Time Warner Cable Steps on the WiFi Gas by Moving Forward with Hotspot 2.0

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The cable industry’s leadership on WiFi is well documented. Cable companies have been able to leverage WiFi individually and collectively to deliver tangible incremental value for their broadband subscribers. Time Warner Cable (TWC) is stepping up their WiFi efforts by being the first major broadband...Learn More

Cox Expands Smart Home Footprint

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ATLANTA, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications announced today that it is continuing its expansion of home security and automation services by offering Cox Home Security to the Las Vegas market. Cox started offering Home Security three years ago in Arizona and has since...Learn More

Report: Pay TV Subscribers to Increase (Just Barely) in 2014

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The rapid emergence of over-the-top (OTT) and Internet TV alternatives, as well as cloud services, has posed stiff challenges for U.S. pay-TV service providers in recent years. Having experienced a 0.58% decline in subscriber numbers in 2013, the pay-TV subscriber base will grow in 2014,...Learn More

Comcast Reaches One Million Wi-Fi Hotspots Nationwide

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April 09, 2014 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it has surpassed one million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation. The company’s Xfinity WiFi network, the largest in the U.S., allows customers to connect more devices and do more online, in more places and at any time....Learn More

AT&T HBO Bundle Targets Potential Cord Cutters for $40 per Month

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There is an ongoing debate about the true impact of video cord cutting. One side of the argument says consumers are actively cutting the cord to save money or because they consume video differently than the traditional ‘smorgasbord’ channel line-up model. The counter argument points...Learn More

RCN Earns MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

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Princeton, NJ – April 8, 2014 – RCN Business, an industry-leading provider of high-speed Internet, voice, video and network solutions, announces today that it has achieved the Metro Ethernet Forum’s (MEF) rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification. Achieving MEF CE 2.0 certification indicates the...Learn More

NCTC in Talks for WebTuner IP Platform for OTT and Cable Content

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The National Cable Television Cooperative said yesterday that it is in discussions with a new player in the market about a video delivery platform designed to handle Internet video content as well as live and on-demand TV. The platform comes from WebTuner and includes a...Learn More

Vubiquity AnyVU Cloud Introduces New Video Content Delivery Model

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This post has been updated and modified and clarifies an earlier version Vubiquity Wednesday formally announced AnyVUCloud, a cloud-based platform for delivering video content to the marketplace. According to yesterday’s press release, AnyVU Cloud will host “…licensed transactional and subscription Video on Demand content, as...Learn More

Verizon FiOS Quantum TV Upgrades DVR Service

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NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — No more heated debates about whose TV programs should get recorded and who should be forced to wait for the dreaded rerun. A quick run to the kitchen for more popcorn no longer means you’ll miss the buzzer...Learn More

ACA: Small Cable Companies Offer Communications Service to 14% of U.S. Homes

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Although most are not known outside their local — primarily rural — communities, small cable companies offer advanced communications services to 14% of U.S. homes, according to a report issued today from the American Cable Association. The ACA advocates for more than 800 small cableco...Learn More

Viacom NCTC Deal Reached, Avoiding Rural Cable Blackout

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Rural cable operators have succeeded in avoiding a Viacom blackout. Viacom and the National Cable Television Cooperative announced late today that they have reached agreement on the terms of a new contract. The NCTC handles negotiations with Viacom and other content providers on behalf of...Learn More

Rural Broadband Investments Acquires Poplar Bluff Cable

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April 01, 2014 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rural Broadband Investments (“RBI”) today announced it has closed the acquisition of City Cable from The City of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. The acquisition comes shortly after RBI’s initial platform investment in NewWave Communications (“NewWave”) and the follow-on acquisitions...Learn More