However, that live page with the Xfinity brand has since been replaced with this less interesting page about the ongoing beta test. And Zatz also got word directly from Comcast that the Fancast Store is going bye-bye. (See Fancast Does Downloads.)
WOW, along with a handful of other MSOs, including Bresnan Communications LLC , Knology Inc. (Nasdaq: KNOL), and CableOne , steered clear of similar trouble when a California court dismissed a similar suit.
He said Charter already serves about 400 cell towers in its territories, and there are nearly 500 more that it's already won contract for and is in the process of firing up. As for the broader commercial services picture, he says there's about $5.5 billion in "addressable spend" within 600 feet of Charter's network. These days, the MSO's primary target is businesses with between two and 12 lines.
"There aren't a lot of operating synergies," said Britt, who heads up an MSO that recently just split off from the more content-centric Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), which owns HBO and CNN among its media properties. On that note, Britt said TWC and divisions like Warner Bros. would try to connect mostly to "minimize business risk... not to launch daring initiatives." So, "you never lose, but you [also] can never win."
But, in Comcast's case, it should end up being the butt of many more jokes from Conan O'Brien, so let's not squash all this synergy talk just yet, shall we? (See Comcast O'Brien.)
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News