Citizens Fiber Upgrades User Experience with MobiTV Connect™, Offering App-Based Cable Option for Pay TV Subscribers

March 13, 2018 — MAMMOTH, Pa. & EMERYVILLE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citizens Fiber, an Internet, cable TV, and telephone provider, and MobiTV, an industry innovator in IP-based video delivery solutions, announced today that Citizens Fiber has adopted the MobiTV Connect™ Platform to deliver app-based Pay TV services. This...Learn More

Cord Cutting Hits Satellite, Telco Video Providers Hard as 1.49M Video Subs Lost Last Year

The top pay-TV providers in the United States lost almost double the amount of video subscribers last year than they lost in 2016, which itself was a very poor year for the sector, according to research from the Leichtman Research Group. Last year, large video...Learn More

Cable One Claims Highest Margin in the Cable Industry

Cable One has the highest margin in the cable industry, according to Kevin P. Coyle, senior vice president and chief financial officer for the company. Ironically, the company achieved those margins—which exceeded 47% in the fourth quarter of 2017 – by de-emphasizing the traditional video...Learn More

CFO: TDS Continuing to Eye Out-of-Market Expansion Through Fiber Overbuilds, Cable Acquisitions

TDS Telecom saw top-line wireline and cable growth rates of 1% and 10%, respectively, for 2017. Both of those numbers are above average – and according to TDS Telecom CFO Vicki Villacrez, TDS growth can be attributed, in large part, to the company’s ongoing investment...Learn More

WOW! Gigabit Now Available to 95% of Base

One gigabit per second service continues to be a prime battleground for a growing list of providers. The latest to expand its offering is WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, which today announced the availability of WOW! gigabit service, dubbed WOW! 1 Gig, to more than...Learn More

ACA Survey: Retransmission Fees May Reach $19 Per Subscriber, Per Month by 2020

Retransmission fees are continuing to escalate and will go much higher in the next few years, according to smaller cable companies that are members of the American Cable Association (ACA). ACA members reported that they will be forced to pay corporate broadcasters an average of...Learn More

S&P: Broadband-Only Households Without Traditional Pay-TV to Double to 37M by 2022

Shifting consumer preferences will lead to more than 37 million households relying exclusively on broadband for video by 2022 S&P Global Market Intelligence. That figure is nearly double the number of broadband-only households today as consumers continue to shy away from multichannel video, the research...Learn More

RCN/Grande Closes Acquisition of Wave Broadband

January 24, 2018 — KIRKLAND, Wash. & FORT WORTH, Texas & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RCN/Grande, a nationwide broadband service platform controlled by TPG Capital, today closed its previously announced partnership with Wave Broadband (Wave). Wave is a leading regional broadband fiber company offering a full suite of...Learn More

Charter Rural Broadband Strategy Could Include Fixed Wireless and Wireline Options

Charter recently has been touting its investment to bring broadband to unserved rural areas. A corporate blog post yesterday suggests the cable MSO may anticipate using a mixture of wireless and wireline technology for that strategy. In the blog post, the company advocated technology-neutral government...Learn More

Xfinity Mobile Total Subscribers Reached 380K for Year End 2017, Comcast Takes $480M Hit for the Year

Comcast revealed today that Xfinity mobile total subscribers numbered 380K at year end 2017. Roughly half of those subscribers, or 187K, were added in 4Q 17. Xfinity mobile launched in May 2017, and offers a Wi-Fi first approach for data and voice service, relying on...Learn More

WOW Lights Up Gigabit Broadband in 7 States, Leverages Deep Fiber Approach

Competitive broadband and video provider WOW announced yesterday that it had launched gigabit service in several markets nationwide. To support the WOW gigabit service, the company brought fiber to a neighborhood node and will use existing coax from that point to individual homes, a WOW...Learn More

Consolidation Continues with CountryWide Broadband, Full Channel Cable Deal

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

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