LRG Finds Record-Breaking Pay-TV Subscriber Losses

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The largest pay-TV service providers in the U.S. lost some 150,000 video subscribers on a net basis in 3Q 2014 – the most of any previous 3Q, according to new market data from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG). The 3Q loss is greater than that...Learn More

CoBank Joins Frontier and Dish on Rural Revitalization Contest

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November 10, 2014 –STAMFORD, CT AND ENGLEWOOD, CO AND DENVER, CO, Nov 10, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Frontier Communications and DISH Network today welcomed CoBank as a new sponsor of their America’s Best Communities contest, an innovative $10 million prize competition to stimulate growth...Learn More

DISH and Frontier Communications Extend Agreement to Deliver Bundled Technology Solutions

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & STAMFORD, Conn.–(Business Wire)–DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) and Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) have agreed to a multi-year contract renewal that provides Frontier customers with bundled technology solutions. The agreement builds upon the longstanding relationship between the companies to offer Frontier customers the ability...Learn More

J.D. Power Finds Improved Phone, TV, Internet Customer Satisfaction

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Performance, reliability and connection speed problems declined from last year as TV and Internet service providers (ISPs) continue to upgrade networks, according to three U.S. wireline studies released September 25 by J.D. Power. Surveying residential customers’ experiences with TV, Internet and phone services across four...Learn More

Frontier/Dish to Award $10 Million to “America’s Best Communities”

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A $10 million prize competition from Frontier Communications and Dish Network, announced today, aims to “stimulate growth and revitalization” in towns in Frontier’s serving area. “This contest is designed to challenge a community’s brightest and most innovative thinkers to develop meaningful strategies and plans that...Learn More

DISH Accepts Its First Bitcoin Payment

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August 14, 2014 – ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– DISH® accepted its first bitcoin payment today as the payment option is now available for all DISH customers through mydish.com. Today’s inaugural bitcoin transaction follows DISH’s recent announcement that DISH customers could pay their monthly bill with bitcoin...Learn More

Dish Rolls Out New TV Everywhere App

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August 07, 2014 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH rolled out the latest update for its DISH Anywhere™ app on iPad, Android and Kindle tablets. DISH Anywhere gives Hopper® with Sling customers the ability to view live, recorded and Video On Demand content at home or on-the-go...Learn More

Dish/nTelos Broadband Wireless Priced at $29.99 Monthly

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As planned, Dish Network and regional wireless carrier nTelos said today that they have commercially launched their fixed wireless Internet service in five Virginia markets. The service will support download speeds up to 10 Mbps and will sell for a competitive $29.99 monthly when bundled...Learn More

ACSI: ISP, Pay-TV Customer Satisfaction Lowest of 43 Industries Studied

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U.S. consumers aren’t particularly pleased with the overall quality of their Internet Service Providers (ISPs), or their pay-TV services and providers for that matter, according to the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) report. Americans rated subscription television service and ISPs (65 and 63, respectively...Learn More

Telecom Strategy Could See Big Changes From Modern Computing

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There is one single thread weaving through cloud computing, network functions virtualization, over the top applications, the Internet of Things and all software defined functions. All are examples of the fundamental architecture of modern computing, which separates applications from the pipes that deliver apps, or...Learn More

ACSI Sees Drop in Pay-TV, ISP Customer Satisfaction

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Customer satisfaction with subscription-TV and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) dropped to the bottom of the American Consumer Satisfaction Index’s (ACSI) latest annual ranking of communications industry participants. Customer satisfaction with Time Warner Cable and Comcast plummeted to new lows, while those for AT&T and DirecTV...Learn More

nTelos Fixed Wireless Expansion Planned, Extending Dish Agreement

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nTelos is gearing up to expand the fixed broadband wireless trials it has been conducting with Dish Network. On the company’s earnings call last week, CEO James Hyde said nTelos plans to expand coverage to an additional population of nearly 500,000 and that the company...Learn More