TDM-to-IP Transition Drives FCC 911 Proposal and Copper Retirement Ideas

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FCC officials said today that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating two items suggesting that the commission take further action on two aspects of the TDM-to-IP transition. One item is a notice of proposed rulemaking focused on copper retirement and aimed at ensuring that public...Learn More

Cox Communications Extends Gigabit Speeds to Virginia

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CHESAPEAKE, Va., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications today announced that its gigabit internet service for residential customers is coming to Virginia. The company will offer speeds 100 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today. Cox is the first national communications...Learn More

Could Time Warner Cable’s Phone 2 Go App Stem Landline Cord Cutting?

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Time Warner Cable today launched what could be a service provider’s best shot at stemming ongoing landline phone service erosion. But it’s only an option for services providers who, like TWC, have converted their voice lines to VoIP. TWC calls the new offering Phone 2...Learn More

Questions Raised by Plan to Give MVPD Status to OTT Video

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s intention to give Internet video providers MVPD status, revealed yesterday in a blog post, raises a range of questions that are likely to be hotly debated in coming months. In gaining MVPD (for “multichannel video programming distributor”) status, companies that would...Learn More

TDG: Adult Broadband Consumers Without Pay TV Hits 14%

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Legacy pay-TV subscription services have peaked and are in decline even as residential U.S. broadband penetration is poised to exceed 100 million, according to new market research from TDG (The Diffusion Group). For the first time, the number of U.S. home broadband subscriptions will surpass...Learn More

ABI: Pay-TV Subscribership to Surpass 920 million Worldwide

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The number of people subscribing to pay-TV services worldwide will surpass 920 million by the end of the year, according to new market research from ABI Research. Market-wide, average revenue per user (ARPU) is expected to fall slightly due to greater price competition, though less...Learn More

Flurry: Use of Sports Apps Up 210% from 2013

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The use of sports apps is skyrocketing, posing a major challenge for cable companies, says Flurry Analytics, an analytics firm focused on apps. Sports apps saw an increase of 210% in usage between 2013 and 2014, Flurry said. That’s much stronger growth than Flurry saw...Learn More

OTT Video Adoption: Why the Inflection Point Matters

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As a rule, major transitions in technology and revenue models are slower to develop than most predict. In other words, when looking at the transition from linear TV to online TV, or the business impact of any major new technology, the amount of change tends...Learn More

Atlantic Broadband Expands Business Services Portfolio to Include 10 Gigabit Metro Ethernet Service

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October 16, 2014 — QUINCY, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Atlantic Broadband, the nation’s 13th largest cable operator and premier Business Services provider, today announced enhancements to its Metro Ethernet service offering for businesses looking for greater flexibility, scalability and a customizable high-performance network. This service is available across...Learn More

CBS OTT Channel, CBS All Access, Includes Live TV From Local Affiliates

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Add CBS to the growing list of traditional media companies who are now embracing OTT distribution of their content. CBS All Access is a new subscription based OTT offer that features live and on-demand programming. Included in the offer is a live feed of the...Learn More

Report: Set-Top Box Revenues Down 3% from 2013

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Global set-top box (STB) revenues rose 4 percent sequentially in 2Q to reach $4.8 billion as unit shipments rose 7 percent from 1Q 2014 but fell 3 percent from 2Q 2013, according to new market research from Infonetics Research. “The global set-top box (STB) market...Learn More

OTT Provider GEM Gains MVPD Status, Local TV Content for SIMUL SEZ

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Giga Entertainment Media has a unique business model. The company offers an app and platform for tablets and mobile devices that enables end users to view over-the-top video and free local TV content simultaneously on multiple devices, and supports multi-user collaboration and other capabilities. The...Learn More