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US cable broadband thrown for a loss, for the first time, in Q2
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8/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Top US cable operators swung to a first-ever loss of broadband subs in Q2 2022. Alongside that loss of 60,000 subs, fixed wireless providers gained more than 800,000 customers in the period, according to LRG.
NCTC CEO recaps annual show, offers update on MVNO plan
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8/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Lou Borrelli, CEO of the recently renamed National Content & Technology Cooperative, joins the podcast to talk big takeaways from The Independent Show, reactions to the org's new name, updates on new, major projects … and how Borrelli stays connected from his sailboat.
Foxxum puts RDK into the smart TV game
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8/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Foxxum says its new OS for connected TVs is built on the Reference Design Kit, a software stack managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter, and used by dozens of service providers around the globe.
Cable network spending set to rise amid pressure from fiber, FWA
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8/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Revenue for cable distributed access equipment is expected to rise about 30%, to $1.3 billion, by 2025 as operators ramp up for DOCSIS 4.0 and some FTTP deployments, according to a new forecast from Dell'Oro Group.
Pricing, launch date set for ad-supported Disney+ service
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8/10/2022  |  Post a comment
An ad-supported version of the Disney+ streaming service will launch on December 8 and cost $7.99 per month. The ad-free form of Disney+ will climb to $10.99 per month.
Google Fiber revs up network expansion efforts
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8/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain says the company is in talks with officials to build fiber-to-the-premises networks to cities in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Idaho.
Comcast's 'Stream' app is finally exiting beta across all platforms
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8/10/2022  |  Post a comment
With performance and stability deemed consistent across platforms, Comcast's pay-TV streaming app recently exited beta on Roku and Amazon's Fire TV devices, and will soon do the same on Samsung and LG smart TVs.
Xperi tunes in first TV partner for TiVo OS
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8/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Following 'landmark win,' Xperi expects the first smart TV with the TiVo's operating system to debut in mid-2023, with an initial focus outside North America, says company CEO Jon Kirchner.
Starry seeks paths to bridge its funding gap
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8/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Starry, a fixed wireless operator that expects to end 2022 with over 100,000 subscribers, is 'exploring a combination of debt, equity and other financing vehicles' to get to break-even, CEO Chet Kanojia says.
Cable One appears to be passing on the Suddenlink opportunity
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8/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Cable One execs intimate that the operator already has its hands full with other deals soon after Altice USA confirmed that it is shopping its rural-focused Suddenlink assets.
Frontier keeps supply chain constraints at bay, sets another fiber buildout record
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8/8/2022  |  Post a comment
With fiber subscriber adds holding steady at 50,000, Frontier said it passed a record 281,000 new locations with fiber in Q2 2022. The telco also has raised its original 2022 build target by as much as 20%.
WOW keeps early mobile results close to the vest
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8/8/2022  |  Post a comment
WOW reported solid broadband subscriber gains in the second quarter of the year, but lowered its broadband subscriber forecast for full 2022. The company did not provide firm figures on its recent mobile launch.
Interpret's Brett Sappington on the streaming evolution and its impact on pay-TV
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8/3/2022  |  Post a comment
Brett Sappington, an analyst who heads up video and entertainment at Interpret, joins the podcast to discuss Netflix's ad-supported future, how sports deals with streaming services are changing the landscape, and what this all means for the pay-TV sector.
Comcast's Broderick Johnson on Internet access and the pursuit of 'digital equity'
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7/27/2022  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Broderick Johnson, EVP for public policy and EVP for digital equity at Comcast, offers a brief history lesson on 'digital equity' and why identifying and lowering barriers to Internet adoption are critical.
Charter hit with $7B penalty in murder case involving field tech
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7/27/2022  |  Post a comment
A Dallas jury awards massive punitive damages stemming from the death of an 83-year-old woman who was murdered in her home by a Spectrum cable technician. Charter will appeal.
Rogers will shell out billions on reliability, AI tech in wake of outage
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7/26/2022  |  Post a comment
Amid pressure from regulators, CEO Tony Staffieri outlines a four-part 'enhanced reliability plan' weeks after the Canadian operator suffered a massive outage.
Who might make a play for Altice USA's Suddenlink systems?
