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Web Strategies for the Rural Telcos [Part 2]

Web Strategies for the Rural Telcos [Part 2]

  So we’ve managed to convince you that your company website could use a face-lift. You’re ready to update your photos from 1999, get rid of the Comic Sans font, and generally move your site into the 21st century. Good for you! In part 1 of this series we talked about...

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Web Strategies for the Rural Telcos [Part 1]

Web Strategies for the Rural Telcos [Part 1]

  By now, you’ve probably explored the new Mapcom.com website and seen all the fresh features and tools we have added. If you’re reading this you’ve also noticed our blog, action-packed with content and features on different industry issues. A year ago, the Marketing...

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The Changing Landscape of Fiber Technology

The Changing Landscape of Fiber Technology

  We’re talking again today about the power of G-PON technology and the future of fiber networks. The highest bandwidth rate standard for passive optical networks is NG-PON2. It relies on time and wavelength division multiplexing which combines 4-8 wavelengths at 10...

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How G-PON Technology Will Change the Future

How G-PON Technology Will Change the Future

  With the recent USF Order from the FCC, one of the key takeaways was a discussion between the FCC and engineering firms that are designing Fiber to the home networks. The position of the engineering firms was that the FTTH networks they are designing were more...

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M4 Spotlight: Project backups

M4 Spotlight: Project backups

  It’s a fact of life… nobody wants to think about a disaster happening. The thought of losing your entire project, including everything you’ve worked on in the past months or even years, is very scary. Mother Nature has been a fickle friend these past few weeks—we...

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OTT Services: No Match for Rural CSPs

OTT Services: No Match for Rural CSPs

  There has been a lot of talk recently about the cable cutting crisis: more and more cable subscribers are opting to eliminate service in favor of over-the-top (OTT) streaming options such as Netflix and Amazon Video. But according to new data, rural communications...

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