Consolidation Continues with CountryWide Broadband, Full Channel Cable Deal

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A  CountryWide Broadband, Full Channel Cable deal announced yesterday is the latest example of broadband provider consolidation. St. Louis-based broadband acquisition and management firm CountryWide Broadband Group (CWBG) said it had acquired Full Channel Cable of Rhode Island, operator of a deep fiber network, providing...Learn More

Analyst: Verizon 5G Fixed Wireless Competitive Threat is Modest at Best

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A research note from New Street Research throws a little cold water on a potential 5G fixed wireless competitive threat to cable broadband. Verizon is expected to launch the fixed wireless service later this year in 3 to 5 markets, including Sacramento, Calif., a Comcast...Learn More

Top Telecom Stories of 2017 (7 High-Profile, 3 Low-Profile)

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It was virtually impossible to miss some of the top telecom stories of 2017 –such as the recent Net Neutrality reversal or carriers’ ongoing 5G and fixed wireless activities. Some other important stories initially got a bit of attention but then faded from the collective...Learn More

Survey: Retransmission Negotiations are More Akin to Bullying Than Negotiation

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Broadcasters use retransmission negotiations to demand huge rate hikes and force unwanted channels into program lineups, according to a retransmission negotiations survey conducted by the American Cable Association. Additionally, cable companies are concerned that their customers often blame them for the rate hikes and unpopular...Learn More

Cablecos Partner on New York Advertising Platform

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December 13, 2017 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Comcast Cable (Nasdaq: CMCSA) today announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement to form a new Interconnect in the New York market that will provide a one-stop advertising solution to...Learn More

Panoramic WiFi from Cox Communications Surpasses 1 Million Customers

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ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2017 – Today, Cox Communications announced the achievement of one million customers for Panoramic WiFi, the premier home network experience. In less than 14 months, Panoramic WiFi from Cox attained this notable milestone. After a successful trial in San Diego, Panoramic WiFi...Learn More

Virtualization: A Path Forward for Cable MSOs to Embrace the Gigabit Society

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Broadband demand continues to accelerate, thanks to home applications like 4K and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR), and business applications that need ultra-high-speed access to the cloud. Even with their lead in much of the market, cable MSOs still need a path toward full-duplex multi-Gigabit capable...Learn More

DISH Names New CEO, Group Presidents, CHRO; Announces Organizational Framework

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DISH Network Corp. today announced that Chairman Charlie Ergen has relinquished his post as Chief Executive Officer to devote more attention to the company’s emerging wireless business. The company promoted Erik Carlson to President and CEO from his...Learn More

Charter DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Launch Illustrates Growing Importance of Cable Broadband Upgrades

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The launch of Charter DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit internet service on the Hawaiian island of Oahu today marks the company’s first residential DOCSIS 3.1 deployment supporting gigabit speeds, the company said. The service will sell for $104.99 a month for new customers. In a press release,...Learn More

WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone Expands Knoxville 1 Gig Network to Powell, Tenn.

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone (NYSE: WOW), one of the nation’s leading broadband providers, today announced the availability of broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) in Powell, Tenessee following continued expansion of the company’s Knoxville network. WOW! residential and business services are...Learn More

TDG: Virtual Pay-TV Penetration Forecast to Hit 14% of an Overall Shrinking Pay-TV Marketplace

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Traditional pay-TV providers are in a pitched battle with virtualized competitors such as Sling TV and DirecTV Now, or vMVPDs. Complicating matters is that virtual and traditional pay-TV providers are fighting over a shrinking pie, according to  new research about virtual pay-TV penetration from The...Learn More

CBS Corporation Blacks Out DISH Subscribers

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November 21, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tonight DISH reported that CBS Corporation chose to black out DISH customers’ access to 28 local channels in 18 markets across 26 states (view full list here). CBS is blocking consumers in an effort to raise carriage rates for...Learn More

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