A majority of consumers in the U.S.--56 percent--oppose the proposed mega-merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a new survey from Consumer Reports.
Frontier has taken another competitive shot against its main cable competitor Comcast. This time it is criticizing the cable MSO's ongoing initiative to turn its customers' broadband modems into public Wi-Fi hot spots, calling the initiative "disrespectful."
The top House Republican on telecom issues Wednesday said there are no plans to hold hearings on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable and AT&T-DirecTV mergers, giving these proposed pay-TV industry mega-weddings one less key regulatory hurdle to overcome.
Looking to reduce churn by servicing the many disparate parts of its fragmented subscriber base, Comcast is developing a YouTube-like online video platform for its new X1 set-top boxes.
The cable-consortium-created Reference Design Kit has integrated support for the Digital Video Broadcasting standard and will now be used in European IP-capable set-tops, as well as those deployed in other parts of the world.
Netflix's continuing assertions that ISPs such as Verizon and Comcast are to blame for poor streaming performance aren't passing the smell test for at least one analyst.
Netflix is sitting on top of the online video hill right now, but a host of challengers threaten to knock it off. From growing competition to bandwidth pressures to disgruntled shareholders looking for a leadership change, the path ahead holds many dangers.
The proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable can add to the list of powerful forces opposing it a group that includes Microsoft, Google, Facebook, T-Mobile and Dish Network.
Calling the relationship between cable providers and their customers a "soup of misery," a management consulting firm says subscriber dissatisfaction with cable service has reached an all-time high, with 53 percent of surveyed consumers saying they'd ditch their service if they had more choices.
AT&T and Comcast are among a growing group of service providers that are looking for revenue streams in the home automation market by adding connectivity and features to their routers that are traditionally used for broadband data and video services.