$2.3B Wave Broadband Acquisition by RCN Will Create Sixth Largest Cable Broadband Operator

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In its latest deal, TPG Capital is backing RCN’s $2.3 billion Wave Broadband acquisition. Wave Broadband will join TPG Capital’s cable and broadband portfolio, which also already includes RCN and Grande Communications – two operators that, like Wave, are focused on multi-play offerings including broadband...Learn More

Comcast: X1 Will Win the Day for Us Even Against OTT

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We lost track of how many times Comcast’s new CEO Dave Watson touted the company’s X1 user interface at an investor conference today. But it was in the range of a dozen times or more. Among the X1 competitive benefits cited: reducing churn, improving customers’...Learn More

Comcast SD-WAN Beta Marks Move into Fast Growing SD-WAN Market

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An announced Comcast SD-WAN beta trial signals a continuing move into business and enterprise services by the largest U.S. cable MSO. Comcast claims to be the first major cable company to introduce a carrier-grade SD-WAN solution, which will target both mid-market and enterprise segments. Cable...Learn More

Coming Soon to a Streaming OTT Offer Near You – Your Local Broadcast Affiliates

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It’s no secret that streaming OTT services like Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and PlayStation Vue are on the rise and beginning to offer a legitimate OTT alternative to traditional subscription pay TV packages. But outside of a few major cities, these streaming offers have struggled...Learn More

Enhanced Atlantic Broadband WiFi Offer Will Leverage In-Home Mesh Networking

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Atlantic Broadband is rolling out new home and small business WiFi services this month, the latest in a lengthening string of announcements highlighting the competitive battleground that WiFi has become. Rather than employing just one wireless access point on the customer premises, the Atlantic Broadband...Learn More

Cable ONE WiFi Hopes to Match WiFi Performance with Ultra Broadband Tiers

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Cable ONE today announced the launch of WiFi ONE, a home networking system that will provide access to the company’s wireless broadband services across multiple devices throughout customers’ homes. The Cable ONE WiFi offering is designed to offer high speeds, with the goal of enabling...Learn More

Cable ONE Completes Acquisition of NewWave Communications

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Phoenix, Arizona — May 1, 2017 — Cable One, Inc. (NYSE: CABO) (the “Company” or “Cable ONE”) today announced the completion of its acquisition of NewWave Communications (“NewWave”), a cable operator providing high-speed data, video and voice services to residential and business customers throughout non-urban...Learn More

Grande Communications Gigabit Rolled Out in Four Texas Markets

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Grande Communications gigabit is now available to homes and businesses in four Texas cities — Austin, Dallas, Midland, Odessa and San Marcos —  for prices starting at $69.99 per month, management announced yesterday. Subscription to Grande’s gigabit home and business Internet service is contract-free and...Learn More

Moffett: At the End of the Day, Cable Industry 5G May Prevail Over All Others

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Speaking at the WiFI Now Conference (Tysons Corner, Va) today, leading telecom industry analyst Craig Moffett had some pretty provocative statements regarding wireless, including suggesting that cable industry 5G efforts may ultimately win, even over wireless carriers. Moffett postulates this idea, while also criticizing the...Learn More

Moffett: 600 MHz Auction Results Suggest Cable Wireless Service Not Much of a Threat

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The possibility that a cable wireless service would arise to offer competition to the nation’s four major wireless carriers appears less likely than it did before results of the 600 MHz auction were released last week, noted Moffett Nathanson Research in a research note today....Learn More

Comcast, IBM Cloud Ink Direct Connectivity Deal

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Comcast said today that it will provide direct connectivity to IBM Cloud, a development that illustrates the growing importance of cable companies in the business market. IBM operates 50 data centers in 19 countries to support the IBM Cloud offering, and the Comcast, IBM Cloud...Learn More

FCC Reverses Charter Broadband Overbuild Condition

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The FCC has reversed a previous decision to require Charter to bring broadband to one million U.S. homes that already have broadband service available to them. The requirement, imposed under the previous FCC administration, was a condition of commission approval of Charter’s plan to acquire...Learn More

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