Charter Rural Broadband Strategy Could Include Fixed Wireless and Wireline Options

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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

Cablecos Partner on New York Advertising Platform

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December 13, 2017 — NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS), Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Comcast Cable (Nasdaq: CMCSA) today announced that they have reached a preliminary agreement to form a new Interconnect in the New York market that will provide a one-stop advertising solution to...Learn More

Charter DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Launch Illustrates Growing Importance of Cable Broadband Upgrades

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The launch of Charter DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit internet service on the Hawaiian island of Oahu today marks the company’s first residential DOCSIS 3.1 deployment supporting gigabit speeds, the company said. The service will sell for $104.99 a month for new customers. In a press release,...Learn More

Report: Sprint Now in Talks with Charter (Again) for Possible Merger

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Softbank, the majority owner of Sprint, is in talks about a possible Sprint Charter merger, according to a report from the New York Post. The move comes just days after discussions about a Sprint T-Mobile merger were called off and just a few months after...Learn More

Report: Destination Television Boosts Pay-TV Viewing, Despite OTT Gains

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New research from J.D. Power provides evidence that pay-TV subscribers’ behavior is growing in complexity. The bottom line is that there is good news for everybody and that viewership share likely is not a zero-sum game. Key to traditional pay-TV popularity is what researchers called...Learn More

Sign of the Times: Xfinity Mobile iPhone Launch

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The launch of new iPhones, iPhone 8 and 8+ specifically, is a reminder of how the mobile industry, as mature as it is, continues to have new entrants. Comcast is trying to carve out a mobile play, and will open their stores early on September...Learn More

Samsung/ Charter 5G Trials Illustrate Importance of Fiber for Small Cells

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Samsung said today that it has been conducting field testing of 4G LTE and 5G wireless technology with Charter Communications in trials that will run until the end of the year. The Samsung/ Charter 5G trials illustrate how a company such as Charter with little...Learn More

Charter – Sprint M&A Not Dead? Softbank Reportedly Planning a Purchase Offer

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The possibility that Charter might buy Sprint appeared to be dead as of late yesterday, when Charter gave reporters a statement saying the company wasn’t interested in acquiring Sprint. But SoftBank, the company that controls Sprint, apparently isn’t giving up on the idea of Charter...Learn More

Sprint, Comcast and Charter Rekindle Wireless Partnership Talks

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Sprint, Comcast and Charter are once again talking wireless partnership, according to several reports, including the Wall Street Journal. The talks have put a long rumored tie up between Sprint and T-Mobile on hold for now. The idea of Sprint and the cable industry partnering...Learn More

Common Comcast-Charter Wi-Fi First Mobile Offering a Likely Result of New Deal

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Charter and Comcast said today that they will “work only together with respect to national mobile network operators, through potential commercial arrangements, including MVNOs and other material transactions in the wireless industry for a period of one year.” The news opens the door to a...Learn More

Moffett: At the End of the Day, Cable Industry 5G May Prevail Over All Others

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Speaking at the WiFI Now Conference (Tysons Corner, Va) today, leading telecom industry analyst Craig Moffett had some pretty provocative statements regarding wireless, including suggesting that cable industry 5G efforts may ultimately win, even over wireless carriers. Moffett postulates this idea, while also criticizing the...Learn More

Moffett: 600 MHz Auction Results Suggest Cable Wireless Service Not Much of a Threat

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The possibility that a cable wireless service would arise to offer competition to the nation’s four major wireless carriers appears less likely than it did before results of the 600 MHz auction were released last week, noted Moffett Nathanson Research in a research note today....Learn More

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