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Jeff Baumgartner
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Comcast closer to facing broadband competition in Alexandria
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1/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Lumos Networks, North American Tower, Shentel and Ting Internet have reportedly been shortlisted to provide broadband service in the politically charged market.
Starlink's daunting deployment plan 'leaves no margin for error' – analyst
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1/18/2022  |  Post a comment
Elon Musk's nascent broadband will need to radically accelerate the rate of satellite launches – and navigate tricky supply chain logistics – if it's going to come close to fulfilling its global ambition.
Pay-TV's problems aren't cable's alone
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1/18/2022  |  Post a comment
If misery loves company, there's plenty to go around in pay-TV. Cable operators, satellite players and the telcos have all pivoted their businesses to adapt to a pay-TV market that's crumbling beneath their feet.
Comcast makes big changes to product and tech exec team
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1/14/2022  |  Post a comment
Fraser Stirling upped to global chief product officer; Elad Nafshi rises to EVP and chief network officer; Rick Rioboli named chief technology and information officer; and Noam Raffaelli named SVP, wireless engineering, emerging technologies and business.
CableLabs targets rural broadband with new 'FARMSIS' fixed wireless specs
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1/14/2022  |  Post a comment
The specs, which define a set of wireless adapters for network nodes and cable modems, aim to reduce deployment costs and tap into various spectrum bands, including CBRS, ISM and even TV white spaces.
'Succession' star records colorful commentary on Rogers drama
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1/13/2022  |  Post a comment
Brian Cox, who plays the grumpy, foul-mouthed patriarch Logan Roy in the hit HBO series, sprinkles in some F-bombs to congratulate Rogers Chairman Edward Rogers for his role in ousting former CEO Joe Natale.
Growth tops the agenda for Segra's new CEO
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1/13/2022  |  Post a comment
Kevin Hart, Cox's former CTO, said fiber-focused Segra will pursue growth by expanding into adjacent areas, broadening its product slate and seeking opportunities in unserved and underserved markets.
Comcast tests 4-Gig speeds on DOCSIS 4.0 modem prototype
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1/13/2022  |  Post a comment
Stepping beyond recent network-side trials, Comcast's latest DOCSIS 4.0 trial featured a prototype modem powered by Broadcom silicon.
Astound Broadband brand takes top billing at RCN, Grande and Wave
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1/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Rebrand, which will reach all parts of Astound's portfolio, including EnTouch, Harris Broadband and some recently acquired WOW systems, has been more than a year in the making, says CEO Jim Holanda.
Dish and DirecTV are talking turkey, again – report
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1/12/2022  |  Post a comment
But Dish's Charlie Ergen, who has repeatedly called a merger of the companies 'inevitable,' appears to be dragging his feet and 'demanding significant voting shares,' according to the New York Post.
T-Mobile and Verizon's fixed wireless aggression doesn't add up – analyst
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1/11/2022  |  Post a comment
MoffettNathanson questions whether mobile operators will have the network capacity and the right business metrics to back their aggressive stance and forecasts for fixed wireless home broadband.
Diane Christman takes helm of The Cable Center
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1/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Christman, who joined The Cable Center in 2006, said her top priority in the new role is spearheading the next phase of the organization's five-year strategic transformation plan.
Goodbye, Atlantic Broadband. Hello, Breezeline
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1/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Newly branded Breezeline emerges after the company expanded its footprint by acquiring WOW's Cleveland and Columbus systems. The new name will soon be paired with a soon-to-be-launched streaming service.
FuboTV crosses 1.1M paid subs, just ahead of guidance
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1/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Prelim results show the sports-oriented OTT-TV service added 155,395 subs in Q4 2021, outpacing the 92,800 subs it added in the year-ago quarter, but well below the 262,884 it signed on in Q3 2021.
Head of Roku's fast-growing Platform business sets his exit
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1/7/2022  |  Post a comment
In a surprise move, Scott Rosenberg, an exec who handles a critical piece of Roku's advertising and content business, will be departing this spring.
Hisense joins the ATSC 3.0 TV party
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1/6/2022  |  Post a comment
Additionally, Tablo has launched an over-the-air DVR that receives both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 signals. Those product developments emerge as US broadcasters push ahead with the next-gen, IP-based signaling standard.
