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New Data on Pole Prices Power 5G Debate
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The cost of 5G deployments depends in part on the cost of pole attachment fees.
How Do You Future-Proof the Last Mile?
MariNation  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Time to gaze into the crystal ball.
Comcast, Charter Hint at New MVNO Deals
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
A new joint operating platform owned by Comcast and Charter will support multiple MNVO partners.
In DOJ Trial, Where Are the Concerns Over AT&T Privacy Practices?
MariNation  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T isn't being scrutinized for privacy concerns in its ongoing trial with the DOJ. Given recent Facebook revelations, maybe it should be.
AT&T Exec Dishes That He's Not So Hot on Rival-Partner Comcast
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2018  |  5 comments
The trial pitting the Department of Justice against AT&T is doing a fair job of airing the pay-TV industry's dirty laundry.
Pay-for-Play Is a Sticking Point in Congress
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2018  |  3 comments
...in the net neutrality debate. Why, what were you thinking?
Comment: Re: Grifty times - msilbey - 4/17/2018
BDAC Blowback – Ex-Chair Arrested
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  11 comments
It doesn't help the optics when your former committee chair now faces jail time.
No Stopping Netflix
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  1 comment
The Netflix juggernaut keeps on chugging.
DirecTV Now Inches Toward Cloud DVR Debut
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Nine months and counting to birth this baby.
Cox Talks Smart City Co-Creation
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Because co-creation just sounds more exciting than collaboration.
Comcast, Netflix Cozy Up in New Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/13/2018  |  4 comments
Welcome to the newest bundle.
2 Cities Put Future of Wireless to the Test
News Analysis  | 
4/12/2018  |  1 comment
'Most of all, it took a lot of crazy.' Major telecom players are lining up to build city-scale testbeds for next-generation wireless technologies.
Comcast Revs Up Smart Home Engine
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2018  |  3 comments
New updates are rolling out on Comcast's smart home platform.
Calix, Infosys Team on Access Network 'Apps'
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4/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Calix has reeled in global services company Infosys as a development partner for virtual network functions within AXOS, Calix's software-defined access network environment.
Charter Calls for Uniform Privacy Law
MariNation  | 
4/9/2018  |  2 comments
Opt-in for one and all.
Everything's Up-to-Date in Kansas City
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4/6/2018  |  5 comments
Kansas City hosted this year's Smart Cities Connect conference and showed off some of its own smart city projects.
Sprint: 3 Big Smart City Challenges
News Analysis  | 
4/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Smart cities are no walk in the park.
City CIO Talks Broadband in the Big Easy
News Analysis  | 
4/4/2018  |  2 comments
New Orleans is getting scrappy with its broadband plans.
Qwilt CDN Launch Busts Open the ISP Edge
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
It's not your parents' CDN.
New Orleans: Unique in Jazz, Coastline & Broadband
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4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mari Silbey interviews New Orleans CIO Kimberly LaGrue on broadband in the Big Easy.
Cities to FCC: Stop Undermining Us
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2018  |  2 comments
Another city leader has parted ways with the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee.
Cable DAA Debuts Worldwide
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Who's doing what and where?
Watch Out Telcos, There's a New Muni Broadband Wave on the Horizon
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2018  |  4 comments
And it's all because of smart cities.
Kinetic Edge Powers Flying Robots
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2018  |  1 comment
It's a bird, it's a plane...
Telefónica Tests Ambitious New Wireless Tech
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Successful trial with Cohere Technologies could have an impact on 5G development.
Comcast: New DAA Nodes to Be FDX-Capable
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast is expecting to be able to upgrade new DAA nodes via software to support Full Duplex DOCSIS.
Snapshot: Cable Access, a Market in Transition
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2018  |  3 comments
There's no question that cable operators are moving forward with distributed access architecture strategies, but just what those DAA deployments will look like is a little less clear.
Analyzing Adtran's Latest Move Into Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Adtran is buying its way further into the cable access market.
Comcast, Cox Go Big on IoT, Smart Cities
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2018  |  1 comment
Here comes big cable.
Verizon, Cisco Lab Test 'Information-Centric Networking'
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2018  |  2 comments
Lab test shows how to optimize mobile video delivery with more intelligence at the network edge.
