ZCorum's Blog | The Business of Broadband

What’s New with TruVizion?

December 18th, 2014|

If you’re a broadband operator that’s lucky enough to have access to our TruVizion broadband diagnostics software, you’re probably already familiar with the powerful features that it packs. Because network impairments can be annoying, being able to find out what’s […]

Tech The Halls 2014

December 3rd, 2014|

Even though Black Friday became Brown Thursday or Tan Wednesday it’s not too late to grab the tech gifts you’ll want to give this year.  Here’s  our annual tech gift guide with a variety of items for […]

Bandwidth Usage Management: Taking Control of Your Network

November 6th, 2014|

Remember earlier this year when Netflix announced that Orange is the New Black was returning with new episodes? The anticipation was overwhelming, and when it finally premiered, millions tuned in to the show. Some broadband operators may […]

Finding Hidden Impairments with Proactive Network Maintenance Tools

October 22nd, 2014|

Locating impairments getting spooky? Who you gonna call? 

Plant impairments come in all shapes and sizes. Gremlins chew on your cables, monsters loosen your fittings and ghosts haunt your field techs. Take Marty Carollo, Network Manager […]

Avoiding the “Because I Said So” Approach to Leadership

October 20th, 2014|

When a person accepts the responsibility of becoming a manager, he signs up for much more than accepting the title of “Boss.”  The boss that decides to take the “because I said so” approach has […]

Ask a Broadband Expert – Correlation Groups and vTDR in Proactive Network Maintenance with Scott Helms

October 1st, 2014|

Correlation Groups and vTDR in Proactive Network Maintenance with Scott Helms
As its name suggestion, proactive network maintenance (PNM) allows cable operators to get ahead of the curve in being able to diagnose issues in the cable […]

Ask a Broadband Expert – DOCSIS Proactive Network Maintenance with Scott Helms

September 19th, 2014|

DOCSIS Proactive Network Maintenance with Scott Helms

Proactive network maintenance (PNM) and DOCSIS pre-equalization are terms that cable operators should get used to hearing. CableLabs-developed PNM technology gives operators a front row seat to using DOCSIS pre-equalization […]

Off to Amsterdam During IBC 2014

September 11th, 2014|

I’m heading back into international waters along with VP of Technology, Scott Helms, for IBC 2014 in Amsterdam. While we won’t be at the RAI Conference Center where the show is being held, ZCorum has […]

Ask a Broadband Expert – Training and Employee Development for Cable Operators

September 3rd, 2014|

Training and Employee Development for Cable Operators

Ever wonder where you can find the education for you and your staff to help improve various aspects of your cable operation? We turned to the cable curriculum company, […]

See TruVizion’s Post-Install Report in Action

August 28th, 2014|

You got a new customer. That’s always a good thing. Then you get that dreaded phone call a day or two later, or maybe it’s a week or two later, saying “My Internet just isn’t working right.” TruVizion’s […]

What You Need to Know about the FCC’s Rural Broadband Experiments

August 5th, 2014|

Earlier this year the FCC entertained expressions of interest for Rural Broadband Experiments. The plan is to use Connect America Fund subsidies for last mile rural broadband projects in areas that are considered unserved by […]

Ask a Broadband Expert – Leveraging Spectrum Capture Capabilities in CPE

July 15th, 2014|

Troubleshooting the downstream cable plant has always been a challenge because there are so many end-points to monitor. Traditionally this meant sending technicians out in the field with spectrum analyzers, or buying pricey network probes to try […]