AT&T is making steady progress in rolling out its GigaPower FTTH service to more customers with its wireline region as it looks to stave off competition from cable operators like Comcast and upstart provider Google Fiber.
Cable One, like other cable MSOs, is seeing its once-predictable video cash generator continue to decline, but the company's CEO Thomas Might said new growth will come from two sources: broadband and business services.
AT&T is offering two-year guaranteed pricing for new DirecTV, home internet and digital home phone customers, signaling another move to push its satellite offering with flexible pricing plans to its residential services segment.
The FCC voted along party lines to upgrade the Lifeline program to enable low-income residents to get broadband access, but the passing of the reform was fraught with controversy over an earlier proposal that failed to take flight.
The FCC's final proposal for a broadband internet service subsidy for low-income families will be making the rounds at the commission this week.
Windstream is making progress with its ongoing network upgrade efforts, announcing that it spent $80 million since 2014 to improve residential broadband services in Georgia. But the telco is not stopping there.
Windstream is hot on the broadband expansion trail with plans to bring a series of speed tiers ranging from 50 to 100 Mbps to nearly 1 million locations this year, but in the near-term the service provider continues to be challenged by subscriber declines.
A Frontier executive reiterated recently that when it completes the cutover of the Verizon wireline assets it is acquiring in California, Florida and Texas, customers will not see any disruptions.
Sonic.Net, a California-based Internet service provider, has partnered with satellite pay-TV operators Dish Network and DirecTV to offer a discounted broadband service.
The FCC's 25 Mbps broadband definition is facing more criticism from Republican lawmakers with Senators Fred Upton and Greg Walden claiming the regulator is simply power hungry.