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7/25/2022  |  Post a comment
CableOne, Cox and private equity firms are among those viewed as potential suitors for Altice USA's rural-focused Suddenlink assets, but one analyst believes the $20 billion reportedly being sought is a 'pipe dream.'
NCTC drops 'cable' and 'television' from name
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7/25/2022  |  Post a comment
Amid a broader strategic shift, the organization, which strikes tech and programming deals for hundreds of small and midsized US operators, has been recast as the National Content & Technology Cooperative.
NCTC CEO leads organization on 'The Great Pivot'
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7/22/2022  |  Post a comment
Backed by more than 700 US operators, Lou Borrelli and the NCTC are pursuing a wave of new initiatives, including a 'Connectivity Exchange,' MVNO deals, a refreshed focus on video and tighter ties to tech suppliers.
FWA remains a bright spot at Verizon as Fios sub growth softens
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7/22/2022  |  Post a comment
'FWA is just humming for us,' CEO Hans Vestberg said. Verizon added a record 256,000 residential and business FWA subs in Q2 2022, extending its grand total to about 700,000.
Altice USA exploring deal for Suddenlink assets – report
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7/21/2022  |  Post a comment
Deal could fetch up to $20 billion for Suddenlink's networks in rural segments of the nation, according to Bloomberg.
AT&T fiber gains accelerate as problems at wireline biz unit mount
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7/21/2022  |  Post a comment
AT&T added 316,000 fiber subs, almost enough to offset losses of legacy DSL and other 'non-fiber' subs. Meanwhile, the company is preparing to 'reposition' its flagging wirelines business unit.
Mediacom adds Samsung to the fixed wireless mix
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7/21/2022  |  Post a comment
After deals with Ericsson and Casa Systems, Mediacom selects Samsung to help power an expanding CBRS network used to provide broadband in rural locations.
Netflix's ad-based tiers won't feature the full streaming library
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7/20/2022  |  Post a comment
Co-CEO Ted Sarandos says Netflix has enough content for a 'great' ad-supported experience, stressing gaps won't be a 'material holdback to the business'.
US cable ops seek streaming edge with Qwilt
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7/20/2022  |  Post a comment
Linked to a National Cable Television Cooperative agreement, Qwilt says over 100 US cable and broadband operators are to use open caching platform to boost streaming quality.
Netflix sheds 970K subs in Q2, eyes launch of ad-based tier in 'early' 2023
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7/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Netflix says it's likely to debut a less expensive, ad-supported product in a 'handful of markets where advertising spend is significant.'
Democrats teeing up net neutrality bill – report
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7/19/2022  |  Post a comment
With the makeup of the FCC still in a 2-2 deadlock, two Democratic senators reportedly are preparing to introduce a bill that aims to reclassify the Internet as a highly regulated Title II service.
CommScope gets a piece of Liberty Global's DOCSIS 4.0 action
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7/19/2022  |  Post a comment
CommScope says its deal to develop and supply a remote MACPHY for Liberty Global's future DOCSIS 4.0 and 10G-capable networks is exclusive. But the operator has been sharing the wealth among access network vendors.
Record number of streamers cut the pay-TV cord – study
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7/18/2022  |  Post a comment
The percentage of US streamers without a pay-TV package hit 40% in Q2 2022, up from 28% a year earlier, according to MoffettNathanson's latest 'SVOD Tracker.' Meanwhile, total streaming penetration in the US hit 81%.
Plume CTO on why Amazon has the inside track on IoT brand loyalty
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7/18/2022  |  Post a comment
Plume's Bill McFarland on how home network data shows how IoT brands perform and why IoT support and management is a critical to broadband service strategies.
Microsoft tries to fill big gaps in broadband maps
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7/15/2022  |  Post a comment
FCC critic Microsoft says its 'Digital Equity Data Dashboard,' a tool that aggregates data from multiple sources, is an accurate, neighborhood-by-neighborhood view of broadband availability and 'digital equity.'
US mobile network quality declines, but helped by 5G – study
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7/15/2022  |  Post a comment
Overall quality issues climbed in the latest J.D. Power 'US Wireless Network Quality Performance Study,' which found that Verizon Wireless ranked the highest in five of the six regions evaluated.
Netflix calls in Microsoft for ad support
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7/14/2022  |  Post a comment
Just a month after closing its acquisition of Xandr from AT&T, Microsoft has been named Netflix's 'global advertising technology sales partner.'
