By having its subscribers pay an average of about $8 a month to rent their cable modems rather than buy them, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) makes more in one quarter off modem rentals than it generated from the entire Sochi Winter Olympics.
For more than a decade, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications and other major MSOs have focused the bulk of their marketing efforts on selling triple-plays of subscription video, Internet and phone service to subscribers for about $90 monthly. But with demand for high-speed service outpacing sales of the industry's core pay TV product, more cable MSOs are beginning to tout broadband only options.
Time Warner Cable is grappling with complaints from subscribers who are opting to purchase their own cable modems rather than pay a new $4 monthly fee that the MSO plans to charge to customers to lease the devices.
Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) has run into problems with its IPv6 migration because of a technical issue with the Netgear (Nasdaq: NTGR) cable modems its uses. The issue has caused the cable TV giant to
Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is beginning to warn some of its high-speed Internet subscribers in Utah and other markets that their computers and other devices may be infected by malware. Rather than
Setting the stage for a new barrage of ad campaigns about broadband speeds from Cablevision (NYSE: CVC), Verizon (NYSE: VZ) and other providers, the FCC is seeking volunteers for its 2012 Measuring
Responding to complaints that it isn't making much of an effort to promote the $9.95 monthly Internet access service that it has created for low-income homes, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) said it has
Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) promises cable modem subscribers speeds of 15 Mbps, and its Optimum Online customers are seeing average download speeds of about 90 percent of its advertised speed during peak
Offering speeds up to 100 Mbps, Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) said it is increasing the speeds for its high-speed Internet services in markets that it has upgraded to DOCSIS 3.0. The speed of
While more cable operators plan to offer low-income homes high-speed Internet access at a discounted rate of $9.95 monthly, some providers are offering faster speeds than others. Cablevision (NYSE: