U.S. IPTV growth stunted by lack of available high-speed broadband

Jim Barthold, FierceIPTVDespite the promises made by U.S. service providers about expanding their broadband speeds and footprints to support bandwidth hungry services such as IPTV, the reality is that most telcos are trailing the cable operators, which have built hybrid coax/fiber networks that can deliver 50, 100 Mbps and above today. In his latest Editor's Corner, Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, talks about how traditional U.S. telcos should either deploy more fiber in the last mile directly to homes or leverage new advancements such as VDSL2 with vectoring to sqeeze more out of their ubiquitous copper plant. Read more

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