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Comcast, Time Warner Cable reportedly discuss selling subscribers to Charter

Comcast and Time Warner Cable have reportedly entered talks to determine how to sell off up to 5 million subscribers to Charter Communications. The selloff is worth potentially $20 billion or more, based on recent valuations.

Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless crafting Wi-Fi-centric service for cable operators

Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is developing a version of its Wi-Fi-centric service specifically for cable operators that want to leverage Wi-Fi so they can compete against cellular carriers.

Small cities face dilemmas over franchise fees from Charter, Cable One

The ongoing spat between Cable One and Viacom over how much Viacom's programming is worth—and whether Cable One is willing to pay for it—could cause Duncan, Okla. to lose $130,000 in franchise fees. Meanwhile, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., city officials are considering eliminating the 2 percent franchise fee the city collects from Charter Communications cable subscribers.

Charter mulls competing to acquire Time Warner Cable

Even as Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives put on a united front defending Comcast's $45.2 billion takeover of TWC, Charter Communications, a spurned suitor for the nation's second biggest MSO, is mulling a bidding war.

Charter seeks voter help to battle Montana tax increase

Charter Communications is hoping to use the ballot box to reverse a Montana Supreme Court decision that reclassified its cable properties in the state and presaged a 300 percent tax increase.

U.S. fiber penetration reaches 39.3 percent of buildings, says VSG

Ongoing aggressive rollouts of fiber by a host of incumbent telcos, CLECs and cable operators throughout 2013 has helped to narrow the U.S. fiber gap by expanding facilities to 39.3 percent of commercial buildings with 20 or more employees, according to new research from Vertical Systems Group.

Charter CEO downplays impact of Comcast-TWC merger on programming expenses

While Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge said the MSO will continue to look at opportunities for mergers and acquisitions, he told analysts Friday that the MSO is focused on growing its business organically by driving increased penetration of advanced products through its all-digital rollout.

TDS considers other potential cable acquisitions to beef up broadband, business capabilities

Telephone and Data Systems President and CEO LeRoy Carlson told investors this week that he is satisfied with its purchase of regional cable operator Baja Broadband and he foresees similar deals could happen in the future.

Charter-Comcast deal could push Time Warner Cable to accept acquisition bid

Charter Communications reportedly has reached out to fellow MSO Comcast in an effort to complete its acquisition of Time Warner Cable in a move that could essentially put the nation's second largest MSO between a rock and a hard place.

Charter-TWC merger potential cheered by chiefs of TiVo, ActiveVideo

On the eve of Charter's offer to acquire Time Warner Cable, top executives at technology vendors TiVo and ActiveVideo told FierceCable that a Charter-TWC marriage could drive growth for their companies as the major MSOs look to introduce new products, including cloud-based program guides capable of delivering Netflix content on TV.