The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked Comcast to permanently ban Internet fast lanes, putting further pressure on the conglomerate as it tries to get its increasingly controversial purchase of Time Warner Cable through regulatory processes.
Striking a defensive tone eerily similar to another FCC petition issued by Comcast three weeks ago, AT&T and DirecTV tried to distance their proposed merger from that being undertaken by Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
A combined AT&T-DirecTV will be good for rural customers, effectively helping bridge the digital divide, but it has no connection with Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable, AT&T argues in a new filing with the FCC.
With VOD emerging as one of the most coveted pay-TV features, Time Warner Cable has expanded access to its VOD library through its Roku app. Now, Roku-using TWC subscribers scrolling through the live program guide will be given a VOD alternative to watch an episode that may already be in progress from the beginning.
Investors are becoming concerned about the regulatory climate being faced by Comcast and Time Warner Cable as they attempt to close a $45 billion merger. And that has resulted in a widening chasm between the company's stock prices, increasing the price Comcast shareholders will ultimately pay to acquire TWC.
Comcast announced that its shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the company's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by a margin over 99 percent.
Cincinnati Bell has set an aggressive target with its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) build with hopes to penetrate 80 percent of the city with fiber, but the fiber investment is going to also give it a weapon to battle cable for small to medium business (SMB) customers.
Rival pay-TV operators believe Time Warner Cable's inability to carve affiliate deals for its new Los Angeles Dodgers-based regional sports network will have a beneficial chilling affect on the launch of future pricey channels.
AT&T and Verizon are both well known as having large-scale networks that can serve the largest multinational corporation customers, but their recent moves to enhance their fiber offerings for businesses show they want to keep a tighter rein on the small to medium business (SMB) market where their brands are still household names.
Comcast filed a rebuttal totaling 337 pages to the FCC, accusing opponents of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable of using their voice in the regulatory process to "extort" business advantages.