects the overall broadband picture to stay positive in Q2.
James Stegeman, CEO of CostQuest, discusses his company's work with the FCC on a forthcoming federal broadband map that will determine how billions in broadband grant funding gets divided amongst US states and territories.