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How will the Post-COVID Workforce Impact HFC Network Evolution?

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | With COVID restrictions beginning to ease and the potential for a majority of the adult population to be vaccinated sometime this summer, businesses and social observers are starting to contemplate what the workplace might look like in the not-to-distant future. The question of whether workers flock back to [...]

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The Digital Divide is Wider (and Deeper) than you Think

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | The Digital Divide and efforts to overcome the disparity in broadband services available to urban and rural communities through government subsidies have been much in the news recently. Just a few weeks ago, ATX’s CEO Dan Whalen penned a blog post highlighting the importance of the Rural Digital [...]

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RDOF and the Dawning of Smart Farming

By Dan Whalen, ATX President & CEO | The broadband industry exited arguably its craziest year with what sure feels like some very promising momentum toward closing the digital divide. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December unveiled the winning bidders in phase 1 of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) reverse auction, a process [...]

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Why the Unification of CableLabs and SCTE is a Big Deal

By Dan Whalen, ATX President & CEO | CableLabs and SCTE-ISBE this week made official their recently announced merger plans with the successful conclusion of a vote by SCTE members to make their organization a subsidiary of CableLabs, effective Jan. 1, 2021. I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that neither side [...]

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Prepping Your HFC Network for DOCSIS 4.0 – Part II

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | A blog published earlier this month tackled the topic of DOCSIS 4.0 readiness from the perspective of MSOs considering deploying the Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) flavor of the recently published CableLabs specifications. This article covers what MSOs need to know to prep their HFC plants for DOCSIS 4.0 [...]

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Prepping Your HFC Network for DOCSIS 4.0 – Part I

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Despite being virtual, the 2020 edition of the Cable-Tec Expo more than lived up to historical standards for showcasing the latest technologies and trends shaping the future direction of the cable industry. This month’s expo featured dozens of presentations and papers capturing the most forward-looking research and education [...]

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Pandemics, Disasters Raise Channel Insertion Profile

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | So much has changed about our day-to-day lives over the past seven months or so: the way we work, how we buy groceries, how our children learn and even what we wear and how we behave when we venture outside. Normalcy, like Elvis, left the building sometime around [...]

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How ATX is Revolutionizing Professional Services and Support

A conversation with ATX’s Vice President of Global Services By Joe McGarvey, Director, Marketing | A favorite quote of Jonathan Cox, ATX’s Vice President of Global Services, which he attributes to a onetime colleague, is “If the world were to end, it would be Services turning out the lights.” For Cox, who joined ATX in [...]

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Why Upgrading Your GainMaker Amplifiers is as Easy as 1-2-3

By Joe McGarvey, Director, Marketing | Earlier this year, ATX Networks completed a technology licensing agreement with Cisco® that effectively extended the life and evolutionary path of the venerable GainMaker® amplifier product family. Ever since, we’ve been working tirelessly to make it as easy and seamless as possible for current GainMaker customers to protect and [...]

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When will 10G of Bandwidth Not be Enough?

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | OK, so that’s a trick question. Nobody, short of Nostradamus or even Achilles the Cat, can predict with any certainty when a 10Gbps pipe will lack the heft that subscribers will require to effectively participate in the digital environments they desire. What’s certain, though, is that a 10Gbps [...]

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