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AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Stand Up for mmWave Auction, but Cable Is MIA Again

Some of the nation's biggest telecom companies – including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish Network – appear to be planning to participate in the FCC's upcoming mmWave spectrum auction. But big cable companies are missing in action.

Net Neutrality Is Dead Yet Again

States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.

WiFi 6 Is Here. Should Mobile Operators Worry?

A new, more powerful version of the WiFi standard is now available. How might this new technology impact mobile network operators heading toward a 5G future?

Cox Also Flexing Its Streaming Muscles

Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.

Comcast Offers 'Xfinity Flex' for Free to Broadband-Only Subs

Video streaming platform features a video client, voice remote and integration with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and, soon, an upgrade path to Comcast's full pay-TV service.

Comcast snares set-top app specialist Metrological

Comcast pulls more engineering and software development expertise in-house for its X1 and Xfinity Flex video and smart home platforms.

Charter Is Preparing to Build a Wireless Network

Cable company Charter Communications is expected to begin building an LTE network in 3.5GHz spectrum in select locations where it counts a large number of Spectrum Mobile customers.

What to Expect From Altice Mobile

Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.

Altice Mobile debuts $20 per month 'price for life' to Optimum and Suddenlink subs

Altice USA's new 'Unlimited Everything' offering, underpinned by its MVNO deal with Sprint, will be sold for $30 per line per month to non-Optimum and Suddenlink customers in or near its 21-state footprint.

Videotron Pulls Out Comcast's Playbook

Canadian MSO debuts 'Helix' platform featuring broadband gateways, IP video clients, WiFi extenders and home networking management software originating from Videotron's X1 syndication deal with Comcast.

Comcast, Charter to Offer 5G Via Verizon MVNO

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile and Charter's Spectrum Mobile MVNOs will offer Verizon's 5G service to their respective customers at some unspecified point in the future.

Light Reading Packs Double Wallop at Cable-Tec Expo

For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.

Did Altice Change Its Tune on Buying Spectrum?

Altice said it wants to buy C-Band spectrum, which appears to represent a bit of a change from the company's previous strategy.

CommScope Seeking New Leader for Ruckus Unit

CommScope CTO Morgan Kurk is running Ruckus on interim basis following recent departure of unit's former president, Ian Whiting.

Comcast Expands Reach of 'Internet Essentials,' 15-Meg Remains Service's Sweet Spot

By including people with disabilities and seniors, Comcast says 3 million more homes are eligible for Internet service, subsidized PCs and digital literacy training targeted to low-income Americans.

Cable MVNOs Are Beginning to Hurt U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular acknowledged that cable MVNOs from the likes of Comcast and Charter are now beginning to affect the company's mobile business.

Former Dish Wireless Exec to Take R&D Helm at CableLabs

Mariam Sorond was most recently chief wireless architect and VP of technology development at Dish.

Charter Sets Employee Tests for 'Spectrum Connectivity Platform'

Software for broadband devices, believed to support OpenWRT, designed to help customers manage and optimize in-home WiFi, tweak router settings and pause Internet connectivity.

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile to Tweak By-the-Gig Pricing

Two years after launching its Xfinity Mobile MVNO, Comcast is tweaking its By-the-Gig pricing by adding two new options: 3GB for $30/month and 10GB for $60/month.

Rogers' Ignite TV Not Yet Taking Off

Despite its accelerating rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's cloud-based X1 video platform, Rogers is still seeing video subscriber losses mount.

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