NCTC/ Global Capacity Deal Extends Cableco Service Reach

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The National Cable Television Cooperative has signed a master service agreement with Global Capacity aimed at enabling NCTC’s small cable company members to better serve the needs of business customers that need service outside a member’s local service territory. As Global Capacity Vice President of...Learn More

Comporium to Offer TV Everywhere Using ARRIS

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SUWANEE, Ga., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) announced that Comporium will sell the ARRIS MS4000™ under the name “Moxi Sling” to its Whole Home Solution subscribers. This new solution enables Comporium subscribers to access live and recorded content on up...Learn More

Comcast IPv6 Milestone Reached

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Comcast on July 22 announced that its broadband network is fully deployed to support IPv6 dual stack connectivity. The announcement comes on the heels of the second anniversary of World IPv6 Launch. Comcast has surpassed 30 percent IPv6 deployment overall, according to July 2014 launch...Learn More

Symmetrical FiOS Broadband on Tap from Verizon

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Verizon said today it will tap into a unique capability of its fiber-to-the-home infrastructure that could provide a significant differentiation point in the competitive home broadband market. The company plans to upgrade the speeds of its FTTH-based FiOS broadband offering so that customers receive the...Learn More

Time Warner Cable Los Angeles Gigabit Network Plans

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Time Warner Cable on Friday issued a press release to tout the gigabit network it proposes to deploy in the city of Los Angeles. The company’s proposal came in the form of a response to a request for information (RFI) issued last year by the...Learn More

‘Cable Company’ Aereo Wants Compulsory Content License

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Aereo might not cease operations after all. The company is now arguing that because the Supreme Court ruled that the company was a cable TV service provider, it is entitled to a compulsory license to offer local broadcast content. Aereo had argued that what it...Learn More

FCC Announces Merger Review Teams for Comcast-TW Cable and AT&T-DirecTV

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July 7, 2014 — Washington, D.C. – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced today the members of an inter-bureau steering committee and the working team leaders established to coordinate the agency’s review of  merger applications from Comcast-Time Warner Cable-Charter and AT&T-DirecTV. Jonathan Sallet, General...Learn More

ACSI: ISP, Pay-TV Customer Satisfaction Lowest of 43 Industries Studied

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U.S. consumers aren’t particularly pleased with the overall quality of their Internet Service Providers (ISPs), or their pay-TV services and providers for that matter, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) report. Americans rated subscription television service and ISPs (65 and 63, respectively...Learn More

Consumer Reports Finds Broad Comcast/ Time Warner Cable Merger Opposition

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Those in Comcast and Time Warner Cable’s respective executive suites may be all for it, but most Americans oppose the proposed merger of the two cable industry giants, according to an opinion poll conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, which found that 56...Learn More

Harris Poll: Streamed TV Show Viewership Climbs to 43% of U.S. Adults

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Two-thirds of young adult U.S. Millennials and more than four in 10 (43 percent) of U.S. adults overall say they regularly watch television shows via Internet streaming, according to The Harris Poll.  That compares to over half (55 percent) who said they regularly watch via...Learn More

FCC Broadband Speed Report Trashes DSL, Praises PowerBoost

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Broadband service based on DSL came out looking inferior to cable and fiber broadband in the FCC’s 2014 Measuring Broadband America Report on Fixed Broadband, released yesterday. In consumer tests comparing advertised and actual broadband speeds from the nation’s largest cable and telco broadband providers,...Learn More

Recent Viacom Programming Dispute Leads to 60 Rural Cable Companies Ditching Channels

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The recent dispute between Viacom and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC), a programming buying consortium for small cable operators, has resulted in sixty rural cable companies saying goodbye to Viacom programming, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The moves illustrate the contentious environment...Learn More