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September 29, 2009  11:02 AM

Verizon DirecTV acquisition could ease FiOS video load

Posted by: Tom Nolle
DirecTV, DOCSIS 3.0, FiOS, satellite tv, Verizon, video on demand

Some financial industry speculation is buzzing about the possibility that Verizon might buy DirectTV. While Verizon is clearly committed to FiOS, it’s not clear just how far FiOS could extend toward thin geographic areas or...

August 19, 2009  6:03 PM

Fast Internet, pricing policies and the middle mile

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, DOCSIS 3.0, middle-mile, usage caps

Rogers Cable showed how different Canada and the U.S. are with its new DOCSIS 3.0-based offering. The service is 50Mb/2Mb, which is more asymmetrical than the U.S. market would typically offer, and...

June 23, 2009  1:15 PM

DOCSIS 3.0 spurs cable/telecom broadband “speed wars”

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, AT&T, Broadband, DOCSIS 3.0, Verizon FiOS

There are some signs that the DOCSIS 3.0 broadband speed wars are already having an impact on the market. Both Verizon and AT&T have been

May 6, 2009  4:32 PM

Telco-versus-cable: An upload/download competition?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cox Cable, DOCSIS 3.0, FiOS, high-speed cable, P2P, Verizon

Cox is moving its DOCSIS 3.0 50 Mbps service into two areas where FiOS is available, creating another face-off between fast cable and

April 28, 2009  4:59 PM

DOCSIS 3.0 pushes U.S. broadband speed wars

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, cable, Cablevision, DOCSIS 3.0, DSL, fiber to the home, FiOS, Verizon

Cablevision is planning to launch a 101/15 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 broadband service, which would be the fastest available in the U.S., at a price of $99 per month. The service will launch in NYC suburbs,...

February 6, 2009  1:48 PM

Cable access caps to stratify broadband users

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, cable, Charter, DOCSIS 3.0, Shaw, traffic management

Cable companies are increasingly interested in bandwidth caps, traffic management or both. Charter has joined the group, and now most of the major U.S. cable operators are in some stage of trial or deployment.

The trend is a critical problem for online growth, and yet it is also the...

February 4, 2009  1:29 PM

FCC could enter cable bandwidth management fray

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, Cox, DOCSIS 3.0, FCC, net neutrality, OTT, over-the-top, Regulations, VoIP

Comcast has, as we had predicted, asserted to the FCC that its voice service is not carried over the Internet or Internet access infrastructure, and is therefore neither subject to their traffic management policies nor to the FCC’s four principles of net neutrality.

They’re right, of...


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