Frontier adds record 45K fiber subs in Q4
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1/6/2022  |  Post a comment
In the midst of an aggressive FTTP buildout plan, Frontier's fiber subscriber customer additions in the period were a 50% improvement over the prior record of 29,000 net adds in Q3 2021.
Cox's Kevin Hart takes helm of fiber-focused Segra
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1/5/2022  |  Post a comment
Kevin Hart, the former chief product and technology officer of Cox, is named CEO of Segra two months after Cox acquired the enterprise-focused fiber services company. Len Barlik succeeds Hart as CTO of Cox.
AT&T CEO touts 'unified connectivity approach' with wired and wireless
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1/5/2022  |  Post a comment
John Stankey reiterates that AT&T will take a targeted approach with fixed wireless broadband, identifying potential use cases for both residential and rural situations and certain business services scenarios.
Charter tests DOCSIS 4.0 at 1.8GHz, hits multi-gigabit symmetrical speeds
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1/5/2022  |  Post a comment
Lab trials with Vecima and an undisclosed silicon provider generated north of 8.5Gbit/s downstream and 6Gbit/s upstream on HFC plant upgraded to 1.8GHz.
Consumer tech revenues to exceed $500B in 2022 – CTA study
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1/5/2022  |  Post a comment
Led by strong demand for smartphones, automotive tech, connected health devices and streaming services, that expected new high-water mark for 2022 would be a 2.8% rise from 2021's total, says the Consumer Technology Association.
US pay-TV drops another 637,000 subs in Q3 2021
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1/4/2022  |  Post a comment
Despite gains among virtual MVPDs in Q3 2021, the 5.2% rate of decline in the period for the full pay-TV industry was among the worst on record, according to a fresh analysis from MoffettNathanson.
Cable One and partners team up to form fiber-fueled JV
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1/4/2022  |  Post a comment
A new firm involving Cable One, GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners and The Pritzker Organization aims to accelerate the growth of a unit comprising Cable One's Clearwave and Hargray fiber businesses.
Samsung to support NFTs in new smart TVs
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1/3/2022  |  Post a comment
TV maker's NFT Platform will be available in a set of 2022 models, including its MicroLED, Neo QLED and The Frame products.
Comcast debuts Wi-Fi 6E gateway as it preps for faster speeds on HFC
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1/3/2022  |  Post a comment
New gateway, which adds support for Wi-Fi's fresh 6GHz band, will initially be offered to broadband subs on Comcast's 1.2-Gig service or its 'xFi Complete' package, which bundles in unlimited data.
Omdia: Consumers will spend more on movies in 2022
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12/27/2021  |  Post a comment
But overall success will 'be a fine balance between box office, subscriber revenue, and piracy,' writes Omdia analyst Charlotte Jones in her new report.
This Olde Website: 2021
The Bauminator  | 
12/24/2021  |  Post a comment
This year's trek down memory lane of the WWW takes us to Apple, Arris, Dell, Facebook and – hold onto your Santa hats! – a brief tour of Places Jeff Used to Work.
The year in DOCSIS 4.0
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12/21/2021  |  Post a comment
With early lab trials, a first wave of interoperability testing and collaborations between key suppliers, DOCSIS 4.0 made significant progress in 2021, even as deployments remain well out on the horizon.
Frndly TV finds its pay-TV niche as subscribers surpass 500K
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12/20/2021  |  Post a comment
Subs and profits are hard to come by in the unfriendly world of pay-TV, but Frndly TV has been able to get both with a family-focused, skinny bundle that starts at $6.99 per month.
Disney, YouTube TV get a deal done after brief blackout
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12/20/2021  |  Post a comment
After being blacked out temporarily starting late Friday night, ESPN, ABC, FX and other Disney-owned networks were being restored to the YouTube TV service on Sunday afternoon in the wake of a new distribution deal.
Cable network spending a mixed bag in Q3 – Dell'Oro Group
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12/17/2021  |  Post a comment
Revenues in the cable concentrator market dipped year-over-year in Q3 2021, but accelerated on a sequential basis as operators bulked up on network hardware and deployed capacity-enhancing node splits.
SCTE will draft 'smart' amplifier standard as DOCSIS 4.0 approaches
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12/16/2021  |  Post a comment
New tech standard will define communications protocols for standalone amplifiers and amps built into nodes for DOCSIS networks, including future DOCSIS 4.0 networks.
