LRG: U.S. Broadband Subscribers Rise by 230K in 2Q 2017, Cable Industry Now has 64% Market Share

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Cable MSOs were mostly up and the top telcos all were down in high-speed Internet subscriptions during the second quarter 2017. In all, the top 14 providers – companies that serve about 95 percent of the market – netted almost 230,000 new U.S. broadband subscribers,...Learn More

TDS Cable Acquisition Strategy Continues, Scoops Up Crestview Cable

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Crestview Cable of central Oregon is the latest cable company acquisition from TDS Telecom. The Crestview transaction highlights an ongoing TDS cable acquisition strategy, joining neighboring Bend Broadband and Baja Broadband as cable broadband subsidiaries of the telecom carrier. Crestview Cable serves 21K addresses in...Learn More

STB Energy Efficiency Grows as Parties Work to Extend Agreement

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Time is running out on the voluntary agreement (VA) between pay TV operators, set-top box (STB) makers and energy advocates that has resulted in significant energy and cost reductions. Hopes are high, however, that the 15 organizations can strike a new STB energy efficiency deal,...Learn More

The Need to Compete Flexibly and Globally Behind Discovery’s $14.6B Acquisition of Scripps

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The great changes in how content is packaged and delivered and the desire to compete worldwide are two drivers of Discovery Communications’ acquisition of Scripps Network Interactive, according to the companies. The goal is to increase Discovery’s depth and reach. “We believe that by coming...Learn More

Charter – Sprint M&A Not Dead? Softbank Reportedly Planning a Purchase Offer

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The possibility that Charter might buy Sprint appeared to be dead as of late yesterday, when Charter gave reporters a statement saying the company wasn’t interested in acquiring Sprint. But SoftBank, the company that controls Sprint, apparently isn’t giving up on the idea of Charter...Learn More

Vyve Rural Cable Strategy: 200 Mbps Everywhere and Engage the Community

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More than 80% of Vyve Broadband markets can now get speeds of 200 Mbps, the rural cable company announced late yesterday. Moving forward, the Vyve rural cable strategy calls for upgrading the company’s entire footprint to support speeds of 200 Mbps, said Diane Quennoz, Vyve senior...Learn More

Cable ONE Business Eyes Mississippi for Piranha Fiber Launch

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July 18, 2017 — PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cable ONE Business is currently considering Mississippi as a top contender for its next launch of Piranha Fiber – Ferociously Fast Internet, which offers 2 gigabits per second of symmetrical internet speed. “Piranha Fiber would be the first 2 gigabit shared fiber...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband MetroCast Acquisition: $1.4 Billion Deal Gains Rest of MetroCast

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As cable companies continue to snatch market share from telcos offering slower broadband speeds, the cable industry has been undergoing a period of intense consolidation, as news today about an Atlantic Broadband MetroCast acquisition illustrates. Atlantic Broadband owner Cogeco Communications said today that it will...Learn More

Report: When Comparing OTT Threats on Pay TV, it’s the Revenue, Not the Subscribers That Counts

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Much continues to be made of OTT threats on pay TV providers, with often dire predictions in tow. While acknowledging a fast and dramatically changing technological and viewer environment, Strategy Analytics (SA) says traditional pay TV providers will continue to dominate the U.S. and North...Learn More

Virtual MSOs Bigger Threat to Cable, Satellite, Telco Pay-TV than Netflix, Amazon

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The launch of “skinny” streaming TV and video service bundles by OTT providers, such as YouTube, poses the latest real and present danger to incumbent cable, satellite, and telco pay-TV vendors. A more recent market entrant in the U.S. and internationally, Virtual Multiple Systems Operators,...Learn More

Evolution Digital Reaches eVUE-TV Agreement with GCI

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Centennial, Colorado — June 20, 2017 — Evolution Digital today announces that it has reached an agreement with General Communication Inc. (GCI) to deploy its fully managed eVUE-TV® IPTV Solution to GCI customers in select service regions. GCI delivers residential and business telecommunications services primarily...Learn More

Calix Unveils 10G EPON Solution Targeting Cable Operators

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PETALUMA, Calif., June 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calix, Inc. (NYSE:CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, is leveraging the AXOS platform to innovate at a rapid pace unseen before in the access industry. Today, Calix announced the addition of 10G EPON to...Learn More

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