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Charting the cable industry's consolidation over the last 10 years

Thanks to a handy chart was created by Stacey Horne for  FierceCable, we have a depiction of the major acquisitions and mergers consummated by today's top five cable operators during the past 10 years.  Special report

Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Cablevision led cable's consolidation charge

Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Cablevision may be known today as the top five U.S. cable operators, but like the wireline telco industry they achieved their dominant positions by purchasing a number of smaller, regional operators, including major providers like Optimum West and wholesale provider Duke Net.

T-Mobile joins CCA's data roaming hub to expand reciprocal roaming deals with smaller carriers

T-Mobile US is joining the Competitive Carriers Association's LTE data roaming hub, giving small and rural carriers another partner to work with as they seek to expand their network coverage.

CenturyLink to cut 150 workers in Colorado, sets focus on managing expenses

CenturyLink announced that it has let go nearly 150 employees in Colorado, or 2.5 percent of its workforce, from the company. The latest job cuts, which are part of a broader effort to lay off a total of 1,000 employees, are being implemented to tighten its purse strings.

T-Mobile's Legere: We're going to send Verizon, AT&T and Sprint a message to abolish overages

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere said that now that a petition he started in April 2014 to abolish data overage charges has garnered more than 250,000 signatures, he and T-Mobile are going to take action.

Marking 10 years of consolidation in the cable industry

While the wireless industry certainly has seen its fair share of consolidation over the years and speculation persists that it will continue to do so, the consolidation trend has been going steady in the cable industry as well.  FierceCable reviews the major acquisitions and mergers that happened in the last 10 years. S pecial Report

CenturyLink accepts $500M in CAF II funds, plans to extend broadband to 1.2M rural households

CenturyLink is accepting $500 million in the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), enabling it deliver broadband services to about 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states over the next six years.

FCC gives Sprint go-ahead to upgrade 800 MHz network in Portland metro area

As part of Sprint's years-long effort to reband public safety entities, the FCC has granted a waiver that will allow Sprint to deploy its 800 MHz network in parts of Washington state that are considered key to its service in the Portland, Ore., metro area.

10 years of consolidation in cable: The rise of Comcast, TWC, Charter, Cox and Cablevision

Today's cable industry looks much different than the one from 10 years ago, when the likes of Adelphia and Susquehanna still roamed the market. So let's take a step back in time, when pay-TV was on the rise and the idea of streaming a video over a dial-up modem was a laughable proposition. This chart depicts the major acquisitions and mergers consummated by today's top five cable operators during the past 10 years.

AT&T implements container technology as next stage of its virtualization strategy

AT&T has taken another step in its ongoing virtualization strategy by implementing container technology, a dedicated software compartment for a virtualized network function.