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Oct
22
2014

Suddenlink first cable operators to sign up for Sony Movie Channel

Suddenlink Communications is the first cable operator to sign a carriage agreement with Sony Movie Channel. Sony Movie Channel, which is broadcast in HD, has deals in place with Dish Network, DirecTV, Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink. “Sony Movie Channel brings a whole host of great movie choices to our customers,” said Kathy Payne, Suddenlink senior vice president and chief programming officer.  “This channel adds great value to Suddenlink’s lineup, particularly for avid movie fans looking […]

Oct
21
2014

Verizon Largely Laughs Off T-Mobile Competition -

Verizon’s latest earnings were released this morning, the company seeing a net income of $3.79 billion on revenue of $31.6 billion. While Verizon slightly missed Wall Street estimates, competition from T-Mobile didn’t dent big red much: the company added 1.5 million wireless customers in the third quarter, 1.1 million of which were tablets. Verizon saw a net gain of 1.2 million LTE smartphones but only a net gain of 457,000 phones, suggesting a 743,000 user […]

Oct
21
2014

CableLabs Posts DOCSIS 3.1 Test Schedule -

According to a new schedule posted to their website, CableLabs is prepped to host a DOCSIS 3.1 “plugfest” in “a multi-vendor environment” during the week of December 1. The company also plans to host a follow up interoperability testing session during the week of January 19, 2015. Most of the 1 Gbps promises you’re seeing made by companies like Cox or Comcast will rely on the DOCSIS 3.1 standard, which isn’t expected to see significant […]

Oct
21
2014

Sprint Waives $10 Tablet Fee for iPad on Plans 20GB or Higher -

Sprint’s latest promotion has the company waiving tablet access fees — if you’re signing up for enough data. The company has announced they’re now selling the Apple iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, and interested individuals can add the tablets to the company’s Sprint Family Share Pack for an access charge of $10 per month per line. Sprint stated the company will be waiving that $10 monthly fee “throughout 2015″ if users sign […]

Oct
21
2014

Verizon Sees Steady Growth in Q3

Verizon remained steady in the third quarter as the carrier largely stayed above the price war among its rivals. For the third quarter, Verizon reported earnings of 89 cents per share and a 4.3 percent increase in revenue to $31.59 billion. Those numbers were mostly in-line with analyst forecasts of 90 cents a share and revenue of $31.58 billion. The carrier added 1.5 million net new postpaid subscribers in the three month period. As with […]

Oct
21
2014

How Big a Deal is Mobile "Spectrum Exhaust?"

Forecasting is a perilous business, and forecasts “always” are wrong, to some extent. That holds for estimates of Internet bandwidth demand as well, which historically tend to overestimate long term rates of growth. “The evidence reveals a persistent tendency to overestimate in both number and value,” say researchers Aalok Mehta of the University of Southern California and J. Armand Musey, Goldin Associates, LLC principal. “Of the past seven Cisco mobile traffic forecasts for North America, […]

Oct
21
2014

Dish Customers Lose Access to CNN, Other Turner Networks -

Dish customers are the latest to lose access to channels they’re paying for thanks to yet another retransmission fee dispute. Turner Broadcasting channels including CNN, Cartoon Network and Headline News were pulled from Dish’s lineup yesterday after the two sides failed to agree to terms. As with other fights of this type, both sides blame the other and are using websites to direct consumer ire toward the other party (See Turner’s SaveMyShows.com website and Dish’s […]

Oct
21
2014

Voters will Decide Fate of Broadband Authority in Boulder, Colo.

BOULDER, CO — Issue 2C on the Boulder, Colo. ballot would allow the city to provide its own broadband service to the public or to partner with private companies to expand access to the city’s network, as reported by Erica Meltzer in the Daily Camera. The city of Boulder has roughly 100 miles of high-speed fiber-optic network at its disposal, but under most interpretations of state law, the city cannot make that network available to […]

Oct
21
2014

Frontier Sued in West Virginia for Dismal Service -

Already under investigation in West Virginia for possible mishandling of government subsidy money, Frontier Communications is now facing a new class action in the state for failing to offer the services they advertised. According to the Charleston Gazette, the suit complains of frequent outages and accuses Frontier of failing to deliver speeds paid for. Of specific note is Frontier’s 12 Mbps “High Speed Internet Max,” which often struggles to deliver users 1 Mbps downstream: quote:Frontier […]

Oct
21
2014

Verizon 3Q 2014: Revenues Up 4%

Verizon Communications reported 89 cents in earnings per share for the third quarter of 2014, compared with 78 cents per share (or 77 cents on a non-GAAP adjusted basis) in the same quarter of  2013. Whether one is happy with those results depends, as always, on expectations. Some had estimated Verizon would do even better than it did. But Verizon did post significant revenue growth. Total operating revenues in the third quarter of 2014 were […]

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