Comcast will keep data caps out of the Northeast in 2022
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12/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Comcast has no plans to implement its usage-based broadband policies in its Northeast markets in 2022 'at this time,' but has made no commitment to keep it that way in 2023 and beyond.
Roku says ITC ban won't disrupt ability to import products
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12/15/2021  |  Post a comment
ITC ruling finds that certain Roku streaming players, TVs, soundbars and remotes infringe on a UEI patent, but Roku claims design changes 'eliminate any infringement.'
Harmonic adds Rogers as another CableOS win
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12/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Canadian cable op will tap Harmonic's virtual CCAP and DAA gear as part of a plan to support multi-gigabit services, shift to an all-IP services platform, and cut a 'clear path to DOCSIS 4.0.'
CommScope gears up for XGS-PON
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12/14/2021  |  Post a comment
DOCSIS and advanced HFC technologies will remain key areas for CommScope, but the vendor is set to launch a new XGS-PON platform in the coming months amid a broader, companywide transformation initiative.
Cybersecurity should not be a bolt-on, Comcast CISO says
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12/14/2021  |  Post a comment
Noopur Davis on Comcast's journey into the Secure Development Lifecycle, ensuring security is prioritized at an early stage rather than tacked on at the end.
YouTube TV warns that Disney channels might go dark
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12/14/2021  |  Post a comment
YouTube TV will cut its monthly price by $15 if a distribution deal is not reached by December 17, causing Disney networks like ABC, ESPN and FX to go dark.
Charter to bundle in Peacock… for a while
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12/13/2021  |  Post a comment
Cable op will offer Peacock's ad-supported premium tier for no added cost for 12 months to pay-TV subs, and for no added cost for 90 days to broadband subs.
WOW to go on offensive with greenfield FTTP builds
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12/13/2021  |  Post a comment
Tied to WOW's broadband-first strategy, company will deploy new FTTP networks to at least 200,000 homes passed – and perhaps up to 400,000 – in 'non-adjacent,' low-competition markets over the next five years.
Liberty Global's helloFiber gets going in Germany
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12/10/2021  |  Post a comment
Touting a wide range of broadband products delivering up to 1-Gig, along with phone, mobile and TV add-ons, Liberty Networks Germany is initially targeting more than 7,000 homes and businesses in Brandenburg.
TracFone deal, C-band build an 'amazing holiday gift' for Verizon's new consumer boss
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12/10/2021  |  Post a comment
'I have all the tools now,' says Manon Brouillette, the new head of Verizon's consumer group. However, she intends to amplify the strategy in place at Verizon rather than come in with wholesale changes.
YouTube TV reaches Comcast Flex devices and XClass TVs
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12/9/2021  |  Post a comment
YouTube TV becomes the latest OTT-TV service to launch an app on Comcast's streaming product for broadband-only customers as well as its new line of nationally available smart TVs.
Businesses are accelerating network transformation programs, Charter exec says
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12/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Commercial customers are in a 'renew phase' as they move workloads into the cloud, shift to SD-WAN and continue to embrace remote access products and technologies, says Spectrum Enterprise's Bob Schroeder.
US cable to rake in nearly $22B in commercial services revenues in 2021
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12/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Overall revenue and customer growth slowed during the pandemic and as US cable has nabbed larger pieces of the businesses services market, but there are signs of a rebound, forecasts show.
Verizon tops mmWave cell site goal for 2021, touts C-band speed tests
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12/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Verizon says it has exceeded its year-end target of deploying 14,000 new mmWave cell sites, and has conducted field tests of C-band spectrum that delivered speeds in the range of 1.5 Gbit/s to 3 Gbit/s.
T-Mobile surpasses 2021 home broadband subscriber goal
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12/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Company has exceeded a goal of singing up 500,000 fixed wireless access subscribers and remains focused on expanding that total to 7 million to 8 million in the coming years, CEO Mike Sievert says.
Mobile is Charter's 'biggest single opportunity' in 2022, CEO says
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12/8/2021  |  Post a comment
With the recent launch of a new, more scalable billing system for mobile, 'We're ready to go faster,' says Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge.
