AT&T is taking a proactive step to get ahead of Comcast's 2 Gbps broadband plans by launching its 1 Gbps GigaPower fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service in the Chicago suburbs.
Antitrust attorneys for the U.S. Justice Department are nearing a recommendation to block the proposed $45.2 billion merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, according to a Bloomberg report that cited anonymous sources.
Announcing its second Atlanta-area stadium deal in the past month, Comcast Business Services says it's been contracted to integrate video, voice and data services into Philips Arena, home of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks.
AT&T is taking on Google Fiber and Comcast's new 2-Gig offering with the launch of its fiber-based 1-Gig GigaPower service in parts of Atlanta. AT&T said it will offer GigaPower and a new Wi-Fi residential gateway to areas of Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs and Newnan starting at $120 per month.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts received a 5.1 percent raise in 2014, to $32.96 million in total compensation, while his counterpart at Cablevision, James Dolan, saw his total pay spike 40 percent, to $23.7 million.
Like many smaller towns, Wareham, Mass., has come to the realization that fiber connectivity should be part of its infrastructure, so it has told Comcast to make it a requirement in its franchise renewal agreement.
In Wareham, Mass., the future is fiber, not coax. City fathers want Comcast to install fiber between its hub site and town hall as well as the Wareham Community Television studios.
One of Comcast's stronger non-cable allies, the City of Philadelphia, has issued a 571-page report that leaves little doubt that the municipality feels there's room for its biggest corporate resident to improve the way it does business in the City of Brotherly Love.
Comcast and Chickamauga, Ga., have settled a dispute over one of the oldest problems in the telecom and cable industry: How much should the cable MSO pay to get access to the town's utility poles?
Cable companies may still not have the same ubiquity or clout that incumbent telcos have enjoyed for years in the wholesale market, but it's clear that they are having an impact. In our latest feature, Cable hones its wholesale skills in special access and wireless backhaul, we take a look at how cable operators are taking on the wholesale services industry, providing services to a host of wireless operators, CLECs, IXCs and ILECs that need to fulfill out-of-territory service requirements for multi-site business customers.