Cincinnati Bell has plenty of gas in the broadband tank with a growing FTTH network, but it envisions a time when metering broadband usage will be the industry norm.
Calling its customer and employee trials of its white-label version of Comcast's X1 platform successful, Cox Communications said that it will deploy the service, called Contour, to customers in San Diego, Calif.
On the same day that Comcast finally launched the anticipated trial of its IP-based "Stream TV" service in Boston, the MSO's video chief, Matt Strauss, laid out his company's vision for video services to investors at the Wells Fargo Securities Technology, Media & Telecom conference in New York.
Comcast today announced it is launching its $15-a-month, IP-based Stream video service in Boston. The company said in July it would launch the service in Boston by the end of the summer, but that timeframe slipped slightly. However, Comcast reiterated that it remains on track to roll Stream out to its entire footprint "by early 2016," which is the same timeframe the company provided in July.
Comcast said it is securing around 200,000 customer email accounts after passwords for the accounts showed up over the weekend on a Dark Web marketplace.
As Comcast continues to face criticism over its usage cap tests, the MSO said none of the policies are new or secret. In fact, a company representative told FierceCable that Comcast outlined its usage-based pricing philosophy back in a 2012 blog post.
Next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum might attract bids from companies that are not wireless carriers, including Comcast, Charter Communications, Dish Network and Google, financial and industry analysts said. However, the analysts also said that even if these wild card players do win spectrum, they likely will not be looking to build out wireless networks of their own.
Comcast has quietly expanded tests of its billing based on usage caps to include four new markets, despite continued controversy over the effort.
Frontier is giving its small to medium business customers the option to lock in their broadband price with its "Price for Life" promotion whereby the price of business customers' Internet and phone services will never go up as long as they remain with the telco.
A new "Dig Once" broadband deployment bill-- the Broadband Conduit Deployment Act of 2015-- promises to give fiber providers an easier path to build out facilities, but will it really come to fruition?