Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini's History in the Broadband Industry

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The history Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini’s many accomplishments and contributions to the broadband industry over the years

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6Nov, 2021

Cable-Tec Expo 2021

Nov 6, 2021 |

Cable-Tec Expo 2021 commenced with an inspiring keynote speech delivered by Kevin Hart, EVP and Chief Product and Technology Officer for Cox Communications. In a responsible response to the ongoing COVID-19 health concerns, Cable-Tec Expo 2021 is once again being held virtually . Kevin notes the progress of Cable-Tec [...]

5Sep, 2021

Happy 25th Anniversary LANcity

Sep 5, 2021 |

Happy 25th Anniversary! After 9 years of hard work, the LANcity Cable Modem held a stunning  80% of the global market share and LANcity revenue had increased from zero dollars to $40M per quarter! On Sep 4, 1996, LANcity signed an agreement to be acquired by Bay Network in [...]

11Jun, 2021

Digital Divide: The Implications And Current Status

Jun 11, 2021 |

Digital Divide , the implications, inequity and solution continues to be a conversation since it started in the 1990's. The solution to closing the digital gap on a global scale has been on the radar of Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini known as "the father of of the cable modem” even prior [...]

24Mar, 2021

Improving Economic Value Through Broadband

Mar 24, 2021 |

Cleaver, Joanne. “Remote.” Housing Wire Magazine, Housing Wire, 28 Jan. 2021, issuu.com/housingwiremagazine/docs/hw_v14i01_february_2021_online. Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini was approached by Joanne Cleaver of Housing Wire Magazine to share his perspective on the role of Broadband in her article about attracting new talent and maintaining an energized workforce as COVID-19 finds employees [...]

2Jun, 2020

Global collaboration for global innovation

Jun 2, 2020 |

Over the last 10,000 years, innovation has always been the driving force in advancing civilization. Today we face a challenge that calls upon our best global innovators business leaders, educators, and every human being to collaborate in the development of solutions that enable us to simultaneously live, work, run [...]

22May, 2020

West Virginia University Alumnus Message to Statler College Grads

May 22, 2020 |

West Virginia University Statler College Alumnus, Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. sent a message of opportunity and call to action to 2020 graduates as they attended their virtual graduation ceremony. As graduation season unfolds, for the class of 2020 there is a perceptible sentiment of uncertainty and disappointment. Perhaps you feel [...]

20Oct, 2019

Cable TV Pioneers Salutes Leaders DOCSIS Innovators

Oct 20, 2019 |

Maclean, Amy, OCTOBER 2019 Cable TV Pioneers Salutes Leaders, DOCSIS Innovators CABLEFAX SCTE • ISBE CABLE-TEC EXPO DAILY, pp.13-14  It takes at least 20 years in the industry to be considered for inclusion in the Cable TV Pioneers which got organizers thinking as they made plans [...]

18Aug, 2019

Planet Broadband By Author Rouzbeh Yassini Ph.D.

Aug 18, 2019 |

Planet Broadband cover the nascent history and status of the Broadband movement. In doing so, it wrestles with the definition of broadband, discusses the various form it's taking around the world, and discusses the various forms it's taking around the world, and discusses the possible futures it might have..." [...]

8May, 2019

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019

May 8, 2019 |

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019 "Hall of Fame 2019" Four names have been added to the Hall of Fame this year and Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini tops the list. Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini's life work in the field of advancing telecommunications is once again recognized as pioneering and fundamental [...]

1Dec, 2018

Microsoft Bridges The Digital Divide

Dec 1, 2018 |

BCoE commends Microsoft in its initiative to bridge the digital divide, not just in words but also in action. We should expect a lot more product in 2019 that will be known as Wi-Fi 6. Hello, The University of New Hampshire’s Broadband Center [...]

1Aug, 2018

Wireless LAN Working Group Working On Extremely High Throughput,

Aug 1, 2018 |

“The 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group formally initiated new work on Extremely High Throughput (EHT)." Hello, Last month we saw the next shoe to drop in Microsoft’s TV White Space (TVWS) strategy. Recall that in July 2017 Microsoft said it could spend up to $10 [...]

1Jun, 2018

Wired and Wireless Automotive Networking Standards Work Under Way

Jun 1, 2018 |

“The study group is considering the feasibility of enhancing throughput, better efficiency, higher reliability and extending range. " Hello, You may not realize this, but we recently passed the 45th anniversary for the first cell phone call and for the creation of Ethernet. Both these [...]

