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There are 6 blogs written by Curtis Knittle.

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CableLabs Specifications Move From De Facto to De Jure

October 6, 2020

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines de facto and de jure as follows: de facto | di-ˈfak-(ˌ)tō – actual, exercising power as if legally constituted de jure | (ˌ)dē-ˈju̇r-ē – by right, based on laws or actions of the state In law and government, de facto describes practices that exist in reality, even though they are not officially […]

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25G/50G-EPON Standard Crosses the Finish Line – Enhancing Fiber Deployments as Part of Cable’s 10G Platform

July 23, 2020

Nobody knows the extent to which broadband speeds will continue to increase over the next 5-10 years, but service providers intend to be certain that their network solutions will be able to handle whatever is coming. With the announcement of the 10G Platform the cable industry has set a new target for future broadband speeds […]

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Debunking the Myths of Shared Networks: The Point-to-Multipoint Effect

October 11, 2016

“I don’t want to have to share a pipe. The problem with ‘cable’ is shared pipes. If my neighbor is doing a bunch of stuff over the network, I get impacted too. With fiber I get speed and no shared pipes.” — Entrepreneur in a focus group The notion that subscribers connected to residential fiber […]

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Keeping Pace with Nielsen’s Law

September 15, 2016

The telecommunications industry typically uses Nielsen’s Law of Internet Bandwidth to represent historical broadband Internet speeds and to forecast future broadband Internet speeds. Mr. Nielsen predicted many years ago the high-end user’s downstream connection speed grows by approximately 50% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). In reality, actual peak service tiers offered by service providers over […]

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Passive Optical Networking – for the Next Generation

July 29, 2015

Service providers invest billions of dollars in their access networks. Ideally, the deployed technology meets consumer demand for many years, allowing service providers to avoid costly upgrades before fully recovering their investments. In addition to technology longevity, service providers also like to see technology evolution, a next generation, to borrow an overused technology term, to […]

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OnePON™: Addressing the Alphabet Soup of PON

May 12, 2014

APON, BPON, EPON, GEPON, GPON, G.epon, NGPON1, XGPON1, XGPON2, NGEPON, NGPON2, TWDM-PON, WDMPON – did I leave any out? I’m sure I did. The alphabetical possibilities to represent different versions of passive optical networking (PON) technologies will soon be exhausted. I’m being overly dramatic, of course, but trying to make the point that all these […]

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