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YouTube TV creates new workaround as Roku standoff continues
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5/7/2021  |  Post a comment
New feature nests YouTube TV inside the YouTube app, and arrives after Roku removed the YouTube TV app. Update: Roku calls Google's action the 'clear conduct of an unchecked monopolist.'
Roku CEO: Streaming ad market is catching up to TV
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5/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Roku's Platforms business, which is fueled in part by advertising and inventory on The Roku Channel, grew 101% in the first quarter of 2021.
Synamedia sparks managed RDK offering for service providers
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5/7/2021  |  Post a comment
RDK-based 'Gravity' offering will support managed Wi-Fi, cybersecurity and advanced routing services and also try to provide capabilities similar to those of Google's Android TV Operator Tier in the video world.
Cable One video penetration dips to 10.9% as broadband dominates
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5/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Cable One, like WideOpenWest, continues to see solid results from a broadband-focused strategy that gives short shrift to pay-TV.
CommScope struggles with supply and demand for set-tops and gateways
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5/6/2021  |  Post a comment
Supply chain constraints, particularly with semiconductors, are hitting Home Networks, the unit that CommScope intends to spin out in the first quarter of 2022.
ViacomCBS adds 6M streaming subs in Q1, extends total to 36M
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5/6/2021  |  Post a comment
Paid subscriber gains led by Paramount+, the super-sized streaming service that debuted on March 4 and succeeded CBS All Access.
Full speed ahead for low-latency DOCSIS
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5/5/2021  |  Post a comment
Extending beyond the need for raw speeds and feeds, reducing latencies could set up a 'revolutionary change' to the user's broadband experience, says CableLabs exec Matt Schmitt.
CommScope takes another step toward DOCSIS 4.0
Broadband World News  | 
5/5/2021  |  Post a comment
Supplier says a new, flexible distributed access architecture (DAA) product, which could play a role in future DOCSIS 4.0 networks, is ready for field deployments.
RDK deployments expand to 80M+ devices worldwide
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5/5/2021  |  Post a comment
RDK Management, an organization now led by Jason Briggs following the recent departure of Steve Heeb, hits device deployment milestone as Google continues to drive service provider scale with Android TV.
WideOpenWest's pay-TV penetration falls to 8.9%
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5/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Operator's 'broadband-first' strategy is in full swing, as vast majority of new customers take only WOW's broadband service and attach a streaming service.
Harmonic grapples with supply chain constraints
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5/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Expected short-term issue is driving up costs and lowering margins for cable access gear, but not enough to alter Harmonic's revenue forecast for 2021.
Will Frontier add a wireless play? 'Never say never,' exec says
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5/3/2021  |  Post a comment
Striking an MVNO deal is 'an interesting idea,' but the near-term focus is on upgrading and expanding Frontier's fiber network as the company exits bankruptcy, executive chairman John Stratton says.
Verizon Media, home to Yahoo and AOL, sold to Apollo for $5B
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5/3/2021  |  Post a comment
While Verizon will retain 10% of that business, the 'corporate carveout' effectively ends Verizon's individual pursuit of a digital advertising and media market led by the likes of Google and Facebook.
YouTube TV touts casting workaround as its app is purged from Roku's store
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5/3/2021  |  Post a comment
OTT-TV service is presenting alternatives after YouTube TV and Roku failed to strike a new deal that reportedly centers in part on Google's desire to have the AV1 codec supported on Roku's platform.
Ad-supported HBO Max to fetch $9.99/month – report
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4/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Decision to move forward with an ad-aided form of the premium service, due to launch sometime in June, has rankled some pay-TV distributors, according to CNBC.
Charter aims to stoke mobile growth after adding 300K lines in Q1
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4/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Charter ended Q1 with 2.67 million mobile lines, and is ready to grab many more. 'We have owner's economics in many ways,' CEO Tom Rutledge says in reference to its Wi-Fi network and use of CBRS spectrum.
Nearly 20% of Charter's non-video subs consume at least 1TB per month
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4/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Charter's average non-video customers used about 700 gigabytes per month in the first part of Q1 2020, CEO says.