Roku and Google bury the hatchet
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12/8/2021  |  Post a comment
New multiyear deal will keep YouTube and YouTube TV on the popular streaming platform.
OpenVault nabs VelociData to fuel pursuit of Tier 1s, global expansion
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12/8/2021  |  Post a comment
OpenVault says deal adds scale to its data collection capabilities for cable, fiber and wireless networks, and puts the company in position to offer capacity-enhancing services to MSOs that have deployed DOCSIS 3.1.
Light Reading's cable business services events: A retrospective
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12/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Here's my glance back at Light Reading's longest running event – now called the Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium – which turns 15 as it gets underway on Thursday, December 9.
AWS outage cuts down swaths of the Internet
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12/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Citing API and console issues in its US-EAST-1 Region, AWS says it's identified a root cause and, at last check, was 'starting to see some signs of recovery.'
Comcast set to add record mobile lines in Q4
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12/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Cable operator is also conducting CBRS trials in Philadelphia, but still is in no rush to deploy that spectrum commercially.
Congressional concerns about Discovery-WarnerMedia combo 'unfounded,' AT&T CEO says
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12/6/2021  |  Post a comment
The letter, signed by more than 30 Democratic members of Congress, raises concerns that the proposed transaction poses an anticompetitive threat to the media industry.
C-band deployment delay will have 'no impact' on Verizon's business, CEO says
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12/6/2021  |  Post a comment
Hans Vestberg anticipates only 'very small and minor tweaks' to come following an FAA review of potential interference issues posed by new C-band network deployments.
ATSC elects three to board
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12/6/2021  |  Post a comment
Jim DeChant re-elected to a second term. Fred Engel elected for a first term. Brett Jenkins returns to the ATSC board.
Frontier tunes in YouTube TV
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12/6/2021  |  Post a comment
Amid its ambitious fiber network upgrade, Frontier is offering a $10 discount on YouTube TV to customers on speed tiers delivering 25 Mbit/s or more.
Ditto CEO takes a new angle at the edge
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12/3/2021  |  Post a comment
With $9 million in seed funding in hand, Adam Fish's startup uses peer-to-peer and advanced, distributed database systems to connect and sync mobile and IoT devices with limited or no Internet connectivity.
CableLabs helps take Wi-Fi 6E to the test
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12/3/2021  |  Post a comment
The Wireless Broadband Alliance hooked up with CableLabs and Intel to field-test low-power indoor Wi-Fi 6E. They found that the technology hit speeds of 1.7 Gbit/s down and 1.2 Gbit/s up in 'locations close to the access point.'
Falcon V connects with Liberty Global and Charter on 'open' DAA
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12/2/2021  |  Post a comment
Fresh funding will help fuel development of an open approach for a distributed access architecture that appears to draw some parallels to the technology connection forged between Comcast and Harmonic.
Comcast travels M&A path in Massachusetts
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12/2/2021  |  Post a comment
Comcast is expanding its presence in the state as it inks deals to acquire two municipal service providers: BELD Broadband and Russell Municipal Cable TV.
Verizon launches pair of pricey streaming soundbars
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12/1/2021  |  Post a comment
Developed with Bang & Olufsen, Verizon's duo of premium soundbars weave in the company's Stream TV app. The baseline version goes for $399.99, and a nine-speaker 'Pro' edition fetches almost $1,000.
Where's the subscriber floor for US pay-TV?
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12/1/2021  |  Post a comment
Some 53 million sports- and news-viewing TV households are seen as the 'bedrock floor' of US pay-TV. That still leaves about 30 million pay-TV homes at risk for further erosion, according to a new study.
Atlantic Broadband gets ready to throw some elbows
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11/30/2021  |  Post a comment
The operator plans to splash out $82 million to extend fiber-fueled services into parts of New Hampshire and West Virginia and compete with the likes of Comcast, Frontier and Consolidated Communications.
Musk: SpaceX at 'risk of bankruptcy' if flight frequency, production goals aren't met
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11/30/2021  |  Post a comment
In a companywide email, Elon Musk reportedly said the production crisis involving the 'Raptor' engines for the heavy-duty Starship rocket could place SpaceX in hot water.
Charter warns that pole access disputes could slow RDOF deployments
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11/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Charter tells FCC that 'timely and non-discriminatory access' to utility poles is critical for RDOF buildouts. Meanwhile, Charter and an electrical coop don't see eye-to-eye on a pole-related issue that has surfaced in Kentucky.
