Vyve Gigabit is Latest Rural Gigabit Push

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Cable MSO Vyve Broadband is launching rural gigabit service in select markets, using DOCSIS 3.0 technology. Vyve is a rural cable consolidator, formerly known as BCI Broadband  and operates cable and broadband networks in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Georgia, Colorado and Wyoming. Their...Learn More

Evolution Digital Serves Up IP VOD, Hoping Small Video Providers Will Take the IP Leap

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Evolution Digital hopes to bridge the divide for smaller video operators who want to offer IP VOD, but have legacy network limitations. Video distribution is clearly moving towards IP, but the transition is expensive and difficult, particularly if you lack scale. Add this IP transition...Learn More

LRG Finds 80 Percent Penetration of VOD or DVR Service

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New market research from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) illustrates the household penetration of VOD and DVR is on the rise and highlights the extent to which subscribers are consuming video content in U.S. homes. A DVR, Netflix, telco or cable video-on-demand (VOD) service is present...Learn More

Lumos Networks Launches Second Gigabit Network

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January 29, 2016  — WAYNESBORO, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lumos Networks Corp. (“Lumos Networks” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:LMOS), a fiber-based service provider of data, voice and IP-based telecommunication services in the Mid-Atlantic region, today announced the availability of Gigabit broadband speed for residential and small business customers in...Learn More

CTA Report: Social TV Use Leads Second Screen Behavior Among Millenials

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Social TV use is the favorite second screen activity for millennials, with viewing other content during first screen commercials running a close second. Nearly 9 in 10 young adult Millennials (88%) are using ¨second screens¨ to augment their first screen experience, the highest percentage of...Learn More

FCC (Again) Wants to Create Set-Top Box Competition

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A proposed rulemaking that will begin circulating within the FCC tomorrow aims to make the pay TV market more competitive by eliminating the need for consumers to lease a set-top box (STB) from their cable or satellite company or telco video provider. Instead consumers would...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

New Midco Logo Highlights Midcontinent Brand Refresh

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A Midcontinent brand refresh is highlighted by a new logo and shortened name to Midco. The midwestern cable MSO formerly known as Midcontinent Communications, serving 330K customers in North and South Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin will now be known as Midco. Midco joins a growing...Learn More

Cable Gigabit Service Gets Boost from CableLabs DOCSIS 3.1 Certifications

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The cable industry is on the broadband move and cable gigabit service is closer to reality with the news that CableLabs just certified five cable modems for DOCSIS 3.1. Cable modems from Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive have received the next generation broadband...Learn More

South Carolina Video Provider Selects Prime Media for Ad Insertion

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January 8, 2016—-Smithfield, VA Prime Media Productions, a leader in the cable TV ad sales industry, has reached a cable TV advertising representation agreement with Farmers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (FTC), serving the Sumter and surrounding areas. As an independent provider of cable TV ad sales,...Learn More

AT&T Introduces New Unlimited Plan For AT&T Wireless and DIRECTV Subscribers

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AT&T is kicking off the New Year with a new unlimited wireless data offer for its new and existing TV subscribers who like watching their favorite videos and TV shows almost everywhere. Beginning tomorrow, new and existing AT&T consumer wireless customers who have or add...Learn More

Time Warner Cable Delivers Its Best Full-Year Residential Subscriber Growth Ever

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01/04/2016 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) today announced that its full-year residential subscriber growth in 2015 was its best ever, highlighted by: Customer relationship net additions of 618,000 Video net additions of 32,000 High-speed data net additions of 1 million...Learn More