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Broadband connectivity technologies are constantly changing, whether through innovation, regulatory development or customer requests. Our blogs offer insight into industry advancements, practical suggestions for all types of network installations and important PPC product news.

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PPC is participating in several telecommunications exhibitions around the world this fall, and while many events are being held in-person, others ...

Throughout its locations worldwide, PPC Broadband is always looking for ways to improve its global quality management standards by focusing on ...

PPC is attending ISE Expo 2021, an event focused on introducing the next wave of innovative solutions and providing education for professionals who ...

PPC Broadband is attending Fiber Connect 2021, the leading optical fiber and technology event in North America. The show will be held from July 25 to ...

Whether you’re building a new coaxial network in Hawkins, Indiana, or updating an outdated one in the Upside Down, the products used in the last-mile ...

There are multiple ways to deliver fiber into a home, multi-dwelling unit (MDU) or commercial building, but some methods are more costly and ...

COVID-19 has derailed events around the world, including the many exhibitions and conferences PPC was slated to join in 2020. However, event ...

The rapid, global spread of COVID-19 has made companies like ours establish and implement pandemic preparedness plans to ensure the safety of our ...

PPC partners with several colleges across New York State to provide students a hands-on internship experience through our co-op program. Each year ...

PPC leads the industry when it comes to training and support, and while in-person training sessions are impossible with the current COVID-19 ...

UPDATE: As of June 5, our efforts with R&D Design have resulted in the production of more than 46,000 visors and clips for healthcare workers, ...

PPC is attending two exhibition events in March with an emphasis on our fiber solutions  and products that range from the headend to the home or MDU ...

Teams from across PPC Broadband are attending industry events in the U.S. and Bahamas in February, displaying a range of products from fiber to coax ...

PPC Broadband had a memorable 2019, highlighted by three acquisitions and an expansion of our fiber product portfolio. We attended 25+ trade shows on ...

PPC Broadband customers gain immediate access to premier integrated cabinets PPC Broadband, Inc. (“PPC”), a Belden brand and leading developer and ...

PPC Broadband is attending the Cable-Tec Expo 2019, the premier broadband event in America, taking place in New Orleans from September 30 to October ...

We're excited to attend the Liberty Global Tech Summit in Amsterdam Wednesday, September 18, 2019 among nearly 2,000 other people. The theme for this ...

In June, we were excited to join over 20,000 network operators, service providers and vendors from the international telecommunications and media ...

Network operators are constantly striving to deliver fiber to the home (FTTH) in a way that's practical, secure and aesthetically unobtrusive. ...

Hundreds of network operators, service providers and vendors from the international telecommunications and media industries will be converging on ...

PPC Broadband, Inc. (“PPC”), a Belden brand and leading developer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions, is pleased to announce two strategic ...

Here at PPC Broadband, we're constantly looking for ways to minimize our environmental footprint through a commitment to energy efficiency, ...

As we move forward to 2019, we're looking back on a few of the highlights of the cable industry and on another successful year for PPC Broadband. ...

Ease of use is a major contributing factor when it comes to the efficiency, integrity and cost-effectiveness of Passive MoCA Portal device ...

SCaTINDIA marked its 27th year of operation this October 2018 with a three-day cable industry exhibition at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Mumbai, ...

Fiber and broadband experts from PPC Broadband were among hundreds of industry leaders who attended the recent SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, ...

PPC Broadband is proud to be a silver sponsor of this year's  INCA (Independent Networks Cooperative Association) Conference - 'Full Fibre & 5G ...

SCaTINDIA will mark its 27th year of operation this October 2018 with its annual three-day cable industry exhibition at the World Trade Center (WTC) ...

For broadband service providers and operators, the pressure is on to bring new, enhanced and high-quality products to market for quicker download ...

Representatives from PPC Broadband will be joining industry leaders at the upcoming SCTE-ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Georgia this October 22 to ...

