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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Windstream got the attention of the telecom world and financial community on Tuesday when it announced that it would spin off parts of its network assets into an independent Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Not surprisingly, this development quickly fueled speculation that other service providers could, or are considering, a similar move.

Independent Show: Small cable operators consider ditching video services

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Whether it's consumers fed up with the high price of content or the desire for higher speeds to support gaming, a new Moody's report revealed that cable operators' broadband subscriber base will soon surpass their bread and butter video business.

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