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Sep
17
2014

Consumer Groups Say AT&T, DirecTV Deal Very Bad News for Users -

AT&T’s attempted acquisition of DirecTV appears to getting lost in the furor over Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable, something AT&T likely anticipated. Out of the gate AT&T was misleading about the benefits of the deal, which, unlike the Comcast merger, will actually eliminate a pay TV competitor from the field. Color consumer group Public Knowledge unimpressed; the group’s petition to deny unsurprisingly asks the FCC to block the deal. According to the group, the […]

Sep
17
2014

Comcast Merger Lets AT&T's DirecTV Buy Fly Under the Radar -

AT&T’s attempted acquisition of DirecTV appears to getting lost in the furor over Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable, something AT&T likely anticipated. Out of the gate AT&T was misleading about the benefits of the deal, which, unlike the Comcast merger, will actually eliminate a pay TV competitor from the field. Color consumer group Public Knowledge unimpressed; the company’s petition to deny unsurprisingly asks the FCC to block the deal. According to the group, the […]

Sep
17
2014

Google Fiber Gets a New Boss -

Google has replaced current Google Fiber boss Milo Medin with ex-Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish, notes the Wall Street Journal. The report notes that Medin will remain a Google vice president for access services and adviser to the Google Fiber team, but will now focus on other initiatives within Google. The service, while generating a massive amount of public interest and conversation on the state of U.S. competition, still only really exists in a portion of […]

Sep
17
2014

Cisco, Intel Proclaim Title II Would Crush Sector 'Innovation' -

Cisco, Intel, IBM and more than a dozen other ISP industry hardware vendors have sent a letter (pdf) to the FCC and Department of Commerce urging them to avoid reclassifying ISPs under Title II, insisting that doing so would stifle innovation and investment in the broadband sector. Title II classification — with forbearance applied to keep the FCC in check — is something consumer advocates argue is the only sensible way forward if consumers are […]

Sep
17
2014

"Skinny Bundles" Illustrate Growing Revenue Instability in Linear Video Entertainment

Smaller bundles of channels increasingly are seen as one way for linear video providers to provide consumers with more-affordable bundles of channels, while giving distributors more leverage in negotiations with program suppliers. In the U.S. market, service providers are looking at smaller bundles of perhaps 20 channels, offered as a “streaming only” package. Dish Network and Verizon are the foremost proponents of such offers, at the moment. Whether “skinny basic” packages can be created for […]

Sep
17
2014

Cisco, Gearmakers Oppose ISP Title II Reclassification -

Cisco, Intel, IBM and dozens of others of gearmakers in business with major ISPs have sent a letter (pdf) to the FCC and Department of Commerce urging them to avoid reclassifying ISPs under Title II, insisting that doing so would stifle innovation and investment in the broadband sector. Title II classification — with forbearance applied to keep the FCC in check — is something consumer advocates argue is the only sensible way forward if consumers […]

Sep
17
2014

Rogers: The Sky Will Fall if We Have to Offer A La Carte TV -

Canada last week launched hearings on the possibility of imposing new rules on the TV sector that could force TV operators to offer a la carte television options. While these rule-making efforts began as a way to do something about soaring TV rates and the lack of flexible purchase options for consumers, they’ve since morphed into an effort by incumbent Canadian cable operators to impose new regulations on to companies like Google and Netflix (something […]

Sep
17
2014

North Kansas City Residents Get 1 Gbps Free (After $300 Fee) -

Residents of North Kansas City are unable to get Google Fiber, but they will soon have the option of getting 1 Gbps connections for free from another company — after an initial $300 installation fee. Earlier this month the City Council of North Kansas City voted to approve a 10-year agreement with DataShack for the operation of the city’s liNKCity fiber optic network. While the taxpayer-funded network will still collect revenue from business, it will […]

Sep
17
2014

ViXS, Entropic drop litigation efforts

Entropic and ViXS announced this morning that they have settled all of their legal differences, which included alleged patent violations and unfair trade practice allegations, while agreeing to cross-licensing deals that cover the patents that were at the root of the litigation. Read more about ViXS, Entropic drop litigation efforts Comments

Sep
16
2014

HBO Glacially Edges Toward Stand Alone Streaming Option -

While it’s certainly still not guaranteed, Time Warner executives recently made their strongest statement yet that they’ll offer a standalone streaming version of HBO that doesn’t require you have a traditional cable subscription. Historically HBO and Time Warner have stated it doesn’t make economic sense to offer such a product, as it could damage their cozy, subsidized relationship with traditional cable operators. Speaking at an investment conference last week however, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes […]

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