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April 26, 2011  4:08 PM

Verizon financials point to the problem with copper, broadband mobile

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, copper, DSL, FTTH, local loop, Verizon

Verizon reported its numbers and demonstrated why voice and legacy is out and FiOS and mobile is in. The company beat AT&T on subscriber ads, something the media links to the iPhone...

August 16, 2010  12:23 PM

FTTH customers happier than DSL and cable — but at what cost?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, DSL, fiber to the home, FTTH

Probably to no one’s surprise, FTTH customers are happier with their service than cable or DSL customers, according to some recent research commissioned by...

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April 27, 2010  5:31 PM

CableLabs looks to exploit coax plant for broadband edge

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, cable, CableLabs, DSL

CableLabs, the “Bell Labs” of the cable industry, is looking at a project to further advance the exploiting of CATV cable for broadband delivery. This could be the...

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 11, 2009  7:11 PM

Cable companies look at RF over Glass for video delivery

Posted by: Tom Nolle
DSL, FiOS, FTTH, PON, RFoG, video on demand

In yet another sign of stress for the IPTV camp, cable companies are looking hard at their own RFoG or linear RF over glass approach, as more telco experience is showing that to be the best way to deliver broadcast channels and (some say) even some video on demand. A cable shift to fiber to the...

February 9, 2009  3:46 PM

AT&T’s U-verse: The beginning of the end?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, cable, DSL, FiOS, FTTH, video on demand

AT&T’s new deal with DirecTV may be the beginning of a shift away from U-verse toward the “Homezone” satellite-and-IP/VoD hybrid model, according to rumors we’ve heard.

The problems with U-verse are that the service has an extremely high pass cost—on the order of 4 to 6...

June 19, 2008  7:29 PM

Verizon ups FiOS speed across footprint

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, DSL, Verizon

Verizon says it will make its top-tier FiOS service, a 50/20Mbps pipe available over its whole footprint, which would make Verizon users some of the most empowered in the western world. The move comes as cable MSOs prepare an assault on DSL in further commercials. <p>The combination of...

October 18, 2007  1:11 PM

DSL services, Internet taxes – goverment action

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, DSL, Regulations

Regulators didn't surprise anyone today with their news, but the did relieve some tensions. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the FCC's classification of DSL as an information service, and the House voted to extend the ban on Internet taxes for four years. The former ruling was the most...


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