According to new research from Strategy Analytics, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and other cable operators are outpacing AT&T, Verizon and other telco providers in the accumulation of new broadband Internet subscribers. The firm said that during the past twelve months, Comcast and Time Warner Cable accounted for 71 percent of the 3 million Americans who have signed up for broadband Internet service during the period.
Driven by young adults wanting to decide themselves what CPE is in their home, Tom Robey, senior VP of investor relations for Time Warner Cable, said the pay-TV industry is migrating to a "bring your own device" model.
Lincoln, Neb.-based NeInet is looking to shake up the city's cable and telco broadband duopoly of Windstream and Time Warner Cable with plans to offer a 1 Gbps FTTH service for residential customers.
Time Warner Cable's General Manager of Video, Alix Cottrell, has published a video on the company's "Untangled" blog, further outlining the MSO's goals as it tests a new streaming video service in New York.
As Charter Communications moves forward with its pending $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, USTelecom is concerned that the deal and other consolidation in the cable market could impede broadband competition for ILECs and other competitors.
With a host of over-the-top video options available to consumers, it's clear that traditional pay-TV operators are feeling the heat of subscriber losses, and the third quarter of 2015 was no different.
Now that the third-quarter earnings season is over, it's time to sift through the rubble. Here is a complete look at the third-quarter earnings season, ranking the top cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators and offering a look at their performance in a number of key metrics, including subscriber growth and average revenues per user (ARPU).
Next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum might attract bids from companies that are not wireless carriers, including Comcast, Charter Communications, Dish Network and Google, financial and industry analysts said. However, the analysts also said that even if these wild card players do win spectrum, they likely will not be looking to build out wireless networks of their own.
As Cincinnati Bell continues to expand its Fioptics FTTH network to more homes throughout Cincinnati, the service provider is working to enhance its connection to local businesses served by Time Warner Cable.
Frontier is giving its small to medium business customers the option to lock in their broadband price with its "Price for Life" promotion whereby the price of business customers' Internet and phone services will never go up as long as they remain with the telco.