Coming off a record third quarter during which they added around 790,000 broadband subscribers, cable operators have been warned by MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett not to get too excited about their prospects for continued growth.
CenturyLink may have seen their overall broadband subscriber base dip in the third quarter, but the service provider is confident that a mix of technologies and promotions can get it back on the growth path.
Although it's far from perfect, a new Leichtman Research Group report confirmed that U.S. consumers like broadband services.
SaskTel is moving forward with its InfiNet fiber-to-the-premises network buildout plan, announcing that it will roll out services to Estevan and Weyburn, Saskatchewan, in March 2016.
With service provider interest in Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) architectures growing, the Broadband Forum has responded with a new management construct that leverages the YANG management model.
The U.S. has made big strides in the past two years in bringing high-speed broadband access to classrooms. According to an annual report from the nonprofit group EducationSuperHighway, in 2013 only 30 percent of school districts nationwide had broadband access that met the FCC's minimum requirement of 100 Kbps. Today that number has increased to 77 percent.
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai remains concerned that there are too many rules in place that make it difficult for rural service providers to invest in their networks to deliver higher speed broadband services.
As Charter Communications moves forward with its pending $79 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, USTelecom is concerned that the deal and other consolidation in the cable market could impede broadband competition for ILECs and other competitors.
Hawaiian Telcom is making progress with its FTTH initiative, making it possible for nearly 60 percent of homes in Oahu to get the 1 Gbps speed tier while eyeing new technologies such as G.fast and VDSL2 to increase speeds on its copper network. Regarding the sub headline and first sentence, as Scott said on the call, ~60% of our enabled homes are FTTH (so 60% of the 183K homes that we've enabled on Oahu). I just don't want people to misinterpret that with 60% of total census households on Oahu (~300K homes).- Also I think Scott said that ultimately we'll enable 230K-235K homes on Oahu (no definite timeframe), though the bulk of it will be done by early 2017. So in your fourth paragraph if you could take out "early 2017" that'd be great!
Frontier may be seeing its broadband base continue to grow, but the service provider saw churn rise during the third quarter due to seasonal trends and customers dropping voice services and moving out of territory.