Windstream 300 Mbps Broadband Coming to Cable Broadband Footprint

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A new Windstream 300 Mbps broadband tier is being introduced across the carrier’s cable footprint in north Georgia, the company announced today. The upgrades will reach 67K households across 13 communities and will be completed within 12 months. The move is part of a broader...Learn More

Comcast Launches New Interactive Xfinity Store Design Centered On The Customer

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May 21, 2018 — Comcast has been on a journey to transform its customer experience and the stores provide new and existing customers a place to learn how to optimize their Xfinity services and to address any service needs. The first locations of the new...Learn More

Kagan: U.S. Cable, Telco and DBS Video Subscribers Now Stand at 90 Million Residential

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Cable, Telco, and DBS video subscribers fell 0.8% during the first quarter of the year compared to the last quarter of 2017, according to Kagan. The rate of decline was somewhat slower than for the same period in 2017. The research firm found that multichannel...Learn More

Hammer Communications and 1stPoint Communications Announce Mobile Network Service Provider Program

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire – Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp d/b/a Hammer Communications (OTCQB:HMMR) and 1stPoint Communications announced today the launch of their Mobile Network Services Provider program. Hammer will assist wireless Internet service providers and cable...Learn More

AT&T CEO: “Radical” Upgrades to DIRECTV NOW Will Increase Price; OTT Alternative to DIRECTV DBS on Tap as Well

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The user interface for AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW over-the-top (OTT) streaming video platform will soon get a “radical upgrade,” said AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson at an investor conference this morning. DIRECTV NOW upgrades also will include support for a cloud DVR and three simultaneous...Learn More

Pay-TV and Telecom Spending Forecast to Reach $1.7 Trillion in 2018

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Spending on telecommunications services and pay TV services in the Americas is expected to grow at .2% per year through 2022, according to a pay-TV and telecom spending forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC). On a worldwide basis, spending on telecommunications services and pay TV...Learn More

New BendBroadband 600 Mbps Tier Launched, Joins Other TDS Cable Broadband Upgrades

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A new BendBroadband 600 Mbps broadband service was announced today by parent company TDS. The launch follows similar TDS cable broadband upgrades, which also feature 600 Mbps tiers. BendBroadband operates in central Oregon and was acquired by TDS back in 2014. TDS has since assembled...Learn More

It’s Slow and Steady as She Goes, as Xfinity Mobile Penetration Hits 2.4%

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Comcast revealed Xfinity mobile progress today as they reported 1Q18 financials. Xfinity mobile subscriber counts are a closely watched metric, as they represent the cable industry’s progress in breaching the wireless industry, which is currently dominated by the four major national carriers, and a host...Learn More

Pass the Pancakes says Comcast with Major Managed Services Deal Reaching More Than 2,850 Restaurants

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Comcast Business Services has been selected by Dine Brands Global to provide a number of managed services to Dine Brand’s Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar and IHOP restaurants in the United States. The Comcast Dine Brands deal encompasses more than 2,850 locations. The services include...Learn More

Responding to Cable Company SMB Efforts, Consolidated Launches New BusinessOne Business Bundle

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Consolidated Communications today announced the launch of BusinessOne, a new bundle of broadband and voice services for the SMB segment. A primary goal of the new offering is to differentiate the telco’s business broadband service from growing competitive  cable business service offers. BusinessOne offers two...Learn More

Cable Companies’ NCC Media to Sell Targeted Advertising

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NCC Media — a company owned by cable operators Charter, Comcast and Cox – said today that it is creating a new division that will “design, deploy and sell unified advertising solutions” that will use “non-personally identifiable data and targeting capabilities to create advanced video...Learn More

TDS Broadband Network Improvements Continue with Launch of 600 Mbps Tier

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TDS broadband network improvements have enabled a new 600 Mbps broadband tier, now available in several markets across four states, the company announced late last week. The markets are located in Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah and include St. George, Utah and Fort Collins,...Learn More

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