NAB voices 'serious concerns' about Gigi Sohn's involvement with Locast
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11/29/2021  |  Post a comment
NAB is troubled by Sohn's involvement as one of three directors of Locast, a streamer of local TV broadcast signals that shut down earlier this year in the wake of a legal battle with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBCU.
US cable steers (mostly) clear of Black Friday mobile promos
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11/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Comcast put forth an Xfinity Mobile promotion, 'but the fine print reveals that it is far less aggressive than meets the eye,' says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.
Charter's Spectrum Enterprise goes on the offensive
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11/23/2021  |  Post a comment
Enterprise services unit of Charter boots up new brand identity and a campaign focused on fulfilling 'unreasonable' requests of large businesses and stealing away share from incumbent service providers.
Fixed wireless, LEO satellite broadband best suited for unserved and underserved areas – study
Broadband World News  | 
11/22/2021  |  Post a comment
Performance data from Comlinkdata/Tutela indicate that T-Mobile Home Broadband and Starlink are as good as VDSL, stomp on DSL, but generally fall short of terrestrial HFC and fiber services.
John Malone sizes up the threat to cable posed by fiber overbuilders
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11/19/2021  |  Post a comment
'The biggest threat has always been the stupid guy with a lot of money coming into your business,' the cable industry legend tells CNBC's David Faber. The big question is what kind of return investors are willing to accept, Malone says.
Hulu to raise live TV pricing as it bundles in Disney+ and ESPN+
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11/19/2021  |  Post a comment
Move aims to soften the blow of a $5 price to the Hulu + Live TV service, but will likewise enable Disney to give its full slate of premium streaming services a jolt.
Cable One plots path to DOCSIS 4.0
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11/19/2021  |  Post a comment
As part of a broader focus on '10G,' the cable operator said it is upgrading its return path to enable symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds and an overall plant upgrade to 1.8GHz.
Pandemic's effects on economy 'are still real,' Charter CEO says
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11/18/2021  |  Post a comment
Charter is still growing, albeit more slowly, as company comes to grips with 'anomalies' that have slowed down market activity, Tom Rutledge tells CNBC's David Faber.
Multiple forces fueling broadband's 'Great Deceleration' – analyst
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11/18/2021  |  Post a comment
Competition, depressed household formation, government stimulus dollars and the saturation of broadband penetration are all affecting the rate of broadband subscriber growth, says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.
Casa Systems flexes its MAC
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11/18/2021  |  Post a comment
Billed as a pathway to the future '10G' network, supplier says its new Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA) platform is in trials with tier 1 operators in multiple regions.
Roku downgraded to 'Sell' over revenue growth worries
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11/17/2021  |  Post a comment
Revenue and earnings estimates for Roku 'are just too damn high,' says MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson.
Joe Natale out, Tony Staffieri in as Rogers CEO
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11/16/2021  |  Post a comment
Staffieri's appointment as as interim president and CEO – with a possible path to permanence – arrives amid a family feud at the Canadian operator and soon after Edward Rogers was reinstated as board chairman.
Will the metaverse lead cable's '10G Challenge'?
The Bauminator  | 
11/16/2021  |  Post a comment
The cable industry will award more than $300,000 for ideas supporting apps and services that need speeds of at least 1-Gig. Holographs and light field displays aside, will something related to the so-called metaverse be among them?
Vecima's DAA biz expands as supply chain challenges loom
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11/16/2021  |  Post a comment
Sales of 'Entra' DAA products reached a record in Vecima's fiscal Q1, and would've been even higher if not for delays in schedules and delivery times.
Consolidated boots up 'Fidium Fiber' brand as network upgrades expand
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11/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Launched in parts of northern New England, the new brand offering features symmetrical 1-Gig service starting at $70 per year paired with a whole-home Wi-Fi platform powered by Plume.
NBCU's Peacock starts to stream into Europe
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11/15/2021  |  Post a comment
NBCU's premium streaming service will initially be rolled out to Sky and NOW customers in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday as part of an initial 'soft launch' in the region.