Dish drops 230K pay-TV subs in Q1
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4/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Dish's total pay-TV base shrunk to 11.06 million in the period as satellite TV losses improved but losses at Sling TV returned.
Comcast's wireless biz turns the corner
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4/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Xfinity Mobile reaches break-even for the first time as service pulls in a record 278,000 mobile lines in Q1 2021. Company hopes to keep mobile in the black despite the recent launch of aggressive unlimited pricing plans.
Comcast's broadband, wireless gains offset mounting pay-TV losses
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4/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Led by a gain of 461,000 total broadband subscribers, Comcast added a first quarter record 380,000 total customer relationships in Q1 2021.
Altice USA's FTTP rollout eclipses 1M homes passed
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4/28/2021  |  Post a comment
Company says it's on track to pass another 500,000 homes with FTTP this year in its Optimum footprint covering parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
CableLabs sparks 100-Gig PON project
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4/28/2021  |  Post a comment
Organization will seek participation from outside the traditional industry as operators continue pursuit of a blended network that will support HFC, PON and wireless.
Frontier set to exit Chapter 11 on April 30
Broadband World News  | 
4/28/2021  |  Post a comment
Frontier execs also set to provide more detail this week on the vision for the company as it embarks on a modernization plan centered on FTTP upgrades of its sizable copper plant.
Cox swings deal for Segra's enterprise and carrier biz
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4/27/2021  |  Post a comment
EQT Infrastructure will retain ownership of Segra's fiber-to-the-premises residential and SMB unit serving parts of Virginia and North Carolina.
BCE also took a run at Shaw
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4/27/2021  |  Post a comment
BCE matched Rogers' offer, but was unwilling to tweak proposal to address regulatory issues raised by Shaw.
Cox in talks to snap up Segra's enterprise unit – report
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4/26/2021  |  Post a comment
Rumored deal, which could have Cox tie the unit into its own business services division, reportedly could be valued at more than $3 billion.
Battle brews between Roku and YouTube TV
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4/26/2021  |  Post a comment
Roku is balking at proposed terms from Google that, Roku claims, are 'anti-competitive and discriminatory.'
Pandemic adds new wrinkles and complexities to cable network capacity planning
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4/23/2021  |  Post a comment
New CommScope data provides a fresh view into the traffic demands driven by the pandemic, particularly in the upstream. But the pandemic will also alter the way cable ops plan to stay ahead of the capacity curve.
AT&T drops another 620K pay-TV subs as HBO Max gains more ground
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4/22/2021  |  Post a comment
Meanwhile, AT&T tacked on another 235,000 fiber broadband customers, extending that total to 5.18 million.
Comcast Full Duplex DOCSIS trial pumps out 4-Gig symmetrical speeds
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4/22/2021  |  Post a comment
Powered by a new Full Duplex DOCSIS chipset from Broadcom, the successful lab trial puts Comcast, and possibly other cable operators, on the road to DOCSIS 4.0 and '10G.'
Rogers blames Ericsson software upgrade for wireless outage
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4/21/2021  |  Post a comment
Rogers will apply credits to customer bills after tracing the problem to a software issue that impacted a piece of equipment central to the wireless network, which led to intermittent congestion and service outages.
Quibi content to be recast as 'Roku Originals'
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4/21/2021  |  Post a comment
Other fresh fare will also be part of future originals programming as the streaming giant continues to shore up the strategy of The Roku Channel.
Verizon broadband gains continue to outpace video losses
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4/21/2021  |  Post a comment
Aided by Verizon's broadband-led 'Mix & Match' plans, Fios revenues climbed in Q1 2021 as the company added 98,000 Fios Internet subs against a loss of 82,000 Fios TV customers.
Netflix comes up short in Q1
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4/20/2021  |  Post a comment
The addition of 4 million subs was below guidance of 6 million – and down from a whopping 16 million net sub adds a year earlier – as Netflix dealt with a big 'pull through' from 2020 paired with a slowdown of fresh content.
The Apple TV 4K gets an upgrade
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4/20/2021  |  Post a comment
Apple's new streaming box, starting at $179, is still a pricey gadget when compared to many other 4K-capable devices. But support for Dolby Vision and high-frame rate HDR make it a target for higher-end home theaters.
