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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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It’s the season of joy, festivity, and fun. This time of year is a celebration spent decorating, singing Christmas carols, baking treats, and ...

Businesses, now more than ever, must do their part investing in sustainable and environmentally responsible practices. At PPC, we apply this ideology ...

Whether you’re building a new coaxial network in Hawkins, Indiana, or updating an outdated one in the Upside Down, the products used in the last-mile ...

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

  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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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

In a previous blog I explored the move from GPON to NGPON2 fiber architectures, as telcos look to deliver gigabit speeds to their users. Things have ...

Today we are almost completely dependent on our connectivity. Thanks to the web, we are surfing, streaming, working more flexibly, and turning our ...

It is one of life’s ironies that the equipment used to establish ultra-fast communication links, the telecommunications fixed network, has lived up ...

On the Making Light Work blog, we’ve talked a lot about the growth of high speed networking and the move to fibre networks around the world and in ...

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