Cogeco's move into the Canadian mobile market remains hazy
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11/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Canadian operator still needs to clear some hurdles at the CRTC and with incumbent mobile players before it can push ahead with a mobile service that will utilize a hybrid MVNO model… sometime in 2022.
CableLabs sizes up hybrid MVNO architectures
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11/12/2021  |  Post a comment
New working group aims to conceive an 'evolved architectural blueprint' for hybrid MVNO models in which cable operators will strive to combine access to a partner's mobile network and their own Wi-Fi and 4G/5G networks.
Disney+ sub growth expected to rebound in 2022
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11/11/2021  |  Post a comment
CEO Bob Chapek says an influx of new content and market expansions will re-accelerate Disney+ sub growth, but some analysts believe the streaming service needs to broaden its content scope and become more Netflix-like.
Struum streams ahead with new credit-based SVoD service
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11/11/2021  |  Post a comment
Following a preview in May and a recently closed $7M 'A' round, Struum has launched commercially in the US on several major streaming platforms and is starting to size up international expansion plans.
Disney+ sub growth slows to 2.1M in Q4
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11/10/2021  |  Post a comment
Disney ended Q4 with 179 million total subs across its direct-to-consumer streaming portfolio. Revenues climbed, losses widened and subscribers growth is still happening, but not as fast.
FuboTV surpasses 1M subs, goes on buying spree
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11/10/2021  |  Post a comment
Deal for Molotov SAS plants FuboTV's flag in France. Acquisition of Edisn.ai provides AI-fueled 'computer vision' tech that can recognize and track athletes, actors, products and other objects in live video feeds.
Xperi pay-TV revenues dip 2% as TiVo unit nears full integration of MobiTV
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11/10/2021  |  Post a comment
Meanwhile, Xperi, TiVo's parent company, is pushing ahead with a plan to split out its intellectual property/licensing and product businesses by middle of 2022.
Comcast recovers from widespread outages
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11/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Cable operator says service disruptions were a result of a network issue, but continues to investigate the root cause.
WOW sets sail for broadband growth as M&A wave subsides
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11/9/2021  |  Post a comment
WideOpenWest says it will maintain its 'broadband-first' focus and accelerate growth through network expansions to adjacent and greenfield areas following recent system sales to Astound Broadband and Atlantic Broadband.
Liberty Global's network upgrade plan not one-size-fits-all
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11/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries says that FTTH overlays will reign in the UK, Ireland and Belgium, while a 'hybrid' approach with FTTP and DOCSIS upgrades will take hold in Switzerland and the Netherlands.
Manon Brouillette named new boss of Verizon's consumer group
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11/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Brouillette was CEO of Canada's Vidéotron before joining Verizon in June. She will succeed Ronan Dunne, who will shift to the role of strategic advisor.
Cable One says fiber JV will amp up network expansions
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11/8/2021  |  Post a comment
A proposed joint venture that includes certain fiber assets from Cable One would form a dedicated team 'hyper-focused on accelerating market expansion' in new and existing systems, CEO Julie Laulis says.
Edward Rogers comes out on top in family feud
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11/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Rogers Communications won't appeal a court ruling that reinstates Edward Rogers as board chairman and validates his decision to reconstitute the board of the Canadian company without a traditional shareholder vote.
Cable vet aims to whip the power grid into shape
CxO Spotlight  | 
11/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Robert Cruickshank claims his Optimum Load Shaping system can help cable operators cut power costs and put power utilities into position to modernize the grid and speed a transition to renewable energy.
AT&T, Verizon to delay C-band rollout for FAA safety review
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11/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Voluntary delay will push out C-band deployments until at least January 5, 2022.
Dish's 5G mobile beta gets rolling in Las Vegas
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11/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Dish has an unspecified number of 'friendly' users testing 5G network in Las Vegas ahead of an expected service launch in Q1 2022. Meanwhile, Dish is pushing ahead with mobile network construction in more than 40 markets.
Sling TV gains nearly offset satellite TV losses at Dish
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11/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Dish lost 13,000 total video subs in Q3 2021 as the company added 117,000 Sling TV customers against a loss of 130,000 satellite TV subs.
Supply chain disruptions cut into CommScope sales
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11/4/2021  |  Post a comment
CommScope expects chip and component shortages to impact full-year net sales by about $600 million, but the company is implementing price increases across all businesses to help offset the difference.


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