Verizon FiOS service numbers continued to grow, especially in a statistic that service providers love to tout: Average Revenue Per User (ARPU). The bundled voice, video and data service reaped $105.63 ARPU in revenue in the fourth quarter, up from $103.86 in the third quarter and $9.20 higher than the fourth quarter of 2011, according to fourth quarter 2012 financial data.
Arris hasn't even finally purchased the Motorola Home business unit from Google and already it's selling off a chunk to Comcast, of all companies.
Compared to the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, where Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and Time Warner Cable chief Glenn Britt appeared on stage with a top Samsung executive, the two largest cable MSOs took a much lower profile at this week's convention.
It took Rip Van Winkle 20 years of sleeping to experience massive societal changes, according to the Washington Irving story. It took FierceIPTV only about two weeks--fewer than 20 days--to do the same.
Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, speaking at the Citi Global Internet, Media & Communications Conference, reaffirmed plans to accelerate the migration of customers on its copper facilities to fiber in 2013.
The resistance to Verizon's replacement of copper infrastructure with fiber by six NYC landlords, and pushback by some subscribers, isn't entirely surprising. But the move to a fiber-based infrastructure is an important step forward.
Verizon is motivated to update all of the copper wiring that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy to FiOS, but that's not enough to convince landlords in six New York City apartment buildings to let them install fiber.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at one of its biggest stories of the year, Verizon's move to accelerate the transition of its copper network in areas near systems where it offers FiOS TV and Internet service.
Six months after Verizon hiked the fees for its FiOS Internet service, rival Cablevision said Thursday that it will increase the fees for its Optimum Online product by $5 in 2013.
Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon Communications, on Tuesday revealed that the telco will replace the decades-old copper wires that were severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy with fiber.