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Calix offers cable providers 1 Gbps speed using DOCSIS over GPON

Calix Networks has announced the launch of a few fiber access product for the residential cable market that allows operators to deliver 1 Gbps speeds using DOCSIS provisioning of GPON (DpoG) technology. Texas-based Grande Communications is the first cable provider to deploy the new service.

Alcatel-Lucent sets new speed record using old copper: 10 Gbps

Alcatel-Lucent continues to wring more life out of dying copper infrastructure, this time claiming to have hit a new broadband speed record of 10 Gbps using traditional copper telephone lines and prototype technology in Bell Labs tests.

Comcast ads to tout benefits of TWC merger for low-income families

Purporting to have helped 1.2 million low-income American families and 30,000 U.S. schools connect to the Internet, Comcast wants to advertise that its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable will further aid those causes.

Level 3 calls for FCC to extend net neutrality to interconnect points

Even if the FCC adopts rules that restrict Internet service providers from discriminating against certain types of traffic, ISPs could still circumvent the spirit of the rules by building chokepoints into their networks.

Debate rages on the FCC's 3.5 GHz spectrum-sharing plan

Comments and presentations are rolling in to the FCC regarding its plan to use spectrum-sharing techniques to open up the 3.5 GHz band for wireless broadband use. The idea to create a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in this band is revolutionary in many aspects. FierceWirelessTech  has a full report here.

Following Netflix, YouTube launches alerts for sluggish ISPs

Working to message the general public at a time when the FCC is crafting new net neutrality rules, YouTube has stolen a page from the Netflix playbook, launching a campaign that encourages users experiencing sluggish streaming performance to blame their ISP.

Time Warner Cable moves fast to exploit 5 GHz access for 'community Wi-Fi'

Two FCC waivers being sought by Time Warner Cable reveal the cable operator is chomping at the bit to make use of the 100 MHz of 5 GHz U-NII-1 band spectrum that the commission voted in March to open up for broad, unlicensed Wi-Fi use.

Comcast reports 9.2M World Cup live streams on Xfinity, besting 7.8M for Winter Olympics

Confirming reports issued last week painting the ongoing FIFA World Cup soccer tournament as the biggest TV Everywhere event ever, Comcast reported an all-time-best 9.2 million live streams of World Cup action on its Xfinity platform through the first 18 days of competition.

Peering fights will soon be thing of the past, Level 3 exec says

The recent public feuds between Netflix and large ISPs over streaming video quality will soon be resolved, according to Bill Wohnoutka, a VP on Level 3 Communications' solutions architecture team.

BT Openreach faces Ofcom mandate to accelerate repair, installation times

UK regulator Ofcom has put new rules in place that will force Openreach, the operator of BT's last mile network, to enhance the speed in which it conducts line repairs and service installations for consumers and its wholesale customers, reports  ZDNet.