2016: A Big Year for Telecom M&A

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The past year was a big one for telecom M&A. Telecompetitor covered more than two dozen mergers and acquisitions in 2016 and they involved numerous facets of the industry. Here’s a summary of key trends and how they are reshaping the communications service provider playing...Learn More

Altice Cablevision Purchase Completed; Investment Plans Include New CPE, WiFi

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Cable industry consolidation continues with the Altice Cablevision purchase completed yesterday. The news comes just weeks after completion of a deal that made Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks part of Charter Communications. Altice is now the fourth largest U.S. cable operator, having previously...Learn More

Opposition to Charter Overbuild Requirements: ACA and NTCA Weigh In

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The American Cable Association and NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association this week filed petitions in opposition to Charter overbuild requirements imposed by the FCC as a condition of Charter’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Both organizations represent smaller, rural operators....Learn More

Charter, Bright House, Time Warner Cable Deal Completed

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STAMFORD, Conn., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries, “Charter”) today announced that it has closed its previously announced transactions whereby legacy Charter, the previous public company (“legacy Charter”), has combined with Time Warner Cable Inc. (“TWC”).  Subject...Learn More

FCC Approval for Charter TWC Bright House Merger Received

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FCC approval for Charter TWC Bright House merger plans, announced late Friday, means the deal could close soon. The only remaining hurdle is the California Public Utilities Commission, which is expected to vote to approve the deal this week. Charter’s plan to acquire Time Warner...Learn More

Proposed Charter, TWC, Bright House Deal Conditions Would Prohibit Interconnection Fees

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday recommended approval of a long-awaited cable industry megamerger. But the Charter, TWC, Bright House deal conditions would prohibit the merged company from charging interconnection fees and from imposing usage-based pricing and data caps. Apparently the merged company also would be...Learn More

Bright House Re-Ups Cisco Cloud, Managed Service Certifications

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Tampa, Florida — March 1, 2016 — Bright House Networks announced today that it has again achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider designation and will continue to deliver Cisco Powered Managed MPLS VPN; Cisco Powered Managed Metro Ethernet; Cisco Powered Managed Internet Service; Cisco Powered Managed IP...Learn More

Opposition to a Charter-Time Warner Cable Merger Plan Grows

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The opposition to a Charter-Time Warner Cable merger has gained a new voice, in the form of a new broad-based group of consumer groups and telecom and cable companies who on January 22 launched the Stop Mega Cable Coalition (Stop MCC). The group aims to...Learn More

Charter Plans $14.99 Low-Income Broadband Post Merger

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Charter Communications on December 17, announced it will launch a new fast-broadband service for low-income Americans within six months of concluding its pending merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks. Charter expects the service will be available throughout its service territories...Learn More

AT&T Shift from U-verse to DirecTV: Do Risks Outweigh Rewards?

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AT&T will de-prioritize U-verse video in favor of DirecTV in 2016, creating both threats and opportunities for the carrier, notes financial research firm Bernstein in a couple of recent research notes.  According to the researchers, AT&T senior management revealed the planned change in emphasis during...Learn More

Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions Expands Cloud Portfolio

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TAMPA, Fla.— June 17, 2015 — Bright House Networks Enterprise Solutions announced today the introduction of two new cloud solutions designed to bring increased agility, cost-efficiency, and scalability to enterprise businesses.  The newly added Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) provide enterprises...Learn More

ACSI: Pay-TV, ISP Customer Satisfaction Declines

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U.S. customers are less satisfied with pay-TV and Internet providers than they were last year at this time, according to the latest University of Michigan ACSI (American Customer Satisfaction Index) report. Customer satisfaction with pay-TV services provided by the likes of Comcast and Time Warner...Learn More

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