Inside Story from JR Walden – In January 2017, Mediacom Communications drew back the curtain on the cable industry’s largest DOCSIS® 3.1 implementation to date. The company’s “Project Gigabit” ultimately will make gigabit-per-second connectivity available throughout virtually the entirety of Mediacom’s 22-state footprint. For the article below, Mediacom’s CTO JR Walden visited with Stewart Schley for Broadband Library to recount in detail the behind-the-scenes decisions that led to a historic moment in cable’s broadband progression.
By Jeff Finkelstein – Cable technologies move fast, in many cases faster than other parallel service provider industries. From the start of cable technology deployments, we have seen incredible transformations in how we deliver services to our customers. Beginning with the days of forward only outside plant
By Ron Rizzuto – During the past two years I have been involved with SCTE/ISBE’s Energy 2020 project. This project is an extremely important undertaking for the industry and I applaud SCTE/ISBE and the leaders in the industry who have spearheaded this undertaking.
By Brady S. Volpe – CCAP and Cable Modems the New Rock Stars in DOCSIS 3.1 Test. We have always known that DOCSIS rocks but it is just so much cooler than we all thought. In the winter edition of Broadband Library, I talked about how DOCSIS® 3.1 is beating expectations and performing exceptionally well in production
By Ray Thomas – During lunch with Carl and his wife Lola in January 2017 I asked him to share a cable story or maybe two. One incident burned into Carl’s brain was from the beginning of his cable career. An elderly lady had demanded immediate removal of a pole strand anchor
By Daniel Howard – I’ve been writing a lot lately about how the Energy 2020 program and the associated SCTE Energy Management Subcommittee (EMS) of the SCTE standards program are game changers, helping the cable industry monitor, manage and reduce energy consumption across the entire cable footprint.
By H. Mark Bowers – As noted in Part One, FCC Proof-of-Performance testing is required once every six months in systems with over 1,000 subscribers: first during January or February, the ‘coldest’ months of the year; and then again during July or August, the ‘hottest’ months of the year.
By Mark Duzban – At SCTE/ISBE, of course, we’re doing our part to help the industry increase service quality by launching a battery of new learning programs that can hone the skills of the technical workforce.