Sling TV pitches deep discount to nab new subs
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4/20/2021  |  Post a comment
Dish-owned OTT-TV service is pitching first month of Sling TV for $10 along with a premium DVR service that provides 200 hours of storage.
Adtran takes shot at LoRaWAN market
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4/20/2021  |  Post a comment
Vendor says it has already scored purchase agreements as the new IoT gateway places Adtran into a new market, and in position to help service providers build overlay networks for enterprise IoT apps.
Rogers suffers some kind of big wireless kerfuffle
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4/19/2021  |  Post a comment
A massive service outage arrives as Rogers Communications and fellow Canadian service provider Shaw Communications pursue a merger that touts mobile and 5G as a major driver.
Frontier headed for 'modest' growth following Chapter 11 – analysts
Broadband World News  | 
4/19/2021  |  Post a comment
'We wouldn't call Frontier a diamond in the rough. Instead, it's more of a semi-precious stone in the rough,' analysts say in a report that sizes up Frontier's fiber-focused, post-bankruptcy future.
Rural will rev Altice USA's broadband growth – analyst
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4/19/2021  |  Post a comment
The operator could lose some share in Fios territories on the east coast, but its underpenetrated, less competitive (and underappreciated) rural markets have 'unusually high potential,' new study finds.
CableLabs takes on role of convergence catalyst
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4/16/2021  |  Post a comment
CableLabs is spearheading two initiatives – a group made of up execs from service providers and an advisory council comprised of vendors – focused on driving collaboration and scale around network and service convergence.
Shaw's wireless biz waxes as wireline wanes
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4/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Extending a theme that has taken hold at the Canadian company in recent quarters, Shaw's cable pay-TV and broadband business continued to shed subscribers in fiscal Q2 as its mobile business gained more ground.
Cable ops to be 'surgical' with latest Wi-Fi tech
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4/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Wi-Fi 6E will eventually reach the masses, but cable operators will likely use the technology early on targeted, app-driven situations for wireless set-tops, cloud gaming services and in Wi-Fi-constrained MDU environments.
Comcast gets aggressive with unlimited mobile 5G pricing
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4/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Subs can reduce the price on Xfinity Mobile unlimited plans as they add lines, down to as low as $30/month in four-line packages. Comcast's previous, more static unlimited plan fetched $45 per month per line.
Biden's broadband bill could torpedo a DirecTV-Dish combo – analyst
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4/14/2021  |  Post a comment
Proposed bill that earmarks $100 billion for rural broadband could help merger clear the DoJ, but it would also eliminate a 'critical backstop' for the satellite TV industry, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.
Plex raises $50M to fuel streaming expansion
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4/14/2021  |  Post a comment
With a mission to become a 'one-stop shop' for streaming media and plans to tie in a bigger mix of major streaming services, new chairman views Plex as 'the cable company of the future.'
Harmonic gets lift from agreement with big shareholder
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4/13/2021  |  Post a comment
Agreement with Scopia Capital Management leads to some wild speculation about what it all means, but it appears that the motivations behind it are much more straightforward.
Comcast's enterprise IoT unit sets sail for scale
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4/13/2021  |  Post a comment
MachineQ says rollouts of LoRaWAN gateways and traffic loads are on the rise amid a deployment streamlining effort, investments in sales and marketing and a stronger link to Comcast Business.
Roku freshens up device lineup, OS
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4/13/2021  |  Post a comment
Roku is rolling out a new entry-level, $39.99 4K player, a premium voice remote and new soundbar/streaming combo, along with a mix of new features in updated OS for streaming players and Roku TVs.
Comcast makes waves in open source
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4/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Two projects originally created by Comcast engineers – Kuberhealthy and Trickster – are the first from the operator to be accepted as 'Sandbox' projects by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Apple pursuing Apple TV-HomePod combo – report
The Bauminator  | 
4/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Product integrations alongside a broader refresh would be an obvious catch-up move against the likes of Amazon, Google and even Roku.
CommScope's set-top spin-out: How did we get here?
