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Nov
21
2014

Pricey Broadband Has Resulted in Lagging Southern Adoption -

The Washington Post notes that Southern States have among the lowest adoption rates in the nation, thanks in large part to lower incomes and expensive broadband service. Historically, opponents of shaking up the status quo like to argue that these people are disconnected by choice, though the Post notes that data points to income and expensive service (courtesy of limited competition) as the reason Southern adoption rates lag. More than half of Americans in households […]

Nov
21
2014

Dish, CBS Agree to Extension to Avoid Blackout -

Dish and CBS have announced a temporary extension to avoid Dish customers losing access to CBS content as the two sides hash out a new carriage contract. According to Variety, the biggest sticking point isn’t retrans fees (as is usually the case) but Dish’s plans to launch an over the top streaming TV service, planned before the end of the year. CBS and Dish have already had a long and ugly feud over Dish’s Hopper […]

Nov
21
2014

EXFO Expands CPRI Offering to Support Fiber-based Remote RANs

QUEBEC CITY — EXFO, a provider of test, service assurance and end-to-end quality-of-experience solutions for the global telecommunications industry, announced an enhanced FTTA test portfolio for its market-leading FTB-700G and FTB-800 NetBlazer Series to validate the fiber and underlying CPRI communication integrity between the base station and remote radio head with speeds of up to 9.8 Gbps. Mobile network operators are required, now more than ever before, to modernize their network infrastructures in order to […]

Nov
21
2014

Comcast trials tech tracker

There are probably few things more annoying than being held hostage over a four-hour window for a cable installer to arrive at a customer’s home. Comcast has winnowed down that window to around two hours, but now its trialing a new real-time solution that it hopes will alleviate subscribers’ frustrations. By pretty much any measure, it’s been a rough year for Comcast’s customer service, but the nation’s largest cable operator has booted up a trial […]

Nov
21
2014

Grande expands gigabit offering in Austin

For the third time, Grande Communications is expanding its gigabit service in Austin, Texas. Grande’s fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) gigabit service, which is called “Power 1000,” is now available to new and existing customers in the West Campus area. Aside of West Campus, Power 1000 is up and running in Buda and Austin including parts of Tarrytown, Old Enfield, Pemberton Heights, Bryker Woods, Belmont, Oakmont Heights, and Rosedale. Read more about Grande expands gigabit offering in Austin […]

Nov
21
2014

OTT pay-TV revenue to hit $10b by 2018

Over-the-top pay-TV revenues will increase from $6 billion this year to more than $10 billion by 2018. Overall, the global pay-TV market totaled $117 billion in the first half of this year, which was an increase of 4 percent from the first half of last year, according to a report by Infonetics Research. Read more about OTT pay-TV revenue to hit $10b by 2018 Comments

Nov
21
2014

Comcast hires Raj as SVP of strategic and financial planning

Comcast has hired Devesh Raj as its senior vice president of strategic and financial planning. In his new job, Raj will help drive the overall growth strategy at both Comcast and NBCUniversal, which includes leading the identification and pursuit of strategic business opportunities, partnerships, alliances, and licensing agreements. Raj reports Alexander Evans, Comcast’s executive vice president of global corporate development and strategy. He will be based at Comcast’s headquarters in Philadelphia. Read more about Comcast […]

Nov
20
2014

Delay In FCC Neutrality Vote Has Consumer Advocates Nervous -

When President Obama issued his surprisingly clear but annoyingly belated support for Title II reclassification network neutrality advocates clearly felt empowered. Even though the FCC is an independent agency, Obama was clearly calling out FCC boss Tom Wheeler to leave legally dubious Section 706 rules and his hybrid solution behind and clearly and quickly go the Title II route. Wheeler’s response after ten years of debate on the issue? Waiting longer. The FCC’s agenda released […]

Nov
20
2014

DOJ Tells Apple Kids Will Die Because of Their Encryption Stand -

It has been interesting to see lately how Apple and Google have effectively started competing on privacy — both companies announcing recently that new encryption standards used on their latest OS’s and devices mean they’ll no longer unlock devices at the behest of law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Not too surprisingly this shift has annoyed law enforcement and intelligence agencies, who’ve been escalating their rhetoric in opposition to the shift. This week the Wall Street […]

Nov
20
2014

CenturyLink Insists Users 'Don't Need' Fiber Speeds -

The New York Times recently explored the statewide protectionist bans paid for by incumbent ISPs that hinder or outright prohibit communities from building their own networks. As we’ve long covered, these bans don’t really care if ISPs aren’t willing to service these same areas, and some even block public/private partnerships. The FCC has hinted they may fight to overturn some of these bills to help accelerate broadband deployment. CenturyLink, which has a very long history […]

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