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by Revcb 07:32PM Wednesday Mar 27 2013

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IowaCowboy
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DOCSIS has a bright future

DOCSIS 3.1 should give fiber a run for its money. I've been saying cable has a bright future with broadband. The problem is not the technology, its the operators of those lines that are the problem. Cable modems are great technology, the problem lies with operators that refuse to fix problems. It should not take six techs to find out the problem.
silbaco
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Re: DOCSIS has a bright future

Yup. Then it will be bye bye for companies like Centurylink.
Joe12345678

join:2003-07-22
Des Plaines, IL
But will cable upgrade there nodes or use this to fix more people in with not useing it to have faster speeds?

also comcast needs to step up it's game in the cable tv part.
silbaco
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Re: DOCSIS has a bright future

Probably both.
Kamus

join:2011-01-27
El Paso, TX
said by IowaCowboy:

DOCSIS 3.1 should give fiber a run for its money

Ehh, not really...

It will come sort of close to GPON, but it really all depends on the node split, GPON splits almost guarantee 100 mbit downloads and 40 mbit uploads for each client. (which obviously doesn't happen, the tiers that are affordable are much lower)

10 Gigs sounds like a lot, but does anyone here know how many users will be served per node?

Sure it's pregress, but i wouldn't say it's giving fiber a run for it's money when XGPON has been available for a couple of years. Although i don't know where it's been deployed.

FFH
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Re:USSC rules for Comcast in Philadelphia antitrust case

And people wonder why the FCC has given up on fostering competition for Internet suppliers? Because the Supreme Court would shoot them down anyway.
elray

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Re:USSC rules for Comcast in Philadelphia antitrust case

said by FFH:

And people wonder why the FCC has given up on fostering competition for Internet suppliers? Because the Supreme Court would shoot them down anyway.

The FCC has never fostered wired broadband competition.

SCOTUS ruled correctly. Whether there is but one, or a dozen different cable companies in the region, it is the local franchise, served by only one, that matters.

The majority of pay-tv price inflation stems from the forced bundling courtesy of the content cartel, not the distributors - most consumers have a choice of 3-4 pay-tv vendors, but they all buy their programming from the same place.

FFH
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Re:It's Bad That It Requires Google To Attack Open WiFi

The EFF is clueless as always as to why open APs are impractical. It has little to do with protecting the data. It does have a lot to do with preventing others from using your byte CAPPED connection. Sure encrypted VPNs can protect your data, but it does nothing to stop others from eating up your bandwidth. Open WiFi is a non-starter as long as the ISPs have caps. The EFF in their little diatribe against Google fails to mention the real reason open WiFi is a no go - people don't want to spend their money to support leaches.
Kearnstd
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Re:It's Bad That It Requires Google To Attack Open WiFi

said by FFH:

The EFF is clueless as always as to why open APs are impractical. It has little to do with protecting the data. It does have a lot to do with preventing others from using your byte CAPPED connection. Sure encrypted VPNs can protect your data, but it does nothing to stop others from eating up your bandwidth. Open WiFi is a non-starter as long as the ISPs have caps. The EFF in their little diatribe against Google fails to mention the real reason open WiFi is a no go - people don't want to spend their money to support leaches.

Don't forget the legal angle, the MAFIAA love nothing other than to sue people for hundreds of thousands of dollars when someone pirates over an open wifi link. Well that you can of course weasel out of with a good lawyer or just not paying... You also have to worry if someone downloads child porn, The FBI is not so forgiving while ruling your computers out.
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silbaco
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Re: Re:It's Bad That It Requires Google To Attack Open WiFi

Actually I would say it has little to do with caps. Most people I know don't have caps and the ones that do have no idea they do. They don't hit them, therefore they don't have any reason to worry about it.

Liability is my #1 concern. If someone makes terrorist threats on your internet or uploads illegal porn, you are going to have a hell of a time proving your innocence. Same for copyright infringement for that matter.

YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY

Santa Clara Smart Meters

How fast would the WI-FI be? What kind of privacy settings would be in place. Me personally I don't think I would trust it. Just say'in

CaptainRR
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Re: Santa Clara Smart Meters

I read about this ealier it came up on my Twitter from the AP headlines and they had a little more detail covering it. Like any other open hotspot you may want to be careful. That article is here.

»bigstory.ap.org/article/calif-ci···h-meters

YukonHawk

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Patterson, NY

Re: Santa Clara Smart Meters

Thanks for the extra details via the link.

Xioden
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I look forward to the followup article about how WiFi will kill the children.
silbaco
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3 edits
Well it is interesting. With a good VPN, I would be able to find use for it. But what is the backhaul on this network? I can't see that the network will be able to keep up once people discover they have free internet available.

Edit: Supposedly it is throttled to 1Mbps, tops. That's not very useful.
openbox9
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Re: Santa Clara Smart Meters

said by silbaco:

Edit: Supposedly it is throttled to 1Mbps, tops. That's not very useful.

Silly free stuff not being useful.

Dan Jones

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Cisco: A Possible VZW Small Cell Provider

I followed up the Verizon 4G small cell story. Cisco seems to be a possible indoor SC supplier:

»www.lightreading.com/cisco/cisco···40151809

Dan Jones,
Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile.