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Sep
18
2014

Atlantic Broadband launches 1-Gig service in Miami

Atlantic Broadband has seemingly beaten AT&T to the punch by launching a symmetrical 1-Gigabit service in the Miami area. Last month AT&T said it would be rolling its GigaPower service into Miami, but didn’t say when the service would launch, or where it would be available. Comcast also offers its services in the Miami area. Read more about Atlantic Broadband launches 1-Gig service in Miami Comments

Sep
18
2014

Time Warner Cable adds Wi-Fi hotspots in San Diego

Time Warner Cable has turned up more than 300 Wi-Fi hotspots in the San Diego area for a total of 17,000 access points in Southern California. The nation’s second-largest cable operator, which is in the process of being acquired by Comcast, plans to add hundreds of additional TWC WiFi hotspots in San Diego this year. The initial Wi-Fi roll out in San Diego was focused on heavily populated areas in Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, La […]

Sep
17
2014

Verizon: Our Network's So Good We Don't Need Wi-Fi Calling -

Both AT&T and Verizon have been downplaying T-Mobile’s recent embrace of Wi-Fi calling, telling anybody in the press who’ll listen that the carrier is only rushing toward Wi-Fi calling because it’s traditional cellular network isn’t up to snuff. Speaking at the recent Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said Verizon’s in no rush to offer Wi-Fi calling, and like AT&T took not-so veiled shots at T-Mobile’s network: […]

Sep
17
2014

Yet Another Senate A La Carte TV Effort Dies -

While Canada may be going full speed ahead with a possible plan to finally force cable carriers there to offer a la carte TV packages (or even simply more flexible, cost conscious options), consumers here in the States shouldn’t hold their breath for such a regulatory requirement anytime soon. A report in The Hill notes that Senate Lawmakers backed away from provisions included in the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act that would have […]

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 […]

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