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.
U.S. cable operators are expected to deploy some 10 million Wi-Fi hotspots by early 2015, according to analysts at Heavy Reading. The forecast was released in Denver during the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) convention.
AT&T and Verizon not only think that 4 Mbps is a sufficient definition for broadband, but they have told the FCC that the regulator should not look at data caps when defining whether an Internet service should be qualified as a broadband service.
With the FCC's commentary period for its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable ending at midnight Wednesday, and Comcast set to release a document responding to the deal's critics, Comcast Executive VP David L. Cohen teased the tone of the pending release in a blog post.
Time Warner Cable Business Class is looking to appeal to medium and large multi-site business customers by serving up a number of new features for its Ethernet services suite.
Among programmers, Discovery Communications has been perhaps the most vocal critic of the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. However, absent from Discovery's quest to stop the proposed union has been its top in-house lobbyist, Alexa Verveer.
Time Warner Cable has struck a deal to put the last six games of the Dodgers' season on broadcast television.
Windstream today may not see cable as a major competitor in the larger business space that it plays in today, but the pending multi-billion dollar merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable could pose new challenges.