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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Broadband Wireless World Forum highlights

February 12, 2002 7:00 pm | by Mike Lafferty | Comments

ANAHEIM— Advanced non-line-of-sight wireless technology and fiber-to-the-home developments dominated the first day of the Broadband Wireless World Forum, being held this week in Anaheim, Calif. Also grabbing the spotlight were wireless components designed to protect equipment from electrical surges caused by environmental hazards such as lightning.

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Study: 80 million have tried streaming media

February 12, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Eighty million consumers representing 35 percent of Americans ages 12 and older have watched or listened to Internet-based streaming media, a new study shows. The study, conducted by Arbitron Inc. and Edison Media Research, said that figure has climbed dramatically over the past 24 months. Two years ago, only 24 percent of Americans said they had streamed audio or video via the Internet.

Comcast: We don't share personal Web info

February 12, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Comcast Corp., responding to reports that said the MSO has begun tracking cable modem subscribers' Web browsing activities without notifying them, said it does not share that information, except as required by law. The company also said it would discontinue the practice immediately to ensure the privacy of its high-speed customers.

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Cox to deploy MetaTV, exceeds RGU guidance in 4Q

February 11, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Interactive-television software company MetaTV said it has inked a deal to provide iTV services for Cox Communications in a number of selected, but undisclosed, cities. Under the deal, MetaTV will design, develop, deploy and manage Cox-branded iTV services. MetaTV said its software platform operates on Cox's legacy headends and set-tops, opening the door for customer access to news, sports and ...

Cox closes in on @Home conversion

February 11, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Cox Communications Inc. said late Monday that the MSO has transitioned 99 percent of its Cox@Home customers to the company's new self-managed IP network as Excite@Home Corp. prepares to shut down on Feb. 28. Cox said the conversion took place in January, and included more than 600,000 residential customers and 20,000 commercial business subscribers in 18 markets.

Cirronet debuts new NLOS technology

February 11, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

After pausing to re-tool transceiver technology, the broadband fixed wireless industry is slowly - yet surely - preparing to roll out new, non-line-of-sight gear. Case in point is Cirronet Inc., a provider of wireless transceivers and broadband Internet access products, which has deployed its WaveBolt Internet access system in northeastern California with Volcano Telecom Inc.

FTTH and VDSL find greenfields friendly

February 11, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Developers of master-planned communities could be a burgeoning new market for emerging technologies like fiber-to-the-home and VDSL, according to new analysis from research firm Cahners In-Stat/MDR. As the U.S. residential real estate market becomes increasingly competitive and developers race to provide potential buyers with a choice of amenities, broadband connectivity is becoming increasingl...

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3Com pushes commercial broadband plan

February 11, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

3Com may be out of the consumer broadband modem market, but it's still pushing ahead with its plans involving the commercial sector. To that end, the company unveiled the OfficeConnect Cable/DSL Gateway, a cost-saving device designed to share broadband connections and create a platform for file swapping among peers.

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Panasonic incubates start-up Rainmaker

February 11, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Panasonic Digital Concepts Center said it has taken Rainmaker Technologies under its incubator wing to help cultivate the start-up's last mile "fiber speed" data technology for legacy cable and copper twisted-pair networks. "Rainmaker's core technology underlies a strategic entry into new profit-generating, video-driven applications and services," such as high definition television distribution...

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Charter sees $1.2 B loss in 2001, subs and revenue up

February 10, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Converting its 145,000 ExciteAtHome customers to its own network cost Charter Communications $17.6 million in special charges, and the cableco posted a $1.2 billion net loss, or $4.37 a share, for the year, but revenue and subscriptions were up for 2001 and Q4. The company weighed in on its 2001 results, ended Dec.

SCTE calls for Expo Award nominees

February 10, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Not much time to cast a vote, but the Society of Cable Telecom- munications Engineers is seeking nominations for the Cable-Tec Expo Awards. The honors come in five categories; deadline for nominations is March 1. SCTE will present awards in six categories: • Member of the Year recognizes a member who made the most significant contributions to the organization by participating in its progr...

Scaled down Western Show hones cable broadband

February 10, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

According to plan, Western Show execs sat down and reviewed last year's event and the industry, and emerged with a plan to focus on a smaller, more broadband-based Western Show. During the November event and its nearly 50 percent drop in attendance from the previous year, a California Cable & Telecommunications Association spokesman told CEDaily the organization, which hosts the show, would...

OS wires Bristol utilitiy; 360networks buys Urbanlink

February 7, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Optical Solutions Inc. and Bristol Virginia Utilities will deploy the FiberPath 400 optical networking system in an aerial overbuild to businesses in Bristol, Va. The network will deliver voice and high-speed data up to 100 Mbps to 1,100 businesses in its first phase. BVU will be the ISP and plans to offer VoIP and video conferencing.

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VFC database debuts to track Bell fines

February 7, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Advocacy group Voices for Choices used the Telecom Act's anniversary to unveil a new database cataloging $1.84 billion in announced fines, judgments and settlements against the country's four Bells — down from eight Bells when the law went into effect, it says. The fines were assessed for poor service, anti-consumer practices, failure to live up to promises and other reasons, VFC says.

Weighing in as Telecom Act turns six

February 7, 2002 7:00 pm | by Anne Kerven | Comments

Sure it's only number six, an off year as anniversaries go. But key legislation set for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives in less than three weeks has made the industry keenly aware of the impact of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The Act, signed by President Bill Clinton on Feb. 8, 1996, rewrote telecom laws for the first time in more than 50 years, and opened the industry to com...

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