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DOCSIS Codewords and their Importance in Monitoring RF Performance

By Rick Yuzzi | December 6th, 2018 |Categories: DOCSIS, Codeword Errors, Diagnostics, Monitoring

Codewords are a key feature and an important check on data transmission in DOCSIS networks. They are are often able to recreate bad bits of data corrupted by linear distortions and noise in the cable plant if the corruption is not too bad (a [...]

Running out of IPv4 Addresses? Here are two options.

By Rick Yuzzi | October 24th, 2018 |Categories: IPv4 Conservation, IPv6 migration, Carrier Grade NAT, CGNAT, Purchase IPv4 Addresses

If you are an ISP and haven't experienced your own IPv4 shortage yet, you most likely have heard that IPv4 addresses are getting hard to come by. This is sending many Internet providers into panic mode when they realize they are almost out. The [...]

DMCA Deadline Affects Copyright Infringement Liability for ISPs

By Rick Yuzzi | December 29th, 2017 |Categories: Hot Topics, Industry Perspectives

There is an upcoming deadline regarding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that many ISPs are just now becoming aware of.  I have recently been forwarded notices sent to ISPs from associations letting them know about this new [...]

The Future of Net Neutrality

By Rick Yuzzi | December 13th, 2017 |Categories: Hot Topics, Industry Perspectives, net neutrality

The FCC tomorrow will vote on whether to repeal Obama-era Net Neutrality regulations that were put in place in 2015. Those regulations reclassified broadband as a communications service and made ISPs subject to something called Title II, which [...]

Advantages of DOCSIS Provisioning of EPoN and GPoN

By Rick Yuzzi | August 9th, 2017 |Categories: Blog, DPoE, DPoG, EPoN, GPoN, Technology

As costs for fiber equipment and installation have come down, many Cable Operators are considering deploying fiber to offer the increased speeds their subscribers are looking for rather than DOCSIS 3.1. One of the challenges for a cable operator [...]

Tracking Down Ingress in Your Return Path

By Rick Yuzzi | April 27th, 2016 |Categories: DOCSIS, ingress, return path, Technology, Upstream Analyzer

Every cable operator has a constant struggle with ingress. As external RF signals leak into the return path from various sources, that noise accumulates and funnels upstream to the CMTS. This cumulative effect can cause a significant impact on [...]

Kevin Mitchell on Digital Voice Opportunities

By Rick Yuzzi | June 9th, 2015 |Categories: Ask an Expert, Blog

 

Voice communications remain essential to individuals and businesses. This presents great digital voice opportunities for broadband service providers, who can offer an additional service over their broadband connection and gain some significant [...]

The Power of Welcoming New Customers

By Rick Yuzzi | February 13th, 2015 |Categories: Marketing

There are certain sales and marketing principles that are universally accepted as effective and worthwhile. For example, it is important to reinforce a customer’s purchasing decision to avoid “buyer’s remorse”. Similarly, to reduce the chance of [...]

Leveraging your Reputation with Customer Referrals

By Rick Yuzzi | January 7th, 2015 |Categories: Marketing

Like most small companies, rural broadband providers probably have a small marketing budget. Of course, all marketers wish they had a larger budget, but smaller companies often don’t even have a “marketer” and must make due with less money and [...]

Bandwidth Usage Management: Taking Control of Your Network

By Rick Yuzzi | November 6th, 2014 |Categories: Industry Perspectives

Remember earlier this year when Netflix announced that Orange is the New Black was returning with new episodes? The anticipation was overwhelming, and when it finally premiered, millions tuned in to the show. Some broadband operators may [...]

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