The number of U.S. households that stream over-the-top video using a subscription video on demand service has risen to 57 percent, according to a new report from Leichtman Research Group. Furthermore, 48 percent of U.S. adults stream either Amazon, Hulu or Netflix on a monthly basis.
Call it a performance bonus: Amazon original series Mozart In The Jungle, which debuted last year and recently walked away with two Golden Globe awards, has been renewed for a third season. Likewise, Netflix extended the run for one of its multiple award-winning shows, Orange Is The New Black, renewing the series for three more seasons.
Windstream isn't opposed to making a transition to IP and fiber, but in the markets where it operates as a CLEC the service provider says it is at a disadvantage in terms of gaining access to existing local network infrastructure.
Dish Network and Viacom have agreed to a short-term carriage extension, forestalling what many believe could be a protracted and bitter negotiation.
Walmart Family Mobile, which offers service on T-Mobile US' network, introduced a plan that includes unlimited talk, text and data for $49.88 a month. The first 10 GB of monthly data are delivered on the LTE network; after that customers' speeds are slowed.
BT may be one of the early providers to go public about G.fast trials for consumers, but its recent lab trial to deliver a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) cellular network service over copper shows that the technology has other potential uses.
GTT is on the buying path again, announcing that it has acquired Internet and managed services provider Telnes Broadband for $18 million.
Aggressive carrier promotions extended beyond the holidays into January, according to a research note from Pacific Crest Securities. And Sprint and T-Mobile appear to be maintaining that promotional momentum into February.
While Comcast made noise last week in announcing its best video subscriber performance in nine years, it quietly furthered an emerging trend in the pay-TV business-- that is, the practice of rolling customer acquisitions from fledgling streaming operations into one big video customer number.
Verizon and Frontier Communications customers in Florida might have to deal with a service disruption if the two carriers can't resolve an ongoing dispute over pole attachments with Florida Power and Light, the state's incumbent utility provider and major pole owner.