Report: DOCSIS Shipments More than Double in One Year

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DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification) channel shipments reached record-high levels in 2014 as cable operators continued to invest in technology that delivers higher data transmission speeds. DOCSIS channel shipments more than doubled, rising 114 percent worldwide year-over-year to total 4.8 million, according to...Learn More

Financial Researchers: Video Cord Cutting is Worse Than Believed

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Some video service providers may have breathed a sigh of relief recently as it was revealed that total video subscribership actually rose between third and fourth quarter 2014. But according to telecom financial analyst firm Moffett Nathanson Research, video subscriber numbers aren’t as strong as...Learn More

Title II Broadband and Small Carriers: ACA Asks for Exemption

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The American Cable Association, which represents several hundred small U.S. cable companies, is asking the FCC to exempt its members from Title II obligations for broadband service. Many of those small cablecos offer broadband as well as video services, which would make them subject to...Learn More

TDM-to-IP Transition: Operators Dismayed By FCC Backup Power Proposal

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Is the FCC trying to eat its cake and have it too when it comes to the TDM-to-IP transition? Two different carrier organizations suggested the answer is yes in comments filed with the FCC last week. At issue is how closely carriers will have to...Learn More

NTCA, ITTA, and COMPTEL Launch ‘Don’t Comcast the Internet’ Campaign

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Trade associations representing incumbent and competitive carriers have joined forces on a “Don’t Comcast the Internet” campaign opposing the pending Comcast – Time Warner merger. The associations include NTCA—The Rural Broadband Association, which represents small incumbent telcos; Comptel, which represents competitive carriers and ITTA (The...Learn More

Report: Multi-Screen TV Viewing Far Exceeds OTT Video Viewing

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Americans spend an average 175 hours per month engaged with a combination of multi-screen TV, four major Internet portals, YouTube and Facebook – 35 hours/month more than they spend working, according to recent Nielsen and comScore market research findings. Eighty percent of that time is...Learn More

Add Nickelodeon OTT to the Growing List of Broadband Delivered OTT Channels

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The list of mainstream traditional programming that will become available direct-to-consumer, without the need of a pay-TV subscription is growing. The popular children’s channel Nickelodeon is the latest to join this list, which also includes HBO, CBS, Showtime, Univison, and others. These moves illustrate a...Learn More

First Cable Wi-Fi Mobile Service, Freewheel, Will Challenge Mobile Industry

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The cable industry has long embraced Wi-Fi as a competitive differentiator. New York based Cablevision was an early pioneer in cable Wi-Fi, and they are once again out in front with Freewheel, the first cable Wi-Fi based mobile phone service. Freewheel could be a sign...Learn More

Midcontinent Selects Equinox for Fraud Management

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(NASHVILLE, TN) January 14, 2015–Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems announces that Midcontinent Communications®, the fastest Internet Service Provider in America (as named by PCMag.com in September 2014*), has chosen the Protector fraud management solution (FMS) from Equinox. Protector is widely recognized as the industry’s most reliable...Learn More

Broadband-Only Homes are Growing and Important, But Actual Numbers are Elusive

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Broadband-only homes, defined as homes without a traditional subscription pay-TV service in this context, are a major focus these days. But exactly how many of them exist? When discussing the launch of their upcoming OTT channel, HBO CEO Richard Plepler cited 10 million broadband only homes as the...Learn More

Country Singer Joins Frontier Small Town Initiative

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January 07, 2015 — NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Multi GRAMMY® Award Winner Vince Gill, Frontier Communications, DISH Network and CoBank will announce a new partnership as part of the significant investment to revitalize small towns and cities across America next Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. (CST)...Learn More

Infonetics: Broadband CPE Revenue Grows 6% in One Quarter

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Tracking developments in digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and fixed Long-Term Evolution (LTE) customer premises equipment (CPE), the latest quarterly report from Infonetics Research reveals that the global broadband CPE market grew to $2.6 billion from July to October 2014, a sequential quarterly...Learn More