Posts about Communication Service Providers

The single day in 2017 that will resonate into the future for the broadband industry is December 14. On that day, the US's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to gut net neutrality. It did this by recategorizing broadband internet as an information service. In 2015, Barack Obama's FCC had classified it as a telecommunication service under Title I of the Telecommunications Act. This is a huge change that will upend how ISPs are regulated. It is unclear, of course, how this all will hash out. But here are some possible impacts ...

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Fiber is a great medium for connecting customers to communication networks. It’s transparent with low attenuation, huge bandwidth and signal distortions are minimal. You know all this. But many service provider don’t translate those characteristics into economic benefit, preferring to stick with a design practice inherited from copper-based networks. There is room for improvement ...
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Open Networking Summit 2016 in Santa Clara, California, was a great show with interesting people and eye-opening talks on the relevance of open source software, open hardware and disaggregation. In short, we’re facing a fundamental shift in how we integrate and operate networks ...

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