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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/25/2017
Frontier Communications will deploy G.fast to accelerate broadband speeds for apartment and other MDU residents in Connecticut.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/23/2017
The 14 largest cable and telecom operators in the US acquired approximately 960,000 new high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter of this year, accounting for about 93.9 million subscribers, a recent study found.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/19/2017
With its planned acquisition of data and digital services firm Business & Decision, Orange Business underscores the increased importance -- and recognition -- of the value these capabilities bring to broadband providers.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/17/2017
During its open meeting, scheduled for May 18, the Federal Communications Commission is slated to discuss several topics that ultimately could reshape broadband investment, Internet neutrality and satellite services.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/3/2017
With its early participation in NG-PON 2 standards development, Verizon hopes to aid both the industry and its own network by accelerating the standards process, including interoperability capabilities and expanding the number of standards' adherents.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 5/1/2017
AT&T's investment in open, high-speed networks will not only allow users to accelerate access to content and communication, but will empower the service provider to enhance customer service in new ways.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/28/2017
Without broadband Internet, rural residents cannot access online classes, work remotely or videoconference with a physician, disadvantages that threaten to plunge these regions into economic, educational and health crises as the rest of the country advances toward ultra-fast broadband and 5G, advocates say.
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Alison Diana, Editor, UBB2020, 4/24/2017
Increasingly taken for granted by urbanites and suburban dwellers, telehealth benefits remain out of reach to regions of the country underserved by ultra-broadband, a situation that costs the nation in lost productivity, sicker populations and higher healthcare costs.
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Robert Clark, Technology Journalist, 4/20/2017
Broadband operators should rethink key assumptions about their IPTV and fiber strategies, an analyst warned.
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Global communications service providers continue to evolve their networks to deliver the user-driven service models and higher bandwidths demanded by consumers. At the same time, 5G densification initiatives are top of mind around the globe, with hundreds of thousands of 5G small cells needing an open, programmable and highly scalable access technology to fuel the growing demand for connectivity. As a result, 5G densification projects will demand fixed-access networks, supporting fronthaul, backhaul and crosshaul applications that provide:

  • Service agility by applying modern data center principles aligned with DevOps service creation and deployment
  • Hardware and facilities redundancy offering unprecedented business continuity
  • Low latency supporting the rigid specifications of the 5G standard
  • Network elasticity to support service growth to not just multi-gigabit, but multi-10Gbit/s levels
  • Cost sensitivity supporting mass market services further enabled by Fixed Access Network Sharing (FANS)
With the current maturation of 10G broadband technologies, and the heightened demand for high-speed fixed and mobile connectivity, 2017 is promising to be the year mass-market, multi-gigabit 10Gbit/s fiber services become commercially viable.

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