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Oct
31
2014

Journal: FCC Proposing 'Hybrid' Neutrality Rules -

A report in the Wall Street Journal states that the FCC is considering a “hybrid” approach to its upcoming net neutrality rules that would attempt to expand the FCC’s authority, but would fall well short of consumer advocates demand to simply reclassify ISPs as utilities under Title II of the Communications Act. According to the report, Wheeler’s shifted his thinking since his original proposal, the Journal stating this new “hybrid” effort would work as such: […]

Oct
31
2014

Starz Also Considering Standalone Streaming Service -

On the heels of similar announcements by both HBO and CBS, Starz now says that the premium cable channel is also considering offering a standalone online video streaming service. According to a report in Variety, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht called the move to such a service a “no brainer” and that companies should give consumers “what they want.” “This is a tide that has to turn,” said Albrecht. “I don t think it cannibalizes the […]

Oct
30
2014

Verizon: Concerns About Paid Prioritization Are 'Demagoguery' -

For the last few weeks, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy has been sending letters to the nation’s largest telecom companies, urging them to commit to avoiding paid prioritization and “fast lanes” on the Internet. The government is using AT&T and Comcast merger approval as regulatory bait, but as usual on the net neutrality front the wild card appears to be Verizon. In a letter (pdf) addressing Leahy’s concerns this week, Verizon complains that concerns […]

Oct
30
2014

Frontier Offers Credit For Continued AT&T Transition Issues -

Earlier this week we noted that AT&T’s handoff of their DSL and landline users to Frontier in Connecticut hasn’t been particularly smooth, with a lot of customers complaining about prolonged DSL and TV outages. As the week has rolled on the outages seem to have resolved, but the company’s Facebook page is littered with apologies for a wide variety of continuing issues, from DVR and VOD problems, to heavy pixelation of TV signal. Users in […]

Oct
30
2014

Connecticut AT&T to Frontier Transition Issues Persist -

Earlier this week we noted that AT&T’s handoff of their DSL and landline users to Frontier in Connecticut hasn’t been particularly smooth, with a lot of customers complaining about prolonged DSL and TV outages. As the week has rolled on the outages seem to have resolved, but the company’s Facebook page is littered with apologies for a wide variety of continuing issues, from DVR and VOD problems, to heavy pixelation of TV signal. Users in […]

Oct
30
2014

Time Warner Cable Loses 184,000 TV Customers on the Quarter -

Time Warner Cable’s earnings this morning indicate that the company lost 184,000 video subscribers on the quarter, more than most Wall Street analysts expected. The company did add 92,000 broadband and 14,000 voice subscribers on the quarter, but lost 24,000 triple play customers overall. Overall company revenue fell 6% as a result. While the company is offering its Maxx upgrades to key locations, much of the company’s footprint remains in a holding pattern as it […]

Oct
30
2014

The MPAA Bans Google Glass, Similar Devices From Movie Theaters -

The MPAA and the National Association of Theatre Owners have formally announced they’re banning Google Glass and other wearable electronics from movie theaters, effective this week. In an updated policy statement, the MPAA insists the organization has a “long history of welcoming technological advances,” something not supported by history given Hollywood’s continued assault on a long list of emerging and disruptive technologies including the VCR — which the MPAA in 1982 likened to the Boston […]

Oct
30
2014

The MPAA Bans Wearable Electronics From Movie Theaters -

The MPAA and the National Association of Theatre Owners have formally announced they’re banning Google Glass and other wearable electronics from movie theaters, effective this week. In an updated policy statement, the MPAA insists the organization has a “long history of welcoming technological advances,” something not supported by history given Hollywood’s continued assault on a long list of emerging and disruptive technologies including the VCR — which the MPAA in 1982 likened to the Boston […]

Oct
30
2014

Cox Communications Extends Gigabit Speeds to Virginia

CHESAPEAKE, VA — Cox Communications announced that its gigabit Internet service for residential customers is coming to Virginia. The company will offer speeds 100 times faster than the average speed in the U.S. today. The company made the announcement outside one of the new home sites at the Viridian Reserve at Hickory in Chesapeake where the service will first be available in Virginia. “We are excited about our road map to offer gigabit speeds to […]

Oct
30
2014

How Do You Replace $400 Billion in Revenue in 10 Years?

We can disagree about how much new revenue some communications service providers will have to create over a decade’s time, to replace lost legacy revenues. If global telecom revenue is about $1.6 trillion to $2 trillion, and assuming about half the revenue is earned in mature markets, then the revenue subject to disruption ranges from $800 billion to $1 trillion. Half of that represents $400 billion to $500 billion. That, hypothetically, is the potential amount […]

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