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About Marsha Hemmerich

Marsha brings thirteen years of experience in the broadband industry as a Marketing Specialist and Technical Writer.

Distributed Access Architecture Could Be Your Bandwidth Lifeline

By Marsha Hemmerich | September 25th, 2019 |Categories: DAA, Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY, MAC/PHY, Distributed Access Architecture

New technology is offering a lifeline for bandwidth pressed providers. A shift in the access architecture that will move some or all of the CMTS processing layers out to the plant and closer to the subscriber will increase capacity and expand the [...]

Identify Downstream RF Impairments With This eBook

By Marsha Hemmerich | September 18th, 2019 |Categories: DOCSIS, full band capture, cpe spectrum capture, forward path monitoring, remote spectrum analyzer, downstream spectrum issues

As a cable operator you have to do a lot of path monitoring to gauge the health of your plant.  Most often the problems are in the upstream signals, but the downstream, while typically a “cleaner” set of frequencies, has challenges of its own and [...]

Connect America Fund CAF II Testing Requirement Details

By Marsha Hemmerich | August 13th, 2019 |Categories: caf ii, Connect America Fund, CAF II Requirements, CAF II Testing

Access to high-speed Internet in the U.S. has improved significantly over the years, but there are still some unserved and underserved rural communities where slow internet service is impacting the people who live, work and go to school there.  [...]

Knowing What Your Subscribers Like to Watch Affects the Bottom Line

By Marsha Hemmerich | June 18th, 2019 |Categories: TV Viewership Analytics

Since the beginning of the cable TV era, countless TV programming negotiations between operators and the program owners have been haggled over, and mostly lost, by operators. That’s because for years operators have relied on simple counts to [...]

WiFi Connections Gone Wild - Is Your Customer’s WiFi on Spring Break?

By Marsha Hemmerich | April 12th, 2016 |Categories: Blog, Technology

When Wi-Fi technology first started taking off, people were connecting one or two devices to their Wi-Fi network. Today it’s a WiFi party with most households having at least four connected devices and planning to add more. In addition to desktop [...]

Why Should I Move From PPPoA or PPPoE to DHCP?

By Marsha Hemmerich | September 20th, 2015 |Categories: Ask an Expert, ask a broadband expert, dhcp, free download, pppoa, pppoe, scott helms

In this edition of Ask a Broadband Expert we provide insight into why a telco or DSL operator should migrate to DHCP from PPPoE or PPPoA.  And, if you are a broadband operator looking for a help with the provisioning of your CPE, don't forget to [...]

Transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6: Conservation and Migration Strategies Webinar

By Marsha Hemmerich | September 3rd, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Hot Topics, Technology, IPv4, IPv6, IPv6 migration, IPv6 Transition Plan

 

In late July the CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the numbering authority that hands out Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, announced that it may be only a few weeks from depleting their remaining IPv4 address blocks. [...]

DOCSIS 3.1 Series: DOCSIS 3.1 and the PNM Toolbox Part Two

By Marsha Hemmerich | July 15th, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Technology, DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS, PNM, proactive network maintenance

If you read last week’s Part 1 in our DOCSIS series and the white paper on the Evolution of DOCSIS, you now have a better understanding of why we have specifications, what those specifications can do for the cable operator’s business and what the [...]

DOCSIS 3.1 Series: The DOCSIS Evolution Part One

By Marsha Hemmerich | July 9th, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Technology

Gigabit-class broadband is capturing the imagination of Internet users throughout the country. With Google and other companies bringing fiber-based services that deliver a gigabit of data each second to the home, subscribers are accelerating [...]

What's Coming with DOCSIS 3.1 and What You Need to Know Today

By Marsha Hemmerich | May 12th, 2015 |Categories: Blog, Hot Topics, Technology, DOCSIS 3.1

So now 3.1...

Seven years down the road from DOCSIS 3.0 the increasing subscriber demand for bandwidth intensive content and the competition from FTTH providers like Google are raising the bar for cable technology developers to provide operators [...]

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