Behind Time Warner Cable/ Boingo Seamless Wi-Fi Roaming

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Time Warner Cable and Boingo have implemented what they said is the wireless industry’s first Passpoint roaming integration. Customers of either company will be able to seamlessly roam onto the other company’s Wi-Fi hotspots, with some caveats. Initially Time Warner Cable customers wanting to use Boingo...Learn More

DISH-Netflix Integration Illustrates Growing Influence of Netflix

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DISH Network is the latest, and largest to date, video service provider to integrate Netflix into their channel line-up. Other service providers have also made this move, but until now, it’s been limited to regional cable MSOs who use the TiVo or ARRIS STB platforms....Learn More

Cable Industry Preps Its Gigabit Future, DOCSIS 3.1 Interoperability Passes First Test

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The cable industry has watched the telco and municipal industry leverage the Gigabit Internet trend for great visibility and PR value. In some ways Gigabit and other FTTH products (Verizon FiOS for example) have skewed the perception of broadband speed king – a title that...Learn More

Comcast Ethernet @Home Offers a New Take on Residential Broadband

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Residential broadband connectivity usually is synonymous with Internet service. But as a new offering from Comcast launched yesterday illustrates, it doesn’t have to be that way. The offering, dubbed Ethernet @Home, targets teleworkers by providing an Ethernet connection between the worker’s home and his or...Learn More

The Big Aereo Bankruptcy Question: Who Might Buy Its Assets?

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It will be interesting to see whether Aereo will be able to sell its intellectual property or antenna infrastructure – and who might buy it – now that the company has declared bankruptcy. As Aereo chief Chuck Kanojia noted in a letter to customers on...Learn More

Comporium to Offer Advanced Digital Signage Product — Hypersign

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November 21, 2014 — ROCK HILL, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gone are the days of posting paper notices on bulletin boards, changing letters on a marquee, or setting up poster boards on easels around a business. According to Comporium, sophisticated software and high-speed Internet now provides businesses with...Learn More

2014 Subscription OTT Video Revenue Estimated at $5.8 Billion

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Having experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, subscription OTT video revenue will rise from $5.8 billion this year to just over $10 billion in 2018, Infonetics Research forecasts. Globally, revenue for the Pay-TV market as a whole rose 3.9 percent in 1H 2014, a year-over-year...Learn More

LRG: Broadband Subscriber Growth Accelerates for Largest Carriers

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The 17 largest cable companies and telcos in the U.S. added more than 700,000 net high-speed Internet subscribers in 3Q 2014. Accounting for about 94 percent of the market, broadband subscribers numbers for the largest cable companies and telcos in the U.S. totaled 86.6 million...Learn More

Ambitious Midcontinent Communications Gigabit Plan for the Northern Plains Region Revealed

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Regional cable MSO Midcontinent Communications (Midco) plans to bring gigabit service to the Northern Plains region, eventually covering approximately 600K homes and 55K businesses with ultra-broadband services. Midco’s Gigabit Frontier Initiative outlines plans to upgrade their network in hundreds of communities across South Dakota, North...Learn More

Comcast Leans on Ethernet for New Cloud Connectivity

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Nov 17, 2014 — PHILADELPHIA, PA — Comcast Business today announced a data center and cloud program designed to provide customers with more efficient access to their own cloud solutions. This new initiative will give businesses more freedom and added flexibility to perform critical processes...Learn More

LRG Finds Record-Breaking Pay-TV Subscriber Losses

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The largest pay-TV service providers in the U.S. lost some 150,000 video subscribers on a net basis in 3Q 2014 – the most of any previous 3Q, according to new market data from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG). The 3Q loss is greater than that...Learn More

Census Finds 75% of Metro, 63% of Non-Metro Households With Fast Internet

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A bit slow in coming they may be, but the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey series of reports provide perhaps the most comprehensive and granular view of Internet connectivity and usage across the country. Released November 13, Census’s latest ACS reveals that 78.1 percent...Learn More