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OTELCO offers a technical overview of fiber optics, as well as notes on DSL, cable, and fixed wireless networks. This broadband primer also discusses the benefits of broadband, construction methods, and finance and regulatory considerations.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation argues that fiber is the best option for last-mile infrastructure, contrasting it with coaxial cable and wireless last-mile infrastructure. It explains concepts like bandwidth, latency, channel capacity, and noise.
This report analyzes the current and emerging generation of mobile wireless technologies and compares those technologies to wireline technologies such as fiber‐to‐the-premises (FTTP), cable broadband, and copper DSL across a range of technical parameters, including reliability, resilience, scalability, capacity, and latency. The report also evaluates wireless carriers’ mobile pricing and usage structures. The report concludes that, for both technical and business reasons, wireless technologies are not now, and will not be in the near-to-medium future, adequate alternatives or substitutes for wireline broadband.
This article questions whether emerging fiber-to-the-home innovations could make copper-based coax cabling antiquated. The resource examines different technologies that pose trouble for the future of cable modem technology, such as switches and customer premise equipment, to ponder if copper will eventually become an obsolete technology.
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