US pay-TV losses stayed ugly in Q1
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7/13/2022  |  Post a comment
Led by a record decline in cable, traditional pay-TV providers lost 1.86 million in Q1, and virtual MVPDs shed about 201,000 subs, according to MoffettNathanson's latest 'Cord-Cutting Monitor.'
Starry adds record subs in Q2 as total nears 81,000
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7/13/2022  |  Post a comment
CEO Chet Kanojia says the fixed wireless broadband specialist is close to announcing a new expansion market that will come online later this year.
Amazon, HBO Max on path to a new streaming deal – report
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7/13/2022  |  Post a comment
Terms are still sketchy, but analyst believes they could center on data sharing, help Amazon's FreeVee streaming service and perhaps put pay-TV in position to deliver HBO Max fare outside the service's central app.
YouTube TV claims it has 5M subs and 'trialers'
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7/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Milestone seemingly puts Google's service atop the heap of virtual multichannel video programming distributors, but one analyst calls the combination metric 'pretty useless.'
Camilla Formica brings her 'passion for education' to The Cable Center
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7/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Formica, a 33-year cable industry vet who will retain some ties to cable tech training specialist NCTI, has been appointed chief program officer of The Cable Center.
CableLabs unit and OpenVault connect on tech that squeezes more out of DOCSIS 3.1
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7/12/2022  |  Post a comment
OpenVault is the first to join a Kyrio-led partnership program focused on Profile Management Application (PMA) technology, which aims to boost DOCSIS network capacity by as much as 40%.
No relief in sight for sluggish cable broadband subscriber growth
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7/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Housing move activity, a key ingredient for cable broadband subscriber growth, remains in a weakened state, with few signs that it will reverse course any time soon.
T-Mobile Home Internet app downloads set monthly record – study
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7/8/2022  |  Post a comment
But the download surge in June won't necessarily translate to an increase in fixed wireless access subs 'due to product sampling and churn,' say the analysts at ISI Evercore.
Xperi/TiVo to explore Vewd's 'Operator TV' concept
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7/6/2022  |  Post a comment
Vewd's initial focus for smart TVs tailored for service providers is Europe, but the idea could be extended to multiple regions, including the US and Latin America, says Xperi's Geir Skaaden.
FCC clears SpaceX to connect Starlink to boats, planes, other moving vehicles
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7/5/2022  |  Post a comment
The caveat is that SpaceX must accept any and all interference from future 5G operations, including those in the 12GHz band.
TiVo parent Xperi forks over $109M for Vewd
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7/5/2022  |  Post a comment
Xperi's bid to buy Vewd, a streaming media platform specialist, aims to accelerate its activities in the smart TV market dominated by Samsung, Roku, Amazon and Google.
Google Fiber to tangle with Cox and Lumen in Arizona
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7/1/2022  |  Post a comment
Once a deal is approved by the city council, Mesa will become the first city in Arizona to welcome Google Fiber. Network construction could start by early 2023.
Altice USA unleashes 50GB 'Unlimited Max' mobile plan
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7/1/2022  |  Post a comment
Altice USA's new high-end tier allows users to stream in HD and chew up 50 gigabytes of data before speeds are throttled down.
'NextGenTV' goes for a ride
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7/1/2022  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Pearl TV's Anne Schelle discusses recent tests of the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast signaling standard at the Motown 3.0 Open Test Track in Detroit and explores other potential use cases for the standard, also known as 'NextGen TV.'
AT&T partners with Amarillo to upgrade city's network
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6/29/2022  |  Post a comment
Following similar public/private fiber upgrade projects in rural areas, AT&T is targeting more than 22,000 customer locations via a three-year, multi-million agreement with the Texas panhandle city.
Indiana's Hoosier Net takes a crack at beefing up the middle-mile
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/29/2022  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Rob Shema, CEO of Com Net Inc. and Hoosier Net, discusses a plan to interconnect telcos and electric cooperatives to beef up broadband quality and reliability amid the pursuit of federal funding for rural broadband.
Amazon works the refs on Starlink's 'Gen2' satellite constellation
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6/28/2022  |  Post a comment
Amazon, which has satellite broadband ambitions of its own, tells the FCC that SpaceX should be limited to operating a 'small subset' of nearly 30,000 low-Earth orbit satellites as interference issues are ironed out.
