Windstream: Bundling OTT Isn’t Helping Broadband, At Least Not Yet

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Windstream reported their quarterly results today and cited a potential turn around in consumer broadband trends. Windstream has been losing broadband subscribers by the thousands each quarter, and earlier this year announced they would begin bundling OTT through a partnership with DIRECTV NOW to help...Learn More

Report Declares Comcast Quad Play ‘Firmly Rooted,’ With Verizon Being the Biggest Loser

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Xfinity mobile’s pricing strategy is stealing customers from all major carriers, according to a new study from Market Strategies International, which also declares the Comcast quad play “firmly rooted,” thanks to Xfinity mobile. The new report finds that almost 60% of current Xfinity mobile customers...Learn More

It’s Slow and Steady as She Goes, as Xfinity Mobile Penetration Hits 2.4%

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Comcast revealed Xfinity mobile progress today as they reported 1Q18 financials. Xfinity mobile subscriber counts are a closely watched metric, as they represent the cable industry’s progress in breaching the wireless industry, which is currently dominated by the four major national carriers, and a host...Learn More

Hulu and Spotify Expand Bundled Video and Music Offer to Anyone

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Hulu and Spotify came together last year to offer a bundled video and music deal, Spotify Premium for Students, targeting undergraduate college students. That bundled deal has now been opened to anyone, albeit at a higher price point. Spotify Premium, Now With Hulu bundles Hulu’s...Learn More

Report: Big Four Broadcast Networks Are Most Desired for Skinny TV Bundles, ESPN Didn’t Make Top Ten

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Broadcast networks top the list for most desired TV channels groups, according to new skinny TV bundles research from The Diffusion Group (TDG). In the survey of 2,030 connected consumers about the five network families they’d prefer to have included in a 5-group skinny TV...Learn More

Verizon CFO Still Bullish on Fios Future

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Despite an industry-wide shift away from traditional pay TV, Verizon is still bullish about its Fios offering, which traditionally has bundled broadband with other services including pay TV and/or voice. The company still sees growth in the Fios future, on both the broadband take rate...Learn More

Report: IT Buying Decisions for Network Solutions Include Reliability, Quality, & Bundled Offers

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Cost isn’t the main factor when IT decision makers are evaluating network service providers, according to a new IT WAN provider survey from CenturyLink. Instead, IT buying decisions are focused on reliability, security and quality of service, adds the report, which was compiled from survey...Learn More

Google Fiber Mixes Things Up, Drops Gigabit Pricing to $55, Adds OTT Bundle and Wi-Fi

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Never afraid to mix things up with the ever-changing Google Fiber model, Google has picked its San Antonio launch to introduce several new changes. For starters, Google Fiber’s gigabit pricing has been reduced to $55/month, down from $70 in its other markets. “There’s no installation...Learn More

Spotify Hulu Deal Aims to Lock Up Generation Z with Bundled Streaming Pact

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A new Spotify Hulu deal announced today will target college students with a bundled offer of music and video streaming. Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu will combine versions of Spotify and Hulu for a disruptive price of $4.99 per month. The deal includes...Learn More

Windstream Gigabit Launches in North Georgia, Price Will Be $59.99

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Windstream gigabit service is now available in 15 north Georgia communities, the carrier said today. In an email to Telecompetitor, a Windstream spokesperson said the company will announce new pricing at the end of the month, at which time gigabit service will be available for...Learn More

Google Fiber Video Rates Just Got Bumped by 33%

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Even almighty Google is not immune to the skyrocketing costs of video programming, with news last week that Google Fiber video rates will rise by about one third. New customers to Google’s double play of gigabit broadband and video will now pay $160 per month,...Learn More

Comcast Wireless Offer, Xfinity Mobile, Will Include Creative Pricing Models

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Comcast’s eagerly awaited wireless offering, announced today, will use a Wi-Fi First approach which, as Xfinity Mobile President Greg Butz explained on an investor webcast today, aims to “make Wi-Fi easy.” Comcast wireless pricing also will offer some unique options, including an option to pay...Learn More

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