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Apr
23
2014

Sochi golden for Comcast’s 1Q; X1 reducing churn

The numbers are in: Comcast CEO and chairman Brian Roberts said the company’s X1 platform reduced “voluntary” churn by 20 percent to 30 percent relative to its broader base in the first quarter. Overall, Comcast is dropping 15,000 to 20,000 X1 boxes, which are being provided by Pace and Humax, a day into customers’ homes, which doubled its deployment rate from six months ago. Read more about Sochi golden for Comcast’s 1Q; X1 reducing churn […]

Apr
23
2014

Many companies still haven't migrated to IPv6

Though many of the biggest telecommunications companies in the world spent much of the last two years doggedly preparing for the transition to IPv6, few service providers are IPv6 ready. Furthermore, some of the service providers who have upgraded to IPv6 are not offering IPv6 to their customers, according to Incognito Software, which just released the results of its recent “IPv6 Readiness” survey. Read more about Many companies still haven't migrated to IPv6 Comments

Apr
23
2014

Cognizant buys itaas

Giant IT company Cognizant has purchased privately-held itaas for an undisclosed amount, expanding its reach into the cable industry. Read more about Cognizant buys itaas Comments

Apr
22
2014

AT&T to Pour $500 Million Into Their Own Netflix Clone -

On the same day that Netflix was calling out AT&T’s U-Verse network for poor streaming performance, AT&T announced that it was investing in an over the top streaming video service of its own. According to AT&T’s press release, AT&T and the Chernin Group will contributing $500 billion toward a new venture that will “acquire, invest in and launch over-the-top (OTT) video services. “AT&T s network resources bring enhanced opportunities for this new content alliance to […]

Apr
22
2014

DSL Gateway Backdoor Wasn't Patched, Just Obscured -

Late last year security researcher Eloi Vanderbeken exposed a backdoor in a 24 different older DSL modem gateways made by both Netgear and Linksys that allowed an intruder to reset a machine’s configuration and gain access to the devices’ administrative control panel. While the companies originally claimed the problem had been patched, Vanderbeken is back with a new report that notes the backdoor wasn’t really patched — it was simply hidden from view. Vanderbeken’s full […]

Apr
22
2014

Charter Could Nab 3-5 Million Users From Comcast Deal -

While Charter has left their options open to acquire Time Warner Cable in case Comcast’s attempt to acquire the company falls through, the company’s consolation prize continues to be the 3 million or so customers Comcast is willing to divest to try and make regulators approve the deal. Insiders say talks are ongoing between Comcast, Charter and Time Warner Cable to offload around 3 to 5 million of the impacted customers to Charter. Those sources […]

Apr
22
2014

Netflix Opposes Comcast and Time Warner Cable Merger

Netflix has taken a stand against the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, claiming that the deal would reduce competition and give the combined provider more power to charge businesses fees for connections. It’s no surprise that Netflix is opposing the merger, since it has already complained about having to pay Comcast a toll for direct access to its network in order to improve video streaming for customers. If the merger goes ahead, then […]

Apr
22
2014

AT&T to Bring Fiber to 21 New Metro Areas

AT&T has big plans for the future of its gigabit high-speed Internet service. The carrier has revealed its intentions to deploy its fiber network in 21 new major metropolitan areas, which would bring the U-verse with GigaPower service to up to 100 U.S. cities and municipalities. The metro areas on the list to receive the service are Atlanta, Augusta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Fort Worth, Fort Lauderdale, Greensboro, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, […]

Apr
22
2014

Aereo, Broadcasters Square Off Before Supreme Court Today -

Aereo and Broadcasters today finally square off before the Supreme Court, with broadcasters trying to shut down Aereo under the claims their live broadband TV service violates copyright. Aereo, as stated previously, is one of several parties warning that a Supreme Court ruling in favor of broadcasters could not only threaten Aereo, but it could threaten a bevy of other technologies such as cloud DVR services: quote:What broadcasters don t like about Aereo that it […]

Apr
22
2014

AT&T Still Pretends 1 Gbps Plans Have Nothing to Do With Google -

Shortly after Google announced Google Fiber in Austin, AT&T announced that they too would be offering 1 Gbps “Gigapower” service in the city as well (though it’s currently300 Mbps). At the time, AT&T denied that the move was in any way motivated by Google Fiber, and that AT&T was planning all along to offer 1 Gbps connections (even if no evidence supports that claim, and millions of AT&T users are lucky to get 6 Mbps). […]

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