CableLabs takes aim at network and service convergence
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6/28/2022  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Carmela Stuart, director of the future infrastructure group at CableLabs, discusses several projects underway to explore use cases and tech requirements for supporting 5G and DOCSIS at the network edge.
Bringing fiber to Alaska's 'Deadliest Catch' region
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6/27/2022  |  Post a comment
GCI's Heather Handyside and Mike Bertsch discuss the GCI Alaska United Aleutians Fiber Project, an effort that will deploy more than 800 miles of subsea fiber to help bring 2-Gig broadband to communities in one of the world's most remote regions.
FCC wants answers about 'NextGen TV' transition
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6/27/2022  |  Post a comment
The FCC wants a progress report on broadcaster deployments of the ATSC 3.0 signaling standard, and what technical challenges, if any, cable and other pay-TV operators will face in carrying them.
DAA set to lead cable ops to next-gen HFC and FTTP
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6/24/2022  |  Post a comment
Cable ops aren't uniform on whether they'll go with DOCSIS 4.0 or make a leap to FTTP, but it's clear that upgrading to a flexible, distributed access architecture (DAA) will emerge as the common denominator.
Netflix looking to buy – then possibly build – its advertising biz
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6/24/2022  |  Post a comment
Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed this week that the streamer is in talks with multiple potential ad-tech partners, but suggested that Netflix might ultimately develop its own advertising platform.
Altice USA crosses fiber subscriber milestone as network upgrade expands
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6/23/2022  |  Post a comment
Top five US cable operator Altice USA said it has more than 100K FTTP customers. The network passes about 1.3M homes and businesses. Multi-gigabit speeds are on the way.
Broadband’s future goes beyond speeds and feeds
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6/23/2022  |  Post a comment
Attributes such as high reliability and low latency are becoming critical, even in the multi-gigabit era. 'Netflix isn't going to look any better' on a multi-gigabit broadband connection, notes Vodafone's Gavin Young.
Viasat's fastest downstream speed tier rises to 150 Mbit/s
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6/22/2022  |  Post a comment
Viasat, whose prior top speed for home broadband tapped out at 100 Mbit/s, has introduced the new 150-Meg tier in dozens of markets, with plans to make the faster offering available nationwide.
Cisco's Jonathan Davidson: Working globally to connect more people
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6/17/2022  |  Post a comment
Cisco EVP talks about the projects aimed at reducing the digital divide and how private 5G-as-a-service could help.
Podcast: Cisco's Masum Mir on the reality and hype of the metaverse
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6/16/2022  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Masum Mir, VP and GM of engineering at Cisco, discusses changes on the horizon for networks and network security to support the so-called metaverse, and how Cisco's relationship with the cable industry is evolving.
Broadband 'absolutely still a growth business,' Charter CFO says
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6/16/2022  |  Post a comment
Charter expects to shed some broadband subs amid the transition to the ACP. Despite this 'special circumstance,' Charter's CFO still expects the overall broadband picture to stay positive in Q2.
Traditional retail stores not part of WOW's mobile game plan, CEO says
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6/15/2022  |  Post a comment
Instead, WOW will rely heavily on digital/online sales and lean on Reach Mobile to handle most customer interactions, says CEO Teresa Elder.
Cisco CEO: Navigating constant crisis is the new reality
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6/15/2022  |  Post a comment
Supporting and securing the network is rapidly evolving as data and applications are massively distributed and effectively delivered 'everywhere,' CEO Chuck Robbins said at the annual Cisco Live event.
SeaChange-Triller deal is a no-go
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6/14/2022  |  Post a comment
SeaChange, a supplier of video tech and software, and Triller have agreed to terminate a merger that was announced in late 2021. They killed the deal after determining it could not be completed by June 30, 2022.
Starry needs another $1B to fund ambitious growth plan – analyst
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6/13/2022  |  Post a comment
Starry, the fixed wireless operator, has vast potential but will need more funds to pull off a vision to service 13 million homes and connect 640,000 subs in the next five years, according to MoffettNathanson.
AT&T fiber field trial pumps out 20-Gig symmetrical speeds
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6/10/2022  |  Post a comment
AT&T's field test was run on a production network involving five miles of fiber using central office tech from Nokia paired with customer premises equipment (CPE) outfitted with FPGAs.
