Speculation about the next round of consolidation in the cable industry is well underway, and the question becomes how other new tie-ups between the major cable MSOs could potentially alter the cable industry's broader Wi-Fi service strategy.
Now that Comcast and Time Warner Cable are no longer merging, speculation has turned to other cable deals, including the possibility of Charter Communications acquiring Time Warner Cable. Will industry consolidation impact cable companies' burgeoning Wi-Fi efforts? Special report.
The wheel of fortune continues to spin in the cable operator consolidation game, and that could impact cable operators' Wi-Fi services. What strategies are operators like Charter, Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Cox Communications employing to build their Wi-Fi castles?
After 14 months of lobbying federal, state and municipal government officials, running ads and shuffling stacks of paperwork to the FCC, Comcast revealed to investors that its entire tab for its failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable comes to around $336 million.
Time Warner Cable, which has now become an acquisition target of Charter Communications, appears to be looking for a way to block such a deal and that could involve making its own play for Bright House Networks.
Regardless of whether it was ever going to be approved by the FCC and U.S. Justice Department, the long-awaited conclusion of the just-scuttled $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable was always going to have a major impact on the U.S. pay-TV business and broadband business. Special report
Driven by what it says are improvements in products and customer service, Time Warner Cable added 30,000 video subscribers in the first quarter, the first quarterly addition of TV subscribers for the MSO since first quarter 2009.
Now that the first-quarter earnings season is well underway, FierceCable is looking at how pay-TV distributors, including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies, performed in 2015's first quarter.
Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge will meet next week with his Time Warner Cable counterpart, Rob Marcus, to discuss the possible merger between the two companies, according to CNBC, citing anonymous inside sources.
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