TDS Gets Aggressive, Plans to Overbuild Charter, Frontier with Fiber Broadband

TDS is flexing some fiber broadband muscle, with announcements today that the carrier intends to overbuild two Wisconsin communities with fiber. Both communities, Oregon and McFarland, are suburbs of Madison, Wisc. and both are currently served by Frontier and Charter, according to a TDS spokesperson....Learn More

Report: Disruption of the Traditional Bundle Will Only Get Worse, Next-Gen Bundles Now on Tap

U.S. consumers are embracing next-gen bundles and telco and cable providers need to adapt or risk losing significant market share to disruptors, says market research firm Ovum. Their new report, Digital Consumer Insights 2017: Multiplay, outlines changing bundling trends. The traditional triple play bundle of...Learn More

Mediacom Adds Free International Calling to Its Most Popular Triple-Play Service

September 26, 2016 — MEDIACOM PARK, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mediacom Communications today announced it added a new 30-minute international calling feature to its Xtream triple-play service, a change that comes at no additional cost and offers customers the ability to save money while calling popular foreign destinations....Learn More

Frontier Video Strategy Aims to Have IPTV in 50% of Footprint

Frontier has a goal of offering a triple-play bundle of voice, video and data using its home-grown Vantage video offering in 50% of the company’s local service footprint, said Frontier President and CEO Dan McCarthy today. In the remainder of its territory, the Frontier video...Learn More

Fiber Phone Joins the Line-Up for a Google Fiber Triple Play

Google announced a coming Google Fiber triple play, with the introduction of Fiber voice service. The service will be in a phased roll-out and it follows an announced trial for the service back in February. The cloud based phone service will cost Google Fiber subscribers...Learn More

CEO: CountryWide Broadband Acquires iTV-3, With More Deals in the Works

The tier 3 telecom market gained another consolidator yesterday with the news that St. Louis-based startup company CountryWide Broadband plans to acquire iTV-3, operator of an open access gigabit network serving several central Illinois communities, including Peoria, Champaign and Urbana. In an interview CountryWide Broadband...Learn More

Google Testing Home Phone Service Called Google Fiber Phone

When Google launched Google Fiber several years ago, phone service was noticeably absent from their double play offer of broadband and video. That may change, with testing of Google Fiber Phone. The Washington Post managed to get a copy of a notice Google sent out...Learn More

Video Programming Costs: “Pass Them On,” Says Cable ONE CEO

The idea that broadband providers have to offer video is a myth, said Tom Might, chairman and CEO of Cable ONE, at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom conference today, which was also webcast. “Our experience [is that ] there is very little...Learn More

CFO: Consolidated Communications Video Takes Backseat to Broadband

The latest conflict between content owners and video service providers may have been de-escalated this week when FCC intervention put a halt to Sinclair’s blackout of Dish Network, but conflicts remain. Some video providers – including Consolidated Communications — are finding video content economics so...Learn More

RCN Business Deploys 110 Mbps Internet Tier Across all of its Markets

Princeton, NJ – June 30, 2015 – RCN Business, a communications provider delivering network solutions for voice, data and video, announces today it has deployed 110 Mbps Internet service across all of its business markets, including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Lehigh Valley, Pa., New York...Learn More

AT&T/ DirecTV Deal: AT&T Exec Touts TV Everywhere Edge

AT&T sees its impending DirecTV acquisition as a means of expanding its addressable market for TV Everywhere and bundled services, said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President of Home Solutions Lori Lee in a question-and-answer session at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference yesterday. “We...Learn More

North Dakota Telco Turns to Inca for IP Video

Vancouver, CANADA, February 3, 2015 – Inca Networks announced today that triple-play telecommunications provider, MLGC, has implemented Inca’s IP video suite to bring superior digital TV services to rural North Dakota. MLGC has deployed Inca’s ASI to IP convertors, 8VSB off-air receivers, satellite MPTS demuxers...Learn More

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