Smart Cities Need Smarter Pipes
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Join us for a special Light Reading event – speakers include the CIO of New Orleans, Spectrum Enterprise (part of Charter Communications), Crown Castle and more.
Amazon Proves Video's Worth
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2018  |  6 comments
Come for the video, stay for the [insert service here].
New Net Laws & the ISP Shame Game
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2018  |  Post a comment
California goes for the gold star with new net neutrality bill.
If Mediacom's for Sale, Who Should Buy?
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
It's never a bad time to speculate on cable consolidation.
Cloudflare Takes On AWS Lamdba at the Edge
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Edge computing for everyone!
Rumor Mill: SoftBank Still Eyeing Charter
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2018  |  4 comments
Take this one with a healthy grain of salt.
AT&T Likens DoJ Suit to Shaved Persian Cat
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2018  |  20 comments
'...alarmingly pale and thin.'
CableLabs Gives Optical Fiber a Massive Efficiency Boost
News Analysis  | 
3/9/2018  |  8 comments
The latest CableLabs technology breakthrough is a doozy.
Qwilt Marries Caching, Computing at the Edge
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Like peanut butter and chocolate.
Pai Promises $954M for Hurricane Recovery
News Analysis  | 
3/7/2018  |  4 comments
Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands still haven't recovered from Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Arris Not Ruling Out More M&A
News Analysis  | 
3/6/2018  |  4 comments
Because at the end of the day, set-top revenue may be good, but margins stink.
Mobile Is No Passing Fad for US Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Hello, can you hear me now?
AT&T's Newest IoT Strategy? BYO Network
News Analysis  | 
3/2/2018  |  3 comments
Out of footprint? No problem?
Ericsson Wants to Add Compute to CDNs
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
CDNs can offer more than just storage at the edge.
Comcast Bids $31B to Steal Sky From Fox, Disney
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  1 comment
Comcast wants to own [the] Sky.
Ruckus Reveals CBRS Home Gateway
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Arris brings Ruckus to the home with new fixed wireless broadband gateway.
A Quiet Year for Video at MWC?
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  2 comments
AT&T and Verizon aren't saying much about mobile video ahead of this year at Mobile World Congress.
Ruckus Revels in IoT & CBRS at MWC
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Big product announcements arrive from the newly minted Arris subsidiary.
Stakes Run High for Tivo in Comcast Suit
MariNation  | 
2/20/2018  |  2 comments
Even a win in court doesn't mean Tivo will walk away a victor.
PON, 5G & the Case for Convergence
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2018  |  Post a comment
5G may finally be driving the business case for fixed mobile convergence.
Ruckus Gives Arris a Boost in Q4
News Analysis  | 
2/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Only a month after the acquisition closed, Ruckus was already contributing to Arris's top-line growth.
Com Hem Rolls Harmonic's Software CCAP
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Although Com Hem isn't Harmonic's first CableOS customer, it is the first one to go on the record as deploying the vendor's virtualized cable access network system known as CableOS.
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Net Neutrality: States' Rights vs. the FCC
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2018  |  8 comments
Net neutrality is the new states' rights debate.
Comment: Re: Eat the dog food - msilbey - 2/13/2018
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Federal Funds for Broadband? Unlikely
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  21 comments
Trump's infrastructure bill promises little in the way of federal funding for broadband deployments.
Warning: US Cablecos Will Go National
MariNation  | 
2/9/2018  |  10 comments
The shot clock has started. Tick, tick, tick... boom!
Google Access: New Leader, New Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2018  |  2 comments
Google has learned a lesson or two about delivering broadband.
Android TV Arrives With Evolution Digital
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  2 comments
The future is rosy for Android TV.
Frontier Deflects Sell-Off Rumors
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  2 comments
Easy come, easy go.
Verizon Demos 50-Meg VR App Over 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Virtual Skybox VR demo imported 4K feeds and interactive extras into an app streamed live over Verizon's pre-5G test network.
AT&T Data Center Sale Not About Time Warner
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Scale is everything.
Don't Laugh, Charter Is Testing '6G' Wireless
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2018  |  6 comments
Maybe cry instead.
