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Updated 11/25/2009

Topical Index: Broadband Access to the Home: General/Other

This page provides a topical index to material on this website covering

  • technologies and applications affecting several forms of broadband access
  • related business issues and strategies

Articles are listed ordered by date of the newsletter they appeared in—newest to oldest.


Video Tools--What's the Question? (BBHR 12/4/2008)

  • In today's increasingly competitive video services market, tools are needed to isolate problems, anticipate them before the customer sees them, measure whether services are improving or deteriorating and then determine the "quality of experience" as perceived by the viewer. We describe a taxonomy for tools with examples, and suggest some questions operators should ask when selecting tools.

Exploiting Existing Paths for Broadband's Last Mile (BBHR 3/17/2003)

  • Dr. Jey Jeyapalan says that sanitary sewers, storm drains, waterlines, and natural gas lines represent an existing and currently unused path which could be used to overcome the last-mile bottleneck.

Why The Move Toward Tiered Offers? (BBHR 9/9/2002)

  • While US DSL providers have typically offered multiple service tiers, most cable operators have offered only a single "one size fits all" cable modem service. Now the MSOs are starting to introduce tiers. We examine what they're doing and why they're doing it now.

Napster's Dead--But P2P Progeny Live On (BBHR 9/9/2002)

  • P2P -- peer-to-peer networking -- has arisen in place of Napster, and will prove harder to stop. It has a disproportionate impact on broadband service providers, since P2P clients target broadband content sources. Our article describes the situation, the players, and what happens next.

Broadband Access Provides the Foundation For New Products and Services (BBHR 11/5/2001)

  • Whatever the arguments may be between the competing forms of broadband access, their providers generally agree on one thing: high bandwidth is an integral and increasing part of the requirement for broadband to and in the home. Almost all the speakers at Broadband Home Fall 2001 agreed on the need for and feasibility of much higher bandwidth -- while disagreeing on specific technologies.