Facing strong public-opinion headwinds in a merger that is too far along to scuttle, Comcast is getting a lot of "conditions" thrown its way these days. One of the latest: A group of New York area lawmakers wants the conglomerate to provide free broadband to New York City public housing as a condition of the $45 million purchase of Time Warner Cable.
Cox Communications is capitalizing on the growing 1 Gbps it decided to take part in by announcing that Virginia will be the next market where it will deliver the fiber-based broadband service.
TDS Telecom is taking its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) data service to four southern Wisconsin communities, adding to its growing roster of fiber-based broadband communities.
Frontier is facing more trouble in its West Virginia market as a group of customers has filed a class-action lawsuit against the service provider, claiming the broadband speeds it delivered did not match up with what it advertised, reports the West Virginia Gazette.
Dish Network has signed a multiyear extension to continue letting Frontier Communications bundle its satellite video services with Frontier's bundled broadband and voice packages.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told attendees during an education event in Washington, D.C., that more schools and libraries, particularly those in rural areas, need access to more fiber-based network facilities.
AT&T cleared a large hurdle in its quest to purchase DirecTV as the satellite TV provider's shareholders have given the green light for the proposed deal.
Huawei sees great potential in the wireline broadband market, so much so that it announced that it will invest $4 billion in conducting new research and development in the area through 2017.
CenturyLink plans to pass an additional 300,000 homes with its Prism IPTV service this year. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs 23rd Annual Communacopia Conference, Stewart Ewing, CFO and EVP of CenturyLink, told investors he expects to end the year with a total of 2.2 million homes passed.
Verizon is stepping up its marketing efforts with its "SpeedMatch" campaign to tout the fact that it is upgrading all of its FiOS speed tiers to symmetrical.