Tag Archives: broadband access

Taking the bite out of capacity crunch

Blog article by: Mirit Ashkenazi By 2017, there will be a predicted seven trillion networked devices. To support this connected world, where bandwidth-hungry devices and applications are connected anytime and anywhere, service providers will have no choice but to upgrade their networks to overcome the looming capacity crunch.  No-one is feeling this pressure more than wireline operators who are currently running different DSL technologies along the copper cables covering “the last mile” between the nearest local street cabinet and the home. These service providers are already facing stiff competition from cable operators, who today can offer approximately 100Mbps by using DOCSIS3 […]  More >>

The Unintentional Consequences of a Court Ruling

  The real danger of this month’s US federal appeals court ruling rejecting the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to regulate the Internet has little to do with the threat to net neutrality and whether service providers will suddenly soon start charging consumers extra for YouTube access. The sting in the tail comes in the implications the court ruling has for the FCC’s national broadband plan, a much-needed program to bring broadband access to 100 million Americans. To quickly recap: a federal appeals court ruled earlier this month, by a 3-0 majority, that the FCC had no authority to […]  More >>