TDS Telecom is moving ahead with its targeted fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV services build with plans to roll out services in an additional seven wireline markets by the end of this year.
In a sure sign that the second quarter will mark a major recession in the number of pay-TV subscribers, IPTV services Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse combined to have their worst quarter of video customer growth ever, adding only 4,000 subscribers between them.
CenturyLink may have a foothold in Portland, Ore., but its ambition is to expand the presence of its fiber-to-the-premises 1 Gbps (FTTP) and IPTV services into four new areas of the state.
CenturyLink is officially now offering its Prism IPTV service in the Minneapolis market, ending incumbent video provider Comcast's monopoly position there.
Telus is enhancing its fiber-to-the-home buildout plans, announcing that it will invest $814 million to connect over 90 percent of homes and businesses in Edmonton to its network over the next six years.
Telus is not afraid of Netflix eating away at its growing Optik IPTV business, but rather sees it as a complement and a way to drive further broadband growth.
TDS Telecommunications is offering an upgraded radio-frequency remote control to its nearly 125,000 cable TV and IPTV subscribers, allowing them to hide their set-tops in a way that's not possible with standard infra-red, line-of-site remote controls.
Telekom Slovenije (Slovenia) announced plans to utilise its LTE network to provide a triple-play bundle of services to areas where physical infrastructure is not currently available.
Telus sees that fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) will continue to play a bigger role in its last mile network, becoming the preferred future mechanism to deliver broadband services to consumers and businesses.
Hawaiian Telcom may still be a nascent player in the TV space, but like its larger incumbent telco brothers AT&T and CenturyLink, it is finding that its TV service is producing two benefits: reducing churn and driving up broadband attachment rates.