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Fiber Will Trump HFC & 5G From Here to Kingdom Come, EFF Says

Declaring that local US governments are in 'dire need of universal fiber plans,' the Electronic Frontier Foundation props up FTTP as the 'superior choice for the 21st century.'

Comcast Blames Software Glitch for Broadband Data Meter Error

In a small edge case that affected about 2,000 customers, Comcast says it fixed the technical issue and is crediting affected accounts for any erroneous charges and giving those subs an additional $50 credit.

Seven Things We Learned at Cable-Tec Expo

The 10G future is in sight, HFC has gas in the tank, Comcast is getting serious about network virtualization, DOCSIS's pioneers get recognized and more from last week's show in The Big Easy.

Can Cable Bridge the 'GAP'?

Charter and a group of vendors are championing a node standardization initiative called the Generic Access Platform that's showing signs of promise, but the effort needs more buy-in from suppliers and MSOs.

Net Neutrality Is Dead Yet Again

States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.

DOCSIS 4.0 ends cable network feud

DOCSIS 4.0 unifies previously feuding Full Duplex DOCSIS and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS proposals for boosting network bandwidth.

When Will Cable Need 10G?

No one knows exactly for sure, but one top industry network engineer believes cable operators will need access network capacities of 'at least' 10 Gbit/s by 2035.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' Adds More Fiber to Its Diet

Vendor extends capabilities of its access network virtualization platform as some MSOs deploy fiber-to-the-premises in targeted and greenfield scenarios.

Cable Access Revenues Plummet 40% in Q2 – Dell'Oro

Decline driven by excess capacity, particularly in the downstream, amplified by recent indecision about the path forward on the cable access network, analyst says.

CommScope Plots Progress With Low-Latency, Extended Spectrum DOCSIS

Vendor to demo its latest next-gen cable network and DOCSIS wares, including a new distributed access architecture aggregator, at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans.

Comcast Starts to Roll Free Speed Upgrades

Starting in its West division, Comcast has raised the downstream speeds on tiers that 85% of its customers in the region subscribe to.

LR Tackles 5G & the Cloud at Cable-Tec Expo

In an industry first, Light Reading will stage two breakfast forums on hot tech topics at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, the first on cable network virtualization and the second on cable's role in 5G.

Comcast Taps 'Trellis' Open Fabric for Distributed Access Architecture

The cable giant sees scalability, space and power efficiency as payoffs.

Cox Has a Prepaid Broadband Service

Pay-as-you-go offering, called 'StraightUp Internet,' costs $50 a month, includes a DOCSIS WiFi gateway, and delivers up to 25 Mbit/s downstream.

Videotron Pulls Out Comcast's Playbook

Canadian MSO debuts 'Helix' platform featuring broadband gateways, IP video clients, WiFi extenders and home networking management software originating from Videotron's X1 syndication deal with Comcast.

Cable's Access Network Market Descends Into Disruption & Chaos

As cable operators assess their next moves while DOCSIS 4.0 is developed, traditional top suppliers like Arris, Cisco and Casa are struggling, opening the door to Harmonic and others.

CommScope Swaps Leadership of Its CPE Biz

Former Scientific-Atlanta and Cisco exec Joe Chow to succeed Larry Robinson, a move that will spark more speculation about the future of the set-top and modem business that CommScope acquired from Arris.

Huawei Cuts Back on Cable

Chinese vendor is backing away from the cable network business amid pressures from the US-China trade war and the loss of critical business with cable operators in portions of Europe, industry sources said.

Cisco Halts Investment in Full Duplex DOCSIS

Says it's suspending spending on FDX until market timing, ecosystem development and size of the market opportunity can be quantified.

CommScope Eliminates COO Slot as Arris Biz Struggles

Departure of long-time Arris exec Bruce McClelland comes about four months after acquisition and as the unit grapples with an expected temporary decline in cable operator capital spending.

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