Time Warner Cable has taken the nationwide plunge and is making HotSpot 2.0 technology available on most of the 33,000-plus access points where it has also launched TWCWiFi-Passpoint security.
Time Warner Cable confirmed its rollout out of "TWCWiFi-Passpoint," a national Wi-Fi network that includes Hotspot 2.0 technology on most of its public access points as well as upgraded encryption.
Comcast will disclose how much corporate money it's using for political purposes, including contributions to political candidates and parties, payments to trade associations and money funneled into PACs. The disclosure is part of an agreement with one of the company's larger shareholders, the New York State Common Retirement Fund, which owns almost 8 million shares or about 1 percent of outstanding shares of Comcast stock.
Google Fiber may have not named New York City on its recent list of planned 34 cities where it could build out its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service, but its employment page revealed it is looking to hire sales support staff in the city, reports Geek.com.
The Washington Post editorial board has thrown its support behind Comcast's $45.2 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable with the proviso that "regulators will respond if big industry players begin to violate basic principles of market fairness."
Time Warner Cable is developing its first Humax-built IP set-top that integrates the Reference Design Kit platform and features TWC's cloud navigator. The operator expects to deploy the new box by the end of 2014.
Comcast is planning to add Hotspot 2.0 technology to its growing, Xfinity-branded public Wi-Fi network, further evidence that the cable operator plans to leverage Wi-Fi as a way to sell service to smartphone and tablet customers--and thereby potentially cutting into a business currently dominated by wireless carriers like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless.
Consumer-interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families have gathered 400,000 signatures on a petition opposing Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. The organizations said the petition will be presented to the FCC and Department of Justice as those organizations review the proposed deal.
The nation's largest TV station owners have a good reason to support—or at least not oppose—a $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
The digital divide is opening up once again. This time, though, the gap is between those with ultra-high-speed 1 Gbps broadband service and those with more conventional service.