Charter, TWC, Bright House Deal Valued at $89 Billion

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Just days after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler reportedly told executives of Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications that the commission might approve certain cable industry mergers, the two companies today announced plans to merge in a deal that also would bring Bright House Networks into...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Footprint Expansion Announcements Continue, But Details Are Few

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The Comcast Gigabit public relations machine is in full swing this week, with several new markets for their 2 Gigabit service, Gigabit Pro, announced for future roll outs. The new markets include parts of Utah, Colorado (Denver and Colorado Springs), Houston, Oregon, and Washington. Beyond...Learn More

Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Forecast Sees Strong Growth

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A new report from Maravedis Rethink for the Wireless Broadband Alliance highlights a wide range of service provider opportunities involving carrier-grade Wi-Fi and offers some compelling forecasts. The WBA is an industry organization focused on next-generation Wi-Fi. The report authors see a bright future for...Learn More

Suddenlink Altice Deal Highlights Ongoing Cable MSO M&A Activity

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Cable MSO merger and acquisition activity continues today, but from a somewhat surprising source. The latest deal includes tier 2 cable MSO Suddenlink who is being acquired by French communications conglomerate Altice for $9.2 billion. Suddenlink is the seventh largest U.S. cable MSO with 1.5 million...Learn More

Charter and Advance/Newhouse Re-Affirm Commitment To Bright House Transaction

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STAMFORD, Conn. and SYRACUSE, N.Y., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) (together with its subsidiaries “Charter”) and Advance/Newhouse (the parent company of Bright House Networks, LLC) jointly announced that the companies remain committed to completing their previously announced transaction on the same...Learn More

Telecom, Cable Home Security: Report Sees “Serious Dislocation” Coming

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Telecom and cable providers’ push into the home security market is yielding some major gains, according to a report from Imperial Capital. The report authors cited research from Barnes Associates showing that telcos and cablecos now have about 1.2 million U.S. accounts, up from 400,000...Learn More

ABI VidiPath Forecast: 40% of U.S. Cable Households by 2016

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Certified DLNA (Digital Living Alliance) VidiPath devices will be used in 40 percent of U.S. cable TV households that subscribe to advanced services by 2016 and 70 percent by 2020, according to a new report from ABI Research. Based on a common set of industry...Learn More

LRG Sees Big Drop in Pay-TV Net Subscriber Adds

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The number of new video subscribers added to the ranks of the 13 largest pay-TV providers took a precipitous drop in 2015’s first quarter according to the latest market data from LRG (Leichtman Research Group). Representing about 95 percent of the U.S. pay-TV market, the...Learn More

The Dawn of Broadband TV is Here

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We are witnessing some profound changes in the video business these days. Broadband has now enabled some very distinct shifts in the delivery of video. It’s led to the emergence of a new model for video and entertainment – broadband TV – where an increasing...Learn More

Mediacom Missouri Gigabit Deployment Will Use DOCSIS 3.0

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Tier 2 cable company Mediacom plans to make gigabit service available throughout its serving area in Columbia, Missouri before the end of the year as a test of the offering, said JR Walden, senior vice president of technology for the company, during a panel session...Learn More

Wheeler at INTX: No Going Back on FCC Internet Interconnection Oversight

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In an address to cable industry stakeholders today, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler defended Open Internet rules but did not mention broadband’s reclassification as a Title II telecommunications service. “Cable has important technical advantages, leading market position and very limited regulation,” said Wheeler. “It is an...Learn More

Broadband Provider Associations Seek Stay of Title II Decision on Broadband

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Five associations representing broadband service providers in two separate filings on Friday asked the FCC to stay its decision to reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. One filing came from the American Cable Association and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association. The other...Learn More