Cablevision is all set to launch a 50 megabits/second service to its customers in Oyster Bay, New York. The company is using Narad Networks’ Narad Broadband Access Network technology which can deliver upto 100 megabit/s speeds on HFC networks. I have written about Narad in the past, and was consistently impressed by their direction. The technology leverages the spectrum above 860 MHz to create new, QoS-managed bandwidth. The use of a switching fabric assures data security and network monitoring needed for enterprise telecom services. The Narad architecture evolution will allow 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps symmetric Ethernet to be carried, in the last mile, over any combination of fiber, coax, and wireless transmission media.