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Re: Everything's Coming Up Broadband
Posted by: Jeff Kagan 2014-12-04 05:25:07
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How is broadband doing as a market? The two largest providers in the United States are Comcast and AT&T. Broadband started as a service for people to surf the Web. Generally, it was a separate service offered by the telephone and cable television companies. However, things are changing and growing. The changes that are occurring in the industry are groundshaking, but they don't get as much attention as they should. Understanding these changes is important, whether you are a service provider, an employee, an investor, a customer or a partner.

Re: Everything's Coming Up Broadband
Posted by: Danny_be 2014-12-04 05:45:22 In reply to: Jeff Kagan
"Remember Hurricane Sandy, which struck the Northeast coast a couple of years ago?" - Siklu's EhterHaul with it's ~90 years MTBF and IP67 water proof design, survived it ! read: http://reut.rs/1vlK72V. And as for residential broadband, look at this amazing project to deliver Gigabit internet @ San-Francisco at 35$ monthly rate: http://bit.ly/1tJNRLQ
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