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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.