Tag: PON

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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MSOs: Don’t get Knocked Off Course by the ‘Fiber Frenzy’

By Jay Lee, ATX Chief Technology Officer and Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | Fiber, let’s face it, is on a roll. In the past year or so, the future prospects of broadband service providers building out FTTH networks have brightened. A windfall of public funding dedicated to closing the so-called Digital Divide appears disproportionately [...]

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Debunking the Fiber is Faster than Coax Myth

By Joe McGarvey, Marketing Director | When it comes to the evolutionary path of the HFC network, all roads lead to fiber, a broadband transmission medium offering almost limitless bandwidth. That’s the reason cable operators routinely — and almost exclusively — pull PON technology out of their toolboxes when it comes to greenfield buildouts. Fiber, [...]

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ATX Reveals Findings of 2nd Annual HFC Evolution Survey

By Joe McGarvey, Senior Director, Marketing | The instillation of the first fiber nodes in the cable access plant in the early 1990s gave birth to the Hybrid Fiber-Coax network. What seemed like an inauspicious event at the time, turned out to be the launch date of the world’s most robust and resilient delivery system [...]

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