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Rick Yuzzi

About Rick Yuzzi

Rick is ZCorum's Vice President of Marketing. He has over 30 years experience in sales, marketing and management. Hired in 1995 to establish the sales department for a fledgling Internet Service Provider that later became ZCorum, he is now a key member of the executive team, overseeing the company’s marketing efforts.

What are the NIST Cyber Security Requirements for BEAD Funding

By Rick Yuzzi | September 12th, 2023 |Categories: BEAD, cybersecurity, BEAD Funding, cyber attacks, NIST, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, NIST requirements

In the online world, where every wrong click can lead to disaster, it's critical that broadband service providers have robust cybersecurity in place.  In addition to the benefit of mitigating the substantial negative impact a cyber attack can have on [...]

Greenfield Broadband Deployments and IPv4

By Rick Yuzzi | September 6th, 2023 |Categories: IPv4 Conservation, Carrier Grade NAT, CGNAT, Purchase IPv4 Addresses, dual stack implementation, broadband deployment, Greenfield Broadband

June 6th, 2012 was World IPv6 Day. On that day several major ISPs, equipment manufacturers and website operators committed to deploy IPv6 for their products and services. Yet, over ten years later there are estimates that only about 40% of websites [...]

Online Filing of CALEA SSI Plans Now Mandatory for Internet Providers

By Rick Yuzzi | July 19th, 2023 |Categories: CALEA, CALEA Compliance, CALEA SSI Plan

In 2022 the FCC announced they would be launching a new CALEA Electronic Filing System (CEFS) for the filing of CALEA System Security and Integrity (SSI) Plans. They later launched that system and asked Internet Service Providers to begin [...]

Carpet Bombing and the Rise in DDoS Attacks

By Rick Yuzzi | February 1st, 2023 |Categories: DDoS Attacks, Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Types of DDoS Attacks, Carpet Bombing, Multi-Vector DDoS Attacks

Over time, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have grown and evolved into threats that have targeted businesses across the globe. Because so many of our daily activities are Internet-based, an attack can disrupt network services and [...]

What is CALEA and Why is it Important to Broadband Providers

By Rick Yuzzi | October 5th, 2022 |Categories: CALEA, Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, CALEA Compliance, Broadband Providers, System Security and Integrity Plan, SSI

CALEA is the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, which requires all facilities-based broadband providers and providers of interconnected voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service to have the procedures and systems in place to be [...]

ISPs Struggled with the FCC’s Inaugural Broadband Data Collection Process

By Rick Yuzzi | September 20th, 2022 |Categories: FCC, Broadband Funding, broadband data collection, FCC Broadband Map, Broadband Serviceable Locations, Broadband Serviceable Location Fabric

Following are the results from a survey I conducted of broadband service providers related to the new FCC mandate for biannual reporting of broadband availability data in the Broadband Data Collection System.

Improving HFC Performance with Proactive Network Maintenance (PNM)

By Rick Yuzzi | July 28th, 2022 |Categories: PNM, proactive network maintenance, What is DOCSIS PNM, Extending HFC Life, reduced maintenance costs

Cable operators have long known the benefits of having more fiber in their Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) plant, and for some, especially so, as they have taken fiber all the way to the premises in greenfield deployments. They have seen firsthand that an [...]

The Open Access Model for Rural Broadband Networks

By Rick Yuzzi | July 19th, 2022 |Categories: fiber, fiber Internet, open access fiber, open access fiber network, open access networks, fiber broadband

Open Access broadband networks have been gaining ground over the past few years as governments and municipalities are noticing the many advantages they provide. It’s a way for a city to provide fast and affordable broadband service in areas where a [...]

Key Steps to Bringing Broadband to Your Utility Customers

By Rick Yuzzi | July 6th, 2022 |Categories: IIJA, BEAD, Broadband Funding, state broadband, state broadband program, broadband infrastructure funding, electric membership cooperatives

FCC Assistance Available for the Broadband Data Collection Mandate

By Rick Yuzzi | June 28th, 2022 |Categories: FCC, broadband data collection, BDC, FCC data, broadband data collection program, BDC Availability Data Specification, BDC User Guide, Excel Text Matching

In its effort to ensure greater accuracy with its Broadband Map, the FCC is requiring that every provider of broadband service in the U.S. and U.S Territories to begin uploading their broadband serviceable locations into the FCC's new Broadband Data [...]

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