Charter Communications will launch Wi-Fi in 2014, initially targeting local businesses with wireless gateways that can transmit dual SSIDs, CEO Tom Rutledge said Tuesday, when the MSO reported that it gained 86,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the third quarter.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at AT&T's updated plan to launch 1-Gig Internet service in Austin, Texas.
During last week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Steve Donohue, editor of FierceCable, sat down with Kevin Hart, EVP and CTO of Cox Communications, to talk about Cox's FlareWatch virtual cable trial as well as plans to launch next-generation services such as 1-Gig Internet and cloud-based DVRs.
The FCC is making $32 million in Connect America Fund grants available to enable service providers in Puerto Rico, Hawaii and Alaska to bring broadband service to over 42,000 "underserved" homes and businesses
In addition to rolling out a new DVR from TiVo containing six tuners, Atlantic Broadband signed TiVo to build it a TV Everywhere portal that subscribers can use to receive personalized recommendations, Atlantic Broadband Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer David Isenberg told FierceCable.
Other cable operators have expressed interest in licensing Comcast's X1 platform, Neil Smit, CEO of its cable unit, told analysts this morning.
Time Warner Cable said Monday that it has doubled the speed of its Ultimate Internet tier to 100 Mbps in Los Angeles, and that it will offer Ultimate 100 in New York City and Hawaii by the end of the year.
Comcast confirmed that it is testing a low-cost bundle of services that includes HBO, TV Everywhere service HBO Go, local broadcast channels and high-speed Internet access.
Canadian cable and telecom provider Shaw Communications said Thursday that it dropped 29,522 video subscribers for the quarter ending Aug. 31.
Each quarter, FierceCable covers the earnings reports of the major players in the cable industry. One of the biggest Q3 stories is AT&T's reduction in subscriber churn due to its 45 Mbps U-verse tier.