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4/12/2021  |  Post a comment
The story is not done playing out, but the road leading to CommScope's decision to spin out its Home Networks division has taken many twists and turns, crossing the paths of Digeo, Motorola and Google along the way.
NCTC pitches plan to keep MobiTV alive
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4/9/2021  |  Post a comment
NCTC, which represents dozens of operators that use MobiTV, has asked members to put up at least $1 million toward potential MobiTV buyers.
Discovery+ adds to Comcast's streaming mix
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4/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Discovery's new premium streaming service has launched on Flex, and will be rolled out to Comcast's X1 pay-TV platform in the coming weeks.
CommScope open to other alternatives for Home Networks unit
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4/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Board would consider other options if they created value that extends beyond the current plan to spin off a Home Business unit that will be led by cable and telecom industry veteran Joe Chow.
CommScope to spin off Home Networks unit
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4/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Company expects to complete the spin-off of a unit that makes set-tops and other consumer premises equipment by the end of Q1 2022. It represents one move of several aimed at cutting operating costs.
CommScope nearing transaction centered on CPE biz – sources
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4/7/2021  |  Post a comment
But the form of such a transaction remains hazy, as it could involve an outright sale or the formation of a joint venture designed to improve product margins and get the CPE business off of CommScope's books.
Starlink delivering sporadic speeds – study
Broadband World News  | 
4/7/2021  |  Post a comment
The satellite broadband service, still in beta, has seen median speeds fluctuate in recent months even as users report a rise in burst speeds, according to new Ookla Speedtest data.
MobiTV bids due on May 7
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4/6/2021  |  Post a comment
If multiple qualified bids are received, May 12 has been set for an auction, according to revised bid procedures that tie into MobiTV's voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
Minim first to get CableLabs stamp for low-latency DOCSIS 3.1 device
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4/6/2021  |  Post a comment
The Motorola MG8725 gateway is also the first in an anticipated lineup of Minim products to be outfitted with Wi-Fi 6 technology.
WOW to unleash data caps in June, starting in Chicago
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4/6/2021  |  Post a comment
WOW's new policy, which includes a $30 unlimited option for 1-Gig customers, arrives amid a 'broadband-first' posture and a steering of high-speed Internet customers to OTT-TV options such as YouTube TV and Philo.
Starlink's threat to wired broadband 'minimal' – analyst
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4/5/2021  |  Post a comment
But SpaceX's satellite broadband service is poised to be a 'game-changer' for rural US coverage and in position to pursue a much larger global market, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.
The nature of upstream network usage has likely changed forever, OpenVault says
Broadband World News  | 
4/2/2021  |  Post a comment
Upstream traffic surged 63% in 2020 during a pandemic-marked year that forced people to work and study from home and altered the period of the day that saw peak network usage.
Dish grumbles to FCC about T-Mobile's CMDA shutdown plan
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4/2/2021  |  Post a comment
Dish claims it's 'simply not possible' to accelerate the migration of Boost Mobile subs in time for the January 2022 3G CDMA shutdown. T-Mobile counters that its plan fits inside the parameters of its deal with Dish.
Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network
CxO Spotlight  | 
4/2/2021  |  Post a comment
Startup plans to pair the new ATSC 3.0 signaling standard with spectrum from hundreds of low-power TV station partners to underpin a national IP multicast network and edge caching system.
T-Mobile's TV trip
Featured Content Special  | 
4/1/2021  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile will soon shut down its two OTT-delivered pay-TV packages.
Biden's big infrastructure plan targets broadband access, puts subsidy programs on notice
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3/31/2021  |  Post a comment
Piece of plan aimed to 'revitalize' US digital infrastructure also references the 1936 Rural Electrification Act, labeling broadband as 'the new electricity.'
NCTC CEO Rich Fickle sets his exit
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3/30/2021  |  Post a comment
The hunt for a successor is underway amid word that Fickle is departing the National Cable Television Cooperative, a group that handles programming and tech deals for hundreds of independent operators.
Cable One plows ahead with 'Sparklight TV'
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3/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Cable operator confirms it has launched new IP- and app-based pay-TV service in a handful of markets even as its tech partner, MobiTV, pursues a Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring.