Since Dark Fiber Africa (DFA) first hand-pushed a pre-terminated Miniflex® fiber optic 240m from an existing manhole, through a standard 8/5mm duct ...

As operators drive fiber deeper into their networks for increased speed and capacity, tolerances become tighter and margin for error becomes lower. ...

PPC Broadband, Inc. has acquired the Nebraskan-based fiber provider, Net-Tech Technology (NT2) - a move that will add a range of innovative optical ...

The PPC Broadband team joined experts from across the international telecommunications and media industry to attend theANGA COM Exhibition and ...

As homeowners consume more and more content online, the efficiency of the in-home network becomes increasingly important. However, the ability of a ...

Representatives from PPC Broadband will join experts from across the international telecommunications and media industry at the ANGA COM Exhibition ...

The ever-increasing consumer demand for faster download speeds, and improved picture and voice quality means connections throughout the home network ...

Balancing the price of network components against the lifetime cost is an ongoing challenge for broadband service providers as they strive to ...

The rapid development of ultra broadband (UBB) connectivity (defined as provision of downstream data rates of 100 Mbits per second over any type of ...

Studies have shown that 40% of all cable broadband service calls are related to issues with the drop network. So if you’re looking to ensure better ...

The telecoms industry has been developing with monumental pace in recent years, as highlighted in the latest Telecoms.com Intelligence Annual ...

Increasing numbers of cable providers are incorporating MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) technology in their home installations to help deliver ...

Fiber-optic broadband is changing lives around the globe - whether it’s enabling people to work and study remotely, the rise of more clever and ...

Cable manufacturers and suppliers are required to meet specific classifications for the products they sell around the world, and label it as such for ...

Dirt, dust and other contaminants are the enemies of high-speed data transmission over optical fiber, as even the most minor of scratches or defects ...

It’s up to individuals and companies alike to decrease their carbon footprint to help preserve the world for our future. At PPC, we’re committed to ...

The continuing evolution of the internet, and the ever-increasing consumer demand for quality, capacity and speed, means broadband service providers ...

Hardline coax connectors are some of the most important pieces to delivering service to a subscriber’s home network, so making sure the connectors ...

 When installing fiber at an MDU (multi-dwelling unit), technicians have a few choices for the type of cable they choose. The most important choice ...

Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and ice storms will always be the enemy of cable and internet service providers, but ...

The global broadband market is becoming increasingly mobile. According to data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), mobile broadband ...

The quality of components used in drop networks and the skillfulness of the drop installation play a major part in a subscriber’s network ...

We’ve previously talked about how proper on-site training can help improve customer experience and keep costs low for TV and Internet service ...

In today’s technological world, internet speed is important to everyone. Almost every household has multiple web-enabled devices, and with the ...

Self-install kits (SIKs) have many benefits to both broadband service providers, and subscribers. They can help reduce operational costs and ...

Cable taps that are being left empty and open on telephone poles are causing problems for TV service providers and technicians. This can be due to a ...

A crucial step that every installer will negotiate during fiber cable installation in an apartment block or multi-story office building is to decide ...

No two homes are built the same, which means a TV and Internet service provider technician never quite knows what they’re getting into until they ...

TV and Internet service providers are always looking for ways to help improve the customer experience of their broadband network, while keeping costs ...

Cable and Internet providers around the world have been challenged by today’s technology demanding faster Internet service and video streaming on ...

Category cable is one of the most widely used cables for domestic and commercial broadband networking. Whether you are installing access points, ...

  In the modern world, we need our broadband to work fast and reliably - download speeds and picture and voice quality are what we as consumers care ...

We’ve written previously about the importance of maintaining the drop and home network to prevent ingress and egress. In the past we’ve described the ...

The advantages of fiber optic cable over copper wire are well understood. Fiber can transfer more data, in less time, over longer distances than ...

Coaxial cable is commonly used by cable operators, telephone companies, and internet providers around the world to convey data, video, and voice ...

"Most of us understand that innovation is enormously important. It's the only insurance against irrelevance…" This quote from Gary Hamel highlights ...