1Apr, 2018

FCC Update: Broadband Deployment In The US

Apr 1, 2018 |

“The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee remains a vibrant community of globally based technologists who continue to standardize the best technologies for global commercialization of products and services benefiting humanity." Spring is upon us, but it was hard to tell at times in the recent [...]

16Mar, 2018

Yassini Receives 2004 Vanguard Award

Mar 16, 2018 |

Broadcasting Cable "Broadband Is His Baby" By Glen Dickson “-And Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini wonders what it will be when it grows up” Widely known as the father of the cable modem, Rouzbeh Yassini has played a pivotal role in the cable industry's successful deployment of high-speed-data services, creating [...]

3Feb, 2018

Is Super-PON A Success?

Feb 3, 2018 |

“One can foresee a time in the future when broadband service providers are unwilling or unable to provide large streaming content providers like Netflix, Amazon and Google the service levels appropriate for their business models." There have been some interesting developments of late, as well [...]

3Dec, 2017

Net Neutrality And Next Generation Network Standards

Dec 3, 2017 |

“Multiple news outlets including the NY Times were reporting that the FCC will not just weaken but eliminate its net neutrality program at a Commission meeting in the middle of this month." I am not surprised by the news last month that the FCC will [...]

4Nov, 2017

Transferring Broadcast Spectrum To Create A Platform For Rural Broadband

Nov 4, 2017 |

“Though BCoE continues to believe that broadband connectivity without affordability does not completely address the digital divide, we applaud the private investment." This month we are revisiting the Federal Communication Commission’s process on transferring broadcast spectrum to create a platform for rural broadband. [...]

1Aug, 2017

Helping Entrepreneurs Deploy Affordable TVWS Systems

Aug 1, 2017 |

Microsoft announced last month that it is proposing a $10 billion dollar effort to connect 23.4 million Americans in rural areas to broadband. Hello, The phrase “$10 billion investment” is an eyecatcher. It caught my attention when Microsoft announced it could spend up to that [...]

1Apr, 2017

Privacy and Security in a Networked World

Apr 1, 2017 |

“Typically the end user has no knowledge that the low layer 802 network he relies on for access to his information can be used to identify where he is physically located and, via pattern recognition, provide information about the types of end points he may be connecting [...]

18Aug, 2016

New Hampshire Broadband Mapping and Planning

Aug 18, 2016 |

“An additional 5,587 residents, or almost 17% of the population, have internet access at speeds that are not considered broadband, while 1,648 residents, or 5% of the population, have no access at all.” Hello, I saw some good news last month coming out of the [...]

18Jun, 2016

Keynote Address To The 50th Anniversary Cable TV Pioneers

Jun 18, 2016 |

“The earliest pre-standard deployments (of 5G) will likely be at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea.” Hello, I delivered the KEYNOTE ADDRESS to the 50th Cable TV Pioneers Dinner in Boston and my request of them was to join me [...]

8Jun, 2016

Cable TV Pioneers 50th Anniversary Keynote Address

Jun 8, 2016 |

Rouzbeh Yassini delivers the keynote address at the 50th Anniversary of the Cable TV Pioneers Dinner in Boston.  His request of them was to join him at BCoE in funding research and innovation to enable us to connect the millions of Americans with affordable, universal broadband service. [...]

18May, 2016

Local and National Broadband Initiatives

May 18, 2016 |

“… interfaces based on IEEE 802 standards are put in to service on a global basis at the rate of 100 per second 24/7/365. That’s 3 billion per year and growing.” Hello, Welcome to our second newsletter and thanks to all who took the time [...]

8Mar, 2016

Connecting West Virginia

Mar 8, 2016 |

West Virginia Executive “Connecting West Virginia” By Samantha Cart “Over the last decade, high-speed internet has become a necessity in business, education and health care.” West Virginia leaders and legislators continue to push fast, reliable broadband to revitalize the struggling economy, Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini offers insight into how [...]

1Dec, 2015

Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision

Dec 1, 2015 |

Broadband Library.com "Why Broadband Needs a Broader Vision" Rouzbeh Yassini, PhD “Imagine an intelligent being has been hurtled to Earth from a distant galaxy and is hovering somewhere over a metropolis near you. We'll call our being BOB, for Broadband Observational Bot. ” Dispatched for a fact-finding mission [...]

