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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/22/2019
Findings from university researchers and the WSJ could crash broadband's ARPU party as a growing number of subscribers upgrade to faster, more expensive high-speed Internet tiers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/14/2019
Combined company only will trail Disney, Comcast/NBCU and AT&T/WarnerMedia in that category as streaming battle intensifies.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/12/2019
Slated for launch in early September, the new offering will include a package of more than 50 US television channels, including 'faith-based,' premium and international channels.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/7/2019
Connections to AT&T and Dish harm Locast's position as a non-profit, do-gooder and add fuel to the arguments being set against Locast by the Big 4 US broadcasters.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/1/2019
California court hits alleged OTT-TV pirate with $7.6 million fine and permanent injunction on the service and the operation and distribution of a device used to stream hundreds of TV channels for just $20/month.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 7/17/2019
As the traditional pay-TV biz suffers and the direct-to-consumer OTT video market rises, You.i TV has found its niche as companies on all sides seek ways to simplify the path to a wide array of screens.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/6/2019
The OTT-delivered 'thin-client' version of DirecTV will debut in Q3, but AT&T's John Donovan side-stepped questions on how the new offering will disrupt a market full of streaming competitors.
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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/28/2019
TiVo says it's working with Comcast to bring a 'more modern Xfinity application' to TiVo's retail device customers.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/22/2019
OpenVault report finds that consumers in that 'power user' group doubled in Q1 2019, a growth rate that could cause some cable operators and other ISPs to consider upping their monthly data ceilings.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/2/2019
Industry sources say it's extremely unlikely that Charter would do a full syndication deal for X1, but that Charter could be interested in adopting some specific features and capabilities of Comcast's video platform.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 4/25/2019
Jeff Baumgartner catches us up on the Omniverse saga and Mike Dano looks at what might happen if the Sprint and T-Mobile merger is blocked.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/17/2019
Netflix is akin to a 'Blockbuster store in the cloud' while Disney+ will cater to families and fans of The Mouse's well-branded, highly recognized fare, analyst says.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/2/2019
Using a blend of big movies, library content, off-network TV series and 'sizzle-worthy' originals, Disney+ is said to be in the best spot to take on Netflix and outpace other, new streaming rivals, analyst says.
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Nuclear Plant Security Compromised by Financially Motivated Insiders
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/23/2019
Equipment at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine was used to mine cryptocurrency.
Newly Registered Domains Mean New Problems – Palo Alto
Larry Loeb, Author, 8/23/2019
Why NRDs should matter to the security community.
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Study Crashes Broadband's ARPU Party
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/22/2019
Findings from university researchers and The Wall Street Journal indicate that ...
FTTP or Next-Gen HFC? It's Complicated
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/21/2019
As cable operators weigh construction costs, the potential for service ...
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