As cable operators transition their core business models from pure entertainment to a provider of voice, video, and data services, they are viewing enterprises as a multibillion dollar opportunity. The most recent cable broadband technology should help cable operators tap the enterprise gold mine. Enterprises should revisit cable services during their 2009 network planning activities and consider the following points:
- The value proposition for using new cable broadband technology.
- Why combinations of DSL and cable modems can provide a more resilient network.
- Why cable services should be included in 2009 network planning.
Cable companies do not have the ubiquitous footprint that Telcos enjoy, but they can deliver competitive services in many locations along with improved enterprise network diversity.