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.
FierceCable covers the earnings reports and analyst calls for major pay TV distributors, tech vendors and programmers. With Verizon and AT&T already reporting significant subscriber growth for their respective FiOS and U-verse products, what will net subscriber growth look like for cable and satellite TV providers?
AT&T doesn't flip the switch on its first 1-Gig Internet market until December. But with U-verse broadband gaining 655,000 net subscribers in the third quarter, the telco showed it can still squeeze more life from copper plant through IP-DSLAM upgrades that have allowed it to market a 45 Mbps tier.
TDS Telecom continues to make progress with its broadband stimulus buildout drive, completing one project and nearly finishing another in Indiana that will bring service to a total of 600 homes and businesses that could not get service before now.
Bell Aliant is dedicating $11.6 million in capital to bring its FibreOP fiber to the home service to an additional 21,000 homes and businesses in Newfoundland.
Verizon signed a new franchise deal with the town of Raynham, Mass., which will see it complete its FiOS Network in the town, which is a short drive from both Boston and Providence, R.I.
Verizon struck a marketing deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers which will see its FiOS Quantum and live mobile video products promoted at the NFL team's home games.