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New Charter, same as the old Charter. Well, not really, but the name will stay the same.
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Comcast first put an Internet usage cap in place in the fall of 2008, and while broadband speeds have risen dramatically since then, Comcast's data cap has remained ...
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Gigs in space; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.
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HONG KONG -- Ultra-Broadband Summit (UBBS) -- Network operators and other communications service providers from all over the Asia-Pacific region have converged on ...
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Over the last few months, my mobile data usage has skyrocketed. My behavior has changed very little, but still the data meter continues to rise. I haven't figured ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/27/2016
AT&T lost 54,000 domestic video subscribers last quarter, unable to overcome U-verse customer losses despite DirecTV subscriber gains. However, because of the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/26/2016
Although Charter is still waiting on official approval to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, integration plans for both MSOs are already well ...
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German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative ...
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