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An Ode to the Outside Plant

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | I’m not suggesting that the run of coaxial cable that makes up the last mile of your network is a work of art or an awe-inspiring technological achievement that merits immortalization in verse. But, all in all, it’s not exactly chopped liver, either. Much of the hardline cable [...]

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What Factors are Contributing to DAA and other Deployment Delays?

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | It’s not exactly a secret that much of the momentum behind the real-world installation of Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) has diminished over the past year or so. Numerous and recent media accounts, like this one, correctly identify a slowdown in DAA adoption for 2019 and point a finger [...]

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How Next-Gen Taps & Passives Can Help Tune Your Network to Perfection

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Like nearly everyone these days, I can fit what amounts to all of my music-playing equipment, along with my entire music collection, into my back pocket. That wasn’t always the case, of course. Not that long ago, I could easily consume an entire wall of a good-size room [...]

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A New Mantra for MSOs: Agility Matters

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Choices are the hinges of destiny. Most scholars say the above quotation from American poet Edwin Markham suggests that the decisions we make today will have a significant impact on the future. Despite being penned long before the digital revolution was even a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s eye, [...]

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Why Radio’s Future Requires a New Approach to Audio Distribution & Content Management

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Despite predictions of its demise, beginning with the introduction of television in the 1950s, radio has adapted and persevered. It continues to serve a larger audience than newspapers, magazines, television and the Internet. But the continued success of network operators depends heavily on their ability to cut operational [...]

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When it Makes Sense to Bypass Building a CCAP Video Core

By Linas Underys, VP of Media Gateway Products | Innovation means a lot of different things at ATX. Most technology companies apply that term exclusively to cutting-edge, future-looking products and solutions. And ATX is no exception to that practice – see our recent introduction of a DAA-optimized node. But innovation should encompass so much more [...]

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Cox and ATX’s GigaWave-powered OCML take Center Stage at 2018 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing |  Tier-1 MSOs are among the most deliberative business entities on the planet, painstakingly planning out every last detail of a technology transition before laying hands on a single strand of fiber. Such was the case with Cox Communications’ Optical Communications Module Link (OCML) extender platform, the key component [...]

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Time to Make the Move to a Centralized Broadcast Model

By Jose Rivero, Vice President of Broadcast | When the FCC in the fall of 2017 scrapped the rule requiring broadcasters to maintain a presence and staff in the local communities they serve, it opened the door for radio network owners to move to a centralized operating model that offers the potential to reduce costs [...]

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The Dawning of The Gigabit Generation

By Charlie Vogt, ATX Networks CEO | Everything is about to change. “We sit on the precipice of a digital transformation that will rewrite the way humans communicate, interact, conduct business, monitor their health, acquire knowledge and spend their leisure time.” We sit on the precipice of a digital transformation that will rewrite the way [...]

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