DirecTV, which depends on wireline service providers for its broadband connections, is reportedly stepping up in the line of those queued to acquire broadband-dependent content provider Hulu.
Zayo Group is partnering with Gigabit Squared, an economic development organization focused on bringing IT-enabled infrastructure to communities, to provide a fiber backbone for the Gigabit Chicago project.
During the opening general session here at The Cable Show, a cting FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn spoke to NCTA President Michael Powell about the importance of making broadband available to all Americans in an increasingly digital world.
CenturyLink said its broadband expansion efforts in Seattle are being held up by a city ordinance that requires nearby property owners' permission to put in remote terminal boxes to carry its broadband services to homes and businesses.
Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent, according to Infonetics, gained top spots in the broadband aggregation market segment amidst a worldwide 7 percent decline of $1.5 billion.
Robert Reich, CFO of Hawaiian Telcom, told investors that providing IPTV and 25 Mbps broadband speeds will enable it to take a big chunk of market share from Oceanic Time Warner Cable.
By the year 2018 there will 940 million wireline broadband subscribers worldwide, according to a Point Topic forecast, up from 643.8 million at the end of 2012.
One of the common themes that continues to be seen in the consumer broadband segment--both telcos and cable operators--is that the first quarter is the best quarter in terms of net additions, and Q1 2013 was no different.
Telecom Italia's move to spin off its wireline last mile network may enable it to raise money to invest in new network services and hasten broadband rollouts in the country, an analyst said.
The optical WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) equipment market segment saw its third consecutive quarter of growth, Infonetics Research said, recording $2.6 billion in sales for Q1 2013 and up 10 percent year-over-year.