RUS Webinar Join us September 13, 2012 at 2 PM EST. Do you need capital to expand, upgrade or purchase addtional cable operators? The USDA RUS loans are a great option for you to consider. The Farm Bill Loan program will be available again in 2013, with millions of dollars in low interest, long-term loans to deliver broadband and video services to rural areas throughout the US. Typical terms are 4.5% and can be amortized over 20 years. It is important to get loan packages started as soon as possible.
In addition, the Farm Bill Loan program pays for 90% of the construction, equipment and all capital costs in order to fund expansion of your operating plant. The funds can even be used to purchase existing systems and refurbish them, with up to an 18 year pay-back.
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ARRIS Advanced Digital Cable Leadership Part 4: The Payoff from New Advertising Models through IP Migration Register for Webcast
As operators migrate to IP networks there will be advanced advertising revenue opportunities surrounding the IP migration and IP device environment. This opportunity will bring technical and planning issues that must be considered. Shaping the business models at both the national and local levels, cable operators must evaluate new technical solutions tied to: multi-platform campaign management; distribution of ads in multiple formats; device-specific approaches to dynamic placement; Ad campaign system; interactivity; device-optimized messaging, including tie-ins between companion devices and the TV. This webcast will provide a comprehensive understanding of these issues for an efficient transition to the IP Video advertising system.
ARRIS Advanced Digital Cable Leadership Part 3: Systems, Processes and Components Essential to Meeting New Service Goals
This installment of the series provides a comprehensive analysis of architectural and transitional paths associated primarily with the control plane and back office which impact operational benefits and costs. The relationship of the elements to operations must be considered when developing an IP video migration plan. Operators that choose low-cost equipment paths without consideration for operational impacts risk spending far more year over year than necessary to support IP service delivery. The decision-making process must take into account the need to select solutions that will eventually support full-scale IP cable TV service across all devices. This webcast and white paper are designed to assist operators in balancing the costs and benefits of the various approaches.
This installment of the series serves as an overview of a wide range of network technologies and issues primarily associated with the distribution network, including evolving bandwidth management options tied to SDV, optical transport, MPEG-4, increasing bonded-channel counts, the emergence of Hybrid Gateway and Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) technology and much more. This webcast will help engineers and non-engineers alike as they sort through the many issues that must be considered as they map their strategies.
ARRIS Advanced Digital Cable Leadership Part 1: Series Introduction: Market Drivers and Technical Challenges
In this first webcast we present market data to assist operators in realizing the need to transition their networks and operations to IP technologies. We then provide a high level overview of the current state of the cable network, as well as of emerging technologies and solutions that must be developed for a successful transition. This paper provides a foundation for the remainder of the series.
Consumers are demanding to watch high quality video at the time of their choosing and on new devices beyond the traditional TV. Operators are rolling out additional HD and niche channels to provide the best video offerings in the market place. Programmers are sending content in HD only to save costs. As more video content is available over the internet and mobile networks, the need for better video transcoding solutions that can ingest and output video in multiple video codecs is exploding. These expanded services are stressing the capacity of the existing delivery systems, driving up encoding and transcoding services and placing more CAPEX and OPEX on the content producers and service providers.
Fiber characterization is the process of testing optical fibers to ensure they are suitable for the type of transmission for which they will be used. This webcast will cover how fiber characterization can help eliminate costly troubleshooting for current and future network deployments, and testing methods for measuring fiber performance.
- Optical Insertion Loss
- Optical Return Loss
- Optical Time Domain Reflectometry Traces
- Chromatic Dispersion Testing
- Polarized Mode Dispersion Testing
Whether you're a fiber optic installer, technician, project manager or engineer, and need to understand and measure the performance of fiber infrastructures, this webcast is designed for you.
Led by Comcast, Videotron, Rogers, and Cox, North American MSOs are stepping up their rollouts of Docsis 3.0 service in major markets throughout the continent this year. Despite the recession, cable operators are introducing wideband service because of growing competition from such telcos as Verizon and AT&T, growing consumer demand for faster data speeds, and the desire to keep their edge in the broadband market. In this Webinar, we look at the early deployment results and the lessons that cable providers and equipment suppliers are learning from these initial deployments. We’ll tackle such questions as: What technical and operational challenges must be overcome to roll out 3.0 service? What are the costs of deploying 3.0? How should wideband be priced and promoted?
Cable MSOs will soon be faced with the decisions of when and how to begin transitioning their networks for IPv6 support. The DOCSIS® 3.0 specification calls out support for the IPv6 standard but it will be up to operators to decide if the features of IPv6 will benefit them. This webcast will briefly review the features present in the overall IPv6 specification, which of those features are relevant to Cable MSOs and how the implementation of those features can affect operations.