18Dec, 2014

The Future of Broadband

Dec 18, 2014 |

BROADBAND LIBRARY WINTER 2014 " Internet Of People: The Future Of Broadband" by Rouzbeh Yassini, Ph.D. The INTERNET OF THINGS is powerful, but the real transformation is THE INTERNET OF PEOPLE Momentum is building fast around the next big broadband advancement: a world where billions of intelligent sensors [...]

22Apr, 2014

The Cable Center Oral History Collection

Apr 22, 2014 |

cablecenter.org The Hauser Oral History Project Interview Date: April 22, 2014 Interview Location: Denver, CO Interviewer: Stewart Schley Schley: I'm Stewart Schley, here on behalf of the Cable Center for its oral history series. We are in Denver, Colorado, at the headquarters of the Cable Center on April 22, [...]

23Oct, 2012

Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?

Oct 23, 2012 |

LightReadingCable.com "Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?" By Jeff Baumgartner “If cable decides to go "all-in" with Docsis 3.1, it could indeed mark the final step before cable considers pulling fiber all the way to the home”  ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cable-Tec Expo -- YAS Capital Partners President and CEO Rouzbeh Yassini is considered [...]

22Oct, 2012

Father Knows Best

Oct 22, 2012 |

Light Reading Video "Father Knows Best" Jeff Baumgartner “Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini 'Father of the Cable Modem' offers his opinion on the emerging Docsis 3.1 platform and if the project represents the final step before cable takes fiber to your home” View the Video and find other informative article on [...]

1Oct, 2012

Rouzbeh Yassini The Father of the Modern Modem

Oct 1, 2012 |

West Virginia University Magazine "Rouzbeh Yassini, The Father of the Modern Modem" Diana Mazzella “Our inspiration came from that fact that we knew—beyond any question—that access to broadband Internet connectivity would be an agent of tremendous empower-ment for individuals.” It was a futuristic life we had only [...]

13Apr, 2012

Cable TV Pioneers Name 2012 Class

Apr 13, 2012 |

Broadband Tech Report "Cable TV Pioneers Name 2012 Class" By BTR Staff “The Cable Television Pioneers class of 2012 will be officially inducted at the organization's annual banquet on May 20 in Boston. ” Founded in 1966, the Cable Television Pioneers is an independent organization of individuals recognized [...]

11May, 2010

Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini Authors Book Titled Planet Broadband

May 11, 2010 |

Rouzbeh Yassini, the father of the cable modem, has written Planet Broadband, a breakthrough book appealing to a broad audience, including consumers, and business and technical professionals. The book describes not just what broadband is, but why broadband matters to everyday people. Broadband is becoming the most influential medium [...]

20Mar, 2009

A Decade of DOCSIS

Mar 20, 2009 |

Cable Digital News "A Decade of Docsis" Jeff Baumgartner Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini,"Father of the Cable Modem" had some interesting opinions to share about the future of Docsis recently, but recognizing the 10-year anniversary of the first certifications has not escaped his attention. So...Rouzbeh asked me to post this [...]

10Apr, 2008

Cable Modem ‘Father’ to Grant Grants

Apr 10, 2008 |

Light Reading "Cable Modem 'Father' to Grant Grants" Jeff Baumgartner “Grant winners will participate in a six-week training session at the $10 million Yassini Broadband Knowledge Center in Boston” Rouzbeh Yassini, known in some circles as the "father of the cable modem," has completed the submission process and [...]

29Nov, 2007

YAS Broadband Knowledge Center Research and Invention

Nov 29, 2007 |

“ROUZBEH YASSINI UNVEILS $10M “YAS BROADBAND KNOWLEDGE CENTER”; INITIATES FOUR $50,000 GRANTS FOR Ph.D.-LEVEL RESEARCH AND INVENTION” BOSTON, MA (November 29, 2007) – Rouzbeh Yassini, inventor of the cable modem and a distinguished participant in the broadband community, today announced the creation of the nation’s first independent facility dedicated [...]

31Dec, 1998

Rouzbeh Yassini Fulfills a Tall Order

Dec 31, 1998 |

“This proclaimed "father of the cable modem" was one of the first to recognize the potential of a marriage between cable TV technology and data networking-and the first to do something about it.” by Roger Brown, Editor in Chief" Rouzbeh Yassini Fulfills a Tall Order" CED Magazine, 12/31/1998 Original [...]

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