Broadband News & Features


Valparaiso Picks ZCorum Diagnostics

September 18, 2014

ZCorum will be providing its newest diagnostic solutions to longtime customer Valparaiso Broadband. Valparaiso recently signed a ...


Cox Names Southwest Chief

September 18, 2014

Cox Communications has named John Wolfe senior vice president and Southwest region manager, effective immediately. The region is Cox's ...

FourthWall Media

FourthWall Preps Diagnostics Tool

September 17, 2014

FourthWall Media announced Precision Diagnostics, a tool intended to help cable operators to monitor their physical plant to detect ...


NCTA Cable Show Going Away, Sort Of

September 17, 2014

The NCTA is replacing the Cable Show with INTX: the Internet and Television Expo. The first INTX will be held on May 5-7, 2015, in Chicago ...

Atlantic Broadband

Atlantic B'Band Goes Gigabit in Miami

September 17, 2014

Atlantic Broadband is delivering 1 Gbps symmetrical Internet within its Miami footprint. The company launched the service, which has no ...

TWC WiFi Finder

TWC WiFi Comes to San Diego

September 17, 2014

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) recently launched its TWC WiFi network in the San Diego area and plans to expand it. The network ...

Parks Associates

TV Still Trumps Tablets, Smartphones for Video

September 17, 2014

According to Parks Associates, despite the popularity of mobile platforms, the TV set remains the preferred screen for video viewing, while ...


Cable-Tec Expo Pre-Show: AFL

September 17, 2014

Cellular backhaul and Metro Ethernet represent great opportunities for cable. AFL is dedicated to cost-effective solutions for this high-growth sector. Visit AFL at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo - booth 1131. 

Cable-Tec Expo Pre-Show: BroadBand International

September 17, 2014

Need to upgrade legacy plant quickly and simply? BroadBand International's got the goods, plus a longstanding culture of excellence. Visit Broadband International at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo - booth 1643.  

GuideBuilder 5: The Cable TV Industry’s Answer to Providing Timely, Reliable EPG and Channel Lineup Information to All Customers

September 11, 2014

Many of today’s cable operators are currently transitioning to a digital infrastructure. As these operators modernize their operations, providing timely and accurate electronic program guide information is challenging.

Three Questions with Comcast's Mark Francisco

August 19, 2014

Comcast's Engineering Fellow, Mark Francisco, chats with BTR's Ron Hendrickson about 4K/UltraHD: what impact it's likely to have on cable, how to plan for it, and some potential future applications of the technology.

Challenges in the field testing of DOCSIS 3.1

July 30, 2014

Watch Trilithic’s video addressing challenges in the field testing of DOCSIS 3.1

BTR Blogs

Ron Hendrickson, Managing Editor

Gigabit: Lots of Talk, not Much Walk ... Yet

August 13, 2014

Announcements about gigabit-speed broadband service, mostly fiber-based, have been rolling in by the truckload lately, and at first blush, it ...

Carl Weinschenk

MSOs and OTT: Best of 'Frien-emies'

July 30, 2014

The general sense is that the intense competition between cable operators and over-the-top (OTT) providers is starting to give way to a ...

Mark Johnson, Alticast

Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

June 18, 2014

Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically -  and rightly so -  as major operators in North America ...

White Papers & Special Reports

Pay TV-Optimized OpenStack Platform Maps a Viable MVPD Path to the Cloud

September 16, 2014 Consumer demand for access to pay TV services, wherever they are and no matter what device they’re using, has brought MVPD...
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Cable VoIP - Next Gen is the Cloud

September 8, 2014 Voice remains an important part of the cable residential bundle and SMB VoIP opportunities abound. However, deploying voic...
Sponsored by

Cable Telephony: The Future is Calling

August 27, 2014 The cable industry made a remarkable move years ago when it took on the telcos and began to offer voice services. Today, i...


Guest Blog: RDK Application Framework Considerations

By Mark Johnson, Alticast

Cable operator enthusiasm for the Reference Design Kit (RDK) is growing dramatically - and rightly so - as major operators in North America and Europe are in various stages of deploying RDK-based set-top boxes. The advantages of RDK are numerous...


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