Cable Operators are companies that provide a cable service. According to the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, the ten most popular U.S. cable operators by number of subscribers include: Comcast Corporation, DirecTV, Dish Network Corporation, Time Warner Cable, Inc., Cox Communications, Inc., Charter Communications, Inc., Verizon Communications, Inc., Cablevision Systems Corporation, AT&T, Inc., and Bright House Networks LLC. The NCTA reported that Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, had over 22.9 million basic video subscribers in 2010. Of those listed, DirecTV and Dish Network are satellite operators, rather than traditional cable operators. In 2011, Hulu was in talks to become the world’s first Web cable operator.


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Cable MVNOs face major challenges in a competitive market

The mobile and wireline industries are set to collide as some cable companies appear to be gearing up to launch wireless services. But there's little reason to expect the mobile landscape to be radically overhauled anytime soon.

Verizon says Windstream, Incompas want to shift special construction costs to incumbent carriers

Verizon is speaking out against claims made by Windstream and competitive industry forum Incompas that the special construction practices and charges to deliver DS1 services to its retail and wholesale customers aren't consistent across its customer segments.

10 years of consolidation in cable: The rise of Comcast, TWC, Charter, Cox and Cablevision

Let's take a step back in time, when pay-TV was on the rise and the idea of streaming a video over a dial-up modem was a laughable proposition. This chart depicts the major acquisitions and mergers consummated by today's top five cable operators during the past 10 years.

Ranking Comcast, TWC, Charter, Cablevision and more after a historically weak Q2

FierceCable  has assembled a complete look at the second-quarter earnings season, ranking the top cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators and offering a look at their performance in a number of key metrics, including subscriber growth and average revenues per user.  Special report

Madden: The carrier Wi-Fi market is upside down

High-tech business is normally pretty simple: End users pay big bucks for a service. The service provider pays medium-sized bucks for equipment. The OEM pays a few bucks for semiconductors. The carrier Wi-Fi market doesn't follow this pattern. In Mobile Experts' recent survey of the carrier Wi-Fi market, we found that $900 million dollars were spent last year on carrier Wi-Fi infrastructure with only $270 million in service revenue.

DOCSIS channel shipments up 48% in Q1, but revenue drops, says IHS Infonetics

DOCSIS channel shipments grew 14 percent sequentially and 48 percent year-over-year to 1.8 million in the first quarter, as cable operators continued to aggressively upgrade their networks.

FCC vote ends local regulation of cable rates

FCC commissioners voted unanimously to strip local governments of the ability to regulate the rates of cable operators.

FCC to charge satellite operators per-sub fee just like cable

The FCC wants to charge satellite operators DirecTV and Dish Network a per-subscriber regulatory fee, just as it does for cable and IPTV companies.

Broadband grew by 1.2M subs in Q1, and cable accounts for 86% of growth, report says

The top 17 ISPs added nearly 1.2 million broadband subscriptions in the first quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group, with cable companies accounting for 86 percent of that growth. The report comes as Comcast, the No. 1 cable company, is seeing broadband subscribers surpass video customers for the first time.

Comcast CTO: 60% of new customers use Wi-Fi exclusively for connections

CHICAGO--Comcast Cable CTO Tony Werner said that 60 percent of the company's new customers never connect a wire to access Comcast's services. Instead, he said, those customers use Wi-Fi exclusively to access content and services.