LAS VEGAS - Before I get into cheerleading for the VR demos I just saw at NAB, you should know that I'm not easily swayed by new display technologies.
Altice is closing in on its acquisition of Cablevision, which will newly mint the European communications giant as certified player in the U.S. cable broadband market with a significant footprint. But it's what Altice does after that which will determine how the competitive landscape will be disrupted.
Living near Downtown Los Angeles, I've learned to live like a monk as far as data speeds are concerned. I've steadfastly resisted Time Warner Cable, leaving me to make due to with the 6 Mbps offered through AT&T U-verse DSL. Simply put, there are just not a lot of great ISP options yet.
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With every major pay-TV operator either testing — or in full deployment — of an IP-based deployment, it is clear that the industry is no longer beholden to the infrastructures that originally got them into the business.
While operators say they're moving away from proprietary leased set-tops toward a paradigm of app-based IP-only delivery, there's a very good reason to suspect that they will maintain a sizable base of leased CPE in the coming decade.
Google, the most profligate lobbyist of all, drinks the cable biz's milkshake with FCC set-top proposal
When word leaked last week that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) was showing off in D.C. a set-top that sounded an awful lot like FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler engineered it himself, I found myself asking, how did the cable industry get out-lobbied so badly?
In FierceCable's latest special report, we look at the reasons why the video entertainment business should take VR seriously and invest in it.
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