Analyst relieved T-Mobile is pulling the plug on TVision
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3/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Winding down of T-Mobile's in-house pay-TV service and teaming with YouTube TV and Philo is 'an incremental positive' for T-Mobile, analyst says. Will other MobiTV partners follow suit?
T-Mobile to shut down own 'TVision' services, team with YouTube TV and Philo
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3/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Says it took a 'fresh look' at how it does video, but pivot to OTT-TV partnerships stems from bankruptcy restructuring underway at MobiTV, T-Mobile's key TV software provider.
Comcast starts to stream Disney+, ESPN+ to X1 and Flex subs
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3/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Integrations will boost exposure for Disney's streaming stable and add key premium OTT apps to Comcast's platforms for pay-TV and broadband-only customers.
Minerva, Shift 2 Stream also pitch MobiTV backups
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3/29/2021  |  Post a comment
IPTV pioneer Minerva is trying to make waves with its new 'YourTV Now' platform, while Shift 2 Stream, a startup led by a former Cox exec, also claims to have a viable alternative as MobiTV wends through bankruptcy.
Tony Werner steps down as president of Comcast's 'TPX' team
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3/25/2021  |  Post a comment
Werner, who will stay as senior technology advisor to the CEO, is succeeded by Charlie Herrin, most recently Comcast's chief product officer.
Paramount+ deal for Serie A matches spells more trouble for the pay-TV bundle
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3/25/2021  |  Post a comment
Deal between CBS Sports, Paramount+ and the Italian pro soccer league represents another example of how the use of live sports in premium streaming services is chipping at the legacy pay-TV bundle.
Stimulus projects poised to offset risk of new broadband regulations – analyst
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3/24/2021  |  Post a comment
With so much focus on a possible reinstatement of net neutrality rules under Biden, not enough attention has been given to the upside potential from stimulus spending, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.
Comcast pledges $1B to help narrow the US digital divide
Broadband World News  | 
3/24/2021  |  Post a comment
Comcast plans to reach 50 million low-income households through community Wi-Fi projects, equipment donations and grants.
ATX starts to pick up where Cisco left off
Broadband World News  | 
3/23/2021  |  Post a comment
In wake of amplifier licensing deal with Cisco, vendor has notched deals with Midco and Portugal's NOS – two operators in pursuit of 1.2GHz network capacity upgrades.
Comcast adds MLB.TV to 'Flex' streaming lineup
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3/23/2021  |  Post a comment
Comcast also exploring a similar integration on X1, Comcast's Internet-connected pay-TV platform. X1 already offers access to the 'Extra Innings' Major League Baseball out-of-market package and MLB Network.
ViacomCBS courts 5G industry
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3/23/2021  |  Post a comment
Following the recent debut of Paramount+, the media giant said it intends to connect with 5G vendors and network operators, hailing 5G as a platform that's poised to 'revolutionize the media and entertainment industry.'
Cujo AI's cybersecurity system set to roam (if you want to)
CxO Spotlight  | 
3/16/2021  |  Post a comment
Company's AI-aided cybersecurity system is now equipped to extend protection to devices when they are on the home network or connecting to LTE and Wi-Fi networks around the world, CTO Santeri Kangas says.
MyBundle.TV helps 'broadband-first' players stay in video game
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3/15/2021  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink, C Spire and WideOpenWest are among a group of broadband service providers that are using the startup's tools and tech to underpin customized streaming marketplaces featuring a diverse mix of premium OTT services.
AT&T to plant fiber in 3M+ locations this year, sizes up 4M more in 2022
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3/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Tied into a broader fixed/mobile network plan, AT&T will stay aggressive with its fiber buildout, and hinted that it could take a closer look at opportunities in rural areas.
AT&T ups sub target for HBO biz unit, expects HBO Max to break even in 2025
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3/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Ahead of a big international expansion drive and the debut of an ad-supported version of HBO Max in June, AT&T now expects the global sub base for HBO Max/HBO to reach 120 million to 150 million by the end of 2025.
