Wi-Fi vendor Boingo recently launched a new $19.95 per month "skinny" bundle of TV services for its military users that sports a handful of TV channels specifically targeted at millennial men. Boingo said its new Core TV offers in-home streaming video, "which is important for this universe because their primary screen is a mobile device (laptop, tablet, smartphone)," the company said.
AT&T is continuing with its 1 Gbps FTTH service expansion drive, announcing that it is lighting service in two more Texas cities this week-- San Antonio and neighboring New Braunfels-- and in Orlando, Fla.
COMPTEL said in a new FCC filing that its wireline broadband members like Google Fiber and Windstream need access to fairly priced video content in order to drive new choices for consumers.
Windstream may have come to the IPTV game later than its ILEC compatriots AT&T and CenturyLink, but the advent of lower cost home network gear is helping them make a business case for the service.
CenturyLink may be scaling its IPTV video business with over 2.6 million addressable households as of the end of the second quarter, but the telco has asked the FCC to eliminate non-duplication and syndicated exclusivity rules in order to get more competitive content rates.
Windstream is bringing up to 100 Mbps speeds to nearly 240 markets in 16 states, making its service more competitive with cable operators that are poaching Windstream's growing mix of consumer and small- to medium-sized business customers.
A group of telcos including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS have asked the FCC to bring consistency to the retransmission consent negotiation process.
CenturyLink has officially launched its Prism IPTV service in Seattle, Wash., complementing its ongoing 1 Gbps FTTH network buildout.
TDS Telecom is continuing its aggressive 1 Gbps FTTH expansion plan, announcing that it is bringing service to two new towns in New Hampshire and one town in Indiana.
CenturyLink is implementing a new consumer credit policy for customers who sign up for their broadband-only service, a move that will enable it to battle churn and pave the way for new growth.