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FTTH Has 50% Take Rate in U.S.

According to The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas, fiber deployments grew 13 percent in 2015. With over 12 million homes being connected with FTTH in U.S., that marks an almost 50% take rate, which matches the world's highest standards, with nearly 20% of all true FTTH connections being in the U.S.
Written by Sam Harlan at 00:00

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What's the Cost of Weak Information Security Practices?

The Lizard Squad scam, which yielded access to customer records at Cox Communications, is one of the most recent cybersecurity scams that has resulted in a fine from the FCC. What's the cost of giving up customers' information because of weak information security practices? A half-million dollar fine and having the FCC watching every information security move for the next seven years.
Written by Allen Lepke at 00:00

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Fiber as a Moral Obligation

The idea that fiber is a piece of infrastructure that is so fundamental that it becomes almost a moral obligation was one of the take a ways from a couple of panels moderated by Calix's Geoff Burke. Burke was the moderator of panels that featured the FCC's Chief of Strategy, Jonathan Chambers and Kelly Drye Partner, Tom Cohen. The premise is that the bandwidth, reliability and low-latency of fiber is necessary to ensure equality of opportunity - whether in education, ensuring an informed citizenry or more efficient governance.
Written by Sam Harlan at 00:00

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Stop. Think. Connect.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is celebrated every October and was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and more secure online.
Written by Allen Lepke at 00:00

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Focus on Business Growth with Managed NOC Services

The Network Operations Center, or NOC, is the heart and brains of a company’s IT infrastructure. The NOC monitors and reports not only on your Network, but your servers, your applications and many other IT and facilities based systems. Its 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year of never resting eyes on your companies most valuable pathways to delivering service to your end customers and users. The NOC monitors for changes in your infrastructure, reports on possible issues, alarms on confirmed issues and provides the IT team with the needed troubleshooting information to allow them to be pro-active and not re-active to these issues, meaning a quicker Mean Time to Resolutions (MTR), meaning less downtime, less cost and less headaches.
Written by Michael Standley at 00:00

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