Cable upstream channel purchases almost doubled in Q4 2020 – Dell'Oro
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3/12/2021  |  Post a comment
The surge reflects rising activity around 'mid-split' and 'high-split' upgrades, but it does not necessarily mean that such upgrades are going gangbusters yet, says analyst Jeff Heynen.
Comcast downstream upgrade shifts 1-Gig to 1.2 Gbit/s
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3/10/2021  |  Post a comment
Speed boosts for select tiers were activated March 9 in MSO's Central Division, with East and West on deck. Comcast has also goosed the downstream speeds of its Prepaid Internet and Internet Essentials products nationwide.
HBO Max lands on Cox boxes
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3/10/2021  |  Post a comment
WarnerMedia's premium subscription streaming service has been integrated with Cox's Contour 2 boxes and the Contour Stream Player, devices that tie into Cox's X1 syndication deal with Comcast.
Comcast's wireless biz to reach profitability in 2021 'without any offload,' CFO says
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3/10/2021  |  Post a comment
Mike Cavanagh says deployment of CBRS spectrum is not a 'must-do' for Comcast, though rollouts are likely to be targeted to high-traffic areas and based on a thorough cost/benefit analysis.
Starlink seeks link to planes, trucks and other moving vehicles
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3/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Meanwhile, Starlink parent SpaceX claims Viasat is attempting to 'gaslight' the FCC about collisions and space debris concerns, and is tangling with Dish over the 12GHz band.
Roku must 'ladder up' to original content to stay competitive – analyst
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3/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Roku's ad business has put the company in position to evolve from an early AOL-like 'gateway business' to a multimedia, aggregation machine that's more akin to Netflix, MoffettNathanson's Michael Nathanson says.
Charter's rural network buildout 'like cable M&A'
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3/8/2021  |  Post a comment
With few buying opportunities on the market, extending Charter's network with regular edge-outs and the RDOF auction is the next best thing, CFO Chris Winfrey says.
Comcast gets down to business with mobile
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3/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Move will add a revenue stream for operator's commercial services unit, but pricing model shows that Comcast Business will heavily encourage customers to bundle mobile with its TV, voice and broadband services.
Video vendors poised to pounce on MobiTV opportunity
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3/5/2021  |  Post a comment
'There's blood in the water,' says an exec with a video tech supplier that's considering opportunities with operators should MobiTV fail to emerge from a bankruptcy restructuring unscathed.
Adara pitches MobiTV alternative
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3/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Claims its new 'myCatapulTVe' platform can deliver IP- and app-based video services to a wide range of streaming devices using a business model tailored for smaller, independent cable operators.
DZS adds cloud clout with RIFT buy
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3/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Acquisition, which forms the basis of a new 'DZS Cloud' unit, represents a 'big missing ingredient' for DZS as mobile and fixed networks become more disaggregated and distributed, CEO Charlie Vogt says.
Going direct-to-consumer with a global reach critical to HBO Max's future
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3/4/2021  |  Post a comment
'By any measure, we have to start with that,' WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar says.
Cable ops, Google seek CBRS-like framework for 3.45GHz auction
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3/3/2021  |  Post a comment
Comcast, Charter, Cox and Mediacom are part of a group concerned that modeling the 3.45GHz auction on rules similar to the C-band will greatly limit participation and innovative uses of the spectrum.
Comcast's next-gen network activity didn't slow down in 2020, exec says
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3/3/2021  |  Post a comment
Comcast's work tied to network virtualization and its use of AI and machine learning kept pace in a pandemic-fueled year that saw peak Internet traffic surge more than 50% in some markets.
Dish adds DraftKings to 'Hopper' boxes, tie-ins with Sling TV, Boost Mobile on deck
News Analysis  | 
3/3/2021  |  Post a comment
Meanwhile, FuboTV announced this week it will launch free-to-play predictive games in Q3 and follow in Q4 with the launch of an integrated sportsbook.
Comcast 'Flex' box deployments pass 3 million
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3/3/2021  |  Post a comment
Flex, a streaming product for Comcast's broadband-only customers, represents the 'new television,' company chairman and CEO Brian Roberts says.


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