2TB 'super power users' growing faster than 1TB users – OpenVault study
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6/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Although average data consumption hit 513.8 gigabytes in Q1 2022, up 11% year-over-year, consumption actually dropped 4.2% versus the prior quarter, according to OpenVault's latest Broadband Insights Report.
Streaming buys strike the right balance in TV ad campaigns – Comcast study
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6/9/2022  |  Post a comment
A new annual Comcast Advertising study suggests that advertisers allocate up to 30% of their premium video budget toward streaming, but still spend the bulk of their ad dollars on traditional TV.
Cox explores a smart TV strategy
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6/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Cox, which already has an X1 syndication deal with Comcast, is looking into a platform approach of delivering services and apps without a set-top box, exec says.
WideOpenWest soft launches mobile service
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6/8/2022  |  Post a comment
In partnership with Reach Mobile, WideOpenWest has begun to market four mobile service options that start at $15 per month for a 'Basic' package and top out at $45 per month for an 'All-In Unlimited' plan.
Reliability paramount in home broadband, former Comcast CTO says
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6/8/2022  |  Post a comment
Multi-gigabit speeds to the home is on trend, but 'massive reliability' across every link in the local area network is critical, says Plume board appointee Tony Werner.
Harmonic ready to teach old Cisco nodes some new tricks
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6/8/2022  |  Post a comment
Harmonic has released an upgrade kit that enables Cisco GS7000 nodes to support the distributed access architecture and DOCSIS 4.0 as the widely-deployed Cisco equipment nears its end-of-life.
Nextlink plugs the power of 6GHz for fixed wireless access
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/7/2022  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Claude Aiken, the new chief strategy officer and chief legal officer of Nextlink Internet, discusses the company trial of gigabit-class fixed wireless speeds over the 6GHz band. Aiken also offers an important update on how the regulatory landscape is shaping up in the band.
Hughes tries to bridge the digital divide in Mexico
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6/7/2022  |  Post a comment
Hughes Network Systems is teaming with a handful of partners to bring satellite broadband connectivity to more than 7,200 sites in rural, underserved parts of Mexico.
Comcast unit lands another international streaming win
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6/6/2022  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom has tapped Comcast Technology Solutions' Cloud TV Suite as the new backend platform for its Magenta TV service in selected European markets, starting in Austria.
Cox to invest $400M in network to reach underserved areas
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6/6/2022  |  Post a comment
Network expansion has become the name of the game in an industry that's been grappling with a slowing pace of broadband subscriber growth.
Ciena CEO: Supply chain constraints reach 'most volatile' levels
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6/3/2022  |  Post a comment
The network equipment vendor managed to grow revenues by 14% in its fiscal second quarter, but strong demand was overshadowed by worsening supply chain constraints that caused its backlog to balloon to more than $4 billion.
MyBundle.TV hooks up with Sling TV
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6/2/2022  |  Post a comment
The Dish-owned OTT-TV streaming service is the first to allow MyBundle.TV to bill services through an aggregation platform being used by dozens of US broadband service operators.
Starlink surpasses 400K subscribers worldwide
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6/2/2022  |  Post a comment
Meanwhile, Elon Musk claims SpaceX has already produced the first heavy-duty 'Gen2' Starlink satellite, which is seven meters long and 2,755 pounds.
DZS splashes out $25M for Assia assets
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6/1/2022  |  Post a comment
After closing a deal that covers Assia's CloudCheck and Expresse products, DZS says revenue tied to software and services is on pace to reach $50 million annually and climb to $100 million by 2025.
ViaSat-3 satellite service launch slips to early 2023
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5/31/2022  |  Post a comment
A delay on the first of three new high-capacity satellites poised to provide global coverage will briefly push out Viasat's plan to add critical capacity to its residential satellite broadband service.
Cable nabbed the bulk of US wireless sub growth in Q1 – analyst
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5/25/2022  |  Post a comment
With 3G disconnects applied to the industry's grand total, the US cable industry drove 98% of wireless growth, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.
Gigabit competition among drivers impacting broadband sub growth at Charter
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5/25/2022  |  Post a comment
But the impact on broadband sub growth from 1-Gig competition pales when compared to other factors, including record low churn driven by reduced move activity and a sluggish market for new housing, Charter CFO Jessica Fischer says.
