Finding itself seriously challenged in the Atlanta market virtually overnight, Comcast has gone on the marketing offensive against Google Fiber, imploring consumers, in a promotional flyer, not to "fall for the hype."
Google Fiber is finally providing details about how it will price its 1 Gbps FTTH service in Atlanta, while adding some new elements to its broadband roster.
Comcast has made its intent clear: it's finally going to bring its DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit broadband services to five cities this year, a move that directly challenges AT&T and Verizon and their FTTH buildout and pricing strategies. How will these ILECs respond?
The bulls are coming out in force amid a strong fourth-quarter earnings report for Comcast that included notable subscriber gains.
While Comcast made noise last week in announcing its best video subscriber performance in nine years, it quietly furthered an emerging trend in the pay-TV business-- that is, the practice of rolling customer acquisitions from fledgling streaming operations into one big video customer number.
Investors and analysts are concerned about the level of capital spending potentially involved with Comcast's entry into the wireless business, according to MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.
Charter Communications is the latest cable company to take a lukewarm view of the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz spectrum auction, saying it's unlikely to participate. Like some other wireline service providers, Charter had been seen as a potential dark horse to leverage the spectrum sale to elbow its way into the mobile market.
Windstream has named Sugar Land, Texas, as the third market for its Kinetic IPTV service. The provider will offer its service to over 30,000 homes beginning in the second quarter, laying a new challenge to incumbent video provider Comcast.
With Comcast reporting its best quarterly video subscriber metrics in nearly a decade Wednesday, one word that came up a lot during the company's earnings call was "segmenting."
AT&T remains locked in a battle with Tennessee lawmakers over a proposed bill that could enable municipal broadband providers like Chattanooga-based EPB, which gained attention for its 10 Gbps FTTH services, to expand their gigabit fiber-based broadband services into other parts of the state where services are lacking.