In this post, we explore how you can future proof and differentiate a property through delivering a fiber solution, while also increasing customer ...

We've written a lot lately about connectors, fibers, installations, and technical problems in the field. We think we know what we're talking about ...

If you are trying to decide on a product to include in your network design or installation – and you have a choice between several products that meet ...

Bonding is the electro-mechanical joining of two or more conductors, to form a conductive path that ensures electrical continuity. Grounding is ...

These days, operators are faced with an increasing requirement to deploy in-building fiber broadband networks. The rising demand from consumers for ...

Many people involved in broadband network deployments appreciate that there could be "hidden" costs down the line because less expensive products ...

With increased bandwidth beyond 1 GHz, maintaining the correct carrier levels at a subscriber location is becoming more difficult. The challenge is ...

In managing the infrastructure of broadband networks, an often underacknowledged element is the coaxial cabling and connectors required to deliver ...

Delivering DOCSIS services, whether it is 64 QAM upstream (3.0) or orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) 1024 (3.1), is often possible ...

A growing number of broadband subscribers are being given the option of installing or reinstalling customer-premises equipment (CPEs) themselves, ...

Terminators are simple devices that electrically terminate RF coaxial ports, both inside and outside of the home. The unused tap ports or wall plates ...

There is a limit to the bending ratio or tight diameter in a microduct or fiber cable - after which, the fiber starts to exhibit failure. The failure ...

Having the right hardline connectors is often overlooked when doing node replacements, node splits, or tap replacements in a broadband HFC (hybrid ...

The broadband headend environment evolves with the advance of technology and expands to satisfy consumer demand for data service. This poses ...

The broadband FTTH market is in its infancy in North America and very little attention has been paid to the last 150’ drop necessary to bring a low ...

LTE networks operating in the 700 MHz band are becoming widespread across North America and are growing globally as well. Broadband cable and some ...

Digging up roads and pavement to install new networks of any sort is never popular. Local residents dislike the disruption and the noise while ...

The relative costs involved in connecting subscribers to fiber networks can be deceptive. The critical element when evaluating fiber connections to ...

When it comes to choosing the amount and type of fiber to use in your system, protecting the fiber that carries telecommunications services is of ...

The disruption often caused when installing new fiber is never popular. Local residents dislike their roads and sidewalks being dug up while local ...

Fusion splicing is often used and is appropriate for trunk portions of a network; it offers low optical and reflection loss and splicing efficiency ...

Pushable fiber can be installed quickly and cost-effectively as the fiber drop for the final few hundred feet of a network. The beauty of pushable ...

There are numerous tasks involved in deploying fiber to the home (FTTH) technology and while some are obvious, others require more thought and ...

The last drop of a subscriber communications network - from the node or tap to the home (also known as the "drop network") - has traditionally been ...

As the use of FTTx architectures grows in the MSO community, the selection of a specific delivery architecture and technology should be based on the ...

Over half of the world’s population lives in units of 100+. In cities this figure can be even higher. This concentration and variety creates a ...

Protecting your fiber network is vital to ensure you continue to deliver services to your customers, retain their business, and get a good return on ...

As operators increasingly focus on deploying fiber to the home (FTTH) across their networks, they are looking at how they can minimize deployment ...

Whole home DVR installations can be tricky; MoCA filters are essential to prevent the DVR signals from emanating to neighbors' homes in coax systems. ...

In our digitally connected world, consumers increasingly require high speed broadband in their homes, whether for leisure, work, education or keeping ...

99% isn’t good enough! The cable industry is changing rapidly, with consumers increasingly demanding greater capacity so that they can download and ...

One of the questions asked about fiber to the home (FTTH) networks is simple – what are the applications that will need the high capacity and speed ...

Optical fiber is a fantastic medium for propagating light signals, and it rarely needs amplification in contrast to copper cables. High-quality ...

In a more and more competitive market, cable operators are increasingly looking to deploy fiber alongside coax services to their subscribers. This ...

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