Google Cloud, Fastest Growing of Them All
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2018  |  4 comments
Google Cloud now has a run rate of more than $4 billion annually.
Las Vegas Bets on a New Network Edge
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2018  |  1 comment
Creating a smart city means redefining network infrastructure.
Investors Jumpy Over Juniper Q1 Outlook
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2018  |  2 comments
Juniper revenues were down in Q4, and projections for Q1 are not making Wall Street happy.
Amdocs Scoops Up Vubiquity in $224M Deal
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2018  |  1 comment
Vubiquity buy creates a new video vertical for operations support giant Amdocs.
Cable Closes In on 5-Gig Upstream With FDX
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2018  |  1 comment
New milestone gives CableLabs room to begin interoperability test of Full Duplex DOCSIS technology in February.
Cisco Minds Its Microservices With Cloud Video
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Video delivery gets a microservices boost.
Nationalize 5G in the US? LOL, WTF?!
MariNation  | 
1/29/2018  |  19 comments
As if the telecom industry would ever let that happen.
Starry Trots Out New Fixed Wireless Hardware
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2018  |  1 comment
The Starry Point Window gets an upgrade as the company plans for more fixed, pre-standard 5G wireless deployments.
Pole Control Fight Gets Net Neutrality Nasty
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2018  |  8 comments
He who controls the poles, controls the world (of broadband).
A Critical Review of Comcast's Capex Rise
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Capex is up, but revenues are trending higher faster.
Good News for Google at the FCC
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2018  |  11 comments
Score one for One Touch Make Ready pole policies – good news for Google and other new broadband providers.
AT&T's Smart City Ambitions Take Root
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2018  |  Post a comment
It often pays to get in on the ground floor.
Last Look – CES 2018 Spectacular, in Photos
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1/22/2018  |  6 comments
And the photos really don't do it justice.
FCC's Clyburn Not Buying What Pai's Selling
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Nothing's ever easy at the FCC.
Sin City Aims to Be the Next Tech Hub
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Michael Sherwood, director of technology and innovation for the City of Las Vegas, talks about the city's partnership with Cisco, its roadmap for the future and how Las Vegas plans to become a premier destination for new tech companies.
Sprint, Cox Go From Patent Suit to Partnership
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  1 comment
Sprint ends patent suit and gains opportunity to densify its network with access to Cox's wireline broadband infrastructure.
It's Not Skynet; It's Ambient Intelligence
MariNation  | 
1/18/2018  |  2 comments
I, for one, welcome our robot overlords. So does Amazon.
Comcast Wades Into 4K Winter Olympics
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
For the first time, X1 subscribers will get access to 4K HDR coverage of the Olympic Games on something other than a Samsung smart TV app. But it won't be live, and it won't be everything.
Congress, Courts Ready to Rumble With FCC
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Five things you need to know.
Comcast to AWS: I Dub Thee Preferred Cloud
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Comcast and AWS are going steady, but not exclusive.
Cisco at CES: Creating the Self-Managing Network
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
At CES, Cisco SVP and GM of the service provider business Yvette Kanouff talks about how operators can transition toward more automated operations.
Dish Serves Up New Broadband Plan
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Because standalone TV is a difficult business.
Don't Put a SIM Card in a Rodent Trap
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
LoRa lands at CES.
Cisco Slashes Storage for Cloud DVR
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2018  |  2 comments
Smart streaming saves storage, as much as 40%.
Comcast Unlocks xFi-Powered Smart Home
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast is separating out home automation functions from its home security service and making these smart home features available at no extra charge to anyone with an xFi gateway.
Starry Teams With Marvell, Unveils Fixed 5G Acceleration Plans
News Analysis  | 
1/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Starry storms into 2018 with a new partnership, new launch cities and a plan for spreading pre-standard 5G technology far and wide.
Edge Computing Heads to CES
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
NXP demos at CES promise to bring the early potential of edge computing to life.
Cable's Open Source Flirtation Heats Up
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
It's an entirely new direction for the cable industry.
AT&T Doles Out End-of-Year Pink Slips
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  10 comments
The story about year-end bonuses was a better one.
Why the Tivo Buyout Rumor Rings True
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Tivo could be back on the block again.

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