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Google Fiber raises pay-TV rates to $130 for new users

For those who loathe big cable, a monolithic Silicon Valley giant with a $392 billion market cap has always been seen as a better alternative for video and broadband services. But just like everyone else offering pay-TV products, Google Fiber is being forced to raise prices because of increased programming costs.

'Doomed before it starts': HBO's OTT service to run at a pricey $15 a month, report says

HBO's new streaming service will be priced at around $15 per month, an uncompetitive $6 higher than Netflix's most common $8.99 plan. This is according to a Monday report in The Information, which cites an unnamed source said to be familiar with the HBO service's development.

Netflix bumps up price for 4K programming

Citing the increased costs for delivering 4K "Ultra-HD" programming, Netflix will begin requiring that users subscribe to its $11.99 family plan in order to stream 4K content.

Dish Network becomes the largest company to accept Bitcoin

Taking a chance--or perhaps seizing an opportunity--on a growing, popular but somewhat unstable digital currency, Dish Network announced that it will begin accepting Bitcoin from customers for pay-TV services beginning in the third quarter.

Week in research: Internet costs still high in Africa; Media streaming dominates home networks

Despite big improvements in telecommunications infrastructure on the African continent in the past five years, the quality and affordability of Internet services has not improved, a study conducted by Analysys Mason for the Internet Society finds.

AT&T implements $2 U-verse TV and $3 broadband equipment fees

AT&T has implemented a series of new fees on its U-verse broadband and IPTV customers as a way to recoup the costs of programming and end-user devices like the home network gateway.

TDS' Carlson: IPTV will be available in 3 additional markets this year

TDS said on Wednesday that it's on track with its IPTV service, incrementally adding customers in the seven markets it currently serves.

TiVo looks to regain competitive bite with price cuts

Probably flush with new confidence after a recent financial resurgence and dismissal of patent litigation, TiVo (Nasdaq: TIVO) has reduced the price on a number of DVR offerings, but typical of

Netflix rallies on Wall Street after abandoning Qwikster plans

Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) stock gained ground on Wall Street Monday, after the company announced that it was abandoning plans to spin off its DVD rental business under a separate Qwikster brand. By

Xfinity Signature Support reaches 22 million customers

Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) announced that its premium residential IT customer service offering, Xfinity Signature Support, is now available to about 22 million customers after completing its rollout in