ALLO Communications Triples Speeds, Doesn’t Change Consumer Pricing

ALLO Communications has tripled the speed of its residential broadband offering from 100 Mbps to 300 Mbps in both the upstream and downstream – and done so without increasing subscription rates. ALLO is a competitive fiber-to-the-home provider serving Lincoln, North Platte, Ogallala, Bridgeport, Scottsbluff, Gering,...Learn More

NCTC Uses Analytics, Targeted Marketing for Improved ARPU, Reduced Churn

NCTC, a regional broadband provider serving rural Tennessee and Kentucky, has seen a 15% increase in average revenue per customer (ARPU) by using broadband customer data analytics to create tightly targeted promotions. In an interview, NCTC Director of Technology Clint Carter explained how the company...Learn More

Mobile Churn Research: One Third of Subscribers Have Made No Plan Changes in Over Two Years

Most mobile users are staying with their legacy providers despite untold marketing dollars carriers spend trying to convince consumers to switch, according to new mobile churn research from Parks Associates. The research firm finds that only 14% of U.S. mobile subscribers switched providers as the...Learn More

Report: ‘Clear and Unchanging’ Community Broadband Prices Beat Commercial ISP Networks

Community-owned broadband networks generally offer lower pricing in comparison with commercial networks, according to a new report. Researchers for Responsive Communities at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Research at Harvard University compared community broadband prices in 27 markets and found that the...Learn More

Comcast Gigabit Expansion Includes Sacramento Area

Comcast is launching a new internet service designed to provide speeds up to 1 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) to residential and business customers in Sacramento, California and nine surrounding cities. The Comcast gigabit speeds are the fastest available in the areas served, the company said. In addition...Learn More

C Spire Fixed Wireless Launch: Five-Mile Range Using Unlicensed Spectrum

C Spire today launched fixed wireless service at speeds up to 100 Mbps in 40 markets in the company’s home state of Mississippi. C Spire fixed wireless service will be available to consumers in 22 markets and to businesses in all 40 markets, supporting speeds...Learn More

Target to Begin Marketing ‘Free’ Wireless Plans Through FreedomPop Partnership

A new FreedomPop Target deal will make FreedomPop’s free wireless service available in Target retail stores. Beginning today, Target shoppers can purchase a $4.99 SIM or a select Android handset starting at just $59 with free mobile service from FreedomPop, including voice, text and data....Learn More

Report: School Broadband Availability Improving, But Rural Fiber Still Lagging

School broadband availability has increased dramatically as a result of changes made several years ago to the FCC E-rate program, with 94% of schools now providing connectivity at rates of at least 100 kbps per student, says a report released today from non-profit organization Education...Learn More

Spotify Hulu Deal Aims to Lock Up Generation Z with Bundled Streaming Pact

A new Spotify Hulu deal announced today will target college students with a bundled offer of music and video streaming. Spotify Premium for Students, now with Hulu will combine versions of Spotify and Hulu for a disruptive price of $4.99 per month. The deal includes...Learn More

Total AT&T Fiber Subscribers Approaching 2 Million, Adds Two More Markets

AT&T added two additional markets to its AT&T Fiber footprint and disclosed for the first time that total AT&T Fiber subscribers are approaching 2 million. The two additional markets include Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss. and Savannah Ga. AT&T Fiber availability also expanded across 60 communities in their...Learn More

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile Rollout Complete, Now Available Across Comcast Footprint

With the Comcast Xfinity Mobile rollout complete, the wireless service from Comcast is now available in all of the MSO’s retail stores and online, with service available across Comcast’s complete cable footprint. “We created a unique mobile experience that’s simple and saves customers money by...Learn More

Mid-Rivers Usage-Based Broadband Improves Customer Satisfaction, Take Rates

Montana-based broadband provider Mid-Rivers Communications has taken a contrarian approach to broadband pricing, adopting a usage-based rather than a speed-tier approach. The change to usage-based broadband has increased customer satisfaction and take rates – and while margins initially dropped, profitability was back to its previous...Learn More

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