Multiple analysts are now predicting that Charter's proposed dual takeover of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks won't close until June, thanks largely to hang-ups with California regulators.
CenturyLink has signed a new long-term bilateral interconnection agreement with Cogent Communications, marking the latest in a string of pacts made between the top telcos and Internet transit providers whose clients include content providers like Netflix.
Does the pay-TV industry have a problem with criminal behavior by third-party installation techs? Do a Google search with the basic term "pay-TV installer," and you'll get a veritable rap sheet of recent crime reports by pay-TV customers involving installation contractors.
As his cable system prepares to absorb more than 13 million video subscribers from Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, in millions more high-speed Internet users, Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge recently laid out some of the details of how the technology integration will work.
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.
Charter Communications is coming under fire for what critics say is a unique policy of including modem leasing fees in the overall price of high-speed Internet service.
Charter's trial of a streaming skinny video bundle has reportedly hit St. Louis, with local paper the Post-Dispatch reporting that select residents have been offered the IP-based service.
Now that the third-quarter earnings season is over, it's time to sift through the rubble. Here is a complete look at the third-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 (ARPU).
Charter Communications' biggest shareholder, Liberty Media impresario John Malone, said he'll back away from the MSO if that's what's needed for federal regulators to approve its mergers with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge told investors he expects to close soon on his company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.