Evoca tunes in Sling TV for new pay-TV bundle
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5/25/2022  |  Post a comment
Evoca, a multichannel TV provider that uses a blend of broadband and ASTC 3.0 broadcast signals, is pitching a discounted bundle of Sling TV packages.
Home broadband/mobile has become Comcast's 'lead bundle,' CFO says
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5/24/2022  |  Post a comment
With 4 million mobile lines against 34 million total customer relationships, Comcast's mobile business has 'a long way to go,' says CFO Mike Cavanagh.
FWA is not a short-term play, Verizon CFO says
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5/24/2022  |  Post a comment
Verizon has a path to adding spectrum to fixed wireless services as the connectivity and capacity needs of residential and business customers expand and evolve, Verizon's Matt Ellis says.
Nextlink sizes up gigabit speeds over fixed wireless
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5/23/2022  |  Post a comment
The Cable One-backed wireless ISP said it intends to launch gigabit-class services later this year following recent field trials that tapped into the 6GHz spectrum band.
DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrades could reach $300 per home passed – analyst
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2022  |  Post a comment
That compares to about $10 per home for past DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades, but is still far less than a jump to fiber-to-the-premises, Cowen noted in a report based on insight from Broadband Success Partners.
Frontier accelerates 2022 fiber buildout by up to 20%
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5/20/2022  |  Post a comment
Revised plan is to exceed its 2022 buildout target of 1 million fiber locations by an additional 100,000 to 200,000 locations. Frontier is still on track to deploy FTTP to 10 million locations by the end of 2025.
80% of Verizon's FWA business customers use it as their primary connection
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5/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Unlike earlier 4G-based use cases, the 5G version of FWA is 'not a secondary backup' for the vast majority of Verizon's commercial services customers, says Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin.
Comcast not seeing 'material' churn from fixed wireless, but not taking it lightly
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5/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Fixed wireless rivals face 'a lot of trade-offs they're going to have to sort through' regarding elements such as network capacity and potential congestion, says Dave Watson, president and CEO of Comcast Cable.
Kimberly Maki lends SCTE a helping hand
The Bauminator  | 
5/18/2022  |  Post a comment
Maki, a former exec of both SCTE and Bright House Networks, is consulting with the organization as SCTE makes plans for Cable-Tec Expo to return as an in-person show this fall in Philadelphia.
The standalone streaming player isn't dead yet, Roku CFO says
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5/17/2022  |  Post a comment
Steven Louden acknowledges that consumers are shifting to connected TVs with integrated operating systems, but says there's still an important role to play for standalone streaming players and dongles.
Grant Spellmeyer to succeed Matt Polka as ACA Connects CEO
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5/17/2022  |  Post a comment
Spellmeyer most recently served as vice president of government affairs at UScellular.
Ting Internet to take on Comcast and Verizon in Alexandria
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5/16/2022  |  Post a comment
After securing a franchise earlier this year, Ting says construction will start this summer on the fiber network, which will eventually connect more than 90,000 homes in the area.
WOW in exclusive M&A talks with Morgan Stanley infrastructure unit – report
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2022  |  Post a comment
Word of acquisition talks surface more than a month after Bloomberg reported that WideOpenWest was exploring strategic options, including a potential sale.
The Cable Center CEO on how the industry must innovate from within to drive change
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/13/2022  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Diane Christman, new CEO of The Cable Center, digs into the genesis, purpose and takeaways of the organization's first annual 'Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report,' and offers a look ahead to this year's Cable Hall of Fame event in New York.
DZS CEO predicts $1B market opportunity post acquisition
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5/12/2022  |  Post a comment
CEO Charlie Vogt said DZS will target more software and enterprise licensing deals as it finalizes its purchase of Assia's analytics assets.
IQ Fiber's CTO talks about the startup's fiber foray in Florida
CxO Spotlight  | 
5/12/2022  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, new IQ Fiber CTO Aamer Abbasi digs into the greenfield opportunities the startup is pursuing in northeast Florida, thoughts about future multi-gig services and how government stimulus funding might fit into IQ Fiber's future game plan.
Marcien Jenckes to helm the Comcast-Charter streaming JV
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Jenckes, currently president of advertising at Comcast Cable, previously headed up the operator's residential video and broadband businesses.


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