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Voice Service Requirements for RDOF Recipients

By Sheenika Wilson | October 28th, 2020 |Categories: RDOF Auction, RDOF Voice Requirements, Voice Service, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, FCC

In its efforts to continue bridging the digital divide, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has created several initiatives injecting millions (now billions) into bringing broadband access to unserved areas in America. Taking cues from [...]

C-Band Spectrum and and 5G Service

By Rick Yuzzi | April 21st, 2020 |Categories: 5G, Mobile, mmWave, Millimeter Wave, C-Band, mid-band spectrum

There is a lot of promise in 5G as a much faster, lower-latency mobile broadband technology. Much of the excitement has been based around millimeter wave (mmWave). While this will allow for a very fast wireless connection, a drawback to this [...]

CBRS - Opportunity Abounds with Shared Spectrum

By Marsha Hemmerich | April 14th, 2020 |Categories: 5G, CBRS, LTE, Citizens Broadband Radio, mid-band spectrum, dynamic spectrum sharing, Private Access License (PAL)

CBRS marks a turning point in shared spectrum, allowing general access users to deploy private LTE based solutions of their own, and opening up valuable mid-band spectrum for 5G use.

Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) is a 150 MHz wide [...]

What is DOCSIS 10G

By Rick Yuzzi | February 11th, 2020 |Categories: DOCSIS, Distributed Access Architecture, DOCSIS 4.0, Full Duplex, Extended Spectrum DOCSIS, Low Latency DOCSIS, cableLabs, 10G

At the Consumer Electronics Show in January of last year CableLabs announced their 10G initiative. The goal is to make changes in DOCSIS technology and cable plant architecture to allow for 10 Gbps transfer rates both downstream AND upstream, in [...]

New PON Technologies for Fiber Network Transformation

By Marsha Hemmerich | January 14th, 2020 |Categories: GPoN, FTTH, TWDM-PON, fiber optics, NG-PON2, FTTx, XGS-PON

Nowadays, over the top TV and video on demand streaming are the main drivers for additional bandwidth to your subscribers. And you can add to this the content and applications such as video surveillance, remote health care, video file transfers, [...]

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 [...]

Will 5G make wireline broadband obsolete?

By Rick Yuzzi | August 20th, 2019 |Categories: mmWave, Millimeter Wave, Rural Broadband, Small Cells, Wired Broadband

The buzz in the broadband industry these days is 5G. That’s not G as in Gigabytes. That’s G as in Generation. 5G is the latest generation of cellular technology, and some say that it could replace the need for wired broadband connections in the [...]

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.  [...]

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS): Protection & Mitigation

By Rick Yuzzi | July 9th, 2019 |Categories: DDoS Attacks, Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Preventing DDoS attacks, traffic scrubbing

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. There are some best practices that service providers should take into account to protect themselves from a DDoS attack, which can impact their network, as well as the service [...]

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