Viacom/ Suddenlink Dispute Brewing Over Price Hikes

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Cable operator Suddenlink is warning customers that they could lose Viacom channels if the two companies cannot agree on what Suddenlink should pay to carry that programming. Viacom owns several popular cable channels, including Comedy Central, MTV, VH-1, Nickelodeon and others – as well as...Learn More

Cox Targets Businesses with Wi-Fi

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Cox Business Internet Gateway combines a DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and a Wi-Fi-enabled 802.11ac router (enabling the fastest Wi-Fi speeds) into one device. This simplifies device management and delivers the fastest “in-office” Wi-Fi experience available today. The Cox Business Guest Wi-Fi uses a second gateway...Learn More

Verizon Upgrades FiOS Business Customers to Symmetrical Service

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NEW YORK – The livelihood of many businesses depends on a fast, reliable Internet connection to perform myriad tasks ranging from sharing with prospective homebuyers an HD-quality video of a home for sale to emailing large files quickly to meet customers’ deadlines. Starting today (Sept....Learn More

TDG: TV Everywhere Adoption Not Hampered by Authentication

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Just 7 percent of TV Everywhere (TVE) subscribers think of the authentication process as negative. Less than 1 percent think such processes are “very difficult,” according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). The findings run contrary to industry leaders’ assertions that authentication...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Gigabit Service Launched

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Another cable company has joined the gigabit network club. Atlantic Broadband said today that it has begun delivering gigabit service in parts of its Miami serving area. Atlantic Broadband’s gigabit offering initially is available to residents of Indian Creek Village, but the cableco said it...Learn More

Mobile Vs. Wired Broadband Speeds: A Reversal Ahead?

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Mobile substitution has been a nightmare for fixed network service providers, the chief case in point being consumer purchases of “voice services.” In many markets, including the United States, consumers simply are abandoning use of fixed network voice, in favor of mobile calling. At the...Learn More

AT&T RFD-TV Deal Aims to Appease Regulators

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AT&T today said it has reached an agreement to add rural cable channel RFD-TV to its U-verse Video lineup. The move is not a surprise, considering that as of August, about half of the letters the FCC had received about AT&T’s planned purchase of DirecTV...Learn More

Researchers Challenge Hype About Twitter and TV

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Fewer than one in five (18 percent) of people online use Twitter to follow the TV show they’re watching, according to new Strategy Analytics’ market research that explores the six main ways people watch TV. Traditional TV viewers – “couch potatoes” – are the largest...Learn More

Report Sees Jump in Willingness to Pay for TV Everywhere

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People around the world are watching nearly as much streaming video as traditional broadcast TV programming, with  the desire for “Anywhere Access” fueling the rise. In just two years, there has been a 25 percent increase in the number of consumers willing to pay to...Learn More

Offering Broadband? Welcome to the Entertainment Business

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The intersection of broadband and entertainment has never been more evident. Yet while evident, the business case and implications for carriers are somewhat cloudy. There used to be very distinct lines. Service providers were traditional video providers through IPTV, or cable, or maybe even satellite...Learn More

LRG: Average Pay TV Spending Up 36% Since 2009

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U.S. pay-TV penetration has been about flat since reaching a peak in 2010. While 84 percent of U.S. households subscribe to some form of pay-TV service today, that hasn’t kept up with growth in occupied housing, according to new market research from the Leichtman Research...Learn More

Hello GreatLand Connections, Cable’s Newest Competitor, Maybe

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To get ahead of regulator’s anti-trust concerns regarding the planned merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, a framework for a new cable MSO, made up from divested Comcast and Time Warner Cable properties, was formed. The new “SpinCo” is a complex transaction, including the...Learn More