Tag: HFC

Ode to a Very Fast HFC Network

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | The American poet T.S. Eliot famously wrote “I have measured out my life in coffee spoons.” Cable industry veterans may have been thinking something similar, with megabits substituting for spoons, when witnessing the April 27th demonstration of a prototype DOCSIS® 4.0 FDD network at this Spring’s 10G Showcase [...]

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Welcome to the Golden Age of Broadband

By Dan Whalen, ATX President & CEO | The last 18 months have been absolutely insane with the COVID and supply pandemics, and it had been a while since I came up for air. And a thought dawned on me: With everything going on, have we overlooked how much the broadband industry has impacted the [...]

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Why Cable Operators are in ‘Good Hands’ with DOCSIS

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Recent news cycles have been dedicated to the debate over whether cable operators should continue investment in their HFC networks or instead ditch their DOCSIS® ambitions in favor of some flavor of Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) technology. Any declaration of support for either approach, like this one, is treated as [...]

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Are Cable Operators as Concerned About FTTH Providers as They Should be?

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | At the beginning of 2021, we asked a universe of roughly 100 cable industry professionals who took the ATX HFC network evolution survey to express their concern level over the long-term competitive threat posed by Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) broadband providers. Nearly 45% of survey takers considered the challenge from [...]

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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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